What's The Etiquette For Requesting Gifts at a Baby Shower?

Baby showers are one of the most memorable occasions a mum-to-be will have during her pregnancy. A time to be spoiled and have fun with friends, reflect on life before they enter motherhood, all with the exciting anticipation of an impending new arrival.  Whilst still a fairly new concept to us Brits, there seems to be a lot of discussion about ‘getting it right’. When it comes to gift buying, let’s face it, no one wants to get it wrong where the guest of honour is concerned!


So first things first- if friends want to take over and organise it for you- let them! You deserve all the benefits of a shower without the pressure of entertaining. Secondly, if people ask what you want or need as a gift- tell them! Any first-time mum will know just how much ‘stuff’ you end up with, lots of which you won’t use. Requesting gifts just means you end up with what you want rather than what they think you want; trust me, your guests will thank you for it too.


But what to request at your baby shower? There’s so much choice these days it can be overwhelming so we’ve done the hard work for you. Whether you’re writing your own gift request list or want the perfect personalised gift for a friend, we have it covered with these adorable, yet practical, gifts.


The Peter Rabbit Little Book of Harmony


What an incredible way to start their love for Peter Rabbit and his friends than with this personalised Little Book of Harmony. A twist to the original stories from Beatrix Potter, excerpts from her original tales and illustrations are brilliantly devised to give witty advice. Written in the style of Potter, this unique book covers popular topics such as family, romance, marriage, and friends.




The Personally Presented Message Plate


A way to treasure the day forever with this beautiful keepsake message plate. Have all the guests sign it with their good wishes and advice for the future mum-to-be. This comes with its own special writing pen so the messages won’t fade. An ideal gift for all the guests to contribute towards.


Personalised Hessian Leatherette Keepsake Box


Fill with goodies for the special arrival- this leatherette box will stand the test of time as a treasurable keepsake box. As the baby grows, use as a memorabilia box for first curls, first shoes, and special mementos. A practical, thoughtful gift for a mum-to-be that will fit in well with any nursery room design.

Personalised Paddington Bear Passport Holder

Paddington will make a cute travel companion for life with this keepsake passport holder. The gift that will last a lifetime; practical and stylish, this is one baby shower gift to beat all gifts. Personalised to make every adventure extra special.

Personalised Baby Blanket

A gift that gives endless super soft cuddles. Make him feel the prince that he is with this personalised blue blanket, just right for the nesting mum-to-be as she prepares for her arrival. This cosy, practical gift will become a treasured keepsake long after the baby grows out of it.






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