6 Perfect Baby Shower Gift Ideas Mumma Will Actively Love (and Use!)

Is there a more special occasion than a baby shower? There’s something beautiful about rallying around the Mumma-to-be, sharing advice and helping set her up for the journey she’s about to embark on.

Along with lots of love, giggles and nibbles, a significant part of a successful baby shower is picking the right gift – one you know mum needs and will support her when bubs arrives.

Some mums might help you with a gift recommendations list but don’t fret if they haven’t. The superb team at Metro Baby have come up with their expert picks to help you tick all the boxes.

Top 6 Perfect Baby Shower Gifts

1. Leander Matty Change Pad – Cappuccino
The nappy changing companion every mum doesn’t know she needs until she’s gifted it! The Leander Matty Change Mat allows new mums to create a portable changing station wherever needed. Made from polyurethane foam, the mat can be used as-is. With its soft-touch, robust material, mums can place baby directly on top of the mat. Completely waterproof and easy to wipe clean, this lightweight, no-fuss mat is a new mum’s dream come true.

2. Charlie Crane Levo Baby Rocker
Is mum-to-be a style queen whose home wouldn’t look out of place in an issue of Home & Garden? This is the perfect gift for her! The Charlie Crane Levo Baby Rocker is a gorgeously simple and impeccably stylish rocker for babies birth to seven months. This is the perfect spot to let baby rest and be softly rocked to dreamland, with a child-friendly, ergonomic design that supports healthy growth.

3. Mr Maria Miffy First Light Lamp
A thoughtful gift that’s unique and everyone will love, the Mr Maria Miffy First Light Lamp is an adorable accompaniment in any newborn’s room. Mr Maria is famous for their Netherland-designed night lights, and the Miffy First Light was the Red Dot Design winner for 2018. Featuring six brightness settings and a sleep mode setting, it can go whenever your little one goes. A timeless design means this might be bub’s first lamp but it’ll likely be their only one for years to come.

4. Atelier Choux Hot Air Balloon Swaddle Blanket
Swaddle cloths and blankets are an essential item for newborns, and you can help the new mum in your life escape dreary white blankets with this impeccably stylish one! Designed especially for Atelier Choux by Mattias Adolfsson, a renowned Swedish illustrator, this beautiful gift is as functional as it is luxurious. Made from 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton and printed on water-based, baby-safe ink, new mums can use this as a light blanket and for swaddling, or as a floor or table covering for changes and tummy time. It’s also lightweight enough to provide privacy when breastfeeding and washing machine/tumble dryer friendly (phew!).

5. Done by Deer Raffi Gold Dots Rattle
Got a new mum who said they don’t need anything, but you can’t bear to show up empty-handed? This is the pick for you. The Done by Deer Raffi Gold Dots Rattle is a cute little giraffe made from 100% cotton fabric with a soft rattle in his tummy. Raffi is soft and lovable, the ideal shape for little fingers that are just developing. A great small gift!

6. Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Activity Toy – Llama
The Skip Hop Bandana Buddies Llama Activity Toy is the perfect pram buddy or at-home playmate. Developed for safe, multi-sensory play, little hands will have endless fun exploring rattles, crinkly materials, teething textures, patterns and sounds. Colourful, BPA-free, PVC-free and phthalate-free, the Llama activity toy offers worry-free, safe engagement for bubs. Attach to a stroller, car seat or carrier, or around a wrist for quick, easy play, anywhere it’s needed.