Karen from port clinton, OH
I went to a shower & we played a game where the hostess had a laundry basket full of baby items & we had to guess the price. The Price Is Right baby version. It was a ton of fun.
Christine, In. (06/27/2006)
One of the nicest things I've ever received or given as a Baby Shower Gift is a little on the Expensive side, but it really depends upon your budget. I like to purchase hardcover copies of A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh, not the Disney version, the original. It's very tasteful and a lovely legacy because you're encouraging reading to the child. Now, the book is pricey but if you can go to that amount it's a great gift. And should pass muster with the most pretentious of recipients.
If that's too expensive for your budget, look into a nice shawl that can cover both Mom and Baby during those late night feeds. Get something pretty but stay away from real wool because of potential allergies. (Synthetics should make it less expensive as well!) It's also different, something not everyone might think of.
If neither of these things fit into your budget, perhaps you could give us an idea of that budget so we can come up with some other ideas.
Books! Yes, books, books, books. I have a 2 yr old who has been read to since she was a zygote and books of any kind are an integral part of her day. If she received books for every birthday, Christmas, whenever gift, we'd both be thrilled. The best thing about books (especially baby books) is that they fit any budget. The A.A. Milne book is wonderful, as is any hardcover classic, but practical books for babies are great, too (and cheaper). When my daughter was younger, she would bite, rip, throw, etc. all her books, so she only had books with cardboard pages, or the "bath" books with plastic/foam pages. Many, if not all, classic childrens' stories are made in "board book" form now, Dr. Seuss, Goodnight Moon, Guess How Much I Love You, and even Winnie the Pooh.
My suggestion is to get as many classic story board books as will fit into your budget, and then find a small basket at a thrift or craft store to present the books in. If you size the basket so that the books fit with no room left over, it makes the gift look more expensive--any extra space left around the books means that you couldn't afford to buy more books to fill it! Even if it's a tiny basket with three books in it and a pretty bow, it will look amazing. Plus, the basket can be reused in the nursery. I still use a baby shower basket I received to hold diapers.
Good luck! (06/27/2006)
Babies need toiletries for a very long time; so find out which brand the mother prefers and give that as a gift. Or give home-made (on the computer) vouchers Good for one evening's baby sitting/one cooked supper/two hours doing the washing/dishes/one morning's entertaining the older siblings or whatever. (06/30/2006)
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