Best Baby Shower Gift Guide to help you gift a Momma just right – WIN with Tommee Tippee!

I decided to do this gift guide after throwing a shower for my bestie and having so many people ask what to bring as a gift. What a preggie Momma needs varies from one to the next – you might have only got clothing etc. so far and still need all the essentials, or you’d rather a big-ticket item and have all you guest contribute towards that. Everyone is different, that’s why this is merely a guide to some of the amazing baby-centred products out there, and while you at it, you could win one of the essentials – a Tommee Tippee Sangenic Nappy Bin with 6 refill cassettes!

So, since this gift guide involves a giveaway from one of my favourite baby companies, a brand that I used with my own children, number one is obvious:

  1. Tommee Tippee Sangenic Simplee Starter Kit in Grey – this fabulous invention seals up smells and saves you a hundred trips to the bin always comes with a set of 6 Simplee refill cassettes – scroll down to the bottom for the giveaway! R549 – Takealot – https://www.takealot.com/tommee-tippee-sangenic-simplee-starter-kit-grey/PLID53766308
  2. This isn’t the first time I’ve coveted a nappy bag from this brand, and I don’t even have the need for one, personally, but how absolutely gorgeous is this Jeankelly Vanilla Blonde Leather Shopper with Back Zip?! I love that it doesn’t even look remotely like a nappy bag, and you could use it beyond the baby years! Jeankelly – R2550 – https://jeankelly.co.za/product/jeankelly-vanilla-blonde-leather-shopper-with-back-zip/
  3. Something that I would highly recommend as a gift – a hooded towel! How cute is this one from Bebejou – that comes in many different colours and styles – at Kids Living?! Kids Living – R259 – https://kidsliving.co.za/products/hoodedtowelbathcape?variant=8752951951420
  4. Another goodie from Kids Living – I love this Octopus Teether from Mombella! This teething toy is made from food-grade silicone and is freezer and dishwasher safe, as well as BPA and lead free. The 8 tentacles of the octopus makes it easy for babies to grab and hold on to. Something I love about it, is that there is nowhere for saliva to get into and mould like another teether on the market. Available in 4 colours. Kids Living – R259 – https://kidsliving.co.za/products/mombellaoctopus
  5. Who says only Baby can get pampered? The Udderly Gorgeous Range from Cowshed has been designed especially for new and expectant mothers in mind – a gorgeous pamper for Momma. Kids Emporium – R620 – https://www.kidsemporium.co.za/product/mother-to-be-duo/
  6. One of my favourite things I received at my first baby shower was this book – I started to read to Oli from a baby, you can never start too young, and a book makes the most beautiful gift – Oh, Baby, The Places you’ll go! By Dr Seuss. Takealot – R129 – https://www.takealot.com/oh-baby-the-places-you-ll-go/PLID36117528
  7. Whilst not an essential, a very helpful sleeping pod is something I wish I had with my two – I love the look (and sound, from reviews) of the NoolaPod – the ultimate bed for your baby ages 0-18months old. Kids Emporium – R1495 – https://www.kidsemporium.co.za/product/noola-baby-pod-maxi-gold/
  8. If you’re having a little girl, how cute is this Pink and White Chevron print headband from Rosiebee? I’m absolutely obsessed with their knot headbands, and they’re super soft to wear – I even have one! Rosibee – R80 – https://rosiebee.co.za/product/pink-chevron-headband/
  9. Along with pregnancy and a post-partum body come those glorious stripes we, as Mother’s, often earn – stretch marks. Optiphi have come up with a solution for this – Scar Therapy – and what better gift to give an expectant Mother? Optiphi – R850 – https://www.optiphi.com/default/products/body-curve/scar-therapy
  10. I used Tommee Tippee bottles with each of my babies, and the handiest thing to make bottle sterilising that much easier was the Essentials Microwave Sterilizer I had. Takealot – on sale right now at R219 – https://www.takealot.com/tommee-tippee-essentials-microwave-sterilizer/PLID44497658
  11. A must have for every Momma – loads and loads of swaddle cloths – for feeding, nap time and cleaning up. I love this Jollein pack of 6! Kids Living – R289 – https://kidsliving.co.za/collections/feeding-bibs-burp-cloths/products/jolswaddle6pack?variant=32209575954
  12. Beanies are the perfect way to keep little heads cosy. I love the Slouchy Beanies from Tiny Tribe Kids! Tiny Tribe Kids – R85 – https://tinytribekids.com/collections/accessories/products/slouchy-beanie
  13. Think beyond the newborn phase (a lot of people don’t) – give a gift to help once it’s time to start solids, the perfect sectioned plate, available in a few colours, with a non-slip base from b.box! Kids Emporium – R239 – https://www.kidsemporium.co.za/product/b-box-plate/
  14. One of the most essential gifts I received at both showers were sets of Plastic Hangers. Mr Price Home – R79 – https://www.mrphome.com/en_za/shop/kids-baby/shop-baby/baby-essentials-play-and-gifting?p=2-
  15. I absolutely adore the rebrand of the Johnson’s Baby range, and I adore the subtle scent of the Bedtime Baby Bath Wash – with soothing NaturalCalm™ essences. Dis-Chem – R44.95 – https://www.dischem.co.za/catalog/product/view/id/112295/s/johnson-s-baby-bath-wash-300ml-bedtime/
  16. Something I bought myself when pregnant with Oli, and a gift I like to give, was the Tommee Tippee Healthcare and Grooming Kit – it has all the essentials needed, from nail care, to hairbrush, and thermometer. Takealot – R329 – https://www.takealot.com/tommee-tippee-healthcare-and-grooming-kit/PLID12076077
  17. Don’t ever discount thinking of giving the gift of a voucher to a Momma. They are so helpful and appreciated, and anything from nappies, to wipes or dummies and bath products can be bought! Dis-Chem – https://www.dischem.co.za/shop-by-department/loyalty-and-gift-cards
  18. Another item I swore by, with both of my kids, was a Fisher Price bouncer chair – I even gave one to my bestie when I found out she was pregnant with her first! I love the look of the Fisher Price Rainforest Friends Comfort Curve Bouncer. Takealot – R999 – https://www.takealot.com/fisher-price-rainforest-friends-comfort-curve-bouncer/PLID46644384?gclid=Cj0KCQjw2v7mBRC1ARIsAAiw34_tXbr6qSci_cVWQ55dydaYFOR7VEvym0RpERDhMzesV4HeUr8WuLcaApuZEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
  19. I just love the black and white rubber mat from Kidko – perfect for a new crawler! Kidco – R799 – https://www.kidko.co.za/product-page/black-white
  20. How can you resist the Sleeveless Grey Bear Hoodie from Kapas Baby? The perfect unisex gift! Kapas Baby – on sale at R160 – https://www.kapasbaby.com/collections/unisex/products/sleeveless-hoodie-grey

WIN a Tommee Tippee Sangenic Simplee Starter Kit in Grey (with 6 cassettes). Follow these steps:

  1. Comment on the Mommalikeme Facebook and/or Instagram post telling me what colour the Starter Kit is that you can win (mandatory to enter).
  2. Tag a Momma friend who could benefit from this gift and might like to enter too (mandatory to enter).
  3. Ensure you have liked and are following Mommalikeme and Tommee Tippee SA on Facebook and/or on Instagram (optional).

*Standard T’s & C’s apply. Open to SA residents only. Winner will be announced on the Mommalikeme Facebook page on Monday 27 May 2019.

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Feature image by Corinna Tannian Photography