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Baby Shower Gift ideas

Updated on September 11, 2013

Gifts for a Baby shower

Have you ever been invited to a Baby Shower and had no idea what to give? A bunch of bibs? A Wonder suit?

Well, this lens is basically about what you can give an expectant first time parents as a gift or even a list for the first time parents, I generally give the same thing if I am invited because it has almost everything, I have also included some other ideas as well.

There are a lot of things I haven't included also and will continue adding to this Lens.

Above is an example of what I have included in a Baby Shower present.

The Packed out Basket of Goodies

Each time I have given a Baby Shower gift, I tried to make sure it was actually useful and not useless. There's no point giving a gift and people 'oh lovely, thank you' and then it just goes in the back of the cupboard behind the stuff they actually do use.

The present I give, has lots and lots of components, it can basically be as big or as little as you want it to be. For my Sister I made quite a large one, but obviously making these presents up depends entirely on how much you want to spend and the joy of this gift is you can pick and choose 2, 3, 7, 8 things from a list I am going to include and add also your own things.

So what can you include in this Baby Shower Gift basket you ask? I have broken it down in the next few modules. It's easy to just pick and choose from the following lists, add your own things as well and wrap it all up.

You can use a Baby bath to put all the components in, a storage tub, a pretty basket or even wrap it up in a Baby blanket.

At the end of this Lens, I have also included some presents, that don't comprise of a bunch of individual things to put together.

What to put in the basket

- Huggies wipes, box pack (to keep at home)

- Huggies wipes travel pack (to bring along on an outing)

- Nappies (I bough Huggies new born)

- Huggies disposable change mats

- Nappy sacks (to put the dirty nappies in)

Avent New Born Starter pack
Avent New Born Starter pack

What to put in the basket cont...

- Teething Rings (You can put these in the fridge/freezer)

- Bonjela Teething gel (for when the baby is teething)

- Dummy (Soother) 3-6 months (one of those optional things because not everyone likes these)

- Feeding/Water Bottles (I get the Avent New Born Starter pack and the ones that say BPA free, picture to the right from the Phillips (Avent website))

- Bottle brush (to clean the bottles of course lol)

Curash Nappy Rash cream
Curash Nappy Rash cream

What to put in the basket cont...

- Cotton Ear buds (another optional one, they have to be special baby ones, not the regualr adult ones)

- Nail clipper

- Lasinoh nipple cream

- Curash nappy rash cream (image to right from the Curash website)

- Sorbolene Cream

- Breast pads (for any leakages)

- Libra Maternity pads (something not many might think of)

- Baby bath wash (I buy Curash brand)

- Baby Shampoo/Conditioner (I buy Curash brand)

Milton anti-bacterial tablets
Milton anti-bacterial tablets

What to put in the basket cont...

- Milton Anti-bacterial tablets (image to the right from the Milton website)

- Anti-bacterial handwash

- Mosquito net

- Bath toys

Cap, MIttens & Booties
Cap, MIttens & Booties

What to put in the basket cont...

- Burping cloth (3 pack)

- Baby Hangers (6 pack)

- Mini clothes rack (good to hang their socks, singlets, bibs and handwashers)

- Mitten, Cap & Bootie set (can be a gift on it's own, image to right is from the website

- Hair Brush, Comb and MIrror set (can be a gift on it's own)

- Mittens (so they don't scratch themselves)

- Socks

- Singlets size 000, 00 and 0 (I put one of each of the 3 sizes)

- Baby one piece suits

- Bibs

- Hand washers

- Bunny Rugs

Baby Food set
Baby Food set

What to put in the basket cont...

- Weening spoons (I got Avent brand)

- Cooler bag

- Baby food containers (image to the right from the Avent website)

- Thermometer

- Toy net

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Baby Rocker
Baby Rocker

Other Baby Shower gifts

- Baby Bath

- Diaper Cake

- Baby's First Year picture frame

- A DVD for future view with, popular songs from the year or month of birth, pictures of the locality (to see how the place changed), major events anything that is relevant to the year of the babies birth for them to look back on years down the track, kindof like a time capsule on DVD lol)

- Clothes

- Sheet Set

- Cot Blanket

- Baby Rocker (Which can be seen to the right, image from Fisher-Price's website)

- Plaster kits for the hands and feet

- Steriliser

- Baby bag (to bring the essentials when leaving the house)

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    • Melissa Miotke profile image

      Melissa Miotke 5 years ago from Arizona

      I love the basket idea!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      These are great suggestions! New moms would definitely appreciate these gifts!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I like your baby shower gift collection.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I like your baby shower gift collection.