6 Unique Baby Shower Gift Ideas for a New Mum

How To Make Her Special Gifts Important & Meaningful


Is that exciting day of cuddly new beginnings finally approaching? Then it’s time to really celebrate the new bundle of joy and give mum-to-be a special day to remember. Baby showers have welcomed new life since the 1940s, and while it’s a beautiful tradition, it’s great fun to add a modern touch. 


Always the perfect opportunity to spoil a new mum and stock up bub’s nursery, today it’s also about finding unique baby shower gift ideas. Give her the joy of friends, entertainment, fun, and laughter. It’s a memorable day to suit her personality, keep her totally relaxed, and show your support. Make sure she feels loved and cared for with gifts she can treasure long after all the fun is over.  

Here at Gifts Australia, we’ve been searching for interesting ideas to deliver tradition with a fresh touch. We hope it’s a helpful way to explore customising your baby shower gift choices, adding those essential little personal touches for your loved one.  

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Babies need a barrage of clothes, toys and everyday essentials when they arrive, so friends and family can help cover the cost. The best baby shower gifts help stock and decorate the nursery with useful items and beautiful keepsakes. It’s also a chance to pamper and indulge mum-to-be with a fabulous day, little luxury treats and memorable keepsakes that will last a lifetime. The opportunity to relax and have great fun with friends is lovely, and those little gifts are priceless. 

6 Best Baby Shower Gift Ideas For New Mums


Share the love by giving the new mum a unique gift and making her day unforgettable. Whatever you decide to do, a baby shower is so much more than welcoming a little one. Most people want to bring some small gifts for the baby shower, but why not create something truly unforgettable together? 

Here’s some inspiration for baby shower gifts that will make her sigh with joy. 


Signature Artwork

Create a piece of stunning artwork that complements bub’s nursery theme. Choose a decorative item or something the new mum-to-be can use every day. Ask friends and family to sign it or leave loving little messages or fingerprints. It could be a lovely photo frame, a glazed plate, the baby’s name or a cute hanging mobile. You could even get creative with a fabulous wall mural or photo gallery.


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Bedtime Storytelling 

If you prefer something even more unique and personal, compile some unforgettable storytelling recordings. Ask close friends and family to video or record themselves reading aloud their favourite storybook. Bedtimes will be treasured by mum and bub forever! You can also include the books themselves for a really special baby shower gift that will create new memories for years to come. 


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Words Of Wisdom 

Words and wisdom never go amiss at a baby shower, especially when written with love. Ask guests to share experiences or encouragement and write them in a beautiful new baby guest book or notebook. If you want to add some humour, make a lovely tip box filled with “unsolicited advice”. Tell her it can’t be opened until after bub has arrived and give her something sweet to look forward to.


Hampers Of Knowledge

In a similar vein, fill a basket with items just for mum-to-be. Add things that symbolise what loved ones have grown to love and rely on during motherhood. Everyone can choose a personal gift, practical, fun or funky, and add their own message. Or you can simply opt to load the basket with beautiful baby essentials. Ask for cuddly baby clothes, wraps, bib sets, bootees, soft toys and teethers and pack them with love. 

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Bub’s First Library

There’s nothing nicer than a baby’s first collection of cute books, and mum will adore it as a baby shower gift. Friends and family can contribute the newest titles, family favourites and traditional stories. Writing little notes inside the front covers with their love and good wishes will add to the thrill for mum. Imagine her smiling face reading them all and stacking them on bub’s very first nursery bookcase. 

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Classic Accessories

Who can resist Paddington Bear, Peter Rabbit or Winnie the Pooh? Retro toys and nursery accessories remain top baby shower gifts for moms, and with good reason. They are timeless and loved by everyone. Choose her favourite character and kit out bubs with Wedgewood mugs and nursery sets, classic piggybanks and wooden pull-along toys. They’re sure to become family heirlooms enjoyed and passed down over the years to come.


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Who Gives The New Mom A Baby Shower?


A baby shower is typically held around four to six weeks before bubs is due to make an appearance. However, mums sometimes prefer to wait until later so the baby can come too. There could even be more than one celebration, each for different groups of people. Other parents prefer not to receive baby shower gifts until after the birth for cultural, religious, or other reasons.


Anyone can organise or host the baby shower, from a coworker to a neighbour. It’s usually the mum-to-be’s bestie or a close relative, but anyone willing and able can join in! Some expectant mums might even want to plan their own baby showers, which is fine too. The most important thing is that it gets done. So roll up your sleeves and get planning those baby shower gifts!


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Holding a baby shower and creating thoughtful and unique baby shower gifts for mum is all about celebration. It’s the most joyful time, and the most important thing is just being together.  Design your own inventive, one-of-a-kind party gifts or choose from our inspiring list of baby shower gifts online. Do what works for mum-to-be and suits her personality. She’ll enjoy and treasure them for a lifetime. 


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