Practical Gifts For Baby Showers

Baby showers are a wonderful event for expecting parents to celebrate before the arrival of their little bundle of joy occurs. Ever been invited to a baby shower and thought what an earth do I buy them? There is SO much around in the shops that it can be very confusing as to know what is essential and what isn’t.

Practical Gifts For New Parents

Baby wear:

  • Bibs– great when teething, breastfeeding, bottle feeding, etc to catch any dribbles and spills.
  • Socks (in a variety of sizes)
  • Singlets (in a variety of sizes)
  • Button up singlets (in a variety of sizes)
  • Homemade knitted goods- Blankets, jumpers, beanies etc.


Bath Time/Nappy Change:

Bed Time:


Food Time:




Breastfeeding/Bottle feeding:


Car/Pram/Out and About:



  • Maternity Pads
  • Snacks for hospital and when they come home while feeding baby
  • Maternity Singlets 
  • Moisturising cream
  • Hand cream
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair ties
  • Chocolates
  • Liquid soaps
  • Face wipes








There are loads of other gifts you can gift to the expecting parents once their baby arrives. Think outside the box and offer your help in any form you think may make their life easier as new parents- meals, baby sitting, laundry help etc.


What kind of things do you buy for expecting parents? 


By Clare at Relaxed Parenting

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