There is nothing more exciting than the announcement that a friend or relative is expecting and throwing a baby shower is a wonderful way to bring everyone together, as well as give some exquisite and practical presents for the forthcoming bundle of joy. Here are our favourite pieces from Monsoon Children’s baby and newborn collections, which make the perfect baby shower gifts. Starting at just 0-3 months, both ranges feature a plethora of adorable newborn gifts that are perfect for keeping little ones comfortable.
Designed in yellow with pretty daisy prints, our Dolly dress set for newborns and babies is wearable sunshine. It comes with a pink grosgrain ribbon at the waist, and is designed from cool, comfy cotton for warm-weather practicality. Match it with the co-ordinating cardigan, embroidered with flowers on the hem.
If the parents are expecting a girl, the Lila flamingo dress is a wonderful choice if you’re struggling to find that perfect baby gift. Whether she’s enjoying an outside adventure in her pram, or having a little snooze at home, this lightweight cotton piece is perfect for keeping baby happy and comfortable.In keeping with the flamingo trend, the Lila romper is a soft and snuggly choice for keeping cool and comfy wherever she goes.
Lemons and Lambs
Our Lottie pinny and tee’s intricate embroidered lambs stroll cheerfully across the bottom of this piece, against an eye-catching yellow backdrop that’s the perfect pop of colour for summer. Crafted from the softest cotton, and finished with vibrant pink thrills and an oh-so-pretty white tee, this piece is perfect for keeping baby comfortable on warm sunny days.
Ice Creams and Lollies
For a sweet summer look, the Lolly dress and knickers set’s super-cute print is what dreams are made of. Made from 100% breathable cotton, this set will keep baby comfy in the heat – so it’s perfect for her first holiday.
Soldiers and Stripes
Crafted from the most exquisitely soft cotton, our Lucas knitted sleepsuit keeps baby feeling warm and comfortable as he snoozes throughout the night and day. The quality of the fabric is suitable even for the most sensitive baby skin, so you won’t need to worry about irritation keeping the little one awake. Match with the Joey stripe cardigan for daytime adventures.
Our George knitted set is a nautical-inspired number that’s perfect for tiny sailors. Crafted from the finest cotton, this piece is all baby needs to sail away to a snuggly sleep, and comes with fastenings on one shoulder it’s easy for parents too.
How soon should you have a baby shower?
While there’s no right or wrong time to host a baby shower, many mums-to-be prefer it to be in the final trimester as there’s a bump to fawn over!
Who should host a baby shower?
Years ago, a distant relative such as an aunt or cousin would organise the celebration. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for the mother-to-be to throw her own shower and invite her friends and family, but lots of people think that the excitement and joy of a surprise baby shower is the most special way to spoil her.
Planning a baby shower doesn’t have to be stressful.
Just keep in mind these tried-and-tested tips:
- Remember that, while you want all the guests to feel special, this party is all about the mother-to-be. When making any decisions, keep her tastes in mind so she will have a shower she’ll never forget.
- Ask the most important guests, such as grandparents, if they can make the date before you send out the rest of the invitations. You don’t want to ask everyone to save the date only to find out they’re unable to attend.
- If you don’t have many spare chairs in your home, don’t worry. Simply put some cushions on the floor for people to sit on.
- Don’t forget the baby shower favours. These don’t need to be expensive. In fact, homemade favours usually make the biggest statement.