8 baby shower gifts (under $60) for the eco-friendly mum-to-be

Deciding on a baby shower gift can be challenging, especially if you do not have a lot of  money to spend. It is nice to remember that thoughtful gifts, will surely be more appreciated than spending additional money on something a Mother may not use.

Think Green, with our 8 baby shower gift ideas, all priced under $60 USD. If you are looking to spend a little more money, you can always mix and match and make a baby hamper instead.

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556256_406757729368197_1138574861_n11My First Cuddle Plush Toys
RRP $22 USD
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Keeping it Green –  All of the Greenpoint Brands soft toys are BPA, PVC, Lead and Phthalates free, and are made from child-friendly cotton. This means, cotton not sprayed with harmful pesticides, and with exposure to these chemicals killing thousands of people in developing countries a year, this is not something to shy away from. Little ones explore shapes, textures and tastes by putting things in their mouths, so providing safe toys is incredibly thoughtful on your part. Not to mention, they are adorable! My Son, loved these toys when he was a baby, Victoria the Bunny was his favorite.

Teething Bling Donut Shaped Pendant Necklace
RRP $20 USD
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Keeping it Green – This Teething Bling pendant is a helpful gift which is made from a food-safe, phthalate-free, and federally approved silicone, designed for a Mother to wear as a necklace to sooth a teething baby. Generally, a baby will start showing teeth around 4-7 months of age. However, on the rare occasion a baby may be born with a tooth! And, on the other end of that, as with my Son, a baby may not start showing till a lot later on. Personally, I always had one of these around my neck when my Son was teething, they really work!

Sesame Street Reusable Bags
RRP $45
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Keeping it Green – Single use plastic bags, even the recyclable ones, are clogging our water ways, and killing millions of innocent wildlife every year, and that is just to start! However, with more and more people becoming aware, hopefully, one day soon they will be a thing of the past – fingers crossed. In the meantime, a Mother on-the-go can never have enough bags, with all the “stuff” we have to cart to and fro, and we love these child-approved Sesame Street themed pack of 5 pack reusable bags.

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Top 100 Baby Purees by Annabel Karmel

RRP about $18
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Keeping it Green – Not only is making baby food more economical than buying commercial brands, one can be assured that their baby is eating only the freshest and organic ingredients. And, let’s not even get into all the package-waste that commercial foods come are sold in!
With a newborn, there are going to be many moments when a Mother will be waiting for the baby to wake, or waiting to feed the baby etc., and this book will be an inspiring read while preparing for a baby’s first meal. Full of helpful information, it is sure to please with quick and easy recipes for healthy and happy meals.

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il_570xN.667229557_afc6Organic Reusable Baby Wipes
RRP $34
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Keeping it Green – Disposable wipes, even if a brand claims to be eco-friendly unfortunately, are not. Many “green companies” use the  controversial chemical polysorbate 20 as an ingredient, and once you do a little research you may change your mind about encouraging such use on a newborn’s untainted skin. Give these beautiful reusable wipes from Etsy designer Curly Monkey instead, and really get the baby shower conversation going about the steps we can all take to live a kinder life on our precious Planet.

Starstruck Organic Swaddle
RRP $26 USD.
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Keeping it Green – Okay, maybe we are bias also being Australian, but Aden + Anais surely have the most beautifully designed and soft swaddle blankets out there. We chose this one as it is made from 100% organic cotton muslin. Once baby is not a little baby anymore, they also double as a perfect bathing suit cover-up by the water. 5 years later since having my little boy, I live in mine at the beach and pool during the warmer months. Love them!

Wearing one of my Son's Aden + Anais swaddles at the bean

Wearing one of my Son’s Aden + Anais swaddles

Newborn Cloth Diaper Bundlecloth diapers
RRP about $58 USD
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Keeping it Green – Unfortunately mainstream disposable diapers are NOT biodegradable, which means that they sit in landfills forever. And, with it said that an average little human can use up to 6,500+ diapers before they are potty trained, this is a genuine concern for an eco-friendly Mother.
These cloth and reusable diapers are designed for a newborn, and are a perfect introduction to the world of diapering the “green” way.

Screen Shot 2015-07-02 at 5.49.42 PMUnscented Body Cream
RRP $19 USD
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Keeping it Green – Forward-thinking Nine Naturals make plant-based personal products which are smart and safe for moms and moms-to-be. Besides this decadent body cream, they craft their products using only natural and organic ingredients, which include shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, deodorant, body wash, sunscreen and lip balm.

We hope you enjoyed and are inspired to buy eco-friendly baby shower gifts in the future, small steps will manifest into big change, and together we call all work towards living a more sustainable life here on Mother Earth. Thanks for stopping by Willy B Mum!

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