I have so many friends who are pregnant right now, so I thought I would put together a list of my absolute favorite items that I would have loved to have received at my own baby shower. Some are fashionable, some are practical, but all of them will be well received!
A Little Bundle is a monthly subscription service to provide curated bundles of products for both mother and her baby to enjoy. You can choose from a wide range of products from around the world that meet only the highest quality and design standards. They also work directly with designers and vendors to create exclusive products just for their subscribers! Bundles are now available for children up to 2 years old! Every bundle consists of four or more carefully hand-selected products for both the mother and child!
A 3 month subscription would be a great baby shower gift to an expecting mother! A Little Bundle scours the market and discovers products that make the motherhood journey beautiful and exciting! Every bundle is curated to a specific theme that offers creative ways for the mom and baby to bond. A Little Bundle celebrates the bond between moms and their babies and they believe all mothers and their children deserve the best of the best!
The Organic Pharmacy’s mother & baby natural, toxin-free products designed especially with sensitive babyskin in mind. The Organic Pharmacy organic baby products are gentle on baby’s skin, while the range of pre- and post-natal care is ideal for mom’s health and beauty needs.
Availability: Barney’s, Barney’s Online and www.theorganicpharmacy.com
Help a mom-to-be out by gifting her the gDiapers Newborn Bundle with everything in she could possibly need to start cloth diapering like a pro! It’s cheaper, cleaner and healthier for baby and the environment to use cloth diapers.
Price: Newborn Bundle is $124.99 from Amazon.com (Retails for $149.99)
A favorite of Kim Kardashian’s (as shown on the latest episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians), Mama Mio’s Lucky Legs has established itself as a pregnancy must-have.
Mama Mio’s Lucky Legs is the ultimate rescue remedy when your legs and feet are in need of some intensely minty refreshment. This mini-spa treatment glides on to instantly cool and ease weary, swollen limbs from knees to toes. Leaving a subtle sparkly-shimmer on your shins. I love rubbing this into my legs right before bed after a long day. Great for pregnancy and beyond!
I’m a huge fan of ALL Mama Mio products but this is the kit I recommend to ALL my pregnant friends and family. The Mama Mio Pregnancy Essentials Kit that includes Boob Tube, Tummy Rub Butter, and Lucky Legs (shown above). They are indeed the three essentials from Mama Mio that will get your through the 9 month stretch. I went through at least 2-3 tubes of Boob Tube and Tummy Rub Butter when I was pregnant with my son. What a life saver! I sincerely appreciate the scent of these while I was pregnant. We all know how sensitive our noses can be when we’re pregnant! Thank goodness Mama Mio knows that and made their products accordingly.
Another one I like is the Mama Mio The Congratulations Kit!
If you want to bring a delightful desert to the baby shower, consider making some of the increasingly popular Cake Pops! The Art of Cake Pops: 75 Dangerously Delicious Designs has some of the best, most unique Cake Pop recipes I’ve seen. Colorful images, detailed instructions and mouth watering ingredients that will make your desert the star of the show.
Get It: $13.31 on Amazon.com
If I had to pick only one item to give a new or expecting mom, I would absolutely pick the ERGObaby Baby Carrier. It was an absolute lifesaver for me with my son. It’s the easiest carrier to put on and off, easiest one to adjust, perfect for beginners and experts alike and a must-have for all moms. You’d think a baby would sleep better in a crib, undisturbed, but actually a brand new little baby is used to being WITH MOMMY! Been growing in there and living with mommy, doing what mommy does for 9 months. I say, in the womb for 9 months and on the back for 9 months! :-)
I especially love their Petunia Pickle Bottom collection.
Price: Retails for $115 and up