When looking for a gift to give at a baby shower, it can be difficult to give something original. The most popular gifts seem to be cute clothes and teddy bears or items chosen from a baby registry which can take the fun out of choosing. Why not try some of the following ideas if you’re looking for a unique gift that nobody else will have thought of.

1.Personalized baby towels.

Towels are always useful for new parents and by gifting an embroidered baby towel personalized with the baby’s name or due date you are giving a personal gift as well as a useful one. Many companies offer a custom embroidery service or you could even embroider a towel yourself if you’re handy with a needle and thread. You don’t need to stick to words – cute pictures look great too and will make your gift extra special.

2.Baby sling

More and more mothers are using slings as a way to carry their babies around as an alternative to strollers or pushchairs and a beautiful handmade sling can be a great gift. You can buy these in all sorts of fabrics including silk for the ultimate in luxury and they come in every color and design possible to go with any outfit. Some even come gift wrapped or in a pretty drawstring bag.

3.Baby rocking horse

If you’d like to gift a toy to the baby but want to stay clear of the ubiquitous teddies and rattles, why not consider a plush rocking horse? These are specially designed for babies and look great in any nursery. Babies love the comforting rocking motion and toddlers will love playing on them on their own.

4. Feeding pillow

A pillow that helps to support the baby during feeding is something that the parents to be may not have considered but can be very useful in the early days. These can be used for both breast and bottle feeding and help achieve a good position, saving the mother from backache.

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