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Top 10 Best Baby Shower Gifts in the UK 2020

Baby shower gifts used to simply be token gifts for the newborn boy or girl such as a cute teddy or a rattle. However, these days they serve as a useful and thoughtful way for guests, friends, and family to help the new parents-to-be to get prepared for the birth, and life after too.


Baby shower ideas have expanded in the last few years with many focusing on the parents, or the mother in particular. Amazon has ingenious products you may not have thought of, eBay and Argos come through with excellent bargains and John Lewis provide a hint of luxury. Between the delightful offerings in our top ten, you're sure to find something perfect!

  • Last updated: 05-08-2020
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How to Choose a Baby Shower Gift in the UK - Buying Guide

Whether you're a baby shower beginner or you've been round the block a few times, choosing a top gift needn't be hard. There are so many options and ideas online to suit all budgets. Our buying guide below provides a perfect strategy for you, whether you're looking for something practical, luxurious or a bit of both!

Gifts for Baby? Choose Something Practical or Cute

To help you narrow down the options, a good idea is to think about the type of gift to buy – for example, would you prefer something special just for baby, or an item that's more practical for use by both parents and baby? Here are some ideas. 

Useful Essentials Such as Grow Suits or Swaddles Are Great for Smaller Budgets

Useful Essentials Such as Grow Suits or Swaddles Are Great for Smaller Budgets

If you don't know the parents-to-be very well and are unsure what to get, you can't go wrong when it comes to buying essentials. New parents really cannot have too many grow suits and swaddles made from good quality cotton, and you could even go a size up as babies grow so fast at this point.


If you're on a smaller budget or want to play it totally safe, essentials such as nappies, wipes and baby toiletries are great gifts, too. However, some new parents decide to use reusable nappies or to use organic products so you may want to check, or you can opt for a naturally-made gift for a bit of luxury.

Or, Go Traditional and Opt for an Adorable Toy or Comfort Blanket

Or, Go Traditional and Opt for an Adorable Toy or Comfort Blanket

You may just want to get a cute gift for baby, whether that's a toy or a teddy they can love for years to come, and we've got you covered! If you decide to go for a baby toy make sure to take age into consideration as products with many parts aren't always suitable for newborns. 


A comfort blanket is also an excellent choice whether you're close to the family or not, and is another affordable option. Make sure to choose one made from high-quality cotton or polyester for safety and wellbeing and of course, the comfiest snooze!

Gifts for the Parents Are Always Well Received! Look For Practical or Luxurious Gifts

At such a busy and exciting time certain items can be overlooked when planning the arrival of a new baby. Also, new parents may not have had chance to think about themselves so something slightly more fun or luxurious can be great, too. Read on for some great ideas for both options below.

A Practical Item Such as a Changing Bag or Nursing Pillow Will Help Them Adjust

A Practical Item Such as a Changing Bag or Nursing Pillow Will Help Them Adjust

Referring back to the practical theme, handy essentials are ideal gifts for the parents, too. Friends and family may be more likely to give presents for the baby, so choosing a changing bag or backpack or nursing pillow is a great idea.


Consider your budget and how well you know the parents, as some essential items like a changing backpack can be rather expensive. This type of gift may be best if it was actually requested, as many new parents will buy these items in preparation.

Give Mum Some Luxury With Products for Skin Health and Relaxation

Give Mum Some Luxury With Products for Skin Health and Relaxation

Pregnant women and new mums have some very specific health and wellness concerns that may not be totally focused on at this busy and expensive time! To that end, the mama in question would most likely love the chance for a bit of me time.


Whilst pregnant it's essential to keep the bump moisturised and nourished to prevent stretch marks and keep the skin healthy. After birth, promoting relaxation and nurturing a changing body becomes important. Tummy butters, oils, soothing gels and bath oils would all be extremely well received!

Boy, Girl, or Gender Neutral? Pick a Present Based on Baby's Gender – or Not!

Boy, Girl, or Gender Neutral? Pick a Present Based on Baby's Gender – or Not!

Choosing a gift based on the baby's gender may be best if you know the new parents well, as the choice of how to bring up baby is a personal one. If they have already found out the sex of the baby and are happy to receive presents for their bouncing baby boy or girl, then go for it!


Otherwise, if the parents don't yet know the sex or they prefer more gender neutral gifts, there are so many fabulous choices. Choose fabrics in white, grey or earthy colours like beige for a contemporary offering. Teething rings, toys or comforters are easy gifts too as they are often unisex.

Top 10 Best Baby Shower Gifts in the UK

Now we have shared our best tips with you, it's time for our gift recommendations. We have been sure to include a variety of both practical and luxury options, either for the new parents, for baby or as a treat just for mum. Happy browsing!

10
Gift TypePractical, for parents and baby
BudgetUnder £30
GenderUnisex
Age 0-12 months
9
Gift TypePractical, for baby
BudgetUnder £30
GenderUnisex
Age 2 years +
8
Gift TypeFor baby
Budget£10-£20
GenderUnisex
Age From birth +
7

PurebabyGrow Suit, Pack of 2

£28.00

Gift TypePractical, for baby
BudgetUnder £30
GenderUnisex, girls, boys
Age Sizes from 0-12 months
6
Gift TypeLuxury, for mum
BudgetUnder £20
GenderFemale
Age -
5
Gift TypePractical, for parents
Budget£50-£100
Gender-
Age -
4

JellycatBashful Bunny Baby Soother Soft Toy

£17.50

Gift TypeFor baby
BudgetUnder £30
GenderUnisex
Age From birth +
3
Gift TypePractical, for mum
BudgetUnder £30
GenderFemale
Age From birth +
2

aden + anaisJungle Jam Baby Swaddle Blanket, Pack of 4

£45.77

Gift TypeFor baby
BudgetUnder £50
GenderUnisex
Age From birth +
1
Gift TypeLuxury, for mum
BudgetUnder £30
GenderFemale
Age -

Compare the Best Baby Shower Gifts

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1
Mama Mio Pregnancy Travel Kit 1

Mama Mio

2
aden + anais Jungle Jam Baby Swaddle Blanket, Pack of 4 1

aden + anais

3
Niimo  Nursing Pillow  1

Niimo

4
Jellycat Bashful Bunny Baby Soother Soft Toy 1

Jellycat

5
Skip Hop Forma Changing Backpack 1

Skip Hop

6
Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Mother's Bath Oil 1

Neal's Yard Remedies

7
Purebaby Grow Suit, Pack of 2 1

Purebaby

8
Sophie La Giraffe Teething Ring 1

Sophie La Giraffe

9
The Gro Company  Gro-Clock Sleep Trainer 1

The Gro Company

10
Shnuggle Baby Bath 1

Shnuggle

Name

Pregnancy Travel Kit

Jungle Jam Baby Swaddle Blanket, Pack of 4

Nursing Pillow

Bashful Bunny Baby Soother Soft Toy

Forma Changing Backpack

Organic Mother's Bath Oil

Grow Suit, Pack of 2

Teething Ring

Gro-Clock Sleep Trainer

Baby Bath

Features

A Gorgeous Pamper Pack For Mama-To-Be

100% Cotton Muslin Swaddles

An Essential Item For Breastfeeding and Nursing

A Soft and Luxurious Comfort Blanket

The Perfect Baby Changing Backpack

Relaxing and Nurturing for New Mums

Cozy in Organic Cotton

A Natural Rubber Teething Ring

A Sleep Trainer For Young Children

A Beautifully Designed Baby Bath

Price£24.95£45.77£25.90£17.50£69.99£15.50£28.00£9.99£21.99£24.95
Gift TypeLuxury, for mumFor babyPractical, for mumFor babyPractical, for parentsLuxury, for mumPractical, for babyFor babyPractical, for babyPractical, for parents and baby
BudgetUnder £30Under £50Under £30Under £30£50-£100Under £20Under £30£10-£20Under £30Under £30
GenderFemaleUnisexFemaleUnisex-FemaleUnisex, girls, boysUnisexUnisexUnisex
Age -From birth +From birth +From birth +--Sizes from 0-12 monthsFrom birth +2 years +0-12 months
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More Great Gifts for New Families

More Great Gifts for New Families

Not everyone has a baby shower and you may be looking for more general presents for a new family. Check out our related articles below for some staple items on every new ma n' pa's list!

Summary

We hope this article has given you some inspiring ideas for that perfect baby shower gift. By following our useful guide and checking out our top ten we're sure you'll have found the right thing whether that's a practical gift or a bit of much-needed luxury!

Author: Melanie McPhail

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