The Bookblock Gift Guide To… A Baby Shower

A baby shower is an exciting time, and one where there are so many different gifting options. When a new baby is on the way, the gifts can range from practical and useful, to cute and cosy.

One of the main things when gifting for a baby shower? Gift from the heart. Thinking of things that mummy (and baby!) will find not only helpful, but that will make them remember it was a heartfelt, well-thought out present, specifically picked for them. These baby shower gifts are a way to be both functional and personal with your gifts – help ease the stress for expectant parents with a few gifts they’ll love and appreciate:

Mother’s Body Butter by Épanoui
Mother’s Body Butter by Épanoui is a must-have for expecting parents. As with all of Épanoui’s natural pamper products, the list of lovely natural ingredients in this Mother’s Body Butter speaks for itself. With shea butter as the main ingredient, it can be used daily in the morning or evening.

Ocean Bath Book by Wee Gallery
You’ve got the skincare sorted. Next, it’s time for an educational gift. Wee Gallery came about after two parents learnt about the development of their child, and so came the idea to create sensory baby toys and accessories, through black and white geometric design. Teach them something new with the Ocean Bath book, a beautifully illustrated book for bath time that magically changes colour when dipped into water. ‘Colour Me: Who’s In The Ocean?’ is a great way to introduce children to a range of sea creatures that include a fish, an octopus, and a starfish. It’s squeezable and lightweight, and will guarantee hours of bath time fun.

Cream Comfort Bunny by Bookblock
Something to sleep with and (hopefully!) give the new parents a chance to get some shut-eye too. The comfy Comfort Bunny is the ultimate security blankie and tagalong. This super soft, comfy bunny is ideal for tiny hands. The night-time essential they’ll love you for.

Crochet Lion Booties
Carrying on with our animal theme, these crochet booties are the perfect addition to the gifts for a newborn. Albetta create gorgeous handmade, ethically-accredited toys, baby clothes and gifts, and these Lion Booties are one of our favourites. Each of these have been hand crocheted in soft cotton and would make a colourful addition to any baby’s new wardrobe. Not only are they adorable but they’re also really comfortable and perfect for play time.

Lavender & Bergamot Bath Essence by Alska
A little something for mum to round off your gifts… Mum-to-be is probably tired, not sleeping great and in need of a bit of relaxation. This Lavender & Bergamot Bath Essence by Alska is a beautifully fragranced oil, which can be added into a warm bath to create a slightly milky but very moisturising elixir. For a chilled bathing experienced, the mum-to-be receiving this will be looking forward to unwinding. Plus, this bath essence is suitable for vegans and made with natural ingredients.