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23 baby shower gift ideas for mums-to-be and babies

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26 baby shower gift ideas for mums-to-be and babies

Are you looking for the perfect baby shower gift? If the mum-to-be hasn't already written an extensive gift wish list we have done all the research to bring you this list of our favourite baby shower gift ideas. We have suggestions for both boys and girls as well as some great unisex options. 

Most importantly, we have included gift ideas for the fabulous mum-to-be. These present ideas cover every budget and are great for those with zero baby knowledge. Add these inventive gifts to your online shopping basket...

Baby shower gifts for Mum

This notebook is perfect for expectant mothers and new mums. Full of gorgeous colour pages including lots of reassurance, self-care advice, journal pages, affirmations and simple recipes. It is divided into 12 months to take you through every stage of a new mum and baby’s first year with eight journal pages per month with space to write notes, thoughts, memories and all those ‘to-dos’.

Pamper the mum-to-be with some wonderful skincare products; this set includes Tummy Rub Butter and Pregnancy Boob Tube cream, all designed to keep mum's skin soft and smooth. 

This silicone teething necklace will relieve your baby's teething pain and help with the healthy development of your baby's teeth. A simplified design with fresh cute colour, it will not only attract your baby's attention but it will match your clothes easily.

This spacious and functional changing bag allows mums to go handsfree with its S-shape shoulder straps for comfortable walking. The baby changing rucksack can be wide-open, making it very easy to fill or to stuff take out. It is waterproof meaning any messes or spills made can easily be cleaned up in a breeze.

Every mum will say thank you for this once they've had their baby, whether they have a natural birth or a Ceasarian. Simple but effective and possibly the MOST practical baby shower gift you can give her. 

This luxurious, double layered bra is supportive without restriction. Its T-back design and closely constructed straps provide for a snug fit and ensures the straps stay on while sleeping or whilst undertaking any light activity. Knitted from a dense yarn to provide comfort, new mums won't want to take this bra off.

This is the perfect gift for Mums. A relaxing candle that features the 'Mamaste' mantra - a play on the yoga term 'Namaste', that should be interpreted as 'Bow to the divine Mother within you'. This mantra serves as a reminder to take time out for you and the relaxing scent will help to restore a sense of balance and calm. 

Baby shower gifts for babies

Made from wood this box is an ideal way to store those important first keepsakes. Also available in blue.

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.

This ultra-soft and comfortable blanket with colourful tags is made of high-quality material and is safe and durable. The bright and vibrant design with floral themed tags around the petal, it textured and engaging to attract any baby's attention. This is a perfect and relaxing toy for all babies that promotes the development of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Put simply, you can never have too many muslins. Or, some days, enough! Aden & Anais muslins are just gorgeous - both in terms of the design and their softness. A beautiful gift that Mum will be happy to wipe up sick with. These are swaddle blanket size, so you can use them for a variety of uses. 

Keep baby happy and snug in their buggy on colder days by using a Waterproof Fleece Lined Buggy Cosy. With one waterproof side and one fleece lined side, you get two looks for the price of one, as well as two textures to pick from depending on the weather. It is designed to fit most buggies and is super easy to attach.

This tag blanket is edged with assorted coloured tags. The beautiful plane print fabric is made of soft cotton mix fabric with a fleece lining. Babies love the feel of the tags and holding them as it soothes and comforts them.

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.

She's won various awards at the M&B Awards - read our full review here.

Fill this cute book full of memories, dates, details, and photos for a super keepsake to keep forever. There's plenty of room for notes and jotting down special information, from birth to a year old. 

Give the gift of natural, with Burt’s Bees. The Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Getting Started Gift Set makes a welcome baby gift for a new mum. This newborn baby gift contains everything mum needs to gently care for her little one’s delicate skin. Plus mums will appreciate that every Burt’s Bees product in this baby gift set is paediatrician-tested with no sulfates, phthalates, parabens or SLS.

Swaddling your baby is a centuries-long tradition, recreating the snugness of the womb and giving your baby the much-needed rest he or she deserves! It's a natural way of sleeping that decreases anxiety in the baby and leads to better, deeper sleep. These 100% Muslin Cotton fabric swaddles are extremely luxurious. They can easily be used as pram covers, car seat covers, picnic blankets, changing blankets or cleaning blankets. They are a perfect gift for any new mother.

Personalise an outfit for the new baby for guaranteed tears from the mum-to-be - this obviously only works if you know the baby's intended name, or otherwise wait and give it as a gift once baby has arrived and is named. The set includes a babygrow, hat, and bib, in a personalised bag to keep it all safe. 

These multi award-winning cellular blankets are made from 100% cotton and are soft and chunky. The open cell like construction is designed to enable airflow, making them the safer than normal baby blankets. Mama Designs cellular blanket will keep baby warm in the winter months and cool in the summer months due to how it will trap the air in the cellular structure.

From the multi-award winning brand Childs Farm, this lovely gift set includes baby wash, bubble bath, nappy cream and moisturiser, plus a bath thermometer. These baby products have been specially developed with baby’s delicate skin in mind.

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.

Make Mum laugh with this prison-outfit-inspired fun babygrow. It's super soft and made from 100% organic cotton and is guaranteed to bring a smile to the mum-to-be's face during her baby shower. 

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 in the 2017 M&B Awards

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Catriona originally joined the team as an Editorial Assistant to work on the 2019 M&B Awards. As a Digital Writer, she has written and updated hundreds of articles on the site from medical explainers to celebs news and shopping galleries.

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