The ideal baby shower gift

Diaper cake to photo shoot: the best gifts for mother and child

What do you give for a baby shower? That's probably the first question that pops into your head when you're invited to a baby shower or baby shower. One or the other may be wondering: what does “baby shower” actually mean? Do you wash the baby together? Far from it, because it means a celebration that is usually organized by the best friend for the expectant mother and the unborn baby. The celebration usually takes place two months before the baby is born with the mother's best friends. The goal: The baby is showered with presents. In this blog post we will show you tips and ideas with which you are guaranteed to find a suitable gift for the baby shower.

Who actually gets presents at a baby shower: mom or baby?

It doesn't really make a big difference if you think more about the expectant mother or the baby when choosing a gift for a baby shower. It is of great value for the mother-to-be if she has the most necessary things for the baby ready in time before the birth. It's best to just ask if there's anything else she needs. In addition to useful gifts such as diapers, every mother is also happy to receive a few particularly beautiful toys, clothes or accessories. So think of gifts for the baby that you would not treat yourself right now. Some also represent the philosophy: the baby will get everything, the mother must be given presents! If you feel the same way, bring a massage or wellness voucher to the baby shower, for example. 

The standard baby shower gifts

The diaper cake! It's the standard baby shower gift. However, there is also a high risk that the recipient will not only get a diaper cake, but a whole diaper cake buffet. It becomes a little more individual with baby clothes as a gift. But caution is also required here, because not every mother who is expecting a girl wants to dress her in pink for the next few years. On the other hand, useful things such as spooky cloths, sleeping bags, books for mum and child or changing accessories are usually well received. 

Give a game to the baby shower

By the way, games are often part of the baby shower. Therefore, it makes sense to give a game by taking care of the organization. So the whole work doesn't get stuck on the best friend. Or you give the expectant mother your gift as part of a game. Maybe you just let the mother guess blindly which baby accessories, from pacifiers to socks, she is holding.  

Baby shower gifts with a story

Memorable gifts are a good idea. Toys or onesie that the guest has used and loved themselves are very popular. Homemade blankets, hand-sewn slippers or a knitted jacket for the newborn are also very beautiful and particularly personal gifts. Much nicer than expensive new baby things is the fact that someone has put a lot of effort into choosing or designing the gift. This is guaranteed to score points at a baby shower.

Photo shoot as a gift for the baby shower

Do-it-yourself not your thing? Then let a professional photographer work for you and give one away Voucher for a photo shoot. At Photogenika in Munich we offer different types of photo shoots and vouchers. You can choose between one Photoshoot for the pregnant woman, for the newborn or for that infant if it is something bigger, choose. Of course you can also bring your girlfriend and her partner with one family photoshoot to surprise. All options can also be used as Photo shoot at home (home story) realize. In any case, professional pictures of the offspring are a great gift, as the young parents get valuable memories with their baby.

Maybe you're thinking of a suitable photo album or a print as a wall picture, so that the pictures don't disappear in the drawer. By the way, you can order this at Photogenika at the same time. If you have any questions about the vouchers, the Photogenika team will be happy to help and look forward to your call (089 / 244 089 08) or a message to the email address:


Do you give with several?

Then we have the ultimate tip: If you share a room with several guests, you can give the expectant mother the Baby passport from Photogenika give a very special pleasure. The baby pass includes three photo shoots in which the baby bump, the newborn and the young family are photographed. With the photo shoot during pregnancy, the mom-to-be has something of the gift even before the birth.

give away togetherness

Since the togetherness of many couples moves into the background with the arrival of a child, homemade babysitter vouchers for one evening are also ideal as a baby shower gift. So the new parents can enjoy an evening at the cinema or a visit to a restaurant for two and know that their baby is in safe hands in the meantime.

Money gift for baby shower

One last tip: It is better to stay away from gifts of money for the baby shower. The only exception: the mother-to-be explicitly asked for money. At the end of the day, the baby shower is about celebrating the mom-to-be, the upcoming birth and the child. This includes cute rompers, fun toys and tried-and-tested baby accessories. Or you can choose a gift that will create lasting memories for the expectant parents, such as these Photo vouchers from Photogenika. All this increases the anticipation of the baby and what could be a nicer present.

We hope you enjoyed our ideas for baby shower gifts and wish you a lot of fun at the celebration,

Your Photogenika team

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