Planning the perfect gift for any new mum is tricky. Would she prefer something sentimental or something useful? When you can’t decide what to buy, sometimes a baby gift hamper with a little bit of everything baby and mum need generates the biggest smiles. Stuffed full of lovely goodies, it’s a gift that’s easy to personalise according to your budget. So, whether you want to make a statement at a baby shower or just spoil baby, here are our top tips on how to create the perfect baby hamper – that mama will love too!
Execute perfect hamper planning first
The beauty of baby hampers is that they can be thoughtfully personalised. But before you begin randomly buying, start planning first. Establish your budget and the number of items you want to buy. Is it a first child? If so, mama may need more essential basics that she won’t already own. Make sure it’s thoughtful, well considered and not randomly thrown together. Remember: the art of the perfect baby hamper is having the right balance of essentials and indulgences.
Consider pampering baby essentials….
From natural oils and balms to organic, chemical-free shampoos, pampering baby skincare essentials make wonderful additions to a baby gift hamper. What’s more, they won’t break the bank. Opt for gorgeously packaged treats from independent brands to really gift something extra special. Don’t forget – nappies and wipes will also be gratefully received!
…and practical gifts too
Cute novelty items or flashy expensive gifts make have a wow factor, but the likelihood is they’ll be gathering dust in no time. Although not super glamorous, practical gifts like bibs and muslin blankets are always needed – and they don’t have to be boring. Choose ones in the softest natural organic fibres like bamboo or cotton, adorned with lovely prints or motifs.
Toys are fun…
Add some fun to your baby hamper by including some playful toys. Baby will love cuddling up to a sweet soft toy or shaking a colourful noisy rattle. Avoid toys that are too grown up and go for something age-appropriate between 0-12 months, and make sure you buy something safe. Multisensory baby toys with colour, texture and sound are great for stimulating activity and curiosity. Teething rings are a brilliant pick as they’re fun and can be chewed to soothe sore gums.
…but don’t forget mum!
No baby hamper would be complete without something special for mama as well. As any new mum will tell you perma-exhaustion is her 24/7 state of body and mind, so any gifts that embrace self-care will win you brownie points. Think fragrant bath salts, deliciously scented candles, face masks and soft balms and creams. For when she needs an indulgent pick-me-up, some naughty gourmet treats or tipples will do just the trick!