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So, we have hopefully all now recovered from the excesses of Christmas and nursed our hangovers from New Year celebrations so now we can continue into January with some more fun! What better way to welcome the first new arrivals of 2014 than to throw a brilliant baby shower party!
Obviously in winter most baby showers are going to be indoors so for now put away the picnic blankets, bbq equipment and lawn furniture and focus on some cosy indoor venues. You can't get more intimate than throwing the party at the host's or the mum-to-be's own home. It will have a friendly and welcoming vibe that's great for relaxing guests and allowing conversations to flow, can save a lot of money (great if you've skint after Christmas!) and means that you can go to town on the decorations if you wish.
If home is not an option due to location or size then how about a lovely, pampering spa retreat? You can find day spas up and down the country and search sites like groupon and wowcher to find some amazing deals. Often, the more people in a group the better the discount can be. If you are feeling flush and in need of some serious rest after the festive break then perhaps splash out on a residential spa and combine the pampering with an overnight stay to really recharge the batteries. Just make sure that any treatments for the mum-to-be are suitable in pregnancy. Spa's can be a great place to get away from it all and have a really girly time. Often they'll have indulgant lunches and afternoon teas on offer too to make it more of a traditional baby shower experience.
Not into spas but need more room? Try hiring a village hall or other community space. Churches, community centreis and leisure centres often have rooms available to hire for a few hours. Prices can vary wildly and do check if cleaning up afterwards is down to you; whether or not you are allowed to decorate the walls; and if there is a kitchen area available in which to prepare and serve food.
Need somewhere with enough seating but a cosier feel but where you don't have to lift a finger? How about afternoon tea in an upmarket hotel? Somewhere like the Ritz is ideal but you don't have to live in London or blow the budget - hotels up and down the country offer posh tasty treats - think finger sandwiches, miniature cakes and scones with jam and clotted cream. The surroundings can lend an air of opulence so that lots of decorations are unnecessary - pare it down to perhaps a discreet helium balloon, some colour co-ordinated confetti on the table and a pretty guest book for everyone to sign and jot down their advice and encouragement. A baby clothing bouquet can also double as a fantastic centrepiece here too as well as a practical gift.
Wherever you end up hosting the baby shower we are here to help and you'll find everything you need to make the day wonderful and memorable for all. Have fun!Read more...
Now that halloween and bonfire night are over can you hear the faint sound of jingle bells in the air? Well, it's certainly ramping up for Christmas now and to prove it we've got the fabulous personalised letters from santa now available! Handcrafted with lots of love and attention to detail, these letters are packed with information that only the big man himself could know - and they also come with 4 extra little gifts for your child and a pinch of sparkles from the elves workshop! For just £5.99 you get all this plus free 1st class postage and 50p of your order will be donated to Roald Dahl's Marvellous Childrens Charity - an excellent organisation which raises money to help make sick children's lives that bit better, by helping to provide nurses and carers, equipment and toys.
So please order yours now and put a smile not only your child's face but the face of a less fortunate child this festive season.Read more...
Here at BestBabyShower we've been having an epic stocktake and re-fit so that we can find the room to get in even more gorgeous party decorations and tableware for you plus space to store lots of fantastic items to make our new design of nappy cakes available soon.
In order to make space we're going to be having a huge half price sale of items that we just have one or two left of the line or items we aren't planning to continue selling - so once they are gone - they're gone!
To start us off this week we are focusing on some of our lovely organic toiletry sets for new mums, dads and babies by famous brands - Natalia and EarthMamaAngelBaby who both use natural ingredients perfect for sensitive skin. Each of the products will be available at HALF the original selling price giving you a massive saving but you'll have to be quick because we only have 1 or two left of each!
We will be listing each item separately with it's discount code over on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bestbabyshoweruk so head over there, like our page and keep and eye on your news feed to check out each item as it's listed!
Here's a quick glimpse at one of the items that will be going up!
Do you work with someone who's about to go on maternity leave? Maybe you are good friends and want to give something special just from you or maybe the whole office is contributing and hosting a baby shower party in her honour? Either way we showcase some of the best and most popular gift ideas appropriate for pregnant colleagues.
If you are looking for an inexpensive token that still shows that you all care, how about this brilliant personalised mug? It features a cool and classy pregnant lady and the wording 'fabulous mummy to be' and can be personalised with her name plus a message from you and your workmates so she's thinking of you whilst she's off. You can even choose an option which comes with a special pen for you all to sign or leave your own messages for that extra special touch.
Often companies will want to give a classic gift that will always be appreciated, such as a beautiful photograph album. Here's one of our favourites, a medium sized album designed here in the UK and hand finished with ribbon and a cute baby clothes embellishment in white so it's appropriate whether mum to be is expecting a boy or girl. It also comes in it's own presentation box and can even be personalised for a small extra fee. If you know which gender is expected it's also available in blue or pink versions.
Who doesn't enjoy something sweet now and again - especially when they are pregnant! This gift is ideal as not only does it contain lots of yummy cakes and brownie treats for the new parents-to-be but also a gorgeously soft toy by jellycat for baby when he or she arrives! It comes in it's own gift box too and is great value for money:
Some of our most popular gifts for colleagues are those with the 'wow' factor such as our baby bouquets and nappy cakes. Both of these items are made by ourselves by hand with love, care and attention to detail. They make such brilliant pressies because they are not only an amazing showpiece gift to be looked at and admired but they are both full of useful things for baby. Our bouquets come in two different sizes (medium and large) and contain beautifully soft cotton baby clothing nestled amongst realistic looking foam flowers. Our nappy cakes come in a range of sizes for any budget and are full of such items as blankets, muslins, wraps, hairbrushes & combs, toiletries, clothing and soft toys - not to mention lots of nappies! Here's just an example of some of the stunning items we can supply:
And of course - don't forget about the card! We have a lovely range of cards, but this pretty one is brand new to the range and wishes a colleague good luck as she takes time off for the next important journey in her life
I know, I know - it's still only early October and we've got our Christmas gifts category live on the site! I too am averse to Christmas stuff appearing in shops when the summer hols have barely finished, BUT I know that more and more of you have already started thinking about gifts to buy, and also are wanting to spread the cost out over a few months so you don't end up completely broke by the New Year! Also - if you are organising a baby shower due on the run up to Christmas then these gifts can make a perfect gift.
We try to focus on something a little bit different to the items you can find on the high street, so we've got a sweet selection of personalised items such as stockings to hang on the mantelpiece, gift sacks and baubles for the tree, plus a whole range of handmade items from some of our most favourite and talented suppliers for a gift truly made with love.
Here are just a few of the gorgeous things we have ready for you to buy now!
So get your festive hats on, have a browse and start your shopping now (I won't tell anyone you didn't wait until December!)
We've all seen the woodland animal trend featuring on items of clothing and decorative items for the home all around us and now it's made it's way through to a new range of cute baby shower favours! Thank your party guests in style and be on-trend at the same time with these gorgeous beauties!
How about these sweet little woodland creature candles in 3 different animal styles sure to bring a smile to the face:
Who can resist the pull of the wise owl? These lovely favours would look fab combined with our Happi Tree range:
Or how about a cute jungle or bug theme? These sweet little gifts look the part:
All these items are now available in our online shop along with lots more! And if you are throwing an animal themed baby shower party don't forget to check back soon as we have a brand new range of cute owl and cuddly lamb design gifts such as photoframes, albums, trinket boxes and more coming soon!Read more...
A very happy new year to all our customers - we hope that you had a great Christmas break.
Our first new products for the new year are some gorgeous new baby shower favours we know you'll love - who can resist these cute little gifts? They make a lovely thank you for your guests at the end of the party and something to remember the fun by.
How about these sneaker keyrings - they're useful as well as cute and come in 3 different colours
Or what about a sweeter treat? These lovely gifts look like scrumptious ice creams, sundaes and lollipops but are actually useful washcloth towels
You can find all these items in our baby shower favours category under the respective 'pink' 'blue' and 'neutral' sections.Read more...
This month we see some lovely new personalised baby gifts hitting our virtual shelves at Best Baby Shower. Personalised gifts always go down really well and make a gift truly unique. We love to add new items to our ranges and here are two of the loveliest personalised presents we now sell.
Baby photo albums are always popular as everyone takes photos and it's so much nicer to have them displayed in a gorgeous album than just stuck on a computer, and these pretty albums come with a plaque on the front to personalise with up to 60 characters across 3 lines.
The album has a polka dot pattern material covering the outside of the album, there is a thin blue or pink ribbon round the lower third. This features a small bow and metal rocking horse decoration. Also on the front is a photo window which can hold a 4inch x 4inch photograph (this allows for slot border as well).
These albums have 47 pages and can hold up to 188 photographs - perfect for capturing baby's first weeks.
They are priced at just £22.49 with FREE Postage & Packing!
The other fab gift we have to show you is the brand new Birth Buddy Bears! They are available in pink or blue and are gorgeously soft. The unique selling point of these bears is that once purchased you can register your bear at their own website! Once you register the bear and choose it's name and register the name of the child receiving the bear you will receive a lovely personalised birth certificate showing both the child & bear's name for them to treasure forever.
These bears come in a presentation box and are priced at just £22 including FREE Postage & Packing!
We have tons of other perfect presents so check out the rest of our personalised baby gifts range!Read more...