(Closed) Moms/Soon to be Moms – best shower gifts?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You have some great ideas! I am not a mom, nor am I a mom-to-be, but at my SIL’s shower two years ago we (DH and myself) bought her a swing.

I also made two baskets for her – one for baby, with things like pacifiers, little noses, little fevers, ear swabs, diaper cream, teething rings and teething gel, etc., and one for mom –

with a small bottle of wine (the little ones in the plastic bottles), a nip (kind of a joke, but she loves a good drink once in awhile and was not planning to breastfeed, so she loved it) as well as a dunkin donuts gift card, nice smelling hand lotion, etc. She loved it!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

My favorite gift was a newborn photoshoot. Although that’s pretty expensive, depending on the photographer.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not a mom, but I like to try to get something just for the mom and not just the baby like sorrycharlie did. Of course a new mom would love anything for the baby, but because she will be SO focused on the newborn I like to get something for her that she probably wouldn’t get for herself.

I love the photoshoot idea.

Also, maybe some gift cards for food places that have takeout?

Just trying to think a little bit outside the box.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My favorite gift was the infant bathtub. She is going to get a thousand hats and blankets but I use my blankets SO much so I say the more the better. Also those packs of onesies. I know they are boring but it helps when you don’t h ave to do laundry every 10 seconds.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love the monthly stickers because that’s something I was planning on putting on our registry. And I LOVE the crochet blanket IF you were planning on crocheting it yourself. There’s nothing like a handmade blanket, the baby will have 20 fleece blankets but not a handmade crochet one by her aunt! 🙂

And it’s great that you’ll be going to both. 🙂

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I second the newborn photoshoot idea. My favorite gift was a very large toddler proof version of The Very Hungry Caterpiller. My son still loves it (He’s 4) and it’s what I give at every baby shower. Kids love the classics ^_^

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I would have loved the photo idea.  I also love the socks that look like shoes.  We got a lot of crochet blankets and fleece blankets and cotten blankets so blankets we were good on.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think the jammies in a gift basket maybe with some other pampering things sounds nice.

I got alot of clothes and some plastic bins to keep all of them would have been nice.  I love the idea of the closet organizers but have only enough room in his closet for his current clothes (we have a lot of clothes). 

One thing that was better than onsies was the gerber side snap t-shirts.  These are easy to get on and off.  We wear them to the doctors because you have to fully undress them.

That is what I would give from now on at every baby shower.

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