Baby Shower Gift Guide

I'm often asked what gifts to get for a baby shower. 

I believe birth isn’t just about making babies, it’s about making mums too. When a baby is born so is a mother.

Most pregnant women don't realise it, but the birth of a mother can be even more intense than childbirth.

A gift for a mother (rather than her baby) acknowledges and supports the enormous life transition she is going through.

Here are my top ideas arranged by budget, not a onesie or wipe warmer in sight!

$10 - 20 Food

If you are on a budget food is absolutely the best gift for a new mum! If you've left it until the last minute, fresh fruit is usually well received. If you have a little more time, throw together a quick soup. My favourite suggestions can be found here.

Of course you can spend a lot more on food, for example a hamper or meal box, and food will always be well appreciated. 

Just make sure you check in with dietary needs first.

$30 Recipe Book

This is more than a recipe book! I have to be honest with you, the delicious meals, snacks, drinks and treats are a ruse.  What you'll really get is access to:

  • Nourishing postpartum traditions that bring peace and joy
  • Insight into crazy love hormones and why baby brain is wonderful thing
  • Useful tips to boost your milk supply and calm the crying

The book is a week-by-week self care plan for the first 40 days after baby is born.

For bonus points give the book, bring a meal, set up a meal registry and invite others to bring food too.

$50 - 60 Cleaning

Not the most glamorous gift but seriously well appreciated!! Jump on Gumtree or Airtasker if you don't already know a good cleaner and just book a two hour clean for your friend. She will appreciate this SO MUCH!!! And it's often something mums have trouble buying for themselves.

$80 - 100 Pyjamas

Have you noticed a theme? I love gifts that encourage new mums to rest in bed!

Answering the door in your PJs is a sure-fire way to set the tone with visitors. And beautiful pyjamas make it feel much luxurious lounging around all day, and less slobby!

I adore the Goodnight Society, they are a small Australian business who make quirky, colourful sleep and lounge wear. The Goodnight Society believe that everyone deserves a good nights sleep, including the people working in their sewing factories and the organic cotton farmers.

The Unsinkable Mum range is particularly relevant!

$100 - $120 Aromatherapy 

A little more expensive but a beautiful gift for creating a peaceful atmosphere is an essential oil diffuser. Lovely oils for new mums and babies include mandarin, lavender and clary sage.