oh baby: 5 tips for picking the perfect shower gift

baby shower gift giving ideas on the mushybooks blog

There is so much choice when it comes to picking the perfect baby gift and sometimes it's hard to know where to start.  We've put together a few tips to help you pick the perfect shower gift that's as fun to give as it is receive.

1.  Consider the big picture

The best place to start when choosing the perfect shower gift is to think about the person receiving it.  What is her style?  Does she know the gender of the baby or is it a surprise?  Is this her first baby?  You may also want to consider the time of year the baby is born.  The answer to these questions will give you a good starting point for ideas.

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2.  Pick a unifying theme

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Its always easier to put items together when there is something unifying them.  Whether it be a color palette, favorite animal or activity, pick a theme and go from there.  If you need inspiration, find out what the baby's nursery is going to look like as that's often a indication of the mama's taste.  In our case, we knew that our mama-to-be loved giraffes, so it was a great starting point.  

3.  Consult the registry

Baby gifts are fun to shop for but don't forget to check the registry. It will be a good indication of what she still needs and if nothing else it'll give you a good place to start.  



4.  Balance practicality with just plain adorableness  

Of course its more fun to give an adorable tutu rather than some diaper rash cream, but its important to find some items that aren't just going to sit in a closet unused.  With our shower gift, all of the items are totally practical as well as super adorable.  Win win!  

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wild kids apparel onesie - perfect baby shower gift
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5.  Shop small

What better way to curate a unique and truly heartfelt gift but to support small shops, many of which are run by mama's that are hustling hard to balance family life while creating unique products.  

Here are the items that we put together for our special mama-to-be:  

THE WILD - Gus the Giraffe onesie

From the Seeds - Giraffe print storage bucket

Bannor Toys - Giraffe wood teether

My Mila - Striped fur pom toque

Mushybooks - Modern baby book 

It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.
— Mother Teresa

We are giving you a chance to WIN all of these amazing items!  Visit our Instagram page for more details to see how you can take home this fantastic prize for yourself or a special mama-to-be in your life.  

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