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Baby shower gifts

(6 Posts)
magicboy79 Sun 07-Aug-16 14:10:11

Have a baby shower in 2 weeks time for a friend, haven't a clue what to buy her?? It's her first baby. I didn't have a baby shower for either of mine, do I buy something for her or for being a parent? Any suggestions??

NisekoWhistler Sun 07-Aug-16 14:19:07

Perhaps ask what she needs.

I went to one recently and mum to be was given lots of nappies, gro bag, gro temperature thing, lots of clothes for 3 months onwards, a willy teepee ( google it) memory box, baby massage oil.

toadierocks Sun 07-Aug-16 14:21:01

In the absence of a wish/gift list I would go with something for the mum! Maybe a beauty gift box or a massage spa voucher? (depends on your budget) Or something for after the baby is born like an outing for you both to enjoy (cream tea afternoon?) Hope that helps smile

DesignedForLife Sun 07-Aug-16 14:23:03

Usually people buy a little something for the baby, some will buy something for the mum.

My top tip is to buy bigger clothes for the baby, everybody will buy newborn and 0-3, which some babies grow out of quickly. Buy 6-9 so they've got something to grow into

littlebearnappycakes Mon 22-Aug-16 13:30:04

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Baz13 Wed 24-Aug-16 10:02:44

I just had a baby shower and was given some really lovely gifts for myself and baby.
I had a pedicure treatment voucher
Sanctuary spa gift set- really love this
Next pink gift set
breast pads, nipple cream, nappies, face masks, body butter and chocolates.

I had some newborn baby grows and 3-6 months outfits.
Taggy blanket (which was personalised-although doesn't have to be) Baby soft toys.
Homemade crotchet blankets

I appreciated everything I was given and felt very lucky to have such lovely friends who brought me and baby lovely gifts.

You could also do what NisekoWhistler suggested and ask the mum to be what she needs- sometimes you don't want to double up on stuff she already has.

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