Christmas Guide: Mum-to-be (Christmas Baby Shower)

November 19, 2014

On my side of the family we share almost everyone’s birthday within December (the Easter bunny brings babies not chocolate in my family). So when planning Christmas gifts it feels important to me not to forget those Mums to be. Whether they are due in December or in the early part of the following year why not try treat them to some wonderful essentials – think a Christmas Baby Shower!

Sophie la girafe Baby Starter Kit

Sophie la girafe Baby Starter Kit

The Sophie la Girafe Baby Starter Kit contains essential certified natural and organic skincare that will pamper your baby’s skin, allowing you and your loved ones to enjoy the first moments with your newborn.

The kit includes the following:

  • Sophie la Girafe Baby Face Cream 20 ml, a face cream for sensitive skin
  • Sophie la Girafe Baby Body Lotion 20 ml, a rich and nourishing moisture lotion
  • Sophie la Girafe Baby Oil 20 ml, a multi-purpose and luxurious baby oil
  • Sophie la Girafe Baby Hair & Body Wash 20 ml, a nurturing, gentle cleanser

The Sophie la Girafe Baby Starter Kit also includes a lovely Sophie greeting card, left blank for you to create your own special message, enhancing an already perfect gift.

Price: £14.99

Where to buy: Sophie la girafe, Boots and Selfridges

Milton Sterilisers

Milton has been going strong for over 65 years, many of Grandparents and parents will remember using Milton to help sterilise when they had small babies. When I had Roo I can remember the midwives showing me how to set up the cold water steriliser using Milton sterilising tablets. The ease of use and the years of trust gained from using Milton is why many parents will recommend it to Mums to be and new parents.

This Christmas why not treat that mum-to-be in your life to one of three different Milton sterilising products…

The Milton Combi Microwave or Cold Water Steriliser is a 2-in-1 microwave or cold water steriliser. It effectively cleans and sterilises bottles from 2 minutes in the microwave and in 15 minutes for cold water. Its compact design is small enough to fit into most microwaves, yet spacious enough to sterilise up to 5 bottles of any brand.The Combi sterilises from 2 minutes in the microwave and in 15 minutes with cold water. All bacteria, viruses and fungi are killed.

The Milton Solo Travel Steriliser lets you choose between cold water and microwave sterilisation, and is ideal when visiting friends, over night stays or simply going out for the day. Milton Solo offers the versatility of single bottle sterilisation to keep your travels light. Used as a cold water steriliser with Milton Standard Sterilising Tablets, it’s unique twist and seal lid will keep it 100% water tight, whilst bacteria and viruses are killed within just 15 minutes. Contents stays sterile in the solution for 24 hours and no rinsing required.

The Milton Mini Portable Soother Steriliser  – revolutionary! nothing out there like it on the market! But this help solves every parent’s dilemma – what to do with a dropped dummy? This nifty little gadget cleans and sterilises dummies in less than 15 minutes, plus provides a safe and sterile place to store a spare dummy when you are out and about. The Velcro strap has been designed so you can attach the Mini to the pushchair when out and about. 

Price: From £7.99 (soother steriliser) to £24.99

Where to buy: Amazon (affiliate link),Kiddicare, Boots and many leading supermarkets.

Darlo Organic Cotton Blanket

As a mum you want to keep your little one warm and snuggly, just like you have done for the past nine months. Choosing a blanket that is going swaddle and comfort your little one is an important decision. The Darlo organic cotton blanket is stroke-ably soft, plus the added benefit of every Darlo product sold provides ones week’s meals for a child in India.

Baby - Darlo organic cotton blanket

With Darlo you can be assured of the following:

  • A unisex contemporary colour block style.
  • No pesticides or chemicals are ever used on our products which benefits the environment, the cotton farmers but most importantly your baby!
  • We would only ever use adult workers in happy factories.
  • One Darlo gift pack provides a child’s meals in India for a whole two weeks.
  • Darlo products strive to be kind on your baby’s skin and kind to others

Available in grey & coral, grey & mint or mint & coral

Price: £21.99

Where to buy: Darlo and Not On The High Street

Love Boo Marvellous Mummy

The Marvellous Mummy Kit! is a gorgeous gift box that opens up to reveal four of Love Boo’s best-selling pampering treats to firm, smooth and pamper Mum or Mum-to-be. The Marvellous Mummy Kit is the perfect gift to leave her feeling glowing, relaxed and thoroughly pampered!

Each product has been selected for its luxurious skin-treating properties and because all of Love Boo’s UK-made skincare is natural, paraben-free and suitable for pregnancy and nursing, new Mummies can pamper themselves without worrying about putting nasties on their skin!

Mum-to-be - Love Boo Marvellous Mummy Kit

Price: RRP £24.99

Where to buy: Love Boo, Harrods and John Lewis


Do you someone expecting a baby this Christmas?


  • sarah pearce November 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    greay ideas i would love the The Sophie la Girafe Baby Starter Kit ,have left it on my screen as a hint for the family,lol

  • Emma Hogg November 19, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    The Sophie la girafe Baby Starter Kit is cute

  • Jane English November 19, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Some really great idea’s. All Mum’s to be deserve a treat, before the big day.

  • Kayleigh November 20, 2014 at 1:01 am

    All mums to be deserve to be treated before the big day arrives

  • lyn burgess November 20, 2014 at 1:58 am

    The Sophie la Girafe Baby Starter Kit seems the perfect gift for a new baby

  • iain maciver November 20, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Sophie la Girafe Baby Starter Kit perfect for any mum to be

  • Tarbs Gill November 20, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Love the kit – what a great idea!

  • Rebecca Nisbet November 20, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    fab guide! nice to think about the person rather than someone who is having a baby soon.

  • Rachel Craig November 21, 2014 at 8:32 am

    What lovely gifts. Yes I do know a Mum To Be :- Expecting a baby, due date January, So who knows, could be a Christmas baby.

  • Ella Williamson November 21, 2014 at 8:33 am

    think they’d all make great gifts, id be tempted to get something just for mum x

  • kim neville November 22, 2014 at 11:11 am

    My sister is due in February and would like The Sophie la Girafe Baby Starter Kit

  • Samantha Sugden November 22, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    what a fab idea for expecting mums

  • Samantha Schofield November 22, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    lots of great tips 🙂

  • Dawn Henson November 23, 2014 at 6:32 am

    What lovely gifts you have put together

  • Pam Francis Gregory November 23, 2014 at 7:55 am

    I don’t, but the Marvellous Mummy Kit looks great!

  • LUCY BISHOP November 23, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    great ideas – thank you! x

  • Robby Price November 23, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Some very good ideas

  • Laura Walker November 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    I’m a mum to be and would love any of these!

  • Jane Middleton November 23, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    lovely products for mums-to-be, my favourite is Sophie la girafe Baby Starter Kit

  • Robyn Logan Clarke November 24, 2014 at 1:08 am

    I didn’t realise Sophie Giraffe had other products, look great.

  • corissa November 24, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    The starter kit is very well thought out

  • Laura Bobby November 24, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    That a fab kit

  • Lynda Brown November 24, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Lovely gifts 🙂 given me ideas for gifts!

  • teresa sheldon November 24, 2014 at 9:10 pm

    Some great ideas and some lovely things

  • Tomasz Babicki November 24, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Very good idea ! 🙂

  • Vicky Williams November 25, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Some great ideas here.

  • Stacey Kennedy November 25, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    I love the Milton Mini Portable Soother Steriliser. Definitely comes in handy when out and about!

  • Chris Fletcher November 25, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    This is a great guide, especially for someone like me who wouldn’t have a clue what to get! Thanks Boo

  • Leanne Perrett November 25, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    brill little guide and my sister in law is in for her c section Christmas eve so in need of some unusual ideas

  • siobhan November 25, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    fab little guide 🙂

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