Is it just us, or does everybody love a good baby shower? It's like the ultimate party! Yummy food? Check. Girl time with plenty of fun conversation? Check. Adorable miniature clothing to ooh and ahh over? Triple check. And maybe best of all, it's an excuse to celebrate someone you love, who is about to embark on the grandest adventure of all time. There's something so sweetly sentimental about the tradition of showering a mom-to-be with gifts that will help her welcome a new little person into the world.
For some of us, though, the idea of picking the perfect present for such an occasion can feel overwhelming. Have you been to Babies R Us recently? Terrifying. Even with the assistance of a gift registry, the task of choosing baby shower gifts can feel difficult. While every gift is bound to be appreciated by a new mother, we all love the idea of bringing a gift that will not only be useful, but will also feel special. If the baby aisles of your local department store have you feeling overwhelmingly nauseated, we've done the leg work. Here are our top five baby shower gift ideas that are sure to both impress and please the expectant mother in your life:
- Copper Pearl Baby Bandana Drool Bibs
We don't want to toot our own horn too loudly, but our customers love giving bandana bibs for baby shower gifts. They're functional and fashionable, making them a huge hit with a baby shower crowd. Since they're adjustable in size, you'll know your gift will be useful for the long haul. Maybe best of all, our stylish bibdanas are a perfect complement to some of the other special items you'll find below. If you've ever wondered about the difference between a regular bib and a bandana bib - we wrote a blog article all about it!
- Aden and Anais Muslin Swaddle Blankets (found here)
Made of the softest cotton muslin, these blankets are unbelievably perfect. The fabric, which comes in an assortment of trendy patterns and colors, is light and breathable, to keep baby from overheating. They're just the right size for swaddling a little one and are large enough to double as an awesome nursing cover in a pinch. (How's that for versatility?!) This item is a definite must have for a new mommy!
- Sophie the Giraffe (found here)
We've never met a baby that didn't like Sophie. Seriously. As if that's not enough, this adorable children's teether originated in France, which gives it an extra dose of hip appeal. On a more serious note, she's 100% natural and safe for baby to gum and chew to his heart's content.
- Freshly Picked Crib Moccs (found here)
These darling leather moccasins are designed just for tiny toes. Durable, stylish, and designed to stay put on a little one's feet, this gift is both fashion forward and practical.
- Petunia Picklebottom Boxy Backpack (found here)
The most majestic of all diaper bags, this trendy gift is life changing for the new mom on-the-go. Its built in changing station and multiple carrying positions are just two of the features that we love the most. Best of all, it comes in a variety of modern colors and prints, which can make ditching that purse for a diaper bag start to feel more appealing.
Whatever baby shower gifts you choose, we hope you enjoy the special day spent with family and friends!