The way baby showers are held in different countries will depend on things such as traditions, norms and lifestyles of the people. But, something common in any country for such occasion is that people visit the venue bearing gifts for the babies or the mothers. It is important that we make it a point to buy what would actually be useful for the parents and the little one. When you enter a shop, which sells products for infants and mothers there will be many things that will grab your attention. But, since it is a gift it is important that you buy things that the receiving party would value instead of purchasing what you like. There are a few things that will help you in the process of making your purchase.Go for common thingsThere is a tendency of you not knowing the gender of the child. If you do know the gender, shopping for a gift will be much easier. However, if you do not have any idea of the gender you can try shopping for common things such as booties, tops, cotton gowns and etc. that can be worn by any little one regardless of their gender. You can even try buying a baby shower nappy cake which would be a very unique choice when it comes to gifts.Things that last longTry to avoid giving gift packs that include things such as lotions, wipes, bath liquids and etc. because they have a date of expiration. Therefore, you will have to check the date of expiry well before you give the gift if you choose to buy such items. Instead, you can also buy things such as bedding items, baby girl nappy cakes, cribs and etc. that can be used for longer periods and last for longer periods.Unique presentsIf you like the idea of giving something out of the box, you can get something customized as well. There are firms that do great customizing jobs. They even offer their ideas and create extraordinary gift items.It is good to give something to the motherThe mother is the one who will be carrying the little one within her for nine months. Therefore, this occasion can also be used as an opportunity to appreciate her part in the process. You can offer maternity clothing items, ornaments, gift cards and etc. to the mother.