Where was the paparazzi for Victoria Beckham’s baby shower? Considering the speed of celebrity – and online – news, reporting on her May 7 baby shower is late. Do you remember what happened nineteen days ago, let alone what you read? Especially as baby news, from bump watches to Suri Cruise’s fashion choices, is now a pop culture staple, it’s surprising to find out that photographers weren’t outside the Hotel Le Petit Ermitage waiting for the former Spice Girl-turned-fashion designer and her soccer player husband.
As reported by celebrity blog Hollywood Life and the Daily Mail, Beckham had a pink-themed baby shower, with such A-list guests as Eva Longoria, Nichole Richie, and Selma Blair present. While the Mail piece claims Beckham insisted on all pink gifts, Hollywood baby boutique Beginnings claims this is not the case.
Considering the lavish nature of celebrity fashion ($600 Louboutin pumps and $4,000 Hermes bags, anyone?), the gifts at Beckham’s baby shower are mostly surprisingly average:
• A Quinny Buzz Special Edition Stroller in pink
• A mamaRoo baby swing
• A Hoppop bath tub
• A Little Giraffe Luxe Blanket
• A Timi + Leslie diaper bag
• A custom-made stuffed giraffe by Melissa & Doug
• A Bonpoint clothing set
• An Orbit Baby Infant Stroller in red
• A Bloom Alma crib; and
• A Bloom Fresco high chair
While some of these baby gifts, particularly the Quinny stroller, may make parents balk at the price tag, the market for celebrity baby products is growing. If you are looking for particular brands used by the stars, many of the gifts given at Beckham’s baby shower can be found at ordinary baby boutiques. Quinny Buzz strollers and Timi + Leslie diaper bags are both available through Baby and Me Boutique. Melissa & Doug toys and Little Giraffe furniture, bedding, and clothing can be found through Hunky Dory.