Baby Shower? Office farewell for maternity leave? We have the 10 best baby gift ideas that will be sure to please the Mother to be!
We found that the best gifts for Mothers-to-be are ones where everyone pitches in an buys a big ticket item that they really need or want! Before you think ‘that’s too hard’, let me reassure you that we make collecting money for a group present super easy. Just share a link and everyone chips in online. Find out here just how easy!
Ask her what she’d really like or really needs? A whisper in her ear, or ask her advice as if it were for someone else. Most pregnant women have a long list of things they’d love. Ask her if she’d like something for her, for the baby or even something that’s not a thing – a pre-bub holiday, a treatment?
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Parents take 1 million baby photos, but how many are great? Let a professional take a couple of shots that are worthy of sharing and keeping forever. Buy a voucher from a photographer nearby and let your friend choose the timing – pregnancy, new born or first year. Get a combo of digital and prints so your friend can keep them close and share with the world.
If you’re in Sydney’s east, Justine Perl Photography, based in Bondi, has a huge clientele of new mums and families. She can take shots in her studio or at home, with or without props. She has packages starting at $660.
Cute maternity and baby hampers are always a winner! They look amazing and are filled with both essentials and high quality cute bunnies, toys and outfits!
When my son was born, I received the most beautiful baby hamper from Little Kisses. It was filled with a beautiful baby blanket, outfit and bear. These items are so lovely they will be put away as keepsakes!
Remember when you had your baby … there just wasn’t enough time to sit down and really enjoy your baby. Well, how about getting meals sent to mum after bub is born! That way, it is one less thing keeping her from spending precious time with her new baby.
There are two ways you can do this:
A massage or spa treatment is perfect for those last weeks before the baby arrives or after when your friend will need some time to fill her own bucket.
If you are not sure what type of treatment or when a treatment would be be best, just pitch in for a gift voucher to a day spa. We have previously had a very relaxing time at endota spa ~ and they have over 100 day spas in convenient locations throughout Australia.
There’s the basics and then there’s the nice to haves. Help with the checklist with a gift card or choose something gorgeous. I found a moses basket or wicker bassinet sort of thing meant I didn’t have to run up and downstairs constantly. This one’s cute from One Fine Baby and a great gift from co-workers.
Whether it’s a designer cot that turns into a bed, or a chair that’s comfy to feed in at all hours of the night, it’s all big bucks. Ask mum-to-be what big ticket item she’d love and either chip in to buy it or a voucher or the cash. Let everyone chip in for something you choose or give a gift card for Baby Village or One Fine Baby. GroupTogether can help supply you with either.
Baby Village and One Fine Baby have the range of practical to stylish ways to pack and move fast. Check out this chic baby bag (above) and pop up travel cot. I’m not sure that it’s quite 2 seconds but not bad!
You know you need a bassinet or cot, but what about a travel cot. That’s one that sneaks up on you. Great to let you escape your own four walls for a change.
Flowers are always lovely. Let everyone chip in and send some flowers and goodies from LVLY.
We (Julie and Ali) both had twins and more. We’d have traded every present we received for a couple of nights sleep care of a night nurse! Call an agency in your area and check references carefully. It’s not cheap but worth GOLD!
Go to the www.grouptogether.com. We walk you through a quick and easy set up. Then share the link so everyone can chip in online. It’s ideal for office chip ins for group gifts, birthdays, get wells, farewells, engagements gifts etc.
Passing the hat around for a friend who’s doing it tough is an extraordinary act of friendship. So how do you do it efficiently and in a way that others feel