Baby showers are joyous occasions. A bunch of women gather to celebrate the arrival of a new baby. They drink tea or coffee, sit around and share motherhood experiences, and shower the expecting mother with gifts. The event itself is fun, and so is the shopping trip prior to the event.
Finding an appropriate gift is easy, finding an exceptional gift not so much. The stores are full of standard baby products, but that is not good enough if you really want to impress guests and ‘mother of honour’ at the baby shower party.
More and more boutiques selling baby gifts online are launching campaigns that promote unusual, yet highly desirable baby products. Some can actually be used as baby shower presents. Among the items listed on these baby accessory sites, shoppers will now also find quality baby and pregnancy skincare products. Liquid hand and body wash, lotions and soaps made from goat’s milk are currently highly in demand, as they contain proteins, amino acids and Vitamin A, which will nourish the delicate baby skin. Milk products also contain lactic acid, which will help to cleanse, exfoliate and soften the skin. They are great for babies with sensitive skin, psoriasis and eczema.
Skincare is something that should not only be applied to babies. An expecting mother should also be gifted with a selection of rubs, creams and lotions. Her body is going through tremendous changes, which will affect her skin. Tummy Rub stretch mark oils, for example, provide 100 per cent moisture and are full of Omega 3, 6 and 9. These oils – which are not really oily – will be soaked up by the skin immediately, creating a protective sheen. The skin will be soft and more flexible, limiting those dreaded stretch marks. These products are safe for mother and child, as they do not contain synthetic fragrances, colourants, paraben, xenoestrogen, phthalates, or other unhealthy substances.
You could also select an assortment of eco-friendly skin care products for the mum who cares about the environment. Quite popular are honey lip balm, honey & macadamia skin drink, organic body moisturisers, river salt & desert lime shower gel, and many more. These specific mother and baby products are perfect for all skin types, and can be ordered from various shops selling baby gifts online.
When selecting an organic travel pack, baby shower creams, and tummy rub butter, make sure that the products are genuine, and the online supplier reputable. Read as many consumer reviews as you can, and do not hesitate to talk to mums who have already used the items you want to buy. It is better to change your mind than to be embarrassed when the gifts flop.
To make your selection of baby shower presents sensational, place them in a decorative hamper or wicker baskets. Add some small toys like teethers and rattles, soft hand towels, and other practical baby accessories, wrap it all up in cellophane, and tie it all together with a stunning bow. Do not forget to add a wish card, as you do want the mother to know that this sensational gift hamper came from you.