Post # 1
I am new to this website and found it while researching engagement rings. But it seems like a great resource for asking these kinds of questions! If this is the wrong category, please feel free to direct me to the correct one.
I’m trying to find a thoughtful present for my nephew (2 weeks today) when I go out to see him at Christmas. I already got my brother and his girlfriend things from their registry and plan on getting them their own present(s), so things like a massage gift card for mom aren’t what I’m after.
I’ve looked a little bit on Etsy, and not to sound judgmental or lazy, but it’s so hard to sort through everything and I think a lot of the things look chintzy and/or tacky. I’m sure there’s good stuff there, but it’s hard since I don’t know WHAT I’m looking for exactly.
When I was a baby, my aunt gifted me a crystal baby bootie. It’s the only thing I still have from that time, besides a wooden horse my grandpa made for me before he passed (mom was still pregnant with me). I’m looking for something that is special, not just some baby supplies. My brother has plenty of resources to get all of the baby gadgets he needs, anyway. I don’t do woodwork and a crystal bootie is a little too old school for me.
I was thinking an embroidered blanket or something similar, but I’m not set on it. Maybe something personalized, but it doesn’t have to be. I’ve been thinking about it too much that I can’t come up with anything creative!
Do any of you have some ideas?!
Thanks in advance!
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Post # 3
Books are my go to for baby gifts. Parents buy so much stuff on their own and then they are gited piles more. A starte set of classic books and a small bookshelf can start a child on a lifelong love of reading.
Another idea would be a quilt custom made for baby. They will use that as a comfort blanket long after they are out of the crib.
Post # 4
I agree with PPs suggestion of a book. You can write a little note on the inside of the cover to make it more personal.
Post # 5
You can actually make a quilt pretty easily if you have access to a sewing machine and minimal skills. They are great gifts and you can make them in bright colors that babies are drawn too. Takes a little time but are very well received. You can send it to someone else to get quilted/the difficult part.
Post # 6
Thanks, everyone! I loved reading as a kid and his mom mentioned something about wanting to read to him way back, so I might get him a book collection started. I was thinking about asking my friend’s mother to make a quilt, but I didn’t know if a month was way too short notice
Post # 7
Books are always my go-to.
However, my mom bought my daughter a star map for the night she was born.
It’s a gorgeous print.
Post # 8
This isn’t quite as physical, but one of DH’s uncle bought him a government bond when he was born. He held onto it and cashed it in when he was 30. For our niece, we got her one stock in Disney for her first birthday. There are companies that will make these look really special and you can display/hang them.
Post # 9
Hyperventilate : exactly what I was going to suggest ! They are awesome.