Tuesday, 20 December 2016

8 Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Last weekend I was held a beautiful surprise baby shower. And was given so many gifts that I love, I thought I would do a little baby shower gift haul slash baby shower gift ideas post...

1. Baby Gift Bundle and Swaddle Wraps. 

2. Crib Sheets and Baby Towels. Choosing soft, quality and natural materials for baby's sensitive skin.

3. Books, Toys and Teethers. Make sure the books are based in reality and to choose natural materials  like wood and bamboo where ever possible for toys and teethers. Of corse, montessori materials/toys make perfect presents as well, like this newborn pack from Etsy.

4. Natural Bath Products and Organic Washcloths. Stay away form brands like Johnson & Johnson and opt. for non-toxic, chemical free and organic bath products for baby.

5. Baby shoes are something cute that you don't necessarily buy for your own baby so they are a great baby shower gift. 

6. Quilts and Blankies. You can never have enough blankets, these were so cute and gender neutral! 

7.  Sleeping Bags and Baby Sacks. I got given quite a few soft baby sleeping bags which is something that's new to me coming from a warmer country. I'm sure these will come in handy having a winter bub in North America this time. 

8.  And finally baby clothes!

Overall I loved the gifts and can't wait to use them all. As for gift ideas all of these are great and you can't go wrong by choosing natural materials and products wherever possible. 

Nikki x

Surprise Baby Shower

Last Sunday, I was surprised with a beautiful baby shower that my daughters, sister-in-law and mother-in-law all organised. They did an amazing job and I wasn't expecting it at all!

My daughter made a gorgeous three layer vegan cake inspired by Oh She Glows baby shower cake. The recipe can be found here. She also used these printables for the bunting on top.

My mother-in-law made sure there were vegan sandwiches as well, so thoughtful!

My youngest daughter made this adorable watermelon baby carriage, what a sweet idea!

A name suggestion jar is a great idea for parents who have not yet decided on or come up with a baby name.

I loved the onesie painting station, it was such a great idea! My oldest daughter organised the whole thing and even hand cut the stencils. She used a few stencil ideas from here. I now have some beautiful memories and gorgeous personalised onesies for bubba.

My daughter printed off these cute printables for the games and baby predictions. We had a baby word scramble, guess mumma's belly width with string, nappy bag memory game and guess the baby food (She used these bottle wrappers to cover the jars and label with numbers.) For prizes we had chocolates, nail polishes and fluffy socks.

I was so happy with all of the beautiful thought-out gifts that I was given! Beau especially liked helping me unwrap them, I will be doing a separate blog post showing all of the gifts as well as a few other baby shower gift ideas.