To me, coming from England, the baby shower is a strange North American ritual that I only ever experienced through movies and TV programs. When we moved to Canada, and I became pregnant with our fourth child, everyone at work was dying to throw a baby shower for us, and I was so excited. I had to keep telling everyone that this was our fourth child but our first baby shower – they couldn’t believe it.
Of course, I thought it was an excellent tradition to embrace. Our third child was eight at the time, we had never intended to have any more children and had long ago, back in England, cleared the house of baby goods. This meant that we were starting from scratch and the gifts were a very welcome base on which to build our mountain of baby things!
The other thing that was new to me was the vast array of baby shower gift sets that were available. Instead of just a packet of socks, you could buy a gift set that had the socks shaped like ice-cream scoops in a cone – how cute! Or there was the bath time gift basket with all of the bathtime basics plus stuffy and other goodies. Gabe still has the stuffy bunny that came in his bathroom basket, although I must admit it looks rather the worse for wear now, seven years later.
So while I go and wonder where those seven years went and how my tiny little scrap that started life in NICU became such a dynamo, I’ll leave you with these ten gorgeous baby shower gifts that I would love to receive (without having to have another baby of course!)
From the ice cream cone presentation to the tips of her toes, Baby Aspen’s “Sweet Feet” baby socks look like the treat they are! Warm, cosy and cute as can be, these three scoops of scrumptious socks will melt a new mum’s, heart. Features and facts: Each scoop of the triple-scoop “ice cream cone” is a pair of socks in strawberry, raspberry and lime. White “sprinkles” on socks are rubber traction. Size 0-6 months. Cylindrical, clear showcase gift presentation includes paper ice-cream “cone”, Pink scalloped cap at both ends, a white-satin bow at the top and a color-coordinated tag. Gift presentation measures approximately 9″ h x 2 1’4″ in diameter.
AVEENO Mom Plus Baby Gift Set includes a selection of daily care products for babies and mums packaged in a convenient reusable canvas box. The collection includes AVEENO Baby Wash and Shampoo and AVEENO Baby Daily Lotion, as well as AVEENO Moisturizing Body Wash and AVEENO Daily Moisturizing Lotion for mum. From the number-one paediatrician recommended baby brand, this set is an ideal gift for new and expecting mums.
No need to connect the dots on this beautiful baby basket!! You will find a Onesie, Bib, Baby Rattle and Baby Einstein Book in this polka-dot designed basket.
Baby Aspen Five Little Monkeys five piece gift set is used to share the cherished memories of your childhood with the beautiful newborn in your life. Bring baby the joy of a timeless nursery rhyme with the “Five Little Monkeys” Gift set, delightfully filled with a bunch of adorable baby-sized toys. This charming gift includes a precious, bright-yellow, sweet-faced banana rattle; a plush brown-and-tan monkey; a satin-trimmed, cream-colored “love” blanket with a monkey-face appliqué and part of the rhyme embroidered on the satin trim; a door hanger, adorned with a long-tailed monkey hugging a pillow to let company know that “baby’s sleeping” and a natural-wood, keepsake basket lined with textured, white fabric featuring part of the rhyme and a smiling monkey on the front. The gift set measures 10.5″ H x 7″ W x 5.5″ D and is beautifully presented in a sheer, white organza bag with a satin drawstring.
The Nursery Essentials Kit is the ultimate grooming kit from Mommy’s Helper and includes all of the baby care items you will need. The 14 piece set includes storage case, nasal aspirator, infant gum massager, digital thermometer, medicine spoon, medicine dropper, comb, brush, fingernail clippers, emery boards and Boo Boo pack. It also has a convenient storage case.
Essential for baby, Sophie la giraffe muslins can be used as a security blanket, a bib, protection for baby in the stroller, etc. Soft enough for baby’s skin, they are sturdy and stand up to daily use. Long-lasting, the more they are washed, the softer they become. Wash before use. Dimensions : 70cm x70 cm (27 in x 27 in)
100% Cotton Hooded Towel with 4 Washcloths bath set – these extra thick and soft hooded towels are absorbent and perfect to dry baby after bath time. Make bath time fun for baby and you with these wonderfully thick, soft and absorbent hooded towels.
Welcome baby with this adorable trend lab pink sky 7-Piece Basket gift set. The gift features two deluxe bibs plus three luxurious burp cloths as well as a reusable willow basket wrapped with a washable liner in Rose Shadow pink and white dot. Bibs and burp cloths feature fun, fashionable prints on the front side and soft, absorbent 100-Percent cotton terry cloth on the back. Bib patterns include dots and quatrefoil in beautiful rose shadow pink and white and measure 8-Inchx12-Inch with a hook and loop closure. Burp cloth patterns include chevron, dots, and quatrefoil in beautiful rose shadow pink and white, and measure 10-Inchx13-Inch. Both items bring maximum coverage and absorbency perfect for everyday use by your baby!
100% cotton bodysuit features a camouflage print with boot-inspired accents at feet, secure snap closure for easy changes between “manoeuvres”, the soft cap keeps your little soldier extra warm. Coordinating gift box measures 9.25″ x 6″ x 2″
Spasilk 100-Percent Cotton Hooded Terry Bathrobe with Booties, Green Horse, 0-9 Months
Spasilk’s 100-Percent cotton terry bathrobe with booties is soft, absorbent and practical. Make bath time fun for baby and you with our assortment of colours and styles.