There are few things in life that can match the amazing miracle of birth. It is a process made even more exciting when someone you care about is pregnant. As her due date gets closer, chances are good that you will be asked to attend a baby shower. This gives family and friends an opportunity to celebrate the impending arrival by giving the expectant mother gifts. How can you choose the perfect gift for such an occasion? In this article, we’ll give you some can’t-miss ideas for a unique baby shower gift that will please both mother and child.
It is helpful (but not necessary) if you know the sex and name of the baby. Obviously, if your loved one has chosen to keep these details secret until the due date, then you will have no way of knowing this. However, if she has revealed the sex and name of the baby, you will be able to make the gift even more original. Where is the best place to start looking? Ask the mother-to-be if she has registered with any retailers or online merchants.
A registry is set up to make gift-giving a breeze. Here’s how it works: The mother-to-be goes online or into a store that carries many different baby items. She then fills out a list of the things that she would like for the baby and it is made available for friends and family to see. This makes shopping so simple; as you already know that the expectant mother will absolutely love anything off the registry list. O.K., but how can you add your own unique twist on something she has already chosen?
There are a few ways you can do this. First, you can have the item or items personalized with the name of the baby. Most stores offer services where this is possible. If this doesn’t appeal to you, you can also choose something from the registry that is fun for the baby, such as a play area or jumper. Most people tend to buy the baby clothes and necessities (bottles, bibs, etc.), so your gift will definitely be a unique change of pace.
If you are the creative sort, you can also make something by hand for the baby shower. You could knit the baby a blanket or outfit, which will surely represent a special and heartfelt alternative to store-bought merchandise.
For one last idea, you could get the mother something that she can use on herself. Think about it; after nine months of worrying about only the baby, she definitely deserves to be pampered. A gift certificate for a day at the spa (facial, massage, etc.) is a terrific way to remind Mommy that she also needs to be taken care of. It will also stand out among a sea of baby items as a truly unique gift.
These are just a few ideas for a unique baby shower gift that you can consider. The most important thing is to just be there for your loved one as she goes through this incredible journey. It is friends and family like you that make the process all the more enjoyable.