(Closed) What to get friend for baby shower?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Diapers! I got my Maid/Matron of Honor 3 packs of diapers and it has helps her sooo much. I did more for her like I made her some blankets, got her some onesies, little toys. Hope this helps.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

No clothes!!!

The most useful things are stuff like burp clothes, bibs and receiving blankets. Those are also things you can’t really have too many of. Diapers, wipes, baby shampoo/lotion all fit into this category too. If she’s nursing, you can do something like nipple cream and breast pads. Why not put together a small little gift basket and include a few things?

Another route would be to get her something for herself. My college roommate got me satin PJs and some yummy lotions as a baby shower present. You could just as easily get her a small spa gift card, make a mani/pedi kit, or give her a gift card to somewhere like Victoria’s Secret/Sephora/Bath and Body Works/etc.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

I would get her diapers as others have said, but get a size up. The baby will grow fast and she will probably get diapers from other people for her newborn so I am sure she will love to have a stash of diapers for the next size up… when people stop giving you baby presents.

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Think of the most un-pretty present, and get that. Seriously!

She will get dozens of fluffy bonnets and boots and singlets and socks and toys and when it comes down to it, most of these pretty items get worn once, puked/pooped on and then they get ruined, lol!

I’ve had a baby, trust me!

Get some diapers in a size up like lefeymw said, and maybe some top quality all natural baby products. Splurge out and get quality, chemical free natural ones. There are SO many cheap and nasty baby products that are just packed with un-pronouncable ingredients and are made in China. When I had a shower I did receive quite a few bottles like that and I never used them.

 

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Diapers, sizes 2 and 3 (everybody buys newborn and 1), wipes, gift cards to get essentials later on, like formula.  They’re not the “fun” gifts, but they will be used!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

A diaper cake is a great idea! And a gift card would be really helpful too. I agree with no clothes, so many people will give her clothes and babies outgrow them so quickly.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I agree Diapers are needed. Also burping clothes, onesies…those can be rolled up and stuffed in diaper cake. Other instruments that are inexpensive to include in diaper cake…baby thermometer, rash cream, socks, socks, socks. GOOD LUCK.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

if she is planning on breastfeeding, nipple cream and breast pads.

i know it is a very unglamorous present, but those are the things that women really need that no one wants to buy them.

she will get dozens (if not more) of outfits and pink frilly things (if it’s a girl) so get her something useful!

bottles, pacifiers, burp cloths, receiving blankets, diaper rash cream/baby shampoo, and other practical items would work great too.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Cloth diapers to use as burp cloths, a gently used Ergo or similar carrier (I have given a couple as gifts and a month or two after regular use the mom’s call and send pcitures because they can clean their house while the baby naps in the carrier, they can shop without a stroller, etc…)

Oooh, a new favorite, the mesh teething sacks… teething happens quickly in the grand scheme of things and it is helpful to have some teething tools on hand…

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

check to see if she has a registry

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Pick something off the registry or even a g.c to Baby R Us. Also, sometimes a keepsake gift is nice. For example, baby bracelet or bunnykins place setting.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@cvbee:

Agreed on the registry.

rheabee80

mesh teething sacks? Please elaborate! 🙂

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