Best Baby Shower Gifts and Ideas

We tried searching for the history of Baby Showers so we could bring you the background information for the party that you about to have. There seem to be several versions of how it all started, the one that seems most credible is what we have brought to you.

It is said that Baby Showers started in the late eighteen hundreds and received its name from the “showering” of gifts and lots of love on the mum-to-be before the big day. The concept started as a tea-party for women only and the mum-to-be was presented with presents that were mainly hand made. Umbrellas were a popular symbol of the event because the baby shower was traditionally an afternoon event and the guests would use the umbrella to stay out of the sun.

Just like many other things in life, Baby Showers have grown over the years. Originally they were only meant to be thrown for the first child a woman had but now, it is commonplace to have baby showers for the second, third and even fourth child!

There is no particular etiquette as to when and where a Baby Shower should be held. I have been to several and the venues and times are so varied. Venues ranged from a restaurant to one that was held on a boat over the River Thames in London.

Baby showers are just like any other parties in terms of the nature of the party, so you can actually set the mood and tone as seem fit. The most important thing to know is that you should create beautiful memories that will last for years to come! And most of all, enjoy it!

In this article, we have given lots of great ideas, games, resources and a lot of information to make your Baby Shower planning very stress free. Our website is worth visiting because you can be guaranteed that you will find something useful for your baby shower.


I’m Mackenzie and a proud mum of 2 (Alice & Callum). While doing research into how I could handle becoming a first time mum and juggle my studies, I found there wasn’t a lot of help out there for ‘student mums’. So I thought I’d create a blog to help those who might be struggling to get the support and help they need, while writing about life as an expecting mum, a student mum and life after! You can read more about me here