Baby showers seem to be increasing in popularity in recent years. And, I can see why. Over the last few years I have been to several baby showers, including one held for me just before my daughter was born. As a guest, the nicest part is seeing the mother to be spoiled for the afternoon and everyone getting excited about the new arrival. As the guests are all usually good friends of the mother to be, she can relax and have fun, without worrying about “surprises” that hen parties can sometimes bring!
It is customary at baby showers for the guests to bring a gift for the mother to be. Since becoming a mother, choosing a gift hasn’t been an issue for me. I’ve bought items that I enjoyed when my daughter was a baby, for example, a Petit Bateau hooded bath towel and Sophie La Girafe teether. At a recent baby shower, a couple of guests who weren’t mothers told me how they just had no idea what to buy the mother to be. Another guest mentioned a baby shower she had attended where the organiser asked for a contribution towards a gift for the mother to be. The Essential Bag Company is ideally placed to help in both these situations.
Our range of Mother to Be Bags and New Mother Bags are popular baby shower gifts and our testimonials explain why. When a mother to be receives one of our bags, the gift experience is very special. First, she receives a beautifully packaged gift. On opening the wrapping paper, she sees a beautiful changing bag. And, then she opens it up to find many more beautiful, useful and quality items from luxury brands inside.
Our Create Your Own range of bags allows you to personalise the bag to include, for example, items from the mother’s favourite brands (Aspinal of London, Charbonnel et Walker, Crabtree & Evelyn etc) or, if the baby’s gender is known, gender specific clothing.
Finally, my two pieces of advice when choosing a baby shower gift are:
1. Include some items for the mother too, for example, chocolates or a handcream.
2. Bathtime is an important part of a baby’s day so gifts such as bath books or Burt’s Bees toiletries will come in very useful.