Having a baby is such an exciting time in a family’s life! From hearing that first heartbeat to finally being able to hold your sweet babe in your arms; it’s hard to pick the most exciting part. One of the more fun experiences is during that time is the baby shower. It’s so fun to gather with friends and family and celebrate your baby. Having had a few, and attended dozens, I’ve found there are some gifts that are more appreciated than others. Diapers are always a safe gift to give because every new mom is going to need diapers. But there are some fun options too! Take a look at a few of my favorite gifts that I have given and received.
Nursing Pillow- Getting the hang of feeding a new baby is tough; no matter if it’s your first baby or fifth. Nursing pillows make feeding time easier for both breast and bottle fed babies. Diapers.com has a great selection of nursing pillows and tips on how to best use each pillow.
Blankets- Not all blankets are created equally. I have boxes of receiving blankets I have never used because they just weren’t that useful. I do have two favorites that are not only pretty to look at but babies love them too.
Saranoni– These blankets are my absolute favorite…ever! They are so soft and keep babies (and the rest of the family) warm, but not too hot. And there are so many different colors and styles available. The mini are the smallest and are perfect for comfort blankets for babies. Then there is the receiving which are great for babies to cuddle with and sleep with (note: wait a few months to let babies sleep with big loose blankets to keep baby safe). My favorite blanket to gift though is the toddler-to-teen. It’s the perfect size to grow with babies for years.
Little Unicorn Muslin Blankets-I’ve bought several different brands of muslin blankets and these are by far the best. The patterns are gorgeous and my babies have all loved the feel of these compared to other brands.
Photo Prop Blankets– These are fun for taking baby’s monthly pictures to show how much they are growing. Oh Susannah just released a new line of these and they are adorable! Use code FRUGAL20 for 20% off your entire order!
Newborn Carrier- It’s great for a new baby’s healthy to be close to their mama. And having a wrap or carrier to hold baby in is good for both mom’s body and mind. Nesting Days Carriers are designed to be like a second womb for new babies. You can get a $10 pre-order discount if you order 4-6 weeks early AND use code TASTEFULLYFRUGAL for $5 off any order.
Baby Shoes– There is nothing that gets more “Aahs” and “How Cute” at baby showers than baby shoes. There is just something about those sweet little things that make even the toughest guys turn a little sappy. With Mahle I have bought several different styles and brands but my favorite by far are the moccasins and boots from SweetNSwag. I love how many styles they have, the Mocc Boots are my favorite, and they are soft on baby’s feet. They are made from quality leather materials and are a fraction of the price of other brands.
Books- Another favorite gift at baby showers are books. You can never have too many books, in my opinion, and it’s always fun to share your favorite (and your kids’ favorites) with moms to be. We have loved building our library with Bookroo (you can read more about it here) and this is one gift you can give a new mom that keeps on giving.
Teething Necklace- Babies are a lot like puppies when they start to get teeth. Even months before teeth break through the drooling begins and they start to chew on everything. Teething necklaces are great because they give baby something to chew on but add a little style to mom’s wardrobe too.
Fun & Unique Gifts- I love giving gifts that are unique and something that will make mom smile, even after being up all night with a baby. Oh Susannah makes some of the softest pillow cases with super cute sayings (I have Just One More Chapter and it may be my favorite). They also offer pillowcases you can color, kids pillowcases, couple pillowcases and more. Use code FRUGAL20 to get 20% off your order
No matter what you give a new mama she will be sure to love it! What is your favorite gift to take to baby showers?
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