One of my friends is due to have a baby next month, and her baby shower is in two weeks. She is the first in my group of girlfriends to have a baby and as such, I have never been to a baby shower! What sort of gift is given at a baby shower compared to when the baby is born (and we know she is having a girl)? My mum suggested that the baby shower gift leans towards the "practical", ie: baby bath and products, bottle sterilisers, nappies, etc, whereas the birth gift is teddy bears, pretty clothes, etc, but we're still not sure. I plan to cross stitch a birth announcement once I know the baby's name, but there's still THE SHOWER!