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Baby Shower Venues in North Hampshire Area
The Parlour Tearoom
Within Viables Craft Centre, The Parlour Tearoom serves homemade cakes and lunches. They are open from 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturdays. They were also voted Hampshire Life Tearoom of the year 2014. As it isn’t very big this would be best for a small baby shower.
Trip Advisor – Parlour Tearoom
For further information, call 01256 325795
The Tea Bar
Right in the top of town, the Tea Bar is a lovely tea room in the day and at night turns into a bar in the evening with music and sometimes live bands. They provide lunches and afternoon teas. Lovely seating and space means tables could be put together for larger groups.
The Tea Bar
Trip Advisor – Tea Bar
For further information, call 01256 353332
Sundaes hasn’t been open that long but is definitely a hit! If ice cream, crepes, waffles or just deserts in general are your thing, this is where to head! There are booths, tables and even sofas so a nice comfortable area.
Trip Advisor – Sundaes
For further information, call 01256 351122
Relaxing Gifts for Mum
Relax for Birth provides hypnobirthing, antenatal preparation and Doula support across Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and West Sussex. Wendy has worked within the birthing field for over 20 years and supports women and couples to have a positive experience that positively impacts their journey into parenthood.
Relax for Birth
For more information contact 07716 321477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A voucher for a pedicure
The Beauty Lounge Oakley offers vouchers for a relaxing pedicure for the mum to be. Perfect for a bit of me time and some pampering before the big arrival.
The Beauty Lounge Oakley
Gift voucher for Relax, Stretch and Breathe/Yoga for Pregnancy
NCT offer a course suitable from 12 weeks pregnant right through pregnancy. It enables you to relax, focus on your baby and think about your wishes for birth.
Relax, Stretch and Breathe
Reflexology Session to prepare for birth
Wendy French Reflexology can offer gift vouchers and/or sessions for the mum to be.
Wendy French Reflexology
Birth Doula and Maternity Support Services
Linda Cooks offers treatments such as pregnancy and postnatal massage, reflexology, birth preparation, placenta remedies and mother blessings which all could be a lovely gift for a mum to be.
The Celtic Touch – Birth Doula and Maternity Support
Reflexology Taster Session for mum to be and guests
Jill Lewis can provide taster sessions at the baby shower. Massaging using pressure points can help with stress, back pain and hormonal imbalances.
Jill Lewis Reflexology
Gifts for mum to be and baby
An activity for when baby arrives
Jolly Babies provides various classes for parents and children. Music with Mummy involves singing, clapping, dancing and waving. There are bubbles and simple instruments for babies to explore.
Music with Mummy
Gifts from the Little Barn Gift Shop
There are plenty of things such as gift vouchers, baby products, coconut oil and natural health remedies available, perfect for mum and babies.
The Little Barn Gift Shop
Katie Book Lady
There is every type of book available for new babies including cot and buggy books, cloth books as well as well known children’s titles.
Katie Book Lady – Usborne Books
Unique gift idea – Book about teething
A rarely covered topic that is never discussed in detail, teething can be a nightmare for parents. Having a read about it before baby arrives could be an excellent idea.
Your Teething Baby: From one parent to another
Cuddly toy for the new arrival
Over at Snuggly Sockimals they make gorgeous animals from brand new socks. All Sockimals are CE tested and handmade.
Gift voucher for Ceramic Painting
Pots2Paint have a wide variety of gifts available and you can purchase a gift voucher. They have done commissioned pieces which include a paint with a footprint for every month of a baby’s first year so definitely worth discussing any ideas you have.
Carryoncarrying can provide a consultation to find which baby sling works best for mum. There are also packages for groups.
Art Gift Voucher
My Tiny Gallery by Emma Vallis creates artwork, prints and cards that are ready to buy as well as commissioning individual pieces. Name paintings and nursery art are her speciality. You can buy gift vouchers or even a gift for the mum to be.
My Tiny Gallery
Keepsake Gift Voucher
Smallprint captures precious moments with unique items of jewellery hand-crafted in silver. From fingerprints to doodles and drawings, there is jewellery for all. Gift vouchers are available.
Photoshoot Gift Voucher
Mum to be could have a gift voucher for a maternity or newborn photoshoot from Your Family Deserve this.
Your Family Deserve This
Agnes Forrai Photography offers portrait sessions, maternity shoots and newborn shoots so you can keep hold of precious memories.
Agnes Forrai Photography
Decorations for a baby shower
Shampagne Occasions can provide everything you need to decorate your venue for the baby shower. From balloons to decorations, they have everything covered.
Over at Sweet Treats they make party favours for baby showers as well as sweet cones and a sweet cart for hire.
Based in Basingstoke, Innocent cakes provides cakes, cupcakes and cake pops made to order.
Owow Chocolates, based in Old Basing can make some personalised chocolates for your baby shower needs.
A variety of gifts available from Doveys Occasions
Doveys Occasions can provide lots of different gifts to suit any budget including sweet cones, sweet filled bottles, wish trees, gift baskets and candy carts.
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