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Original Baby Shower Gifts She Will Love

Posted by The Chocablock Events Team on Aug 12, 2020

Original Baby Shower Gifts She Will Love

So you’re great friend is expecting and now you need to think of something truly original to gift her at her baby shower. There’s a choice to be made between giving her something practical (which could be boring and potentially given by three of her other friends) and something original that nobody else will think of, but may run the risk of never getting used. Whichever way you go, you don’t want to just dial it in. You want this gift to be thoughtful. That is the kind of gift that any mum-to-be will truly appreciate.

Treat the parent to be with a baby shower hamper. You can either organise a fun creative baby shower hamper with Chocablock or create your own and fill it with pamper items such as face masks, cream, perfume and bath bombs.

Alternatively, food is a baby shower gift that is rarely given and that’s where you could really shine. You could gift her a box of her own mini chocolates she can use as snacks for those late nights that have words of encouragement on them. For those whom might appreciate a quick dinner fill a basket with a pizza making dinner kit (pizza base, base sauce, toppings) or a pasta kit (pasta, pasta sauce, parmesan, olive oil) or all the ingredients for an easy taco night.

Here’s a few more original twists on traditional baby shower gift ideas that may work for both Mum and bub:

  • Baby booties – make these yourself out of hessian with lambswool lining. Bub will look like they’ve dropped out of Where The Wild Things Are.
  • Blankets – Yes, others will give this and over time, one will become Mum and bub’s favourite. Why not iron on a transfer like Winnie The Pooh or something a bit more rebellious, and every time you drop in, you add a new transfer.
  • Growth Chart – Again, easy to make at home that just requires a piece of thin ply wood from Bunnings that they will happily cut down to size for you and then you can decorate to your heart’s content.
  • Keepsake Box – All the precious moments to come can be dropped into your designer keepsake box. Their first lock of hair, their first tooth.
  • Soft toy or doll – This is the hardest gift to manage as you can never tell which will become the child’s favourite. We have friends whose hedgehog became the favourite, while another was an old doll from the 60’s. If you want to be original, go ugly. Ugly toys are far more memorable and more likely to be loved for years to come. Making your own could be the most hilarious thing you do all year.

With this practical and yet original baby shower gift list you can be reassured that the gift won’t wind up sitting in the corner of their nursery collecting dust for most of that first year. If all else fails, just buy the Mum a voucher for a day spa. It’s not original, but it will be appreciated as a rare day off in the coming years.