Creative gift giving is a talent… and I love a creative presentation. My good friend Emily is a natural! Although I try hard I often fall short of finding that perfect gift. After attending my share of baby showers I have settled on a gift worth giving. Although it is not necessarily unique to the person it is uniquely me. I also must give some credit to Oprah as it is partially inspired by her Favorite Things show.
The past two baby showers I attended Emily’s and Carly’s they were gifted with MY favorite things for baby and mama! These are all must have’s in my book updated as my most recent favorites! If you have favorites comment and add them to the list!
Carter’s Long Sleeve white onsies. I always give the 0-3 months or older because the newborns are too small too quick! They go with everything and hold up beautifully!!!
The Ultimate Receiving Blanket. Made with great patterns and colors. They are actually large enough to wrap a baby in post 2 months!!! They wash well and last forever! Matching burp cloths are available but who passes up the cheap and useful cloth diaper option!
California Baby Products. Love their shampoo, sunscreen and bubble bath. Next up we are going to try the conditioner. Ava is Loving bubble bath these days. The products are safe and smell great!
Lansinoh Nursing Pads. A must have for any nursing mom and these were my favorite bag. You will need more than one box so stock up!
Nursing Tank Top. I Lived in these and still do! I have two in every color. LOVE LOVE LOVE them! You can find expensive versions at more maternity boutiques but the Target version cannot be beat!
Gallop. One of my favorite board books. The pictures move and Ava loves it more everyday! They also have two other books out with the same illustration technique.
Heading Home With Your Newborn: Birth to Reality. One of my favorite reference books. Easy and fun to read. It was written by two pediatricians but sounds more like two moms. It is very realistic and you will love it!
Baby Legs. All different patterns and colors they will keep your baby sylish, warm and easy access for diaper changing! They are useful from about 2-3 months and up!!! LOVE them!!! Plus now that Ava is older they look adorable with her Tutu’s!
Trumpette Socks. They stay on, they are cute what more can you ask for?! I love the classic mary jane style but the cowgirls were perfect for my cousin. There are even adorable styles for the boy in your life. I just learned that now they have toddler sizes!!! I have to order some for Ava!!!!
Jelly Cat stuffed animals. They are the cutest, softest best ones around. A must have for every kid. Ava has a small snuggly, floor pillow, huge friend, soft book and even a baby activity version. There is no end to the cuteness that is Jelly Cat. All versions can be found on my favorite toy site oompa! This horse was the perfect compliment to the cowgirl trumpette socks for my cousins upcoming arrival!