Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas
It can be tough to find the perfect gift for a new baby, particularly if you’ve never done it before. You also don’t want to end up giving a gift that’s already been given, which means that shopping for baby shower gifts can be tough to do. A general rule of thumb is to get something that will be useful but sometimes it’s okay to branch out and shop for gifts that are a little more different. To help you with that, we’ve written up a quick list of unique baby shower gift ideas.
Decor and Items for the Nursery
If you’re worried about giving a gift the parents have already received or have plenty of, a great alternative idea is to focus on something for the nursery. Decorative or useful items that stay in the nursery will be just as welcome as something like cloth diapers or bottles.
The Vase Co. has some lovely vases that would feature perfectly in any nursery. The soft pastel colours and whimsical shapes will draw the eye and add a bit of softness to the surroundings. A gift like this would be a wonderful addition to any nursery and even better, would feature just as well in any child’s room.
No nursery is complete without a swaddle blanket (or two), which makes a muslin blanket a perfect gift. Muslin’s natural breathable quality, along with the softness that increases every time it’s washed, makes it the ideal swaddling fabric choice. Scribble & Sew has several different muslin blankets that consist of a high quality blend of bamboo and cotton. The blankets, such as this one, are generously sized, lightweight, and versatile enough to be used for swaddling, burping cloths, and nursing and pram covers.
Another fantastic gift idea for the nursery are art prints. Local artisan Line for a Walk has a series of art prints that would function well as baby shower gifts. Their artwork is incredibly pleasing, with soft colours and fun designs, and when the child has grown out of the nursery these delightful prints can accompany them into a different room.
Durable, Lightweight Clothing
Shopping for baby clothes is fun to do, but it can be hard to find clothes that can last through all the wear and tear that comes with infants. The Feather Bird has a pair of overalls that are perfect.
They are playfully designed and are handmade out of organic cotton, which offers unparalleled softness. The gender neutral style means these overalls can be worn anywhere at any time, and even better, they are easy to mix and match with shirts but can also be worn on their own.
Gifts for the Parents
Baby shower gifts don’t always have to focus on the baby – the parents need some love too! Sleepless nights and busy days mean they will probably be tired and stressed, so why not give them something to help soothe their nerves and help them relax? Delightfully aromatic candles and diffusers can go a long way to instilling some zen in a house with a newborn.
Other great gift ideas for the parents include anything that will make their life easier. Meal kits that can be easily prepared, such as those offered by Not Without Spice, can remove the hassle of having to cook dinner.
Let the parents know they are appreciated and cared for by giving them gifts, too!