A simple guide on baby shower gift ideas for both boys and girls (or gender-neutral)

Baby showers are an exciting time. Whether it is the first child or siblings are getting ready to welcome a brother or sister to their home, these sweet moments are the perfect opportunities for friends and loved ones to celebrate the occasion.

For some, however, choosing the most suitable (and useful) baby shower gift can be half the challenge, especially with so many options to choose from. There’s always the risk that you’ll double-up on presents, or struggle to find something that both mum and bub would appreciate.

It doesn't have to be this hard, though. Designed to give you a vast range of options to take your pick from, Lil' Creatures' has you covered. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when you're hunting around for goodies.

Technology and innovations: Depending on your budget, there are many handy gadgets on the market that assist families with the parenthood journey. From motorised nappy bins to baby monitors and smart thermometers – there's plenty of options here to get you inspired.

Medical supplies: Stocking up all those essentials for the medicine cabinet – especially when preparing for a new arrival – is expensive to do in one hit. Help out the parents-to-be with a mini hamper that features painkillers, teething gels, powders and ‘potions’ that will always come in handy at some point in time.

Something for the parents: You don't have to make it all about bub, even though it's half the fun. Reward the parents with a night out to the cinemas, a great book to read, or something as simple as a scented candle. Anything to help provide that much-needed R&R can go a long way.

Spoil their newest addition with these designs

If you are looking for something truly different (and adorable as well), then it is hard to go past our range of koala baby toys and accessories. These are uniquely Australian and make perfect baby shower presents, providing a point of difference from the usual gift ideas.

Whether you feel a little inspired by this native animal and opt for themed design, or choose from our other varieties, we recommend these lovable favourites:

Costumes: This is a new level of adorable; think onesies designed to make bub look like your favourite fuzzy friend, right down to the fluffy tail and ears. Made from soft, stretch cotton fabric, these costumes fit little ones as they continue to grow. They even come in their own special gift box.

Matching hats: You don’t want older siblings to feel left out of the excitement either! With our selection of gorgeous matching hat and tail sets for older kids and adults the whole family can join in the fun, and the cute photos!

Wooden toys: Our gorgeous range of Australian hand-made wooden teethers and rattles in unique designs can be personalised with baby’s name, or gifted as is. Made from natural beechwood and organic tung oil, our wooden teethers are naturally safe, non-toxic and anti-bacterial.

We also offer perfectly boxed, dedicated gender neutral baby shower gift packages (and gift cards) for even more goodies to celebrate this big day. For more information, get in touch with our friendly team – we’re always more than happy to provide guidance.