Jess Karafilis l Maternity Photoshoot Hunter Valley, NSW

Baby Shower Gift Ideas


After soaking in the initial news of a family loved one or friend announcing their pregnancy, our minds suddenly go “what gift am I going to buy?”

Well don’t worry, we’ve curated the perfect baby shower gift guide here at Polly and Co to help discover the right gift for that special expecting mother!

Jess Karafilis l Maternity Photoshoot Hunter Valley, NSW

1. Baby Clothing

Babies tend to grow very fast in the first 12 months, so they will need a lot of clothing. Keep in mind these few things when shopping for clothing:

  • Sizing
  • The season they are born
  • Sustainable/good quality clothing
  • Practical (no mother wants to be undoing a heap of buttons in the middle of the night!). 

If in doubt essentials are always a good place to start eg. Singlets, bodysuits and onesies.

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Baby Clothes by Miann & Co for Baby Shower Gift

2. Sleeping and Bedding

Babies also spend most of the time being swaddled and sleeping. So some very useful items include:

  • Cot/Bassinet sheets (be sure to check their mattress size)
  • Sleep suits
  • Swaddles
  • Baby blankets
  • Dummies (if using)

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Shop Baby Soothers

Baby Blanket and Baby Wrap by Seakaboo for Baby Shower Gift

3. Toys/Books

Playtime and reading is an important part of an infants life, it contributes to their fine motor skills, coordination, stimulation. Consider age appropriate toys when purchasing. Some great examples are:

  • Rattles, stacking towers, teething toys or soft toys for comforting
  • A soft play mat for their own play space/tummy time

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Shop Rattles & Soothers

Patti Oslo Crochet Baby Teddy and The Wonderful Things You Will Be Baby Shower book

4. Baby Bath and Body

Babies love bath time, there is a wide range of items to help assist at bath time including: 

  • Bath and Body Wash
  • Lotions and creams
  • Baby hair brush
  • Baby towel
  • Baby washers
  • Or even a bath toy!

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Susukoshi Baby Bath Towel & Lion + Lamb the Label Baby Bath Toys

5. Accessories

There are many bits and bobs that will be helpful for a new mother that some may overlook. Discover our wide range of feeding accessories including silicone bibs, bowls and spoon sets. Other items include:

  • Dummies
  • Change mats
  • Nursery decor (canopy, woven moons)
  • Milestone discs

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Shop Nursery Decor & Milestone Discs

Kiin Baby Silicone Bib and Milestone Discs for Baby Shower Gift Box

6. And lastly, Gifts for mum!

Don’t forget to spoil the expecting mother too, after all she’s the one doing the hard work. Think of gifts that will help her to rest and relax, items such as: 

  • Bath salts
  • Diffuser/essential oil
  • Herbal tea
  • Robe/blanket
  • Affirmation cards or journal
  • Or even a new water bottle or cosmetic bag she can take with her to the hospital!

Shop gift ideas for Pregnancy & Birth for Mama

Being Pregnancy Belly Oil and Birth Affirmation Cards by Seasons of Mama

Need help putting together a beautiful baby shower gift? Get in touch with Polly & Co online, or visit us in store, and we can help you curate a gift that ticks all the boxes!

About the Author

Mama of two beautiful girls, Jessica Karafilis shares her Motherhood Journey from the Hunter Valley, Australia.

Sending a BIG Thank You to Jess for taking the time to share her baby shower gift ideas with us! We hope you enjoyed the read!

Interested in collaborations with Jess? Get in touch here: INSTAGRAM l Jessica Karafilis

Jess Karafilis l Maternity Photoshoot Hunter Valley, NSW

Mama's, share the love and leave a comment below.... what has been your most loved baby shower gift, and why?



Thanks so much for sharing Chloe! Love this idea! 🥰


My favourite baby shower gift was a beautiful large crocheted blanket. Having a blanket that is big enough for me and my daughter to cuddle under is perfect.

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