Some of us are naturally talented gift givers, and some of us…not so much. Whenever I am invited to a baby shower I inevitably start to stress over the gift! My go-to rule when this happens is this: stop stressing, and get what they need. If you take that approach you really can’t go wrong. With that in mind, here are three wonderfully useful baby shower gifts.
Diapers & Wipes
Basics. Basics. Basics. Hands down this is the most useful gift you can give a new mom. Steer away from size newborn so the mom-to-be doesn’t end up with too many boxes. Babies usually don’t stay in them for too long anyway. Instead, go for size 1-2 or even 3-4. The best part is if they don’t end up using them diapers and wipes are easy to re-gift… (shh!).
Huggies Little Snugglers: http://amzn.to/2cm7poj
Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes: http://amzn.to/2cWej4U
Keep in mind that mom may be interested in cloth diapers too. If she’s got a gift registry, take a peek and see if she’s listed any to give you a heads up.
Lotions & Soaps
Sticking with our theme of basics, you really can’t go wrong with some baby lotion and soap. This is also a great way to help mom save a few dollars. I was still pulling out new soap bottles from my baby shower a year after my son was born!
Shea Baby Moisturizer: http://amzn.to/2cv8o5p
Shea Baby Wash & Shampoo: http://amzn.to/2cEXG17
Honest Company Lotion: http://amzn.to/2ckLAL0
Aveeno Baby Lotion: http://amzn.to/2cdo8fS
Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo: http://amzn.to/2cv1Uqt
Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut Oil: http://amzn.to/2c9n0vr
Blankets & Swaddles
These are still some of my favorite gifts. At my shower I remember thinking, why so many blankets? Then my son came. When you have a tiny human who spontaneously spouts bodily fluids every 20 minutes, you start understanding why you need so many blankets.
Summer/Spring: Muslin blankets all the way! I absolutely adore muslin swaddle blankets. Aside from being absolutely adorable, these are wonderful not only for swaddling but for basically everything else. They are more breathable than standard cotton and so they work great for summer babies!
Aden & Anais Swaddleplus: http://amzn.to/2cmcz3F
Winter/Fall: If you have a talent for quilting go for it, I felt so loved knowing someone took the time to put together a blanket for my son. Plus they are great for colder weather.
I’d love to know what baby shower gifts you loved (or didn’t). Let me know it the comments below.
Wishing you all the love,
*Disclaimer: Always consult your pediatrician or a medical professional with questions or concerns about the health of your or your child. I am not a medical professional and do not claim to offer medical advice of any kind. Any recommendations made on this site are from my personal experience and/or those experiences of other moms like me.