Baby showers are a lovely opportunity for friends and family to come together and celebrate the imminent new arrival into the family. With a mixture of games, food, chat and laughs, these parties are now a right of passage for expectant mums. Baby showers have grown in popularity in recent years and with that’s to Pinterest and Instagram, there are tones of ideas out there to personalise your party and make the event memorable. Gift giving at baby showers is often a must, with baby shower hampers being a popular choice and a great opportunity to buy adorable baby clothes and some goodies for the mum to be.
I have said it before – and I’ll say it again! What about the men?
It has always been confusing that there has not been a move to joint celebrations with regards to baby showers, with more and more people favoring gender neutral baby gifts, clothes and baby shower decorations, is it time to open the doors to the dads, brother, uncles and friends to join in the celebration and baby chat? If we are asking men to step up and lean in as active, joint parents, would a joint celebration make men feel more involved from the off? It is often discussed that men can take longer to bond with a new baby so anything that helps this transition into the incredible responsibility of fatherhood should be applauded and celebrated!
With this in mind, at Elizabeth Eve, we have taken one small step for men and create the dad to be baby box or the dad baby shower hamper if you will. This baby shower hamper is a classic Elizabeth Eve care package designed for new dads, so we can celebrate and congratulate them!
Fun fact – Elizabeth Eve was first founded after a hunt for a baby hamper gift for an expectant dad did not yield many good results.
What’s inside the men’s baby shower hamper?
Organic Baby Grow and Baby Hat
In super soft white organic cotton, these essential baby items are perfect for new dads and ideal for packing into the hospital or birthing bag. We have selected the envelope neckline baby grow designed specially for easy dressing and teamed with the cute knotted detail hat, this is a great staple for new babies, gender-neutral and a great addition to our baby shower hamper.
Baby Bath Mitt
Yes it’s adorable – but the baby bath mitt is also functional and practical. If baby is not too happy about bath time, dad can use said bath mitt to entertain baby with a fun voice or drama performance. We chose the bath mitt for the dad to be baby shower hamper especially because we know that bath time is an ideal opportunity for dads to bond with their newborn and this fun, caring environment is both meaningful and builds family bonds.
Sheep Cuddle Toy
This cute sheep toy is a fun addition to the Elizabeth Eve care package for new dads. What baby shower hamper would be complete without a soft toy? Perfect to decorate baby’s room this sheep is super soft and fun.
Black and white baby board book
One of our favourite brands – The Little Black And White Book Project have created the most amazing baby board books designed to promote eye development in the first few months. This book, with the high contrast tones, will be visible and stimulating for a newborn as he or she learns about the world. We have selected the Animals of Great Britain which includes adorable illustrations throughout.
Skin and Tonic Shave Oil
As with every Elizabeth Eve self care package and baby shower hamper, we believe in gifting the parents to be as well as the new baby – so we couldn’t resist including this brilliant smelling beard and shave oil from UK brand Skin and Tonic. With fresh scents and a totally natural formula, this is sure to make the dad to be feel pampered and fabulous, even after less sleep than he would have hoped for.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on joint mum and dad to be baby showers and baby shower hampers for men! Get in touch with your comments.
You can also create your own personalised baby shower hamper using our custom box builder. Build a totally unique care package by selecting all of your favourite gifts for the range and add in a personalised note.