Post # 1
A friend from college is about to have her first baby – a boy. She lives out of state and didn’t have a baby shower. I’d love to send her something, but I have no clue what. She and her husband are financially well off, so I know they don’t need ‘stuff’ – but I would like to send something congratulatory that would be appreciated.
Any ideas? The best I can come up with is a personalized baby blanket with the name/date on it – something like one of these:
But I have NO clue if those are a nice quality, etc.
Or – I could just pick out some cute baby clothes and mail them up…. but, I figure, clothes are so subjective and I have no idea what motif she’s going for, etc.
Post # 3
If you’re thinking about a baby blankie I’d go with a Little Giraffe Luxe brand one. They are super soft and kids LOVE THEM. Our godson loves his blankie and can’t be without it (almost literally). You can buy it from Nordstroms.com and just have it shipped directly to them.
Post # 4
When we had our daughter, a friend from college sent us the cutest little onesie/hat with our alma mater logo and a little picture frame for DD’s room. I thought it was a very sweet and thoughtful gift, and not something we were likely to receive from anyone else.
Post # 5
Are you sure she doesn’t have a registry? My college friend had no shower either but she did have a Amazon registry.
If not I got these washies:
for a co-worker along with something from her registry.
Post # 6
When my sister had her daughter, I brought her something for baby and something for mama. For baby, I brought a really pretty girly hardcover book (you can never have too many books), & a one piece outfit (couldn’t resist, I know it’s annoying for moms to receive too many outfits). For her, I bought a spa GC for her first “post pregnancy” haircut (a lot of moms wait to cut their hair til after pregnancy) & some gourmet chocolates.
When I first had my son, some of my favorite gifts were: Pampers Swaddlers diapers (the best kind, IMO), books for baby, a baby sock bouquet (cool idea), Panera/coffee shop gift cards so baby and I could get out of the house, a pretty nightgown (right after having a baby I felt GROSS, so this was nice), nice bath supplies for baby (Burts Bees wash & lotion is my favorite, a lot of people also like California Baby), nice crib sheets as you go through a lot.
Honestly, I didn’t really like things like shoes (never fit), baby towels (I always used full sized), wash cloths (again, didn’t use them), and swaddling blankets (I got, like 3780437 of them).
Hope that helps 🙂
Post # 7
This is boring, but a gift card for Target or Babies r us so she can buy diapers or something that she may need. I think clothes are cute, but usually people get a ton of clothes and the baby never gets a chance to wear them.
Post # 8
I would get her something for the baby down the road… As PP said so many give clothes for the baby now. If you want to get the baby an outfit, look for something say 3-6 months or later. I know for my kiddo would have liked something for later than outfits now. He has/had so many outfits now that it is hard to get every outfit in for a wear.
I also agree get the momma something to! Wish people had gotten me a spa/gift card.. sigh I need one!
Post # 9
@yellowshoe: One of my parents’ friends got that for me as an off-registry gift. That is literally the softest blanket I’ve ever felt. I told the gift-giver that I might have to sleep with it myself, rather than handing it over to the baby.
I also second the idea of onesies from the parents’ alma maters, if they’re the type of people who have a lot of college pride. Otherwise, I’m a huge fan of children’s books as gifts. A kid can never have too many books In My Humble Opinion, and there are so many great ones to choose from.