Baby showers are a time to gather your loved ones and celebrate both the imminent arrival and the expectant parents getting ready to bring them into the world; it’s a chance to talk through nerves and help prepare, giving thoughtful gifts or helpful tips.
Planning a baby shower tends to fall to a loved one and one of the most important steps in planning a baby shower is the guest list, bringing together all those nearest and dearest, and they often involve food and games. In recent times, the pandemic prevented people holding baby showers in the usual way so people got inventive using video calls, posting party packs and gathering at suitably social distances where possible.
Now some of the restrictions have gone, much of the fun can resume. Cupcakes are always a fun party food and can be incorporated into a gender reveal at the shower! For games, you can guess the size of the baby bump or do a baby food taste test – and a celebratory glass of Prosecco is always enjoyed by party guests but soft drinks and ‘mocktails’ can work well too. Sometimes they include party favours, which can be something small, from a candle to a cupcake, and are the perfect way to thank guests for coming.
Many expectant parents will put together a registry or a wish list, so that loved ones can help them prepare for parenthood. Whilst prams, changing tables and comfortable pyjamas are always welcome, you could find something unique with a gift from The Royal Mint.
Our Baby and Christening Gifts embrace the tradition of crossing a baby’s palm with coins or silver, a symbol of wishes for good fortune in the future. Choose from a Baby Journal, complete with a full gleaming set of the year’s coins, or a silver penny to commemorate their safe arrival. Set them on their way with Minty® – The Royal Mint’s official piggy bank – or for a more snuggly touch, we have good friend Farthing the teddy bear.
For gifts that they’ll treasure as they grow, explore The Royal Mint’s Baby and Christening Gift Collection.