March 23, 2023
Whether you have children or not, baby shower gifts can be tricky. You never quite know what a mum will love/ what her parenting style will be or even if they have an aversion to a certain print, colour or style of clothing. What you might have considered a ride-or-die item, they might think is confusing, or useless. But do you know what’s always a hit? Self-care products. Because not only will they always be gratefully received and used, they are also something that a mum-to-be might not think of buying for herself, although every mum wants (and deserves to be) pampered. And - they’re useful! Which is always key to an excellent gift.
And it just so happens we’ve curated the perfect edit of gifting ideas for a baby shower so you don’t even have to do the thinking. Just click, buy and feel good knowing you’ve nailed mum-to-be gifting.
Willeaine Bath Soak Salts - Bump, $20: Baths are a pregnant woman’s dream, and these up the relaxation factor by adding Epsom salts (rich in magnesium) to help with muscle aches and pregnancy-safe botanicals to turn it into a beautiful ritual. She may never leave the tub.
Badger Balm Pregnant Belly Oil, $39.95: There is no better feeling for a pregnant woman to be able to massage a delicious, luxe oil into her itchy, stretched bump. Also, as a bonus it keeps the skin supple and smooth which lessens the chances of stretch marks.
Al.ive Body Australia Gentle Pear Baby Body Lotion, $34: When babies are born their skin barrier is thinner and more prone to allergens and dryness. Moisturising post-bath is not only a beautiful ritual for them to do with their newborn, it’s actually good for the baby too. Made specifically for young skin, this lotion is infused with pear extract, jojoba oil and calendula that offer a natural, non-irritating scent.
We are Feel Good Inc Baby Mineral Sunscreen, $29.95: Because of their delicate skin, babies can’t wear sunscreen before six months. But, as soon as they hit the half year mark, this is the one you want them to use. A zinc-based, broad spectrum 50+ sunscreen that’s fragrance free. Start them on the sun safety early!
Badger Balm Baby Balm, large, $21.95: You can’t go past an “everything balm” as a gift, because a new parent will literally use it on everything. Nappy rash, belly rub, baby massage, dry patches – it works for everything, and will be kind to even the most sensitive skins. This one is formulated with Calendula and Chamomile and Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil to soften and nourish the skin and is free from chemicals, synthetics, fragrance and parabens.
Willeaine Aromatherapy Sleep Aromatherapy Roll on, $12: While we’re on the topic of sleep (or lack thereof) often new mums are so tired, but simultaneously wired so they find it hard to actually sleep when they do get the opportunity. This specially formulated sleep blend with lavender and cedarwood will help them destress and relax by simply rolling onto wrists, temples or soles of the feet before sleep.
Badger Balm Baby Gift Set, $69.95: Still feeling overwhelmed? You’ll cover all based with this set which includes a calming baby oil for post-bath massage (excellent before sleep) the baby balm and a zinc oxide based diaper cream.