Baby showers are a great way to show the expectant mama how much you love her. But, sometimes, it can be difficult figuring out what she actually needs – especially, if this isn’t her first pregnancy. We’ve compiled a list of BEST BABY SHOWER GIFTS FOR THE MOM WHO HAS EVERYTHING to help you “wow” her, and give her a gift she’ll truly appreciate (and use!).
Best Baby Shower Gifts for the Mom who has Everything
A Clean House
As parents, it’s hard having time to clean, let alone with a newborn! Give mama a break and give the gift of a clean home. Whether you hire a local cleaning service to do a once over, or share your time to help tidy yourself, this generous gift will not go unnoticed.
Hook On High Chair
Growing families are busy and often on the go! Give mama the gift of freedom with a portable highchair – we LOVE this one by Inglesina. Baby can keep up with the family from a safe spot and no one needs to miss a beat! Take it to dinner parties, restaurants, grandma’s house, on vacation, etc.
A family needs to eat – but having the time to create a meal – is another thing with a newborn. Give the growing family the gift of ready-made meals! Think restaurant gift cards for take out, meal delivery, frozen meals, food preparation, etc. Any kind gesture that helps take some every day burdens off of the parents will be appreciated with open arms.
Activity Crate for Older Kids
It’s normal for older siblings to feel slightly left out when the new baby gets here. Help them stay occupied with an activity crate like Little Passports to stimulate their minds and keep them busy while mama caters to her new baby. Show them some love and help them adjust to their growing family.
Acts of Love
Acts of love go a long way in helping a busy family adjust to their newborn, These acts could include doing a grocery run, babysitting the older children, walking their dog, helping with school drop off/pickup, etc. Your gift of time will mean the world to the growing family.
Hatch Rest+ Sound Machine
Give the gift of sleep! Families are busy and may be disruptive to a newborn’s sleep schedule. The Hatch Rest+ sound machine provides soothing sounds to muffle ambient noise and encourages the new baby to sleep longer and more peacefully without disturbances. It also features 2-way audio, toddler sleep trainer and night light.
Family Photo Shoot
A family photo session is something that often seems daunting to the new parents – as far as prepping, choosing outfits, pulling themselves together – but is SO worth it. I have our photos scattered throughout our home and love looking back at the memories. We didn’t do a professional shoot with our oldest son, and I honestly regret it. Give the growing family a memory they’ll cherish forever.
Families are busy! Give mama the gift of flexibility with a soft wrap carrier. We LOVE the Ergobaby Embrace soft carrier because it’s lightweight, it’s easy to use, it properly supports baby and allows mama (or dad) to snuggle up with baby while staying active with the older children. This carrier is also super compact and fits in a diaper bag!
Mom Pamper Day
Giving the gift of indulgence to a mama will give her a well-deserved break from keeping her tiny humans alive. Being a parent is a lot of work, so taking a step back and getting some love is a welcomed treat. Parents give so much for their kids, they deserve some love in return. Think about a facial, mani/pedi, massage, etc. She’ll be over the moon!
Welly Excursion Kit
This is the perfect addition to any family on the go! This perfect little first aid kit includes a multitude of bandaids in various sizes, wound prep pads, butterfly strips, antibiotic packets, Ibuprofen and more. Mama can stash the Welly Excursion kit in her car, in their camper or her backpack so she’s ready for any adventure.
Milkies Milk Saver
This is a great gift for any nursing mama. The Milkies milk saver can be slipped into any nursing bra or tank to collect any leaking breastmilk while nursing so nothing goes to waste! It helps mama get the most of her feeding sessions and allows her to stock up on her frozen stash!
I firmly believe that books are something that you can never have enough of – oh and shoes! If mama has older children, her books might be well loved and adding new titles will make the entire family smile. Think outside the box and gift them with a reading library subscription box that sends age appropriate reading material that will grow with your family.
Wine (or Tea)
This doesn’t need an explanation! Sometimes, mama just needs a drink! After a long day, there’s nothing better than unwinding with her favorite beverage. Gift her a bottle of wine, a 6-pack of her favorite cider or a sachet of soothing post-partum tea.
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