Baby showers are a wonderful occasion for moms to be to celebrate their upcoming birth. It is also a time for friends and family to give useful and practical gifts to make her transition into motherhood easier.
While you may want to buy more expensive gifts for your best friend or your sister’s baby shower you may want to buy something inexpensive for friends that are not in your very close circle of friends. You may also be looking for a nice cost effective gift to buy a work colleague when she goes away on maternity leave.
Here are some great baby shower gifts that won’t cost you an arm and a leg:
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Fun Baby On Board Sign or Sticker
Baby on board signs and stickers are very popular among parents. Don’t go for the boring baby on board stickers, make sure to find a funky and fun baby on board sticker that will stand out and make a really lovely gift.
This will make a great stand alone small gift and it will also make a lovely gift to add to a gift hamper or nappy cake.
Burp cloths are inexpensive and every new mother will need a number of them since they will get dirty very quickly and she will need a new one on hand constantly.
Diapers is one gift that will always be appreciated no matter which size, brand or pack size you buy. If the mom to be plans to use disposable diapers then this is going to be one ongoing expense that she will have for about 2 years. Plus buying diapers for gifts means that the new mom will get an opportunity to try out different brands before settling on the one that she decides is best for her baby.
Drool Bib with Pacifier Clip
Drool bibs are awesome and so are pacifier clips which prevents your baby’s pacifier from falling on the dirty floor all the time. Buying a drool bib with pacifier clip combines these two awesome products making a very useful gift for any mom.
Baby shampoo, soap and bum cream are great gifts to buy for an expecting mom. They will be used and they don’t cost a fortune either. Grab a couple of baby toiletry items and you have a great baby shower gift.
Baby Diaper Caddy Organizer
An organizer that keeps together baby changing products is an awesome gift. It makes changing diapers anywhere in the home easy and convenient without having to carry loads of things. Being able to grab the organizer with one hand while holding a baby is going to be a life saver for any new mom. It will also keep the changing table or area neat and tidy and anything that will help with keeping the home neat and clean is a bonus.
Security Self Soother Blanket
These come in loads of different designs and types. There are some with little tags all around for baby to suck on, hold and play with and others that come with plush fabric and little animals on for family to cuddle.
These are not expensive and make for lovely gifts for a new baby.
Every new mom will need a baby thermometer and they are not expensive at all. You could pair it up with one of those baby medication bottles which make it easy to give young babies medication – the medication gets put into the little bottle and baby sucks it out just like milk. No spilling, no mess and no fuss.
Babies always need lots of vests in the first few months of their lives. This is another essential item that any expecting mom will be happy to receive. Get a few in long and short sleeves so that baby is has an assortment for warm and cold days.
You can get some with cute designs on, but plain will work just as well as the baby will need to wear vests under other clothing for a while to come.
This is another baby essential that all moms needs, even the moms that choose to use fabric cloths instead of baby wipes to clean baby’s bottom. The thing is that when a mom is out and about you always need to have a pack of wipes on you whether it be for your baby’s bottom, to wipe up spills or to wipe sticky hands. Trust me on this one, there is no such thing as too many baby wipes! Baby wipes are a mom’s best friend.