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Posted on 9:10pm Thursday 22nd Mar 2012
Personalised baby gifts are a lovely way of celebrating the pending arrival of a new born baby; the term baby shower has migrated over to the UK from America where baby showers have been a common event for years. Baby showers are becoming very popular with expectant mothers up and down the country, they do however vary considerable amongst different countries and cultures.
Traditionally in America baby showers were only held for the mothers first born child and it would be an event where both men and women would attend, the initial intent of the baby shower was for the elders of a family to pass down their knowledge of raising a child. Nowadays it is usually only women that attend baby showers, and most expectant women will have a shower for each child they have, rather than the passing of knowledge guests now usually bring presents such as personalised baby gifts like, personalised baby blankets, towels, photo albums, money boxes just to name a few. These baby showers are often organised by a close friend of the expectant mother, sometimes baby related games are played such as guessing the date the baby will arrive or how much the new born will weight. Other countries that tend to follow this form of baby shower includes Costa Rica, Brazil.
Personalised baby gifts are used as gifts at baby showers all around the world however some of these baby showers alter from the tradition American method. In South Africa the baby shower is called a stork party and typically takes place when the mother is 3 months away from giving birth, this is slightly different from most baby shower parties as the majority are held within the last month of the pregnancy. In Hindu traditions of baby showers there are many variations on what is done however a common theme is that music is played and the expectant mother is dressed up in traditional attire and is showered with flowers and garlands, she will then sit on a decorated swing and will be blessed by the elders of the family, gifts are then given to the expectant mother, however gifts are not given to the baby until it is born, this is more of a religious ceremony to pray for the wellbeing of the baby. Other countries focus their celebrations and the giving of personalised baby gifts once the baby is born.
If you are looking for a lovely personalised baby gift visit us at Gooseberry Bush Gifts, we have a wide range of perfect presents to suit all tastes, our best selling items are our beautiful personalised baby blankets!
Posted on 10:09pm Wednesday 14th Mar 2012
Personalised baby gifts have been receiving a huge amount of attention over the past couple of months after the arrival of Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z’s (Shawn Corey Carter) first child, a baby girl named Blue Ivy Carter. Baby Blue was born on 7th January 2012 she has already made history when she became the youngest to make it on a Billboard chart, featured on one of her daddies new songs ‘Glory’, so it is safe to assume that Blue is destined for success. Blue weighed in at a healthy 7 pounds and was delivered naturally at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.
As well as the personalised gifts Blue Ivy has received the origin of her name has been hot in conversations. The baby's middle name Ivy is thought to be in reference to Beyoncé and Jay-Z's love of the number 4. Beyoncé and Jay-Z were both born on September 4th and December 4th respectively. They married on April 4, 2008, Beyoncé's latest album is called 4 and the couple have matching tattoos of the roman numeral for 4, IV, on their wedding fingers. Regarding Blue, Jay-Z has a trilogy of albums with the word in the title. The Blueprint was released in 2001 around the time he got together with Beyoncé, The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse came out in 2002 and more recently The Blueprint 3 in 2009.
Amongst the abundance of personalised baby gifts received by baby Blue Ivy includes: a handmade solid gold Ginza Tanaka rocking horse worth $600,000, which was from her daddy Jay-Z. The new parents have already reportedly spent an astonishing £1million on their new born daughter. Blue Ivy also received a trunk full of books from Oprah Winfrey who has been asked to be her Godmother; Oprah is a known lover of literature, so the gift is very appropriate. Other gifts have included a number of cribs including one that is carriage shaped for the little princess, also a Swarovski Crystal studded high chair and pink bathtub, a diamond encrusted pram worth $50,000. Designer clothes, personalised baby blankets and playhouses.
Personalised baby gifts are a lovely way to welcome a new child into the world, visit us at Gooseberry Bush Gifts for a huge range of baby gifts to suit everyone.