So you have been invited to Indian Baby shower , I am not sure if desi people do baby showers in India but its quite mandatory in USA , in fact its quite fancy with pictures of womb and full photoshoot that will cover your entire facebook page .
Its little different in India, concept remains the same, its very culture rich with all kinds of puja and older ladies blessing the mother to be .Its called Godh bharai in Hindi.
Even in Indian Baby Shower , we have several sub cultures and they celebrate in a different way. These days most Indian parents just add American twist to baby shower and its kind of combo between baby shower and god bharai.
So here are some best baby shower gift ideas, We will divide the ideas into for Mother or Child , You can give gift that will be useful to mother or to the child, Either way is fine and socially acceptable. I would prefer giving it to mother as it will be immediately useful , By the time child comes, your perfect gift will be lost somewhere in jungle of children stuff . Hey we all want that our gift be used everyday and remind parents how much thought and money you have spent for their precious little bundle of joy .
**I would suggest NOT to buy things like car seats / stroller as most parents will buy a good quality safe item for their child , since its such a heavily used item, That item should be left for parents to buy . If you are buying then you should buy good quality safest one like this Chicco Nextfit convertible car seat ( 300$)or britax clicktight ( 285).
Triple Picture Frame for ultrasound /Sonogram
Really beautiful picture frame which will be put to use immediately , Comes in beautiful gift box .Perfect gift .Link . Not bad for 12$
Or this #1 best seller with clay and pics is too good to pass
Anti skid Socks
Love these 5 pair anti slip socks which are actually useful.
Baby Buddy Size-It closet organizers
Recently I observed that new parents struggle with huge influx of clothes that people buy as gift, Some of them buy for 3 months old, some for 6 9 or 12 months old . These closet organizers would be perfect solution to nightmare .
Stroller Baby Backpack handbag
This is quite useful while taking baby out on a stroller, Can be carried as backpack or attached to stroller , Also has insulated compartment for keeping milk cold or hot.
Basically it is diaper trash can with odor locking technology.
Night Gown or Indian Pregnancy Gown
First thing you need to learn that how Indian pregnant women dress up after child birth , They don’t dress up 🙂 , they dont care , so they pick this huge night gown and wear it all the time , inside and outside , Its also called Maxi which reminds me of India , all Indian aunties wear this huge maxies , which I think is very practical , More I grow older , more I like them , easy to wear and easy to take out , easy to wash, cheap and quick. I wish they had maxi for men , for lazy people like me who hate laundry .
Here is a link to Womens night gown collection , If you feels its too cheap to give , give 2 or 3 of them, Trust me this be the most practical gift .All that fancy dancy stuff you give just had no daily use .
Baby Shower Themed gift Cards
Not sure , don’t have time or feeling lazy , just go with gift cards
Newborn Maternity Props Baby
We all desis love to take pictures of our baby and send it friends and family in India , Here are some amazing props that you can use to get most beautiful pictures .
Once you give props as gift, parents will take pictures and frame it and you gift will be immortalized forever
Here is link to several other good prop ideas
We gave this one to one of our friends baby shower as it comes with free gift box ., Nice and cute
Safety Sound Audio Baby Monitor
I have seen this Vtech monitor in several Indian homes , for 18$ its perfect gift and 100% useful
Playmats and Floor mat
This toy car playmat and storage mat combined is one of the best ideas , You can use this mat to travel and just dump all the toys .
Here is link to for playmats
Safety 1st Complete Grooming Kit
This Complete 18 piece baby hygiene set .
Or this infant nursey care kit
One of more useful gift ideas , That is certainly going to be used heavily by the family . There are all kinds of diapers , from eco friendly to butt hugging , But you should buy good well known brand as many parents would not appreciate cheap stuff for their kids . Here is a whole section of diapers
This is one of the must have items most people think of, You will need to protect your bed from pee and poo , Here are some mattress protectors , I have being recently buying few mattresses and man they are quite expensive . I could not believe that mattresses were like 2000, I bought this cheap one from amazon for 153 including shipping :)), super comfortable and I am quite happy .
Coming back to mattress protectors, Here is good one ,best seller with 13000 Positive reviews. This one is a good natural fit without feeling like you are sleeping on plastic ..
Mini Mouse Touch and Crawl
This seems to be very popular gift in Indian baby community , Pretty cool toy for babies , Check out the video on the product to see how this works, pretty cool
This himalaya wipes comes with Aloe vera and Indian Lotus stuff
Nix has some nice digital photo frames , some of them are even cloud capable, means you can keep the digital frames either in India or USA or update the pictures sitting in your office from your phone, pretty cool
Fleece Baby Blanket for girls
or this really cute
Baby Calming Shampoo and Body Wash
You can also try Dr Bronners magic soaps for babies
WORK UNDER PROGRESS
Changing Pads and Covers
Cots and Cradles
Car Seat Accessories and Protectors
Baby Locks / Safety Harnesses
Baby Wall House Decorations
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