Posted on February 13 2017
One thing we get asked about a lot at Baba Box HQ is gift ideas for a baby shower. When the baby arrives there will inevitably be lots of gifts for the new arrival so for the baby shower it is often nice to focus on small gifts for mum.
With that in mind, we've put together a list of thoughtful gifts for a mum to be;
Prepared meals for when baby arrives/Deliveroo voucher
One of the best and most thoughtful gifts we received when my son was born was a shepherd's pie delivered by a friend, ready to be popped in the oven or frozen for later. If you are not big on cooking, a voucher from somewhere like Deliveroo or Just Eat will also go down a treat!
Life with a new baby can be exhausting and it can be difficult to eat well, so having loads of healthy snacks to hand is ideal. Especially if the mum is planning on breastfeeding – the hunger is real. Things like nuts, granola bars, trail mix, healthy muffins etc. make great snacks.
Something we never would have thought of pre-baby as a new mum gift. With so many nappy changes and so much hand washing, hand cream is an essential. A favourite is from The Handmade Soap Company, Lavender, Rosemary and Mint hand cream which smells amazing and leaves skin feeling silky soft.
Delightful bath/shower products
When a new mum does steal a few minutes to herself it's nice to have some bath/shower products that are a real treat. We are big fans of Daisy and Mallow bath salts (made with coconut oil and Dead Sea Salts) which are also safe to use for breastfeeding mums. Oh and dry shampoo! Hides a multitude of sins from the daily visitors.
Positive Affirmation Cards
Preparing to give birth can be daunting but Yesmum To Be positive affirmation cards are a great daily reminder to a mum to be that she is a strong, capable woman who’s going to do brilliantly. Each affirmation is a tiny fist-pump and a reminder that she is designed to do this!