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Baby shower gift ideas that are absolutely adorable

If you've been invited to a baby shower but aren't quite sure what to give the mother who's expecting, here are some winning baby shower gifts to make her go "gaga" over.

There's a baby shower invite in your palm and you know you've got to give that expectant mother and her bub a gift that they'll love, cherish and use. We know a few that both mum and bub will love. We also know a few deals and coupons that are floating around to make sure you don't end up breaking the bank at the baby shower – because you know, that babe has a lifetime of birthday presents from you in its future, too.

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Top baby shower gifts for August 2019

Maternity Nursing Sweat With Button Sides In Grey
Maternity Nursing Sweat With Button Sides In Grey

ASOS

Maternity Plunge Tie Waist Kimono In Icy Lilac
Maternity Plunge Tie Waist Kimono In Icy Lilac

ASOS

The Oil Garden - The Oil Garden Baby Cloud Ultrasonic Vaporiser
The Oil Garden - The Oil Garden Baby Cloud Ultrasonic Vaporiser

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Skip Hop Pronto Signature Change Station - Grey Feather
Skip Hop Pronto Signature Change Station - Grey Feather

Hello Charlie

Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Monkey Stroller Toy
Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Monkey Stroller Toy

Lime Tree Kids

Galaxy Star Projector & Sound Machine
Galaxy Star Projector & Sound Machine

Lime Tree Kids

Love To Dream - Swaddle Up Transition Bag Warm White Medium
Love To Dream - Swaddle Up Transition Bag Warm White Medium

David Jones

Mickey Mouse Infant to Toddler Rocker by Bright Starts
Mickey Mouse Infant to Toddler Rocker by Bright Starts

Disney Store

Bubba Blue - Bubba Blue 3pcs Home & Away Gift Pack
Bubba Blue - Bubba Blue 3pcs Home & Away Gift Pack

David Jones

Bubba Blue - Beary Happy 3pc Bathtime Gift Set
Bubba Blue - Beary Happy 3pc Bathtime Gift Set

David Jones

Pack my diapers, I'm going fishing with my daddy Bib
Pack my diapers, I'm going fishing with my daddy Bib

Zazzle

Bubba Organics - Goats Milk & Manuka Honey Baby Essentials Gift Box
Bubba Organics - Goats Milk & Manuka Honey Baby Essentials Gift Box

THE ICONIC

Boody Organic Bamboo eco Wear - 3-Pack Baby Sleeveless Bodysuits
Boody Organic Bamboo eco Wear - 3-Pack Baby Sleeveless Bodysuits

THE ICONIC

Princess with Gold Crown with Diamond - Baby Girl Baby Blanket
Princess with Gold Crown with Diamond - Baby Girl Baby Blanket

Zazzle

Piccalilly Organic 3 Piece Baby Set - Malham Farm
Piccalilly Organic 3 Piece Baby Set - Malham Farm

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How to choose the perfect baby shower gift

Buying a baby shower gift is not as hard as you might think. There's a wealth of presents out there. Here are some ideas:

  • Buy something practical. Opting for a practical gift like bottles, carry bags, prams and clothes for the baby will be appreciated by the expecting parents.
  • Something for mum. People can get so caught up buying cute clothes for the baby that they forget mum needs things too. Spoil mum with nice clothes, a massage or a babysitter for when she needs a break from the long nights.
  • Something cute. Cute products are super fun to shop for and are hands-down winners. Think clothes, baby shoes, muslin wraps or soft toys.

Are you planning the baby shower? Plan it perfectly with this handy guide.

When should I host a baby shower?

Typically, baby showers are held four to six weeks before the birth, but it's always a good idea to talk to the mum-to-be about the time that best fits her schedule. If you're determined to make it a surprise, loop in the dad-to-be or a close relative or friend to ensure the mother-to-be will be free that day.


Where should I host a baby shower?

Ideally, you don't want to host the baby shower at the mum-to-be's home. She would likely end up worrying about cleaning up and playing hostess. Instead, opt to hold it at your home or another close friend's home – a family member's home is another great option. If none of these work, a room at a local community hall, cafe, club or restaurant can work, too.

High tea is a perennial favourite for baby showers – and most major cities have plenty of options in swanky cafes as well as in grand hotel lobbies and restaurants. You might even be able to get a deal, discount or special offer through one of these deal sites.

If you want to go "all out", book somewhere super special in your nearest city.


When should the baby shower invites go out?

The invites should ideally go out about four to six weeks before the scheduled shower to ensure enough time for everyone to make plans. If possible, start a Facebook group too, so people can chat about the event beforehand and give each other updates. It's a great way to build excitement for the party and also to ask people any questions you need to prior to the event.


What baby shower games should we play?

  1. How well do you know the mum to be? Find out as much as possible about the mother-to-be then create a list of approximately 20 questions. Read the questions out and the guest with the most correct answers wins.
  2. Guess the baby photo: This is a total classic. Ask each guest to bring a picture of themselves as a baby and pin them to a board with a number assigned. Get the guests to guess which photo belongs to which shower-goer.
  3. Dirty nappies: This game sounds a bit gross, so do bear with us. Buy a few popular chocolate bars (all different textures and types) and melt individually in the microwave. Smudge each into a disposable nappy and have the guests guess which chocolate bar is which based on their senses (including smell) alone. This makes for some hilarious photos!
  4. Guess the celebrity baby name: Jot down a list of celebrity baby names (the stranger the better) and turn it into a quiz. See who can get the most celebrity parents correct.
  5. Baby songs: Have guests write down as many songs as possible that mention the word "baby".


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