July 9, 2012

Baby Shower Gift Ideas

To kick off the guest posting party I have a blogger from my home state of MA.  I got to meet her when I was home last time and she's great.  I hope you enjoy her post and get some inspiration for the next time you need to buy a baby gift.


Hello!  I'm Jodi and I blog at Jodi Bean's Blog.  If you are reading this it means Poekitten has had her daughter and is hopefully getting plenty of rest and quality time with family!  Congrats Poekitten!  

I'm happy to be a guest blogger today to share with you a few of my favorite baby gifts to give.  I don't have any children of my own but I've been to quite a few baby showers over the years.  These gifts are some of the best!  Take a look for yourself. 

Picky Sticky 

I started giving these as a gift a few years ago (before they were very popular) and I always got plenty of compliments on them.  Now they have become more mainstream and you can find them everywhere.  But I still love them!  I think they make a great gift.  I've especially found them to be a good thing to mail in a card after a baby is born - cute gift and no package needed!

I See Me 
These personalized books are adorable.  I've been giving these as gifts for several years and I've always been pleased with the quality and customer service.  The books are really sweet and the stories spell out the child's name.  They have expanded their selection recently and now have birthday books, big brother/sister books, Christmas books, and more.  Of course this is a gift you can't give until you know the child's name but it is worth the wait!

I first learned about these blankets while I was working as an adoption social worker.  I of course was around a lot of babies and also a saw a lot of baby gifts.  Parents repeatedly told me how amazing this blanket was.  I gave one to my brother and sister-in-law when Ella was born and she slept in it for months.  She slept well.  Since then I have given it to our friends who swear by it.  I've been told it is way better than "regular" swaddling blankets.  Give this to your friends and they will thank you!

Nap Nanny 

I've been told that this is a magic sleeping spot and that your baby will sleep well when using this!  Ha!  Something to do w/ the angle the baby is at when sleeping in this is suppose to be good for acid reflux.  Whatever it is I've been told by many that it works. . . really well!  It is portable and can be used anywhere (on the floor).  A bit more expensive than the other gift suggestions but good if it is someone you want to spend more on!

Diaper Cake
We all know that every baby is going to need a lot of diapers.  It is not a glamorous gift to give but practical and appreciated by most parents.  So if you have to give diapers why not make them look cute!  I've made several diaper cakes over the years and they make a great decoration/centerpiece as well as a useful gift.  I pretty much taught myself how to make them but you can also google it and find plenty of how to guides.  I usually use size 1 or 2 diapers.  Price will vary depending on what brand of diapers you buy and how many you use. 

So there you have it.  A handful of my favorites.  I of course love to buy clothes for the littles too.  Shopping for newborns and babies is the best!  But we all know that baby is going to get plenty of clothes so try out one of these creative gifts next time you are invited to a baby shower!

Do you have a go to gift for a baby shower?


  1. I love these ideas. A lot of my friends are having grandchildren and some of these would be muh appreciated. Thanks for sharing

  2. I like that blanket as that covers whole baby and nice to be given as gift.Pooh Baby Shower

  3. Aside from the comfy blanket I also like the Nap Nanny because it looks like really secured. Although the cake diapers look nice but for me it's like for fun. Anyways, thank you for sharing.

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  5. I wish the nap nanny was around when my kids were little. That would make a great gift. I also like the miracle blanket because my husband was never able to get the wrapping right with regular blankets.

  6. That post is a year old and I believe the Nap Nanny has been recalled and is no longer for sale:( But i agree, it seems like it's amazing!

  7. I don't think it's still for sale:( It was recalled (this is an old post!)

    Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Great post. I read that one of the best gifts you can give to a baby is a night light at this will help the baby enhance his/her eyesight. In fact, there are child development experts who recommend such. - http://mylight.com.au/lp/night-light-1


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