When you reach a certain age, your friends settle down and start (or expand) their families. Invitations to baby showers are a special treat: they let you share and celebrate the gift of life with your friends. The hardest part of an invitation or a newborn baby announcement is the gift. What’s an original gift for the mommy who has it all? What do you get for a new baby or mother that is both cute and useful? Where do you shop for baby gifts? Look no further! These cute (and functional) baby gifts are great choices for every baby shower you attend. Set up the mom for motherhood and gift her something she’ll really love. Find the best baby gifts with these awesome options.
One thing that an expecting or new mother can never have enough of is diapers. A diaper bag that’s fully stocked with supplies for your expecting mother is a great shower gift. Babies require tons of diapers, more than you could ever imagine, so you won’t have to worry about getting too much of one thing or the same gift as someone else. Baby wipes, baby formula, bottles, and other infant essentials will be super helpful for the mother in her day-to-day with her new baby. A cute diaper bag is essential for her to get everything done and keep things organized. The diaper bag should be big enough to hold essentials but easy to carry without feeling cumbersome. Some mothers even go for multiple sizes depending on specific days and occasions. You can never have too many! If you’re not sure what your friend’s taste is, get something simple but cute. A stylish and practical bag will help her look good and feel good, giving her the confidence she’ll need to be a super-mom.
Looking for something to help your mother-to-be while also being a source of comfort for the baby? A baby blanket is another excellent choice for a cute yet practical baby shower gift. The cute colors, designs, and patterns are endless, so you’re sure to find something that matches your shower’s theme or design scheme. Want to get even more personal? Get a blanket personalized! If you know the baby’s name ahead of time, you can personalize blankets or quilts for the new little one. Many stores offer baby blankets that are extra soft and light for super-sensitive baby skin. Help keep the baby snug as a bug in a rug by finding the perfect blanket for your baby gift.
Many couples and mothers register with a store, company, or online business for their baby registry. This makes it easier to shop for things they specifically need or want. Before you attend your shower or meet the new baby, ask the parents if they’re registered anywhere or if there’s a specific place they would like money toward. Some also register with goal sites or start honeymoon, birthday money, or education funds for the child. Gift cards are great when you’re totally unsure of what to get or if you don’t know any details about the baby yet. Baby stores, department stores, web retailers, and other shops that cater to new moms and babies are always a great choice for the new mother. With a gift card or registry donation, the parents are sure to find exactly what they want since they’ll pick it out themselves!
Another thing that babies and kids can never get enough of is toys! The best baby toys are colorful, soft, and engaging for the infant. If you know the gender of the baby, you can personalize the gift or get something inclusive that all babies would enjoy, not just a specific gender. Many stores that offer children’s toys have specific baby sections for infants, toddlers, and children of all ages! Soft plush stuffed animals or rattles, teething tools, and mobiles are all stimulating to a baby and come in various colors, designs, and themes. They can be as cute and as involved as you choose, so pick something that feels right for your new mother and her baby. As the baby grows up, the toy can take on new life.
A baby is called a bundle of joy for a reason. It brings new excitement, life, and energy to a parent’s life and opens their heart to a new kind of love. Support your friends and family as they start their journey into parenthood! Even if you don’t have kids of your own, you can still show your friends you know what they’re going through by giving cute, useful gifts. Style and practicality don’t always go hand in hand, but that doesn’t mean they can’t! These options are cute, functional, and thoughtful, so pick the one that’s right for you and welcome the baby to the world.