Whether you are grandparents looking to purchase a big item for your grandchild, friends who are clubbing together to buy something that is on your friends baby wish list or work colleagues who have had a collection and are looking to purchase something special for your colleague before they head off on maternity/paternity leave – This baby shower gift guide will showcase some fabulous collaborative gifts that you might want to purchase.
Baby Shower Gift Guide – Collaborative gifts
The Shnuggle Basket is the original Modern Moses Basket which is a hard shell basket rather than wicker construction. Due to the design of the basket it doesn’t make noise when baby moves, not creaking or cracking so helping baby sleep through the night (yay!). And unlike wicker, the Shnuggle Basket will not weaken with use, so can be used again & again, offering. Available in a choice of vintage pastel colours (ivory, grey, white, pink, green & blue), hygienic airflow mattress and matched with luxurious 100% cotton waffle covers it overs a luxurious sleeping area for baby and a statement piece that everyone will comment on when they visit.
The Shuggle Basket is priced at £74.95 and available from Amazon, Mamas & Papas, Mothercare and all other good nursery retailers. Stands and accessories are also available from these stockists.
Pram, pushchair and car seat
One of the biggest decisions and expenses new parent face is their pram, pushchair and car seat. Each shopping trip will become a mini test drive for each new pushchair that they spot in a shop before they find the one that they love – then it turns into the ‘I’ll just double-check I still love it’ test drive.
Whether grandparents decide to club together and treat their grandchild to the wheels and car seat of their parents choice or whether work colleagues opt to get gift vouchers for the store that they know their colleague is buying their pram, pushchair and car seat from. With many stores offering payment plans for big budget items like pushchairs you could help your friend/family out by helping towards the new pram.
Take the Silver Cross Wayfarer (which is top of my wish list) it comes complete with the chassis, carrycot, seat unit and hood & apron in a choice of stunning colours (although it has to be Damson for me). It comes with the car seat adapters should you wish to add-on the Silver Cross Simplicity car seat to complete the travel system.
The Silver Cross Wayfarer Pram & Pushchair is priced from £595.00 and available from Silver Cross, Mothercare, Toys R Us and all other good pushchair retailers.
Rainforest Friends Take Along Swing & Seat
The new and innovative Rainforest Friends Take Along Swing & Seat is two products in one; combining an infant seat with vibrations and a soothing swing. The item is quick and easy to convert by simply locking or unlocking the seat. The swing includes new Smart Swing technology* which soothes and relaxes your baby with six swing speeds in addition to ten songs and two sound effects. When it’s playtime your baby can bat at the two adorable toys, a lion and an elephant, hanging overhead. The best part for parents is that the swing and seat easily folds compactly for storage and has a handle for portability.
*Smart Swing Technology senses your baby’s weight so the swing speeds won’t slow as baby grows and no need to push the swing to start as it senses when baby is put into the seat.
Rainforest Friends Take Along Swing & Seat is priced at £82.99 and is available from Amazon, Mothercare, Toys R Us and all other leading baby retailers.
Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep Machine
If you know that the parents-to-be are looking to bottle feed then the Tommee Tippee Prefect Prep Machine is something that they may well have on their baby wish list. If you are unfamiliar with the Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep machine take a look at the video below which will show you just why it is one of the most popular baby products and how it makes preparing bottles so much easier…
The Tommee Tippee Perfect Prep is priced at £119.99 (usually available on offer for around £80.00) and is available from Amazon, Argos, Mothercare and all other good nursery retailers.
Tommee Tippee Express and Go
For those mums who are looking to breastfeed but still want the option to express whether to let dad enjoy feeding their little one, returning to work or heading off on a rare night out – the Tommee Tippee Express and Go is something that make their lives easier as there is no need to worry about spilling that precious breastmilk when transferring from pouch to bottle. Take a look at the video below to see just why this is worth its weight in gold…
The Tommee Tippee Express and Go is priced at £74.99 and is available from Mothercare.