Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Putting Together a Hamper for a Baby Shower

This is the first time I have ever put together a basket or a hamper to gift for a soon-to-be-mum on her baby shower. I have never even been to a baby shower before, and this is my first pregnant friend so I am super excited for when the little one is born.
I really wanted to put together a hamper type gift with an array of small-but-useful items, but I didn't really know what to include. I knew that I wanted to buy things which would last the little one longer than the first 3 Months: so I bought a few items which are suited for 6 Months plus. 
I had trawled the internet before-hand looking for ideas of what to buy. I asked my family for some advice too, and they all said to buy things like nappies, creams and wipes - the things that the parents will definitely need and are a complete essential. I also asked on social media for some ideas, which were really helpful. 
I tried to put this together on a budget, and I think I did quite well considering the amount of items inside the basket.

Here's a list of what I included in the basket:

- Medium Sized Basket
- Little Angels Baby Soap
- Little Angels Baby Lotion
- Little Angels Head To Toe Wash
- Baby Blanket
- Tommee Tippee Essentials Beaker
Tommee Tippee 6 Feeding Spoons
-Set of Two Mam Dummies
- Boots Baby Fragrance Free Soft Cloth Wipes
- Boots Baby New Born Supersoft and Gentle Nappies
- Pack of Two Applique Bibs
- 3 Piece Set; including Bodysuit, Hat and Mittens
- Pack of Three Long Sleeve Sleep-suits
- 3 Pack of Baby-grows 
- Personalised Plaque

A few other great ideas I found but didn't include in this hamper were teething powder, bath toys, nappy bags, nappy cream, cotton wool, talc, baby sponges, muslin towels, thermometer, changing mat. 
If I ever put together another hamper like this again, I will be sure to include some of those.
The best places I found toiletries and accessories were supermarkets and bargain shops. Most of them had baby sections so items were really easy to find.
To complete the hamper, I used an array of ribbon and wrapped around film to make it look more presentable.
Have you ever put together a hamper for someone before?


  1. This looks absolutely amazing! It looks like something you would go out and buy. Really good items in there too, Good work!


  2. I've never made a hamper (well, I made one once which was a raffle prize), but my old boss makes the loveliest hampers for new mums. She's a right dab hand at making nappy cakes and sock bouquets.
    Rubi | The Den