One important thing that they never teach us in school, and our mothers never bother to explain to us, is the BASICS of fragrances. We all want to find that perfume that defines us, but nobody explains exactly how to do it.
The only “guide” I ever got about fragrances was that, for summer you should wear “light” notes, and for winter you can go for “sweet” ones. The end. 4 years later, my mom mentioned to me: “there are different concentrations in fragrances, the ones with a lower percentage of perfume are cheaper”. Oookay… But, how much is a high or low percentage? What is a light note of a perfume (the best Versace perfumes are in this category)? What sort of bottles are there for perfumes? How long should it smell after I put it on? And so on.
I decided to save you the effort to ask around, or look it up on posh websites, and just find here all the basics that any lady that respects herself needs to know about fragrances. Feel free to print out this article, put it in a box, and pass it on to your daughter, who will pass it on to her daughter, who will pass it on to hers and so on… ;)
Perfumes consist of a set of well-chosen notes, which define that precise blend of fragrances that reach your nose receptors in a particular moment in time. Depending on their boiling temperature, there are 3 types of notes:
- The Top Notes are those first scents which you get to feel when you just spray from the bottle. This note gives you the very primal impression, and generally makes you decide whether you will keep on exploring the bottle and its scent, or just push it away and make sure you never go back to that line again. Usually, these notes have a fruity, citrus or fresh (ozonic, aqua) feeling to it.
- The Middle Notes get to open after 5 minutes up to half an hour or so. These are the ones that tend to define the core of the perfume, therefore it takes time for them to open up to your receptors. Due to having a higher boiling point, these scents are much denser, and will generally have a spicy or floral note.
- The Bottom Notes are the ones which are hardest to spot when out shopping. Yet, are the ones which will actually define your “smell” after you put on that exact perfume. Bottom notes tend to open only after a couple of hours from the moment it was put on the skin and they have a rich musky, sweet or woody scent.
For that moment you are meeting a friend, who is bragging about the new perfume she got, let me tell you there is a simple way to spot the scent of her purchase. And she will be impressed!
There are 4 big fragrance categories, which can be broken down to smaller one, and then blended into different combinations. Here is a basic list with some associations which I think will be handy for you:
1) Fresh notes
2) Floral notes
3) Oriental scents
4) Woody scents
Also, how many of you got confused on all these: eau de toilette, eau de perfume, and eau de cologne notions? For beauty’s sake… how many “eau de” are there?!?
Well, the thing is all these fancy French notions are there to guide your basic understanding over the fragrance’s strength and lasting. Here’s the list of names and their percentage. No need to learn it by heart, we’re not in a math class! Nevertheless, it will be useful to impress your BFF’s next time you grab a coffee. ;)
Perfume oil: 15 to 30% perfume in an oil base – again, not so common
Logically, if there is a higher percentage of perfume, then the scent will last longer. Also, the price will go higher. One more thing to remember: a different perfume concentration can define a slightly different note. This is due to the fact that chemical formulas are not the same.
I recently found out that according to some survey, on average women own about 5 fragrances at a time. I just checked, and I got 3 right now. How many do you own?
What do you prefer to visit when you are on holiday? Do you prefer to go hiking on some mountain or rather go swim in the sea? I, for sure, could not decide. Many people just go to the seaside on summer and choose a mountain for winter. I believe mountains have their magic on summer as well. You can do way more amazing activities if you choose to go on the summer. Hiking, for example. You can go on a hike on winter as well but it can be really dangerous. Beside the fact that you can miss your fool, you can also get caught in the middle of an avalanche. I think hiking on winter in made for professionally trained people. Although the view is probably amazing, I believe it is not worth the risk.
My husband surprised me with an all-inclusive trip to the Alps. When it comes to women, what is more important than packing? If you are a woman are you say that you do not get excited about packing then you either lie or you are not actually a woman. When it comes to packing, there are a few essentials, a few must-haves… well, you must have. We will be going in July so we can definitely go hiking. This is probably what I’m most excited about. Well, the views as well but hiking is one of my all-time favorite activities so that is very exciting. If you are also planning to go hiking, the most important thing to remember is that you must bring saome good hiking shoes. If you forget about at least one pair of comfortable shoes, you are doomed on your trip. The best option is to pack a hiking pair of shoes, as these are specially designed for hiking. You can’t go wrong with simple sport shoes either. Now, if it is really warm outside and it is not your first time on a hiking trip, you can also wear flats. However, flats are not as safe as sport shoes and hiking shoes. For example, if it starts to rain you will have your feet wet and you will feel anything but comfortable. Same applies to sandals too. However, if I were to choose between sandals and flats I would choose flats because they cover more of your feet. Sandals expose your feet extremely and if the road is not neat you might get hurt. Again, the best option is to pack a pair of women’s snow boots or sport shoes. You cannot go wrong with these. Also, I recommend you take a local person with you, so you don’t get lost. In the meantime, you will also learn about the local culture, traditions and so on.
Other than shoes, it is very important to pack adequate clothes. Although you go on summer, you should bring some late autumn clothes. For example, pack a pair of jeans, maybe a pair of long sport pants and a long sleeve blouse or a jacket. Pack some water bottles for your hiking trips because dehydration is a serious issue and it can seriously damage your health. Also, pack some food with you, again, for your hiking trips because your trip might get longer because of unexpected events. You must prepare yourself for anything. Also, talk with a local about the safety measurements you should take before your hiking trips and, well, take them all.
Now, it depends whether you are going to a luxurious resort or just to a modest hotel. If you go to a modest hotel you should take towels and soap with you because you don’t know for sure whether you will have any there. Besides that, when it comes to towels, I personally prefer to take my own from home even if I am going to a luxurious resort. Some may say that it is unnecessary extra luggage but I personally prefer having my own towels.
All in all, as I said before, if it is a hiking trip you are going to, the most important thing you must have with you is a pair of comfortable shoes, no matter if it is a pair of hiking shoes, sport shoes or flats. They just have to be comfortable. Besides that, you must leave your problems at home and take your excitement with you. Just be open to new things and make the best of your trip because it will pass very quickly and you will regret not enjoying every moment of it.
Mothers can frequently get a terrible notoriety in terms of holding fast to design forward patterns and polished thoughts. Notwithstanding, occupied mothers don't generally have all the time on the planet to force together their outfits, make a beautiful made up face or even style their hair. Pig tails might be a rich approach to keep hair far from the face with negligible upkeep. The trap to a rich braid is to accumulate the hair at the scruff of the neck. Leave a little divide of hair out of the pig tail towards the scruff of the neck, or marginally to the side. Utilize a tight flexible band to accumulate the hair into the braid and wrap the area that was forgotten around the versatile band. The segment ought to totally blanket the versatile band and a couple of basic bobby pins can conceal the closures of the hair. The result is an advanced look that doesn't take long to make or keep up. Best results achieved with using a hair straightener (try using the irons from NuMe - Prime Hair Tools).
A straight and smooth hairdo might be popular with a couple of tweaks. For those with regularly wavy hair, the methodology may require a bit additional exertion. The trap is to utilize a straightening cleanser to help discharge the twist. Utilize a basic hair straightener when using this style. A level iron in the wake of drying can make a smooth and straight look that can keep going the entire day. There are a few items that make a more extended enduring styled search for straight hair. Paul Mitchell has a Super Skinny product offering with everything from every day medications to unwinding demulcent. Utilizing these sorts of items on the introductory styling day can help to keep your hair straight and frizz free for an additional day after the first cleanser.
Do you have a child who affections to tug at your hair? At that point, try for a meshed style. There are numerous meshed styles that you could browse including the milkmaid plait. You could likewise attempt to simply twist your blasts, or even plait your pig tail before pulling it up into a bun. Once more, for attempting an interlaced style, you would oblige a smidgen of time and method yet once you get the hang of it, it is simple peas! By using a NuMe hair straightener, the braids will come out straighter and more pictures perfect.
Do you have bolt straight hair? At that point a bounce is a gift from heaven for you. It is functional and looks greatly tasteful also. With a couple of additional layers at the back, and the utilization of a root sponsor after every hair wash, you will have a prepared to go negligible upkeep style. This look can undoubtedly be carried out by your beautician utilizing diminishing scissors for beauticians. For mixture, you can even twist those blasts or twist them for an extraordinary event. This is one of the most effortless haircuts to game. Keep in mind to try for this look just in the event that you have totally straight hair or use a good hair straightener.
On the off chance that you have medium to short hair, you can attempt the side-cleared haircut. Basically part your hair on the inverse side of your ordinary part utilizing your fingers, in the wake of washing, blow drying, and fixing with a hair straightener. Not just will this provide for you a crisp new look, it'll additionally in a split second give your haircut more volume. Include a cherry the cake with a jeweled barrette cut onto the side cleared segment, simply over the ear.
Apply fitting items in the wake of escaping the shower. Apply from roots to tips of the hair so you get a proficient victory. Verify the focus spout is on your blow dryer and dry your hair to evacuate the vast majority of the dampness. At the point when hair is near dry yet at the same time has a tiny bit of dampness, drop out a lowest part segment of hair and begin completing with a vast round brush. Keep on dropping down areas and blow dry, truly hauling and adjusting the finishes of the hair. Part hair as an afterthought and round brush the long blasts forward. Utilize a level iron sparingly and just in the event that you need to smooth out any remaining frizz.
Blow dries your blasts straight down with an oar brush. Don't utilize a round brush or you may get a knock and you need these blasts to lay level. Keep on using the oar brush to dry whatever is left of your hair. At the point when hair is 90% dry utilize a medium measured round get over to truly complete the finishes while blow drying. Flicking hair under around the face. Utilize a level iron and truly angle closes under around the face. To get hair to flip out utilize the level iron far from your face or utilize a hair curler and twist closures of the hair back and far from your face. Long hair is shocking when it’s smooth and solid. Take your long and straight hair to the following level by including sweet layers, side blasts, or draw it go into shocking up do. Now and again your long mane will represent itself with no issue with its stunning solid sparkle. You'll need to run your fingers through these exquisite hairdos for long straight hair!
They say Christmas is all about giving but you have pretty much given all of your efforts at work all year round! It’s time to give them something else; it’s time to give them joy through your smile and that glistening face! You are going to walk around with that spirit at the office Christmas party!
You won't need expensive dresses, or an artist to apply foundation using an expensive airbrush makeup kit, you just need some patience and time.
It’s time to choose what to wear! We all know that the Christmas colors are red, green, white and gold. If you want to follow the trend of the season then go ahead pick up one of those red dresses. But if you want to stand out after working so hard all year that you feel like you deserve to be noticed then let’s try out different colors.
Get yourself noticed by being modestly different. Choose an outfit with a cream or beige color. A dress could never go wrong but embroidered midi skirts are trendy as well, so go ahead and put them on. Pair it with a crop top! Accessorize with gold dangling earrings and a gold bangle. Do not wear a necklace; you do not want to over shine! The outerwear should be catchy! Think of fur jacket, printed kimono or printed jacquard coat. The color of your clutch bag should match the color of your coat or jacket.
Now that you have decided what to wear, lay it on your bed and get yourself all dolled up!
It’s Christmas, it’s time for some big love! Have your 1’’ curling irons ready ‘cause you are going to get all loosened up!
First, spray heat protection all over your hair. Dry for about 2-3 minutes or blow dry. Plug in the curling iron. Divide your hair in two sides, left and right, then make small sections on each side and clip them up separately. Start on one side and from the back. Take one of the small sections and curl facing outward. Having your hair curled outward will highlight your face. Continue until all of the sections have been curled. Run through the curls using your fingers to loosen them. Once you are satisfied, secure the curls by spraying hairspray all over the hair.
The transmitter of how you feel inside, the face. The most important part of the Christmas look is your shimmering face. You want to channel that oozing Christmas spirit to your officemates and boss!
For this step of the process you’ll need to buy yourself a good set of makeup brushes, so you can apply makeup like a pro.
Do not get too anxious! Relax yourself and gently apply moisturizer on your face in outward strokes. Let it dry for about 2-3 minutes. Note that even if you have oily skin, you should still apply moisturizer before putting on makeup. Moisturizers not only moistures your skin but protects it as well. Look for a moisturizer made for oily skin. Brands such as Clean & Clear, Garnier and Clinique have them so pick which you like most.
Now that you have applied protection for your skin, apply foundation all over your face using the foundation brush. As Christmas is sparkly, use a liquid foundation for this special event. However if you have oily skin, look for a foundation with a mattifying formula or a foundation for oily skin. Checkout one of the foundations from Maybelline, Revlon, Make Up For Ever or Estee Lauder. It’s better to be safe than sorry! You want joy and gifts on Christmas and not breakouts! You won’t a foundation brush to apply foundation, you can also use a cheap sponge.
You want to walk around with that Christmas spirit without an ounce of stress visible on your face so take a concealer and tap or swipe small spots on your skin which needs to be hidden. Eye bags and scars are two things you want to hide. A tip in applying concealer on the eye bags, do not apply them simply under the eyes. Chin down and observe the dark line beneath your eyes, that’s where you need to apply the concealer. Blend the concealer using the concealer brush and chin up! You have survived the tasks this year, be proud!
The window to your soul, your eyebrows! NYX has a great eyebrow kit with stencils; get yourself one to perfectly shape your eyebrows!
You shimmer with your outfit but your eyes should be sparkling too! Grab your eye makeup kit and start by applying a base. Next, apply a white eye shadow thinly. Do not overdo it. Now, trace the liquid eyeliner on your upper lash line. Trace a dark brown or grey pencil eye liner under your lower lashes and blend using an eye shadow brush. Apply volumizing mascara on your upper eyelashes and just a little bit on your lower lashes. Finish by pressing a highlighter in the tear ducts area. If you do not have a highlighter with you, use a light colored eye shadow with shimmer.
The happiness of a person can be seen not just in their eyes but in their smile as well and you want to share that Christmas joy to your colleagues through your alluring and striking smile! Grab that luscious red lipstick and apply them to your lips! For fuller and well-defined lips, use a lip liner. Not everyone is talented in putting on lipstick but don’t worry because there’s a secret to that! Use your concealer brush and dab it into the foundation or concealer. Apply it all over the skin just outside the frame of your lips for a smudge free look!
Now put on your outfit and adore yourself in front of a full mirror. Spray some perfume on the pulse areas of your body and you are all set to have a great time at the Christmas party!
Wait, don’t forget the shoes! No Cinderella for the night! It’s not a fairytale, it is real life! Put on a gold platform barely there sandals and start walking around feeling like a diva!
Have yourself a memorable celebration with your beloved colleagues and make sure to spread the spirit of Christmas with joy and love through your positive presence!
Let’s actually be real. Who doesn’t like to apply Make-up? We all end up putting a pinch of lip gloss and mascara at some point in our lives. But is it important that we have to buy expensive products when we can use home-made substitutes for make-up. Here are some everyday homemade substitutes for makeup for all the moms out there.
This home-made scrub will leave you with beautiful soft skin. Just take one tablespoon of crushed brown sugar in a bowl. Add three drops of lemon or lime juice, one teaspoon of honey and two to three drops of coconut or olive oil. Mix everything together and massage this scrub onto your face for a few minutes. Wash it off with off with Luke warm water afterwards.
Don’t go buying a branded and expensive make-up remover that you aren’t even sure about if it actually works or not. You can easily remove your make-up by using coconut oil and olive oil. Just take a few drops of coconut or olive oil onto a cotton pad or cloth and massage it in upward circles until all the make-up is removed.
Puffy eyes have always been an issue for me and I’ve been trying to tackle it by applying loads of concealer around my eyes. However, you really don’t have to apply huge amount of concealer or foundation. The easiest and most effective way of getting rid of those puffy eyes are applying cold tea-spoons over your eyes. This might sound crazy but believe me it works! Just put two steal teaspoons in the freezer over the night. Apply them onto your eyes for 6-10 minutes the next morning before going to work. This will help getting rid of those puffy eyes.
Many people desire for plumped smooth sexy lips. You don’t particularly have to apply lip pencils and lip gloss to fake out those plumped lips. The substitute for this is that get a toothbrush with soft bristles. All you have to do is rub it thoroughly onto your lips for a minute and a half. How will you know if it’s working? You’ll get a slight tingling sensation. After that, apply a bit of glycerin onto your lips; let it sit for thirty seconds. Then apply your favorite lip balm onto it.
Shiny finger-nails are very easy to achieve. You won’t even have to buy a nail shiner for this. Just put one cup of olive oil into a large bowl and heat it for thirty seconds. Now place your hands in it for five minutes. Afterwards, massage your hands with the olive oil and put on rubber gloves. Leave your hands like that for forty minutes and wash them off. You’ll immediately feel the difference.
For this, all you need is petroleum jelly. Just apply small amount of petroleum jelly onto your eye-lids and your eye-lids will shimmer at night. Same can also be done for the eye-brows. But remember; only minute amount of petroleum jelly should be used.
Mother’s day – This is a day full of joy, unconditional love and honor for all those amazing moms out there. It is a celebration to honor motherhood and the maternal bonds. It is celebrated on second Sunday of May in most of the countries. Every child waits anxiously to surprise their mothers on mother’s day to show them that how much they love her and how important she is in their lives. And why shouldn’t they? I’m sure all the moms work very hard for all their children to have a bright future and a mother’s love is always unconditional love. So let’s look at some of the amazing gift ideas for Mother’s day.
A little expensive but it’s worth the money. The set includes a soft scented body lotion, body shower and a bath soak. Want to know the best part? It comes in a very stylish packaging so you won’t even have to gift wrap it either. You can easily buy it off Amazon. All those fashionable, trendy mothers will definitely appreciate this gift.
This gift is for all those gardener moms out there who love planting but can’t find enough time to work on an actual garden. What is Bi-Orb air? It’s a spherical glass which has its own microclimate atmosphere which provides perfect budding environment for all those exotic, tropical plants. So do surf the internet if you’re actually considering on buying something special for your mother.
This is the easiest, most inexpensive yet very trendy and splendid of all the gift ideas out there. You can get a simple cane basket from any local store and you can always decorate it with ribbons, button, gems, shimmers, laces or hand dyed yarns. After you are finished decorating the basket, you can always fill it some with goodies for your mother or you can just give it as it is. Either way, it’ll be super marvelous.
Who doesn’t like jewelry? Every other female out there is into buying jewelry. You can always buy your mother a ready-made necklace, ring, bracelet or if you have artsy hands then you can always craft some hand-made jewelry for your mother and surprise her on mother’s day.
This is also one of the most inexpensive yet awesome mother’s day gifts. All you have to is buy a plain mug and you can always use glass paint to paint a message on it for your mother or you can get it crafted. Either way, it’s a very chic idea so you should definitely try it.
If you can’t afford too much then don’t worry. You can always surprise your mother by providing her a fancy breakfast in bed. Just add on a little flower and a hand-made card to the tray also. This would definitely be a really adorable gift for your mother on mother’s day. So go on! Find your perfect gift and surprise your mothers!
The hair accentuates ones looks. It brings out natural beauty and in many cases boosts confidence. There are many ways to wear hair, every passing day; there is a new style of wearing hair. In most cases, it is usually more flamboyant and complicated than the previous one. Trends in hairstyles are quickly changing and the way you wear your hair changes with age. When you become a mom, you certainly will not wear your hair the same way you wore it in your heydays. This does not mean you should not look good, the following are tips on how you can wear your hair in a trendy and fashionable manner while still representing your age.
As you chose a hairstyle, you need to consider the shape of your face, your daily activities and your personal preferences. The cherry red asymmetry is one such look. This style features bright red pieces, asymmetrically cut to give you a stylish and fabulous look. This style makes use of color, which makes hair look more pronounced and beautiful. It is easy to maintain and the color lasts for up to three months.
The princess cut is another way to wear your hair. This Princess Diana inspired style features trimming off the front part of the hair, although the hair generally remains short. It is easy to style, comb and maintain. It really brings out a mature look and is suitable to the office, home and daily activities. If you are a busy mum, you do not have to worry styling and keeping your hairdo tidy. The soft and edgy look is for sophisticated mums, those who want to scrape off a few years and look younger. It is soft and adds a twist, featuring an asymmetrical haircut. The back is shorter and the hair falls on one side of the face. Maintaining this style is simple and looks very trendy. It is suitable for all occasions and use.
Texturing hair is probably one of the best ways for a mom over 40 to wear their hair. This normally has a fun feel and look to it. The varied textures accentuate beauty and sophistication. This brings the sexy back to any mom who wears hair in a textured style. This is a gorgeous two in one style and cannot go wrong when wearing your hair this way. Having airy layers as your hairdo is one of the trendiest ways for moms over 40. This simple yet elegant hairstyle features adding volume to the hair, thus creating an airy texture. This in turn sweeps away from the face, giving you a neat and fabulous look. Styling the hair is very simple, you blow dry the hair using a round brush as you direct the hair in a backward motion. Once the layers are satisfactory, set the hair with a hair spray. Maintaining airy layers is not difficult, as it is a great hairstyle for a busy working mom to a stay at home mom. Whatever the situation, your hair will look great with a lot of volume.
Every style you choose solely depends on your preferences, however, whatever you choose; ensure it compliments your features and age.
The fashion trends have changed incredibly over the past few years. There is a wide selection of styles, fabrics, colors and shoes. To top it all up, there is an increased demand in the trendiest clothes across all age brackets. However, there is an ever-growing change in kids clothing, the styles are changing more rapidly than you can keep up. Kids are now dressing in a trendier manner than their parents are. It is important to note that the changes in the way of dressing are exposing your kids to more varieties of styles and honestly some are not the best. The question is how do you keep your daughter trendy and modest?
Start by good fabrics like cotton, polyester, wool and nylon. These fabrics do not make your daughter look older than they really are and they represent modesty. If you choose fabrics like silk, make sure they are few and worn on specific occasions. Dresses with flowers and bright colors also make a good fashion statement. Try going for sleeveless clothes, especially in the summer, these help the body breathe and make a fun look. The main aim of choosing presentable clothing is to not only help your daughter be confident but also maintain a modest look.
Denim is a great fabric to use. It is versatile and appropriate for any age. Your daughter would look fabulous in a pair of denim jeans and simple t-shirt to complete her look. It is important to keep in mind that your child’s dressing tells a lot about her values and background. Another important factor involving your daughter’s fashion is her body changes. You need to choose apparel that will make her comfortable with her body changes. These changes vary from person to person, but the universal rule is comfort and looking her age.
When choosing fashion for your daughter, avoid skimpy outfits. Avoid short skirts and dresses, small tops and tight inappropriate bottoms. There is nothing good about young daughter dressing inappropriately and out of place. Ensure that your child understands modesty from a young age and every piece of clothing you choose must bring out neatness and modesty. If she wears a short skirt, make sure she wears a pair of leggings or a pair of endearing jeans. Clothes that fit too tightly can bring negative attention to your child. The outcome is usually unpleasant and thoroughly embarrasses you as a parent. Shoes are an integral part of fashion. Avoid high heel shoes and shoes with exaggerated styles. Instead, choose a pair of flat sandals, low wedges, low boots or canvas shoes. These shoes are appropriate for that age and are very trendy with any outfit of your choosing.
Make-up goes hand in hand with fashion. Your child should avoid make up because she is naturally beautiful. This will help her appreciate herself much better and will not need to look for cosmetics even as she grows older. How your daughter looks says a lot about what she feels and how she looks at herself. Girls are very sensitive and it is important to build their confidence through their dressing. Ensure that you teach them modest dressing is also an expression of confidence and they do not have to dress inappropriately to boost self-esteem or bring attention on themselves. Picking fashion for your ten-year-old daughter is a delicate and important process of her life.
Baby showers are thrown to the female becoming a mother. It is thrown in honor of the recent or pending birth of the child. In the beginning, the baby showers were thrown only at the birth of the first child and usually females were invited but nowadays this is thrown on the birth of every child usually. People, friends, co-workers shower the mother with numerous gifts and make her feel special whereas the mother shares with them her wonderful pregnancy experience and the joys of becoming a mother.
No doubt pregnancy and becoming a mother are two wonderful and best experiences of life. Today, I will be mentioning who, how and when should the baby shower be thrown and in the end I will be quoting about some splendid gifts to give on a baby shower.
Usually someone very close to the mother, maybe her best friend or her sister can throw the mum-to-be a baby shower. However, there are no restrictions on who can throw the baby shower so anyone really close to the mother can throw it.
First, you should decide a perfect place where everyone can meet up. Make sure it’s not at the mum-to-be house. The mother should not worry about cleaning up after the party is over so make sure it’s not at her house. Send out traditional invitations or by post and clearly mention the theme for the baby shower on the invitations. Now for the snacks. Serve some decent food and drinks at the baby shower keeping in view your budget outlet. Make the baby shower more fun by introducing some soft new games and make sure that the mum to be feels very special. After all, the baby shower is all about her.
Generally, you can throw a baby shower at any time before the baby is born. However, it’s best to throw it when the mum to be is in her sixth or seventh month. But before actually setting a date for the baby shower, do talk to the other guests and ask them when they can come easily. You can always throw a baby shower after the baby is born if you haven’t got the time to throw it before. Then, the guests can bring the gifts according to the sex of the newborn and with the birth of the newborn; the mother would have lots to talk about also!
One of the best gift ideas is to give a 'Baby Record Book' to the mother in which the mother could write down all the best and first memories of her child. A 'Baby Basket' filled with all sorts of goodies and baby stuff like woolen baby shoes, adorable little baby clothes, matching socks is also a really amazing idea for the baby shower. Other gift ideas include picture frames, albums, Baby essentials set etc.