(Closed) Gift for a pregnant friend

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

When the baby is born, I highly recommend a personalized baby block.  They are just $15-20 (depending on how much personalization you want to do) and that includes shipping.  Everyone who I give these to RAVES about them and you can’t beat the price. 

http://www.craftefamily.com/craft/block_baby.asp

I don’t have children myself but my sister always complains about all the stuffed animals her two kids received as babies – and still receive as gifts.  They don’t play with them and the stuffed animals always just get stuck in a bin somewhere until she can donate them to a non-profit.   

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Oh my gosh, so cute!  It’s definitely appropriate. 

Post # 5
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626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think the frogs are adorable.  I would go for the rattle or the thumbie.  Your friends baby will get to play with them much sooner that way.  The little blanket / thumbie reminds me of the tag blankets, which kids LOVE and I think it would be a really great gift.  It’s all adorable though.. I say good instincts.. go for it!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ll be honest I hated getting stuff like that…now that I look back on all the baby gifts I’ve given..yeah it was cute but useless lol. I also got WAYYYY to much baby bath stuff- I have so much Johnson and Johnson crap and my daughter is allergic to it ughh so it sits. If your gunna give stuff like that California Baby- it organic and smells good. But things new moms need- Diapers (you can make them look nice in a diaper cake) but always need diapers, burp clothes, grooming set, little rattles (sassy brand), anything black white and red- babies can’t see very well for the first couple months so those colors are bright and babies love them, Moby sling(love mine) it lets the mom get a hands free break, Swaddler wraps for the baby- it’s very helpful.. 

these are some of the things I could think of that helped me out but Good Luck!! 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I think that it is a very cute gift and the pottery barn chamois stuff is sooo soft. 

@lilperiwinkle- I know what you are saying too but people enjoy giving cute stuff. I usually try to balance some practical stuff, like diapers burp clothes etc, with a cute item that I like. 

You can’t go wrong that way. 

 

Post # 8
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626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

As far as getting too many stuffed animals.. I think it really depends on the person.  I have a 3 moz old and so far (including Christmas, babyshower, labor.. etc)  I have only recieved 4 stuffed animals for her.  And one was just some bear a friend was trying to get rid of because she had been gifted it.  So you never know…

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

@lilperiwinkle:  Maybe you could donate some of those items like that johnson and johnson stuff that your daughter has an allergy to, to a women’s shelter or another charity?

 

Also, I agree with all the other posters, definitely practical stuff is a plus!

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