Baby shower brilliant gifts
Time to organize baby shower party? Keep in mind that there is no fixed timing for this celebration. In some countries, baby shower takes place when future mom is about 7 months pregnant while in others after the birth of the child only. Always agree date and time with the guest of honor.
Find a suitable place. You can run an event at home, restaurant or outdoor. Everything depends on a budget, number of guests and season of the year. Select a motif of the venue. If you do not know the gender of the offspring, pick up a universal one. If the girl is expected, you may take a fairy-tale concept: as from our blankets with extraordinary designs: “Alice in Wonderland”, add pink and charming details to it; for a boy – “The Puss in Boots” plus blue decorations.
As a host, take care of a list of guests. In this matter, cooperate with a mother-to-be, to make sure nobody important for her is missing. She should celebrate this day surrounded by all people she loves/likes. If possible, arrange a short Skype session during the party for those who cannot come. The invitations should match the theme. Choose between electronic or printed forms. Get everybody’s full name, and a contact phone, so you could make a follow up in case of emergency. Use the social media, too, to create a Facebook event. Plan the menu and prepare agenda for the day. Always consider guest of honor preferences, about both the food and the games.
The inseparable element of incoming baby shower party is the question what to buy for the future mother to make her feel loved and cared?
Do not guess, just ask what the future parents already have, and what they still would like to get for their sweetheart. There is nothing worse than duplicated presents (so better to keep bills). Not all presents must be practical and useful ones. They can be adorable with esthetic values, e.g. cool gadget, like a poster to baby’s room.
Here are few brilliant baby shower gifts ideas:
- Bedding and blankets. Blanket Story warm, soft interactive blankets are perfect for this occasion. They are suitable for various stages of kid’s development. At first to swaddle a newborn or cover him during a sleep. Later, the blanket will “grow” with a child who can, step by step, discover hidden pictures covered by a piece of fabric on it. A kid will be amazed, finding one day, a small, pinky pig or magic key. Using our blanket parents can tell their little one Alice in Wonderland or Puss in Boots story, even create new ones. There is no limit to the imagination… Such plays have great educational value and tremendous impact on child’s development.
- Wipers – sounds banal, but are always welcome as used in enormous quantities.
- Clothes, many in bigger sizes and of good quality. The kids grow up so fast … Young mum will save both time and money!
- Baby booties – sweet, beautifully crafted, designated to support growing feet and protect them.
- Books. For a mom what she likes to read, for a newborn, you can look for recommended books for newborn or toddlers. There are plenty beautifully illustrated, interactive books on the market.
- Next, truly appreciated and a terrific gift can be food for a week, two or even a month. The tired and full of emotions parents will be more than happy with it. To be safe, start your crazy plan a few weeks after the baby was born. Create a schedule. Everybody in their assigned week should bring a prepared meal for a lunch or a dinner.
- Toys and games. The choice of developmental toys both entertaining a child and helping him to develop his skills is so wide nowadays… Check your budget and go for it.
- “Survival kit”. It can be a funny jar or a basket of small, personal gifts for a guest of honor. They will help a future mother to relax and survive forthcoming hard days. Pack tasty tea bags, a bar of chocolate, painkillers, a bath and face cream, scent candle, perfumes, CD with her favorite music or movie, etc.
- Old-fashioned as I might sound, a photo album to catch the wonderful moments, is a MUST! We have all the digital devices, like mobile phones, professional cameras, hard discs with terabytes, but try to find original album!
- Bouncer or a baby carrier.
- Furniture for a baby. But this gift, please consult with young parents, so the style would match their taste.