When a new baby is on their way, it isn’t just the parents that are excited! Friendly, aunties, uncles, cousins, grandparents, the list goes on, are all waiting eagerly for their future little bundle of joy to make their appearance!
What is a baby shower?
A baby shower is the most traditional and modern way to celebrate your little ones arrival, where all your friends and family come together to shower not you with love and express their excitement for their newest family member to enter the world! It’s a time for everyone to come together, and “shower” the new parents to be with love, joy, good wishes and gifts. Many baby showers involve games, for ideas see our list of baby shower games.
When should you have a baby shower?
It is completely different and down to each parent as to when they want to have their baby shower, but most baby showers are held 4-6 weeks before the new addition is due to make their arrival. That way guests will have a gender in mind so they know what to buy – that is if you’re not keeping it a secret – and it also gives parents an idea of anything that they may be missing!
We at MyBump2Baby have pulled together this amazing gift guide of small businesses, to offer you some amazing gifts that are perfect for the new little arrival in your life…
Watson Kids Clothing
WatsonKids is a handmade children’s clothing company that creates personalised, quality clothing and gifts. Our collection is growing all the time and now includes T-shirts, jumpers, raincoats, blankets, bibs, hats, bags and much more. We offer a lovely range of colours and patterns to create the perfect gift for your little one. The combination is up to you. Choose your colour of the jumper, then add their initial using any of our gorgeous fabrics. Whether it’s a trip to visit Grandma, a day out at the zoo, nursery or just jumping in puddles, our range caters for every adventure. Each item in our collection is stylish and fun but also practical and durable and made to be washed over and over.
At WatsonKids we know how hard gifting can be, especially for a new mum, baby shower, first birthday, Christening or just to let them know you’re thinking of them. Our range offers something a little different. For the newborn we have gorgeous personalised muslins, teethers and bibs and as they get older, our bathrobes, jumpers and dungarees are just perfect. We all want our gift to stand out and be special but reasonably priced without losing sight of that all-important quality, and this is at the very centre of our company ethos.
We have recently launched our gift boxes which include a range of perfect combinations of the most pretty and useful things for a new arrival. Beautifully presented, wrapped in tissue and sealed with our logo sticker, our WatsonKids boxes come ready prepared for you to take to the baby shower or if you can’t go in person, we will happily post it directly to the lucky mum with your best wishes.
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Luxury Gift in a Box
Michelle’s Handmade Treasures
Glow in Style
Glow In Style is an online styling service for expecting and nursing Mums and beyond.
Our services are a personalised experience catering to your very needs with budget and desires in mind. Your very own Personal Stylist will assist in hand curating fashionable trends to send to you to try in the comfort of your own home.
Mush Mush Baby
Our clothes are designed with a focus on being functional and relaxed as well as fun and stylish. As a mum to a very active toddler, I understand the challenges when it comes to finding clothes that can be quickly changed and comfortable enough for your little one to run, climb and play.
We source fabric that is excellent in quality, making sure that the item you receive will last, survive multiple washes and be able to be passed down to another little one or friends and family. We are constantly changing our fabric range and only source a few metres of each material. This means all items are limited edition. Our garments are handmade and we really do love to make beautiful clothes for the most special little people in your life.
Mummy Me Time
With over 12 years crafting beautiful keepsakes, and hundreds of 5-star reviews, you can rest assured that your memories are in safe hands. My little lady outgrew her first clothes so quickly, and I couldn’t bear to give those special babygrows away … but equally, I didn’t want to hide them in a cupboard! I decided to make her a quilt and cushion, and the rest, as they say, is history! I’m now based on the beautiful island of Anglesey, in Wales.
I specialise in memory bears, keepsake cushions and memory quilts. I take the memory-filled clothes of your favourite people and create beautiful keepsakes for you to treasure.
Each commission is entirely unique because YOU and YOUR FAMILY are entirely unique. I’m here to make those memories beautiful for you and your family and friends.
Why not have a nosey around my website and have a think about what you would send me … tiny baby clothes for a snuggly quilt, a first school uniform for a beautiful teddy, or Grandad’s ties for a keepsake cushion?
Choosing a keepsake artist to trust with something so precious is never an easy decision. Experience, attention to detail and compassion are essential. I hope the reviews from hundreds of happy clients on Facebook can help make your choice a little easier.
I love new ideas, so if you have something in mind and can’t see a keepsake that’s quite right for you, just let me know and let’s see what we can come up with together!
So, whether you’re looking for a creature to sit proudly on a shelf, a quilt in which to snuggle or a cushion to have a cuddle, there’s a perfect keepsake that you can treasure.
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These 29 hilariously honest photo cards are designed to celebrate the wearer of the messy bun (crown of Mum) and big-up all the sleep-deprived; caffeine-addicted wonderful Mamas out there! It’s time to cheer for new Mums everywhere; not only for the days they are thriving but for those who’re only just surviving!
We all know and love ‘Baby Milestone Cards’; ‘I sat up for the first time, ‘I ate solid food’… but what about Mums’ Milestones!? After all, she’s the one feeding, changing nappies and cleaning up poo all day long and still managing (sometimes) to dress herself in the morning.
Adulting Cards are about marking Mum’s milestones, big or small!They’re about letting her share the struggles and victories, one mini-milestone at a time! Babies are great and all but Mums are AWESOME!
Milestone Cards For New Mums are lovingly designed to celebrate new Mums – If you’re looking for ideas for a new Mum or the best baby shower gift, these milestone cards are the perfect gift and a must have for every Mummy with a new baby! Or if you are the new Mama (huge congrats) these are a new Mum must- have so go ahead and treat yourself and pop them in your hospital bag!
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