Post # 1
My husband and I were invited to a baby shower in 2 weeks and I need gift ideas since babies and I don’t go together. Never had one and am hardly around any.
It’s a girl. I want to give something unique and useful – I figure baby blankets and clothes are pretty much done all over the place. I remember one of my old bosses talking with a coworker and they both said their best gifts were diapers because they’re expensive after a while, but I don’t want to just show up with a pack of diapers, either.
Post # 3
Does she not have a registry? Or do you not want to buy off a registry? Likely the stuff she needs/wants will be on that registry.
You could be creative and set up an Amazon Subscribe & Save and have it send her wipes for one year automatically to her door so she doesnt have to buy them herself. Useful and creative!
Post # 4
@ThreeMeers: I’m pretty sure she doesn’t have a registry. She’s not from this country so I’m not even sure she’s aware of what a registry is.
I like the wipes idea, too. That would be something nice to have!
Post # 5
I bought this for myself and absolutely love it. It gives a daily reading of what baby will be doing and allows you to write in your own comments for the entire first year. My baby is 7 months old now and I aboslutely love reading back on all the cute little things she has done. It will be very special to me as she gets older when I can share it with her as well.
Post # 6
Google diaper cakes- they are awesome, you can order them online or make them yourself. Basically you roll diapers and tie them together with a ribbon. You make 2 or three layers in different styles and stack them like a wedding cake. Then you tuck rattles, bottles etc in around to “decorate.
Its a super way to do a gift because its practical- they’ll definitly use the diapers, but its sooooo cute to, so you have a much prettier gift then a pack of diapers.
Another idea I love is to give a basket of favorite childhood books- make it a variety of board books, picture books and chapter books- something that will grow with the child.
Post # 7
I like the diaper cakes and children’s books idea.
Here’s a list of the most-registered-for items on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/baby/most-registered-for/ref=cm_baby_ln_mrft?ie=UTF8&displayBy=top100 🙂
The last baby shower I went to, I just bought some cute clothes and a stuffed animal from her registry, but if it were up to me I’d get everyone Boppys because I always hear good things about them.