- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2016
I usually gift a Sofie the giraffe and those muslin-y swaddle blankets.
caitlynrenee: Yeah, I think I’ve decided on a gift card to the co-op.
I thought about the local baby store, but the thing is she may not need any more baby stuff at this point (beyond the sort of stuff the co-op carries, which includes baby wash, diapers, wipes, nipple/rash cream, etc..).. and I checked out the local restaurants with delivery and they’re honestly all places that locals either love or hate, and I’m not sure where she lands.. so co-op gift card it is! She’ll get a kick from that. I’ll also buy a cute baby outfit if I see one because why not. 🙂
Still, I love the suggestions so don’t feel you have to stop–I’m sure other people will find it useful if/when they search the weddingbee history for a thread like this. 🙂
amanda1988: I was in this position just a few weeks ago, I bought my friend a few of my kids’ favorite toys. In the $20 range I think the Nogginstik is awesome: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BOQXWGS/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=77179068445&hvpos=1t1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10386178745133313491&hvpone=19.34&hvptwo=16&hvqmt=e&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_2fzljiiun4_e
I probably wouldn’t go diapers. If you go sizes up, they may not have anywhere to store them in the meantime and you don’t know how long they’ll be in newborn size and she may have ample already.
i’d go either books or a giftcard for something she can do for herself.
Books- since she tries to avoid corporate, see if you can find a locally-owned kid’s book/toy store. A variety of books are really for the parents, not the kids. Clothes that are 6-months or larger (everyone buys little clothes, and 6 months was really when I had to start shopping.)
Amazon gift card, because Amazon has great deals for baby stuff and for expecting moms.
My go-to gift is Sophie the Giraffe and a copy of Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and maybe a blanket or small outfit.
amanda1988: The take out giftcard sounds like a good idea! I think you can get ones from take-away online services which can be used at almost any local takeaway.
I also like gifting expectant mothers with a little first aid kit. I buy a cute little container and purchase childrens panadol, thermometer, teething ointment etc. Pretty cheap and you can have it at home or have one for the nappy bag etc. They have always gone over well.
A multi pack of white organic onesies! My mom taught me that is the ultimate fail safe. I grew up around a lot of “crunchy” types, as my family is also!
In my 9 days with a newborn, my favorite items have been:
halo sleepsack swaddle (the neckline doesn’t ride up. Summer infant swaddleme and swaddle blankets made me nervous near baby’s face)
aden and anais burpy bibs
baby leg warmers with gerber long sleeve side snap tee shirts (quick diaper change, mitten cuffs and easy in the hospital)
one of my favorite shower gifts was the Little Remedies starter kit from babies r us with a forehead thermometer.
Best thing is a gift card or something for the mommy. Not everyone uses the disposable diapers and wipes… Sorry, my sister was eco friendly, cotton only, no BPA… She was a toughy! Lol! So to prevent that, gift card! Or I’d totally suggest diapers.
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