Pregnancy can be tiring, so the last thing an expectant mum wants is the stress of a hectic event. Encourage your guest of honour to relax, enjoy the moment and have fun.
Don't pressurise guests into buying expensive presents as not everyone can afford to. Instead, hint at little necessities such as muslin cloths, bibs or other practical gifts.
Something for mum
Once baby's born, they're likely to be showered with gifts. So why not buy something special for mum-to-be instead?
The whole family
Partners and other children can often get forgotten in the busy run-up to birth. Why not treat them to something nice?
Keep things casual
Sometimes tea, cakes and a chat with best friends and family members is all the party expectant mums need, so think about gifts that would make for a memorable teatime.