Monday, February 24, 2014

Best Baby Shower Gifts

Babies!! We want to buy them ALL THE THINGS. But what do they really need? I know their secrets (or at least their parents' secrets), and I have ideas!
Best Baby Shower Gifts

If you are searching for a gift for a brand-new baby, look no further! Here are the best gifts for baby showers.


1) Rattles

I bought this Plush Drumstick Rattle for my baby for Christmas, and it's SO CUTE. It comes packaged like a real drumstick from the deli, you guys. It's also really well made and adorable.
Best Baby Shower Gifts
2) Art Prints

Most babies' nurseries could use a little decoration. This Origami Dragon Print is up in my son's room, and I LOVE it. If you're not into the dragon, there are also an origami crane and a fox!

Best Baby Shower Gifts


3) Adorable Hats

Babies look adorable in hats - it's a scientific fact. My mom made hats just like this Baby Viking Hat for my kids, and I get asked about them EVERY time we go out. They are insanely cute.

Best Baby Shower Gifts



4) Clothes

Most one-year-olds have plenty of clothes, BUT there are some really special outfits made by independent sellers on Etsy. For instance, could your baby be more awesome that it would be in this R2D2 Onesie and Hat?

Best Baby Shower Gifts


5) Mobiles

Babies spend much of their early lives on their backs, staring at the ceiling. Why not put something up there for them to look at? I am in love with this soft and colourful Raindrop Mobile!

Best Baby Shower Gifts


6) Room Decor

This Awesome Sloth Pillow would instantly add character to any baby's room. In fact, I want it for MY room.

Best Baby Shower Gifts


7, 8, 9) Books!

I am a former Children's Librarian, so take it from me: you can't start too early with books. They are vital for language-learning, even in newborns! Here are some of my very favourite board books.

Polar Bear Night

This book has incredible illustrations, lyrical text, and a sweet story about a baby polar bear having a night-time adventure.

Best Baby Shower Gifts


Little You

The text speaks to the joy that babies bring to their parents. The illustrations are gorgeous. The author is local. Buy it!
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Who's Hiding?

This is a series. Each page has a big sturdy flap that babies lift to see who is hiding. Eg: four kittens behind the chair! The best part is that the last flap always hides a mirror for the baby to look into. Babies LOVE this. I own them all.

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My babies have both gone through car-seat-hating phases, and this thing was a godsend. Even very small babies can use it - you just hit a giant button, and it lights up and plays music. The classical tunes melt the Car Seat Rage away!
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Full Disclosure: I own some of the items above, but I paid for them with my own hard-earned cash. The Amazon links are affiliate links. If I ever make money on them, I will probably spend it on Amazon.


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12 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness! It's about that adorable R2D2 outfit - too cute!!!

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  2. I love that little rainbow mobile!

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  3. thanks for the suggestions. i'm going to order some of those books for some new babies who are arriving in my life shortly!

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  4. Oh my gosh I love the R2D2 outfit!! I wish my babies were still babies!!

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  5. All so sweet...Etsy is the place to shop! That R2D2 outfit!!!

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  6. I love the stuffed drumstick! Soooo cute.

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  7. How cute are these gifts? I think I better get some new, younger friends so I can host a baby shower! Love these books, and can't get over how things have evolved in thirteen years!

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  8. LOVE the viking hat! I want one in adult size!

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  9. Cute! I think I should pick up that plush rattle for my kitten.... ;)

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  10. I love the plush drumstick rattle - where were those great ideas when my baby was a 'baby'? Great choices!!

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  11. Ok, that's waaayyy too cute with the Viking cap and the drumstick rattle! Thanks for the great gift ideas!!

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  12. This list rocks! I MUST find a baby to buy the viking hat and the drumstick for!

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