What to buy for baby showers: best gifts for the Singapore baby

Baby shower gifts we love

Baby showers, like tropical showers, are a frequent occurrence in Singapore – it’s always good to be prepared. Bring the right gift to the baby shower brunch, and secure your place as the number one ‘Aunty’-to-be! If you’re planning a baby shower yourself, pop these gift ideas onto your baby shower wish list. And if you’re wondering what to buy as a present for a baby, we’ve done all the window shopping for you! Here’s what we’re loving right now:

Night lights
A night light is a must, and there’s no such thing as too many! Use them in the nursery, on your bedside table or even in the bathroom for soft light – new mums spend a lot of time stumbling around in the dark.

Mini Moon Light
We adore the Mini Moon Light available at Deer Industries. A soft yellow light, with a built-in timer option, it’s made from BPA and lead-free PVC, so it’s eco-friendly and safe. It comes in other designs, so why not get a few?

Marquee lights
Another favourite is the Typo ‘Up-in-Lights’ alphabet letter lights. Powered by AA batteries, light and easy to wall-mount, these look oh-so-cool. Unsure of the baby’s name? The lights also come in shapes like hearts and arrows.

‘IKEA Night Light’
The IKEA SPÖKA duo is adorably cute! Battery free, they come with a plug-in charger and are soft, safe and devastatingly cute. The subtle colour changes are hypnotically soothing.

Mini Moon Light night light: best baby shower gift
Typo alphabet letter lights: best baby shower gift
IKEA Spöka night light duo: best baby shower gift

Play-and-Go toy mat
Take this one down to the pool, the park or on a playdate. the large circular, thick canvas mat is perfect to sit on. Pull a drawstring and it then bundles up into a sack, so you can literally play-and-go in minutes. Comes in loads of different patterns, and when your kid gets older it’s fantastic for storing LEGO. Practical and pretty! Available at Deer Industries.

Muslin swaddles are must-have baby shower gifts for a reason! Perfect for Singapore heat and can be used as light swaddling blankets, pram liners, shade covers, burp clothes, lawn mats, comforters, nursing covers, bath towels – the list goes on! We love the beautiful Aden + Anais prints.

Local gifts
No baby shower haul is complete without gifts with Singapore style, and we love the Singapore Merlion Chou Chou plushie! This guy needs no description. Look at him, he’s perfect. And at under $25 there is no excuse!

Customised artwork
Sammy Eve artwork is a truly lovely Singapore keepsake. If you’ve missed her at the Boutiques Fairs, you can order a customised artwork online. To purchase a gift voucher (if you don’t yet know the baby’s name), get in touch with Sammy and she will mail one out to you.

Customised cushions
If you know the name of the baby, a letter cushion is a perfect nursery accessory. If you don’t know the baby’s name, there are also fun shapes to chose from. We love The Couture Crown designs, which you can order and customise by letter and fabric online.

Heirloom toys – bringing out the big guns
Bring out the big guns with these classic toys and nursery pieces from Danish company, Moover, sure to induce nostalgia. A tried-and-tested favourite piece is the red truck (available at Playhao, one of our favourite toy stores!) – perfect for honing gross-motor skills, and because older kids can easily dismantle and built up the truck again, it will grow with the child.

Stokke Tripp Trapp
Pool your baby-shower bucks together and splash out on a Stokke Tripp Trapp highchair with infant insert. A timeless design, which will last a lifetime.

Customised Cushions: Best baby shower gift
Customised alphabet cushions by The Couture Crown: best baby shower gifts
Play and go mat from Deer Industries: best baby gift ideas
Aden + Anais swaddle sets: best baby gift ideas
Customised artwork by sammyeve.com: best baby shower gifts
Merlion chouchou plushie: best baby shower gift ideas
Moover red truck: best baby shower gifts
The Stokke Tripp Trapp with infant insert: best baby shower gifts

Little gifts for little hands
These affordable baby shower gifts are perfect for visiting a newborn or if you’re contributing to a bigger baby shower gift, but still want to add your own personal touch.

Cheeky Chomper Comfort Chew
Cheeky Chomper comfort chews are perfect baby comforters. They are soft like a plushie on one side, and smooth jersey fabric on the other, with a silicon teether attached and some tabs for extra sleepy comfort.

Match box mice and bunnies
Oh squee, the cuteness! These little gems are so perfect for baby’s little hands as they’re easy and firm to grip. The Maileg mice and bunnies also grow with baby and eventually become dollhouse collectables. Available at The Children’s Showcase.

Haba teething toys, rattles and pacifier harness
Beautiful little timber trinkets coloured with safe water-based paints, are both pretty and pretty useful. What’s not to love? Find them at The Better Toy Store.

Baby board books
Books, with a heartfelt inscription, are such a lovely way to personalise a small gift. Look for board books, which are indestructible. Lift-the-flap, black and white (high contrast) and textured books are always a hit. Buy online from the Book Depository or any one of our favourite Singapore book stores.

What about meeee! One for the mum-to-be
Show your friend some love with an on-trend chunky and funky Anders & Dawn necklace. Made from a soft and safe silicon, this will be a hit with the teething baby too. Anders & Dawn also makes teething toys, so mum and bub can go matchy-matchy.

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Cheeky Chomper Comfort Chew in many colours: Best baby shower gift
Maileg Mice: best baby shower gift
Haba wooden toys: best baby shower gifts
Anders & Dawn teething necklaces: bets baby shower gift
Anders & Dawn teething toys: best baby shower gift

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