It’s no secret that I’ve had a baby shower with each of my pregnancies. All three showers were so incredibly different but oh-so-special. I think the etiquette of not having a second or third shower for same sex babies is a thing of the past, and each pregnancy should be celebrated. Besides, it gives you a chance to get together with your closest gal-pals and eat some fabulous food. So what do you give to the mama-to-be that has all of the major necessities? Here are a few of my favorite baby gifts.
New hooded towels and washcloths are always nice. For my last baby, I received a Nursery Critter Wrap from Pottery Barn Kids that was monogrammed with Bennett’s name—super cute and personalized.
Another item that made my list are the muslin swaddle blankets from aden + anais. One word…FABULOUS! These soft little treasures are great for many uses such as a swaddle blanket, burp cloth, stroller cover, nursing cover, car seat liner, etc. Pair these blankets with the sweet book “Swaddle Love” on the techniques of swaddling, and you have a perfect little gift set.
Third on my list are the totally lovable and adorable Huggybuddy’s by Gund. I have received two of these cozy little friends—one at my second shower that we named “Moo” and one at the third named “Lambie.” It is a blankie/stuffed animal that will become your baby’s instant BFF.
Know a few people that want to go in on a group gift and spoil the mama-to-be? How about a super darling and trendy diaper bag. Talk about a treat! The Berry Chiffon Cake by Petunia is all the sweetness without the calories.
Handmade gifts always top my list. These special gifts are some of the most treasured items I have received, especially some of the fabulous blankets that friends have knitted, crocheted or quilted for my mini men. Not crafty? Find a talented artisan on Etsy such as Adam’s Blankie; I am totally crushing on this handmade little lovey!
Well, there it is, a quick pick of some of my mama must-haves. Do you have a baby shower gift idea to swoon over? Tell us about it by leaving a comment below!