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How to Plan The Perfect Baby Shower

May 29th, 2019

Pregnancy is such an exciting time and as the nine months go on, the anticipation of waiting for the little one can make the time feel even slower! If you are hosting a baby shower for the parents-to-be, you can take time to enjoy this very special time and make sure it’s the perfect celebration for all. Originally an American celebration, baby showers have made their way across the pond and are the perfect way to pamper your parents-to-be with delicious food and thoughtful gifts, such as a carefully crafted baby shower hamper or nappy cake.

Baby Shower Invite

When it comes to planning a baby shower, there is so much to think about, so here at Unique Baby Gift Baskets, we wanted to share our top tips for planning and executing the perfect shower, below!

Things to Consider When Planning A Baby Shower

Host & Guestlist

Firstly, you need to decide who will host the shower as typically, this is not the responsibility of the parents-to-be. The host then needs to speak to the guests to ensure that everyone close to the family can be there (grandparents of the baby, any future godparents, aunts and uncles, etc.) The date can then be planned around people’s availability. If you’re planning a surprise baby shower, you’ll need to make a plan to ensure the soon-to-be parents are also available on that date and how they will get to the shower without giving away the surprise!


Once you know who’s coming, you need to decide on the venue. You could make a reservation for a lovely afternoon tea at a local restaurant, or opt to host the shower at home, as this can feel a lot more relaxed. The choice of venue completely depends on your parents-to-be’s tastes – but, of course, you know them best!


Now it’s time to decide if you want a theme. The time of year might affect this – and the venue could too! In the warmer months, you might choose to make the baby shower an outside event. If the gender has been revealed too, then this could help to influence your theme!

Food & Drink

Food and drinks are an important part of any event! At a baby shower, you need to be mindful that your mum-to-be can’t drink, and if everyone else is drinking, she might feel left out. As the day is about celebrating her and her pregnancy, you could opt for some delicious mocktails and fresh juices instead. We’ve listed our favourites below:


Baby shower cupcakes


Games are a great way to entertain guests and build friendships for those who don’t necessarily know each other. Some examples include:


How to Choose the Perfect Present for the Parents-to-be

If you’ve been invited to attend a baby shower, it can be tricky to decide what to buy for the baby and parent(s)-to-be. Some showers might have some guidelines that can be a big help – i.e. the parents may have asked for certain gifts to help them out when the baby comes, but often you’re left to choose the perfect gift, alone! There also comes the concern of buying something the same as another guest, so finding something unique can make your gift feel really special.

Unique Baby Gift Baskets offer a wide range of baby shower hampers and baskets for baby boys, girls and those who are keeping it a surprise! With super-soft plushies and blankets, little sock booties and plenty of keepsakes and memory boxes, these carefully-curated baby gift baskets are the perfect present for any baby shower.

Baby shower gifts

The baby shower hampers range in price from £14.99 to £129.99 so there is something for every price point at Unique Baby Gift Baskets. We also offer fast and free UK delivery on all orders and provide handwritten cards for your personal touch with every order.

Spoil Parents and Baby with Unique Baby Gift Baskets

Browse our full range of delightful and carefully-curated gift sets and baby shower hampers today, from keepsake sets through to all the hospital essentials and nappy cakes. Get in touch with our friendly and helpful team today to discuss each product further or order online today!

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