There’s nothing like a baby shower for an excuse to go shopping, and there’s nothing we love more than perusing the best of miniature goods for babies! We’ve got ideas for everyone and every budget lined up in our Sassy Mama Baby Shower Gift Guide… be it French Chic or Bling Baby, we’ve got you covered with gift-spiration to treat every new beautiful bundle!
The Ultimate Hamper
Right at the top of our Baby Shower Gift Guide List is the wondrous MyBabyGift Signature Hamper from MyBabyGift.com. As far as hampers go, this is gift royalty. The team at My Baby Gift expertly select and assemble bespoke hampers for bubs (and mama). By far our favourite is their Signature Hamper. This hamper includes a host of great baby gifts, including 100% organic baby shampoo, a gorgeous pony rattle, Sophie the Giraffe toy, personalised baby blanket, bodysuits, baby pillow, hooded bath towel, bib and a complimentary gift card to top it all off. Just jump on their website to snag up the baby shower gift of the year!
$330 at MyBabyGift.com
Baby Shower Jungle Theme
The heat is on and we’re in the height of summer so we’ve rounded up the best jungle-themed baby shower gifts to get mamas in the mood for safari chic. So if the mother-to-be in your life is feeling a bit miffed at not being able to jet off to a tropical retreat, do her a favour and bring the cool of the pool to her (and the bump) instead.
1. The Jungle Book
This is a classic movie the whole family will adore and something a new baby will want to watch over and over again (once they’re big enough!). Every child should grow up knowing every lyric to Bear Necessities as well as air-saxaphoning to Louis Armstrong. The greats don’t date and it’s a good precursor to reading Rudyard Kipling to them when they get a bit older.
$12.50 on Amazon.com
2. Sophie La Girafe
Our jungle favourite Sophie La Girafe never lets us down. Give the gift of security to a new baby in the form of this comforter and soother holder. Hailing back to the sixties, Sophie has been a baby-in-the-know favourite for decades and has been loved by children from Paris to California. It just goes to show it’s never too late to jump on the Sophie la Girafe bandwagon!
$28.84 at Sophie La Girafe
3. Zara Jardin Tropical Air Fresheners
We can’t get enough of Zara’s tropical theme this season. These scent sticks and candles will transport you to a tropical island, where swinging from a hammock under a palm tree is the norm. An ‘ode to springtime’, this beautiful blend combines lily of the valley and iris to create a crisp and fresh scent. Snap one up for your baby mama — and one for you too.
$31-$63 at Zara
4. Lush Jungle Conditioner Bar
Why is Lush the best place ever? It has amazing gifts for mum, baby, dad, great-aunt, great-great-granny… you get the point! That’s why we at Sassy Mama are very excited about their newly opened store in Orchard Gateway. Their Jungle Conditioner Bar, packed with fresh avocadoes, bananas, kumquats and cocoa butter, will leave hair fresh, shiny and detangled. The keyword here being detangled – the perfect gift for mama and baby.
$11.50 at Lush
5. Roberto Cavalli Bottle Bag
We couldn’t not include our old friend Cavalli now could we? Leopard print never goes out of style and it’s something a stylish little one should learn to appreciate from a young age – cue Roberto Cavalli’s leopard print bottle bag. Made in Cavalli’s signature brown leopard print, this is one for high fashion babies, yet a practical accessory for busy mamas who need quick bottle access! This handy bag is made in Italy, so while it’s a little steep, you’re guaranteed long-lasting quality. Hang it on your pram for instant Italian glam.
$182.60 at Roberto Cavalli
Baby Shower Organic Baby Theme
Nothing is more important than a healthy babe, which is why we’ve scoured Singapore’s finest organic stores to bring you the best organic baby shower gifts out there. When there’s two to think about all of a sudden, skincare and clothes shopping can become a little more stressful. Offer a new mama a helpful green hand and point her in the right direction with these nature-loving delights.
1. Organic Swaddle Cloths at Ciinolin
A longtime favourite, we just can’t get enough of these beautiful printed Organic swaddle cloths from Ciinolin. They’re perfect for keeping baby cosy and snug (and shoulders clear from spit up!) plus all of Ciinolin’s products are free from chemicals and made with a mix of cotton and natural bamboo. Breathable and soft to the touch, Ciinolin’s multi-use swaddle cloths are the ultimate gift for a new mama, plus those cute prints also make the cloths too adorable not to use!
$55.86 at Ciinolin
2. Nuumi Any.wear Muslin Wrap
This muslin wrap is adorable, useful and eco-friendly for both baby boys and girls. Adorned with a cute woodland owl print, this super soft wrap is made from pure bamboo and is 100% sustainably produced. It comes in a pack of two — perfect for twins!
$36.02 at nuumi
3. Muddyfingers Stuffed Organic Owl
We’re riding the owl theme here and this little fellow is complete sweetness, perfect for a newborn, plus it’s a guilt-free gift that doesn’t cost the earth. Made from untreated cotton, it’s a gorgeously soft companion for a new baby and at approx $24, won’t break your wallet. Fair cotton, fair prices, fair deal! Thanks Muddy Fingers.
$24.03 at Muddy Fingers
4. Neals Yard Mother Organic Collection Gift Set
With a bump to attend to, skincare can be tricky and there is no better time to go organic now that there is one extra person to consider in your beauty regime. Neal’s Yard Organics provides a great range of organic products that are safe and natural for mamas to use both during pregnancy and after baby arrives. Their gift set collection contains bath oil, massage oil and mother’s balm, softly scented with uplifting oils.
$73.05 at Neals Yard Organics
5. Just Mother Massage at So Spa
There’s nothing a new mama needs more than a little rest and relaxation, which is why a gift voucher to So Spa is a guaranteed gift win! Their signature Just Mother massage is specifically designed for new mums, providing a detoxifying and relaxing experience. A tired body will feel deeply relaxed and rejuvenated after a stimulating combo of their 4-Teas elixir and lymphatic draining massage strokes. Mama will emerge feeling refreshed and recharged, ideal for post-baby recovery.
$180 for a 60 min massage at So Spa
6. Dotty Bee’s Mama and Baby Gift Set – Bouquet and Native Essentials Skincare Pack
Organic and show-stopper aren’t often found in the same sentence but Dotty Bee’s baby clothes bouquets really are special gifts! Tiny baby socks rolled up as roses? Genius. In addition to cute baby clothes, the Native Essentials skincare pack also includes a Mama Relax and Baby Sleep body and bath oil made with organic ingredients such as rice bran, sandalwood, mild lavender and chamomile.
$160.04 at Dotty Bee
Ooh La La Bébé: French-themed Baby Shower Gifts
We’re dreaming of picnics along the banks of the Dordogne or sipping a coffee on a Parisian café terrace after putting together this list of Singapore’s finest French fancies. French theme is always a fail-safe gift option, after all — everyone loves navy and as long as you keep it vaguely Chanel, you’re on to a present winner!
1. Tickitey Boo’s Ahoy there Wall Decal
Oh La Mer, La Mer. If you don’t live in St. Tropez (if you do, we’re jealous), these little sailing boat wall stickers should whet a little one’s appetite for the seaside. The stripes are so lovely and they make a great gift for mamas-to-be who like to keep it classic. These vinyl stickers are none-marking and you can stick them almost anywhere. Versatile and classic without the St. Tropez price tag — genial!
$56.03 at Tickitey Boo
2. Madeleine by Ludwig Bemelmans from Amazon
A child who reads will be an adult who thinks! It’s never too early to start reading to a child and the story of fearless Madeleine is one that will enchant little ones and parents alike. Add a little note in the front and voilà – a special gift to grow into, not out of!
$17.29 on Amazon.com
3. Petit Bateau Jacket and Trouser Set
Stop everything. Why is this so cute? Will not the most chic of babes be wearing this adorable Petit Bateau number along the Riviera? We think yes. For both little boys and little girls, this adorable jacket and trouser set will be a keeper and will no doubt be passed down to younger siblings. Stylish and also efficient, Petit Bateau never lets us down.
From $51.58 at Petit Bateau
4. Ikea ‘Poisson’ Cushion
We love Ikea’s Lisel ‘poisson’ cushion and think it would look fantastic in a new nursery. It musters up salty summers on the rocky beaches of Brittany with a bucket and spade and is perfectly snuggle-sized (tried and tested). As it’s good old Ikea, you know you’re getting Jean Paul Gaultier Style for a tenth of the price. Winning!
$18.58 at Ikea
5. Ladurée Macarons
If we’re going for the French thing, we wouldn’t be doing it very well if there wasn’t something edible on this list. It wouldn’t be very fair to show up to a baby shower armed with a bottle of Châteauneuf du Pape and a wedge of camembert, now would it? Bring along a box of macarons — there is nothing more à la francaise. And if you do, get it from renowned French patisserie, Ladurée because they are outrageously yum!
$30.40 for a box of eight macarons at Ladurée
Baby Shower Bling Baby
For every newborn, there is a doting godmother, godfather, auntie or uncle ready to raise the stakes and buy them pressies their parents won’t feel they can justify. Indulge the new child in your life with these bling-themed baby shower gifts.
1. Versace Baby Grow and Hat Gift Set
No one does bling better than Versace, so spoil the new arrival rotten with this adorable Versace gift set! Made from soft jersey cotton, this little number is soft against delicate skin while still being fabulously bling, adorned all over with the Versace Medusa logo. The Children’s Salon has been clothing stylish little ones since 1952, its design history firmly rooted in Parisian Haute Couture. To this day, it continues to stock the crème de la crème of children’s style, and we find ourselves wishing we were a metre shorter or so.
$131.64 at Versace
2. Harrods of London Baby Soother
Okay, so we know it’s a little on the ridiculous side, but these Harrods baby soothers are fun and glamorous and we just couldn’t resist. This one is for the sassiest of mamas — the mama with the most and certainly not for the faint hearted. If one chooses to use dummies, chances are they are going to be scattered around the house, left on top of the fridge and down the side of the sofa, so there may as well be one glam-o-dummy you can keep track of! Swedish-made to the highest standard, this one’s a keeper.
$21.14 plus $52 delivery fee at Harrods
3. Carrs Silver Loop Handle Spoon
Measuring 9cm in sterling silver, this is for the silver-spoon-fed child (literally!). Probably too dainty to use to feed stewed apple with, this is a little treasure that will go in a special box and be played with great pride and pleasure for many years to come in lavish pretend tea parties and indoor picnics. This is also ideal for christenings, but we can’t wait that long can we?
$168.90 at Carrs
4. Sleepy Time Star by Baby GUND
Littlies will snooze soundly with this gorgeous and super soft Sleepy Time Star by Baby GUND. This adorable plush toy lights up and softly plays “Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star” as bubs drifts off into dreamland, perfect for hanging inside a crib or stroller.
$34.90 at Natures Collection
5. Memo Luxour Oud Candle
This is a fabulous gift for a new mama craving a long soak in the bath to de-stress with a luxurious candle to take her mind off bottles and burping for half an hour or so. An “Oasis of Roses”, this luxe candle is sure to take the strain off. With notes of wood and red berries paired up with oils such as mandarin and patchouli, a new mama might just have the chance to get lost in her own thoughts, if only for a fleeting moment.
$127.46 at Memo
6. Lush Sunny Side Bubble Bar
Do we work for Lush? Nope. Do we wish we did? Absolutely. If you’re blinging on a budget, then we give you the Sunny Side Bubble Bar. Not only does it sparkle and shine and give us the feeling of bathing in jewels but it’s also packed with lemons and tangerines, giving tired new mummies a small, shiny boost at the end of a long hard day of burping bubs.
$13.50 at Lush