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12 brilliant baby shower gifts for every budget

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Looking for the perfect baby shower present? We’ve done all the research to bring you this list of our favourite baby shower gift ideas, with suggestions for every budget, for those with zero baby knowledge! Forget the Baby Gap romper – it will quickly be outgrown and will add to an already bursting 0-3month wardrobe, instead, add these to your online shopping basket.  

Ewan the dream sheep, £29.99, Amazon 

Ewan the dream sheep

He might look like a cuddly toy, but this is one clever little sheep. Ewan mimics the noise babies hear in the womb so settles and calms along with a comforting pink glow. A mummy-must have, he constantly gets rave reviews, so you definitely can’t go wrong with this one.

Sophie the giraffe teether, £11.99, Amazon 

Sophie the giraffe

Sophie is somewhat of a sensation, yet this little rubber giraffe has actually been around for over 50 years! The classic teether relieves sore gums, acts as a squeaky toy and is super lightweight for little hands to hold. The new arrival won’t be the only one holding this must have baby accessory, but it will be a well-loved present!

Muslins, £19.95, Aden and Anais, Amazon 

Muslins Aden and Anais

It’s a well-known fact that new mums can never have too many muslins. A changing bag must that nearly every new parent will underestimate the importance of, there’s no reason why muslins can’t be adorable. One of the many reasons we love Aden + Anais, and their adorable muslin swaddles. In fact, we gave them a gold award last year – the ultimate mummy seal of approval. 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar, £3.99, Amazon 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Sure, reading a bedtime story is a long way off right now, but this classic childhood book always goes down a treat. Make sure you write a thoughtful message in the front cover for the new arrival to treasure forever. A thoughtful present under £5!

Neal’s Yard Mother and Baby collection, £45, Neals Yard 

Neal's Yard

One for both mum and baby, this gift set looks and smells beautiful. What’s more, it’s totally organic and safe to use during pregnancy. Containing massage oils, bath oils for mum and baby and baby shampoo, this delicate range is perfect for a new-mum pamper.

The Gro Company Grobag, £24.26, Amazon 

The Gro Company Grobag

A sleeping bag might sound like an odd present for a newborn, but this handy product is one that will definitely come in handy sooner rather than later. Winning gold in our sleep product category, a Grobag offers a safe and comfy alternative to sheets and blankets. What’s more, they come in a range of really cute designs.

Molly and Moo Beau Bunny Hooded Towel, £24, Amazon 

Molly and Moo Bea Bunny Hood

Are we the only ones obsessed with ears on baby clothes? Either way, we’re sure you’ll agree when you see this beautiful hooded towel. Super soft and absorbent, the towel will arrive beautifully gift wrapped.

Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Soother, £40, Amazon 

Skip Hop moonlight and melodies

If you’re looking to spend a little more, this stylish feathered friend is perfect for every nursery. Not only does he look cute, it has nightlight belly and soothes the most restless baby with eight different melodies and calming nature sounds. Trust us, every new-parent will appreciate the gift of a good night’s sleep, and we loved this so much we gave it a silver award. 

JoJo Maman Bebe Bunny Blankie, £12, JoJo Maman Bebe 

JoJo Maman Bebe

If you want to stick to a more traditional present, and get a toy the new arrival will love, this Bunny Blankie is bound to be a hit. Suitable from birth, super cute and machine washable, there’s also an elephant and a cow in the range.

Cowshed gift voucher, cowshedonline.com

Cowshed

One of our favourite spas for a pregnancy massage, the ‘udderly gorgeous’ treatments contain sea buckthorn oil to give growing skin a much-needed MOT, whilst being deeply relaxing. That said, a gift voucher is the perfect present if the new mum would rather save it for a post-baby pamper!

Child’s Farm baby bedtime set, £12.99, boots

Child's Farm gift set

From the multi-award winning brand Childs Farm, this newborn gift set has been specially developed with baby’s delicate skin in mind. With three large bottles of essential lotions and washes, the range is a gentle introduction to this beautiful baby brand.

Cook shopping voucher, cookfood.net

Cook shopping voucher

You might not be able to go round and cook when the baby arrives, but this is basically the same thing. However much you choose to spend, give the parents-to-be the power to go out and stock their freezer with nutritious ready meals.

From the best presents, to the not so glamorous gifts, check out the 14 things every new mum really needs, from our Mother & Baby mums. They might not be obvious presents, but if you want to think outside the box (literally) why not make your own new mummy hamper? 

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