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

Section: Baby showers

Are you looking for the perfect baby shower gift? If the mum-to-be hasn't already written a strict 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:

The New Mum's Notebook by Amy Ransom

£13.58 - RRP: £16.99

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’.

Mama Mio Bloomin' Lovely Pamper Pack

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. Visit for more.

KEFU Silicone Baby Teething Necklace 


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.

Lekebaby Baby Nappy Changing Backpack Bag with Changing Mat

£25.47 - RRP: £29.99

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.

Badedas Bubble Bath

£9.95 - RRP: £11.50

Badedas bubble bath

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. 

Cotton Candy Seamless Sleep & Yoga Nursing Bra



This luxurious, double layered sleep and yoga 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!

Mamaste Candle, Lavender & Geranium,

Mamaste candle

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

Super Soft Bunny Comforter, My 1st Years​

Treat your little bundle to this gorgeous comforter in baby pink, made from simply the softest material. With an adorable bunny head with embroidered features and long floppy ears, this is a perfect gift for little ones that will see them right the way from their arrival up until they’re a grown-up child. 

Pink Wooden Memories Keepsake Box


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

Peter Rabbit Baby Record Book, John Lewis

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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. 

Colourful Taggy Pink Security Blanket


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.

aden + anais Muslin Cloths, Pack of 3, Jungle Jam design, John Lewis

Put simply, you can never have too many muslins. Or, some days, enough! 

Super Soft Bunny Comforter, My 1st Years

Treat your little bundle to this gorgeous comforter in baby blue, made from simply the softest material. With an adorable bunny head with embroidered features and long floppy ears, this is a perfect gift for little ones that will see them right the way from their arrival up until they’re a grown-up child. 

Waterproof Fleece Lined Buggy Cosy, JoJo Maman Bebe

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.

Taggy Blanket with Planes

£11.95 - RRP: £14.95

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.

Burt's Bees Baby Bee Getting Started Gift Set


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.

The Gro Company Grobath Grotowel, Poppy the Penguin

The Grotowel is a clever hooded towel to help speed up the drying of hair, whilst the large towel has lots of length for little ones to be wrapped up warmly. Made of highly absorbent puredry microfibre it is quick drying, hypoallergenic and the fabric stays soft wash after wash.

Cuddlebug Muslin Squares and Swaddle Blankets

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.

Mama Designs Cellular Blanket


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.

Childs Farm Baby Essentials Kit 

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.

Ewan The Dream Sheep


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.

Just Done 9 Months Inside Babygrow, £25,

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. 

Sophie The Giraffe Teether


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!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

£3.21 - RRP: £6.99

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!

Skip Hop Moonlight & Melodies Nightlight Soother

£35.66 - RRP: £40.00

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. 

Baby Cotton Rich Roll Top Socks, John Lewis

Add some variation to baby's sock drawer with this handy pack of five cotton-rich roll top socks from John Lewis. With an array of different colours to choose from, each pair features a ribbed texture roll-top and grips on the sole allowing little ones to roam about without the risk of slippage.

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