Picking the right gift for baby showers is so much fun. I love to make special hampers for baby showers mixing just the right combination of gifts for baby and mum. You can display your gifts in a hamper padded out with bubble wrap and tissue paper so the presents can all be seen or you can cover a box with pretty paper and washi tape and pop all the gifts inside for a big reveal. Here's my guide to the ultimate baby shower hamper gifts to guarantee smiles from mums-to-be.
I firmly believe a baby shower should always include lots of treat for Mum as well as baby. This Top to Toe Tin from 7th Heaven is great because it includes loads of little individual face and feet treats Mum can use to pamper herself in the lead up to the big day. The tin is an absolute bargain at just £7.99 in-store or online from Argos.
And there is nothing more special for a mum-to-be than a little luxury. Olverum Bath Oil is a unique formulation of carefully selected plant extracts which provide a luxurious way to unwind and soothe away the stress. It can relax aching muscles and promote good sleep. Available directly from Olverum, £29.00, enough for 25 blissful baths.
Unity - The Pregnancy Collection
New Mums will feel super confident with Unity's indulgent pregnancy range which can help reduce the appearance of the dreaded third trimester stretch marks. Their carefully crafted products include 'the Superfruit of Pregnancy' the Indian Gooseberry. Massaging into affected areas helps breakdown the scar tissue and increasing circulation to help diminish the appearance of stretch marks. The range includes Intensive Body Nourisher, £35, Daily Body Hydrator, £35 and Complete Duo, £45.
Mummy Loves Organics Melting Essential Oil Body Candle
I'm a little obsessed with candles at the moment and these beautiful Mummy Loves Organics essential oil candles have a secret - light the candle for 30 minutes to enjoy the wonderful aroma, allowing it to form a therapeutic pool of oil. Blow out and allow to cool for 2 minutes. Drizzle the wonderful warm scented oils over any part of your body in need of treatment. How special! £35 available direct from Mummy Loves
InfaCare Baby Bath
Not forgetting baby's super sensitive skin, InfaCare is a mild baby bath, creating lots of fun bubbles to gently cleanse and protect baby skin. Recommended by Midwives and Healthcare Professionals both the traditional and Night-Time baby bath is designed to prevent irritation, helping with allergies. £2.49 for 400ml, available from Boots.
One product I couldn't live without with my babies was the faithful muslin. These stunning, soft muslins by Fofolino are made from 100% white, double-weave cotton. They are handy and versatile as well as cuddly and soft. The quality guarantees they will last for ages, not only as a burp cloth but also as nursing cover, swaddle cloth, light blanket, or comforter. From £4.50 from Fofolino
All babies love to chew to help with teething. More than simply a silicone teether to soothe achy gums, the Bolli is also a multi-sensory toy to help develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination as baby develops. It is easy to drag and chew, non toxic, BPA & PVC free and dishwasher safe. Just £6.99 available from Amazon
Nibbling teething necklace
And of course, teething babies love to chew on all Mummy's lovely things! These safe, practical and stylish necklaces from Nibbling provide chewing relief to teething babies, help focus the attention of nursing babies and keep Mum fashionable. They come in different shapes and colours to match every outfit and mums and can be worn with matching bracelets. From £22 available from Nibbling
It is always nice to pop in some helping hand products for new mums to have on standby. Colief Infant Drops help reduce lactose content a potential cause of colic. Colief Baby Scalp Oil soothes, nourishes and skin and scalp to help clear cradle cap. Scalp Oil £6, Infant Drops £11.99 from Boots
Some of the products above were sent for review but all opinions are my own.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.