The Best Baby Shower Gift For New Parents
Are you attending a baby shower soon and you’re not sure what the best gift to buy is? Or maybe a close friend or colleague just had a baby and you’re stuck on what to get them? If the parents-to-be haven’t put together a registry, you might be wondering, “What gift do I buy for a baby shower?”. In this blog post, we’ll share some tips for buying the best baby shower gift when there isn't a baby registry and some of our favourite baby shower gift ideas.
Tips For Buying the Best Baby Shower Gift
Get Something Practical
The best baby shower gifts are ones that are practical. You may be tempted to buy newborn shoes as a baby shower gift because they’re so tiny and adorable (we really love them too!) but most babies don’t start walking until 8 to 18 months.
If you're a parent yourself, consider buying an item that you found helpful during the first year as a baby shower gift. Parents appreciate gifts that’ll be used and are thoughtful. Bonus points though if they’re adorable!
Think Beyond The Newborn Days
Parents are usually gifted with baby necessities to help them through the newborn days. Usually, at 6 months, parents find that their baby has outgrown all the baby shower gifts they received and are left figuring out what to buy next. To help them through the last 6 months of their first year with their new baby, we recommend considering baby products and clothing beyond just the newborn days, particularly since the average baby generally outgrows the NB size within a few weeks.
Consider the Colour Scheme or Theme
When it comes to the baby’s room or nursery, parents usually have a colour scheme or theme chosen ahead of time. This could be a colour or a theme like rainbows, wild baby animals, dinosaurs, or mountains. Usually, parents like to match their baby’s clothing or other items to the colour scheme or theme. If you don’t know what this is, we suggest buying something neutral to be on the safe side.
Baby Shower Gift Ideas
Swaddle Sleep Bags
Swaddle sleep bags help newborns feel safe outside of the womb because it mimics the snugness they feel when they were inside the womb. Parents love our swaddle sleep bags because they are designed to grow with their babies as their needs change. The swaddle wings help newborns feel safe, stop the startle reflex, and help them sleep soundly through the night. Once their baby has outgrown the need to be swaddled, the detachable swaddle wings can be wrapped around their bellies to provide the safeness and warmth they feel from a hand being wrapped around them. Once they have outgrown the wings, the swaddle wings can be easily removed, turning the swaddle sleep bag into a regular sleeveless sleep bag.
Parents also love our swaddle sleep bags because depending on which TOG you choose to buy, they’re made from either 100% GOTS-Certified Organic Cotton or a blend of buttery soft Bamboo - all eco-friendly fabric choices that are gentle on the planet and a baby’s delicate skin.
Nest Basics for Newborns
Pieces from our Nest Basics Collection are a great choice for baby shower gifts. Our kimono onesies, specifically, are a newborn essential. Parents love how the snaps along the side make it easier to dress their baby by eliminating the need to pull it over their baby’s head. It also makes it easier during the newborn days when they’re told to avoid irritating their baby’s umbilical cord. We make kimono onesies in both our signature bamboo cotton blend that feels so soft to touch and feels even better against a baby’s skin, as well as our white basics made from 100% GOTS-Certified Organic Cotton. This is the fabric’s natural colour and has not been dyed or bleached with any harmful chemicals. They usually score bonus points from parents because they’re also gender-neutral.
A lovey blanket always makes the best cuddle buddy that both babies and parents love. Babies love it because they’re easy to hold, easy to love, and they can easily tote it wherever they go. As babies grow older, loveys become comfort objects that can help with separation anxiety and make them feel safe when they’re experiencing new things - like transitioning to daycare.
Parents love our lovey blankets as baby shower gifts because they’re made from organic cotton and our signature bamboo blend, which gives them the perfect softness for all-day snuggling and against their baby’s skin.
Our baby and toddler nesting blankets are one of many parents’ favourites when it comes to baby shower gifts. Parents love them because they’re made of four layers of our buttery soft bamboo cotton blend and are versatile. They can be laid out on the living room floor for tummy time, in the yard for some outdoor fun, or used as a swaddle blanket. It also comes with a matching bubs baby washcloth that can be used for wiping their baby’s face or during bath time!
Burp N’ Bibs
Burp cloths like our Burp N’ Bibs are an essential item for newborn days. After a feeding sessions, parents need to burp their babies and these offer them protection from spit up. Parents love our Burp N’ Bibs because they can grow with their baby. After the newborn days, these have snaps and can be turned into a big bib that helps clean up the messes from starting solids.
Need Help Finding A Baby Shower Gift?
These are just some gift ideas you can get for a baby shower. Are you still looking for other ideas on what to buy? We’ve put together a Gift Ideas Quiz that’ll help you find the perfect gift in less than 2 minutes. Take the quiz today!