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Francesca Shillcock
Francesca ShillcockSenior TV & Film Writer
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Need a gift for a baby shower? If you're struggling to think of the perfect gift then fear not as we have you covered. Here's our round up of the best presents for the little one and a few thrown in for mum-to-be too. From adorable clothes to practical items that she won't be able to live without, this list has it all.

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Best baby shower gifts for babies

rachel riley set

Striped Smocked Set, £89,


Baby clothes don't get cuter than this set from designer Rachel Riley, who counts the Princess of Wales among her famous clientele. With its hand-smocked style across the chest, the vintage look and adorable collar make the outfit even more charming. Available from three months to four years.

pangaia pink baby sweatshirt

Baby 365 Sweatshirt, £35, Pangaia


OK, this may be one of the cutest baby sweatshirts we've ever seen. If you know a fashion-conscious mama-to-be, you can bet she loves her Pangaia tracksuits. So imagine her delight when she discovers the brand also does mini baby tracksuits? Made in a variety of cuter-than-cute pastel colours, they are also made from 100% organic cotton and even have concealed poppers which is ideal for baby changing made easy.

lion towel

Lion hooded towel, £19.95, JoJo Maman Bebe


This sweet lion hooded towel will keep baby warm when they're done with bathtime. It also comes in different animal faces, including a crab, duck and dinosaur.

pink sleeping bag baby

Pink mini check baby nest, £89, Five of Us


Little ones will be snug as a bug in this adorable sleeping bag - and the subtle pink check is so chic.

heidi rose set

Augustus new baby box set, £75, Heidi Rose London


A comforter, a musical toy and a soft muslin cloth, all packaged up in a super sweet box - welcome to the world little cherub!

Mamas & Papas Quilted Baby Set

Laura Ashley Quilted Jacket & Trouser Set, £35, Mamas & Papas

This super soft quilted two-piece jacket and trousers is both functional and stylish. Featuring turnback cuffs, poppers and an elasticated waistband, this set will ensure that nappy changes are a breeze.

snuz cloud

SnuzCloud Baby Sleep Aid, £29.95, Boots


Ensuring your baby feels like they are floating on a cloud as they drift off to sleep, the SnuzCloud comes with lights and sounds to soothe them into the land of nod.

etta loves playmat

Plant print playmat, £75, Etta Loves


This playmat provides the perfect stimulation for tummy time and playtime. Designed alongside a consultant orthoptist specifically to support babies' visual and cognitive development throughout their first year. The patterns also encourage your baby to use their back, neck and shoulder muscles (helping them prepare for rolling and crawling) as you'll notice them trying to push up to make more sense of the print before them.

little green sheep baby blanket

Organic Knitted Baby Blanket, now £29.95, The Little Green Sheep


This luxuriously soft baby blanket is gentle enough for newborn skin, providing comfort and warmth to your little one. This 100% organic baby blanket is breathable, soft and lightweight to gently mould around your baby keeping them safe and cosy all year round. The perfect gift. 

READ: 8 best baby play mats to entertain and educate your little one from home

peter rabbit dungarees

Peter Rabbit dungaree set, £29, JoJo Maman Bebe


Peter Rabbit is synonymous with childhood, and who can resist this heartwarming dungaree set? Available in newborn sizes up to 18 months, it comes with a printed bodysuit and coordinating dungarees. Babies will feel super comfy all day long!

marie chantal crown set

Marie-Chantal star and crown set, £59, Scandiborn


Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece has some beautiful baby clothing and gifts, but we think this set is perfect for the little Prince in your life. Featuring a crown and star pattern, it comes with a hat, bib and mittens, all made from the finest Pima cotton. The set also comes in a pretty pink colourway.

play mat

Morris & Co. The Acorn Playmat, £140, Totter + Tumble


Totter + Tumble have teamed up with iconic print brand Morris & Co to create stunning play mats. Completely different to the usual brightly coloured mats you often see in the shops, these reversible options will blend beautifully with interiors. 

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dumbo baby book

Personalised Disney Dumbo record book, £17, My 1st Years


Cherishing precious moments with a brand new baby is something all mums love to do. Recording moments such as first steps and first smiles can be done in this gorgeous Disney book from My 1st Years, which can also be personalised.

elephant toy

Elphee the Elephant, £26.36, The Hut


You can't beat a cuddly toy. Super soft and machine washable, this adorable little elephant will be cherished for years to come.

baby nest

Baby Nest, £59.99, Kally Seep


This adorable baby nest is the perfect addition to any new mum's collection. The Kally Baby Nest features a 100 percent cotton hypoallergenic re-washable cover, with premium diamond stitching for additional comfort. It's designed to be the perfect width and is specially developed for babies aged 0-8 months old.

uggs childsplay

UGG Bixbee Booties & Lovey Blanket Gift Set, £59.95, Childsplay Clothing 


How cute is this adorable set for the fashion-savvy mum-to-be in your life? It features a pair of Bixbee booties, including a hook-and-loop fastening and a cosy textile insole. The set is finished with a matching Lovey blanket.

mum  you nappy chat

Mum & You nappy subscription, from £10.12, Amazon 


Any new parents will tell you, you can never have too many nappies. Stocking up doesn't have to be stressful, how about a nappy subscription from Mum & You? They are eco-friendly too!


You've heard of counting sheep? Before little ones can even master one, two, three, this sweet farmyard ted can help them feel calm at bedtimes. There are heartbeat sounds to bring them comfort and white noise options to lull them to sleep.

Ewan the Dream Sheep, £29.99, Amazon

baby touch book

Baby Touch I Love You, £7.99, Penguin


With high-contrast colours and textured patches to touch, feel and explore, this sweet babies' book features a range of animals and objects to introduce your little one to.

baby kingdom

Baby Kingdom Luxury Gift Set, £65, Baby Kingdom


Containing Baby Kingdom's award-winning products, the range comes in a reusable  gift box that's perfect for new mums to store nappies, wipes and all the other baby paraphernalia!

Best baby shower gifts for mums


my expert midwife set


The Ultimate Collection, £139, My Expert Midwife


Pregnant women are often quite apprehensive of birth and all it can entail. The aftercare can be quite painful, which is why this thoughtful gift from My Expert Midwife will be greatly received by any mummy-to-be.This handy transparent bag contains everything an expectant mum needs including full size, hero products which relieve the skin during pregnancy, birth and into motherhood. Everything in this set was developed by practising midwives, and they are the people in the know!

secret saviours kit

The Stretch Mark Prevention Band Kit, £90, Secret Saviours


Pregnant women often are often plagued by stretch marks over the nine month period, and a great way to banish those pesky lines is to treat them with cream. We love this l 3-step Stretch Mark Prevention Band Kit from Secret Saviours that would be the perfect baby shower gift! This kit comes with a supportive band for your bump, as well as a Day Gel & Night Cream.You apply the Day Gel, which primes your bump. Then, you put on the Bump Band, which is printed with Derma Dot pads that gently grip the skin, then lastly, apply The Night Cream, which gives your bump a burst of hydration as you sleep.

spotlight oral care

Mum To Be Gift Set, £75, Spotlight Oral Care


Created by mothers and dentists Dr Lisa and Vanessa Creaven, this gorgeous gift set supports oral health throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding. Toxin-free and vegan-friendly, the pregnancy toothpaste is safe for both mum and baby, and can be used with the three-speed electric sonic toothbrush. Mum can also indulge in a pamper session using the 100% Jade facial roller designed to de-puff, soothe and relax tired skin, before heading to bed with the hypoallergenic silk eye mask.

jmb backpack

Backpack Changing Bag, £59.99, Jojo Maman Bebe


The BabaBing Mani can be used as both a tote and backpack. Designed to be multifunctional and unisex, new parents can use the changing bag whenever and wherever whilst on the go!

leopard carrier

Leopard Baby Carrier Mini, £105, BabyBjorn


Looking for a baby carrier that you can use from day one? BabyBjorn's carrier, which comes in a range of colours including leopard print, dusty pink and vintage indigo, is super soft and small enough to pack in your hospital bag. It's easy to use and simple to take on and off; you can even unfasten the entire front section to gently lift out your sleeping baby.

my baby days

                                                     All My Firsts Print, £49.99, My Baby Days

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The perfect way for parents to documents special baby milestones - everything from their first tooth and first steps through to their first time on a plane and first night in their own bed! It's a precious print to hang proudly on the wall and mark off as they grow and learn. 

aveeno set

                                               AVEENO® moisturising gift set, £20, Amazon

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AVEENO® is well-known for its amazing selection of babycare products and treats for the new arrival will be much-appreciated, but don't forget about that new mama too! Time-poor new mums will thank you for this incredible three-step moisturising set that will give them gorgeous skin. 

seraphine hospital bundle

Maternity Hospital Bag Bundle, £90, Seraphine


Made by a brand loved by the royals including the Princess of Wales, this maternity hospital bag bundle is the perfect baby shower gift for mum-to-be. Not only does it include a maternity and nursing nightie that features handy buttons for skin-on-skin contact, it also comes with a matching dressing gown to cover mum up on labour ward. The handy pyjama top is also ideal for breastfeeding. She'll be hospital ready in no time.

hand print gifts

Baby Handprint Kit, £20, Jojo Maman Bebe


This adorable baby handprint kit contains everything she'll need to create hand or footprint keepsakes to cherish for years and years. Beautifully packaged in a smart suitcase, it's also ideal for christenings or as a first birthday gift.

neals yard collection

Mother and Baby Collection, £45, Neal's Yard Remedies


Treat mum and baby to this award-winning skincare collection by Neal's Yard Remedies. Natural and organic, the baby range has been lovingly crafted to protect and care for your baby's delicate skin while the nourishing mother’s range helps expectant mothers during and after pregnancy.

elemis oil

Japanese Camellia Body Oil Blend, £42, Elemis


This luxurious oil from Elemis is the perfect treat for the mum-to-be. With the finest grade oil for Aromatherapy, this oil nourishes nails, hair, skin and scalp. Rich in plant collagen, it'll also keep skin moisturised and supple, helping to prevent stretch marks.

vital baby steriliser

UV steriliser and dryer, £129.99, Vital Baby


One of the more practical gifts to give, the NURTURE advanced pro UV steriliser & dryer safely destroys 99.99 per cent of bacteria, viruses and mould in just seven minutes using UV LEDs. From bottles, soothers and toys, baby's items will be sterilised and dried in no time.

mother fit

Mother Fit subscription, from £7.50 per month, Mother Fit


Now this is a gift that will keep on giving. Designed for pregnancy, post-partum, and beyond, a subscription with Mother Fit will ensure that mum or mum-to-be feels mentally and physically supported on her journey.

The online platform, which offers a free trial for 14 days, offers a range of workouts you can do from the comfort of your home like yoga and weight training, plus a hypnobirthing course, and access to experts such as lactaction consultants. The post-partum programme, designed for the fourth trimester, helps you on your recovery journey and also offers meal plans. 


                                    Intrigue balconette nursing bra, £45.60, Bravado Designs

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Breastfeeding mamas will thank you for a bra that's pretty and practical. This brand-new addition to the Bravado Designs family has no nasty wires and comes in a wide-range of sizes.

Best baby shower kits and games


baby shower in a box


Baby Show in a Box, £22.99, Bonjour Baby Showers


Get the party started with Bonjour Baby Showers' Baby Shower in a Box kit. It has everything you could possibly want to throw the perfect baby shower, including bunting, balloons, confetti, a banner, baby shower games and more. Organised or what?

Best baby shower food and drink

biscuiteers beatrix potter

Biscuiteers Beatrix Potter selection tin, £25, JoJo Maman Bebe


No baby shower is complete without sweet treats. These Beatrix Potter-themed biscuits, hand-iced by Biscuiteers, are almost too pretty to eat and feature some much-loved characters, including Mrs. Tiggy Winkle, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Peter Rabbit. The tin can be used afterwards as a handy keepsake box.

mummys tea

Mummy's Tea Collection, £39, Mummy's Organics


Available in loose leaf or tea bags, Mummy's Tea Collection offers the perfect range of tea for every occasion, whether mum or mum-to-be needs an iron boost, help with sleeping, or a breast milk booster.

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