Becoming a grandparent, especially for the first time, is such a special honour. The relationship between a grandchild and their grandparent is completely different to that of a parent and child, where their time together is often fun-filled and treat indulged.
Baby showers are the perfect way to give expectant mothers everything she needs for the first few weeks of parenthood and as a parent to the mother-t0-be, you have the opportunity to give your daughter and soon-to-be grandchild unique gifts that will become treasured items throughout their life.
Gifts for your Grandchild
Bibs, socks, nappies and baby grows are always a useful gift for parents and their newborns. Putting together a gift basket or hamper with a selection of handy items altogether adds a nice touch and the basket can be reused for baby’s toys in the home.
If you’re feeling creative, you could knit or crochet a blanket or outfit for your grandchild; something they can then pass on to their children and keep in the family for years to come.
New-borns won’t be new-borns forever and buying a gift suitable for when your grandchild is a little older will soon come in handy. This Portmeirion The Very Hungry Caterpillar 3 Piece Cutlery Set is perfect for dinner time. You could also add to the collection with this Portmeirion The Very Hungry Caterpillar Children’s Baking Set and save it for special weekends baking together.
Gifts for your Daughter
Buying your daughter a gift voucher for a spa day or treatment will give new mum a chance for some alone time to rest and recuperate. Why not buy treatments for two and go along with your daughter? Quality time with her parent after such an emotional and exciting time may be just what your daughter needs.
This Portmeirion Botanic Garden Large Crystal Vase will be a beautiful gift for your daughter, perfect for all those flowers she’s bound to receive post labour, or maybe this set of Sophie Conran for Portmeirion Colour Pop Tea Cup and Saucers ideal for when family and friends drop in to meet the new arrival.
As an extra special gift for your daughter, why not give her a generation photo? – Place a photograph of you and your daughter when she was born into a two-sided frame leaving space on the other side for a photo of your daughter and her new-born.
Whichever gift you choose to give, your daughter’s baby shower is sure to be a day to remember, as you celebrate the pending arrival of your new grandchild surrounded by loved ones. If you’re looking for tips and advice on hosting a baby shower have a read of our blog post, Tips for Organising a Baby Shower for some inspiration.