Since putting on my magic Mummy cloak over a year ago now, I have found myself answering quite a lot of queries regarding what to buy for a friend/colleague/relative with a bump, and thought that I would impart my humble advise upon you all.
One of my lovely Sister-In-Law's (Helen) is currently pregnant with her first tiny human, and due this summer. I decided that I would put a little effort into her gift and make her something I know I would have loved when I was expecting.
It is a great big box, jam packed with all the boring yet oh-so-handy bits that you just don't want to run out and buy when you have a 3 week old infant, sick in your hair and severe sleep deprivation. Do I paint a pretty picture of the early days? Haha.
I know that so many other people will buy cutesie outfits, ornaments and booties, that I wanted to offer her something practical but dress it up beautifully- hence the packaging!
So, my box includes:
A Bottle Brush
Hairbrush & Comb Set
Disposable Change Mats
A Cute Tiny Lion Toys
Big Bunch of White Socks
Cotton Wool Oval Pads
A Swwweeeettt Onsie (I caved!)
Short Sleeved Vests
Avent Milk Powder Dispenser
Scissors and Nail Clippers
Alternatively, if you are looking to spend a little less, I found this cuu-uuuuuttteeeeee Mummy Survival Kit for under a fiver! Bargain!!
If you'd like to see a picture that was taken of me on the day of my very own baby shower, HERE it is! Ahhh, I almost miss having a bump!
Do you have any top tips for Baby Shower Gifts?