If you’re attending a baby shower sometime this year, you may find it difficult to think of a valuable gift to bring if your expectant friend or relative hasn’t set up a registry. Here are suggestions for thoughtful shower gifts that are useful too:
Diaper cake. Every new parent can appreciate this gift. Search online for how to make this practical gift that will give parents a head start on their diaper inventory.
Mommy–to–be bag. Buy a recyclable tote bag and fill it with items to pamper and prepare mom for delivery.
Include comfortable slippers, hair ties, relaxing aromatherapy scents, a journal, and a cooling eye mask for nights she can’t sleep.
Memory keeping. Get the mom-to-be started with a personalized scrapbook with stickers and labels to keep track of baby’s first year. You can also look for other memory-keeping items like a baby plaster footprint kit, or other casting keepsakes.
Charitable donation to help others. Through
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, you can provide essential healthcare education to pregnant women in developing countries for $50. This meaningful gift will save lives and comes with a card that you can personalize in honour of the mom-to-be.
Becoming a new parent is exciting and celebrating your friend or relative’s joy is what a baby shower is all about. More gift ideas can be found online at www.ccfcanada.ca/Gifts.
Author: By Melissa Yue