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Ideas for baby shower gift?

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fatandiknowit Tue 14-Jul-09 10:58:33

Hi All,

I am attending a baby shower for a friend this evening...

Does anyone have any gift ideas for me - preferably things I can pick up in the gap between work, getting petrol and getting there. There is one small gift shop in my village, plus a big Sainsburys!

I'm only 21 weeks with my first, so I can't imagine what might be an appropriate gift! Do I get something for her, something for the baby?

Stupid question I kwo but I have never been to one before.

Thanks in advance

pippa251 Tue 14-Jul-09 11:03:59

I woould have loved a hot milk voucher- sexy maternity lingerie- however- bra's start at £35

So another thing that my mates got me is they went and got me baby toilitries a big box full- nappies, nappy wipes, nappy bags, baby bath, nail scissors, scratdh mits, nappy cream etc- sainsburys do all that

lastboxoftampons Tue 14-Jul-09 13:21:57

I like to do theme gifts - so maybe bath stuff - start off with a cheap baby bath/support and then do a towel, flannel, shampoo, soap, etc.

Or maybe safety/grooming stuff - baby scissors, clippers, thermometer, nasal aspirator, brush, comb, etc all in a little basket

You could do summer stuff for next year - little swim suit, swim goggles, sunglasses, sun hat, sun screen, beach towel, etc.

babyball Wed 15-Jul-09 09:58:45

Don't buy HotMilk if your friend has bigger boobs than average. They only seem to go up to DD/F in a lot of styles.

nappyaddict Wed 15-Jul-09 11:04:40

I did a basket thing for my friend.

It consisted of:

a pack of bodysuits
a pack of babygros
a pack of muslins
a pack of bibs
a baby poncho towel
a few packs of baby washcloths
a comb
one of those dummy medicine dispensers
a medical/safety set thing which included scissors, clippers, nasal aspirator and a few other random bits
a few pairs of gap socks
scratch mitts
a couple of hats
a blanket
a teddy
a rattle
some nice organic baby shampoo and bars of baby soap from boots
a pack of cotton wool pleats
a tube of morhulin nappy cream (found it to be a miracle on DS and give it to all new parents)
a packet of newborn nappies (although your friend may be using reusables?)
a nice box of chocolates from a chocolatier
a bottle of champagne

Dalrymps Wed 15-Jul-09 11:09:18

I would say practical things. For eg: bibs, can never have enough, muslins also v useful, bath towel, blanket - v useful for lots of different situations.

Cuddly toys are nice but you end up with loads of them and they just sit there really.

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