Hermes Baby Blanket $730 Rikshaw Bib and Burp Set $39 Pink Chicken Diaper Cover $28 each Jonathan Adler Needlepoint Pillow $98 Ikea Baby Gym $25 Ikea Circus Mobile $10 Serena & Lily Zodiac Art $98 each Zuny Elephant Bookends $118 Tiffany Dump Truck Bank $3500 Giant Noah's Ark $260 Personalized Baby Mug $22
A reader request I often get is, "What are your favorite baby gifts to give and get?" I have been meaning to put together an inspiration board for this for months and am happy to say I finally got around to it...but in another direction than I originally intended. As I searched through my saved sites and came across one fun pressie after another, I realized the price tags of these wonderful gifts were beyond unrealistic on most of the items. Hence, about half of this is a baby gift inspiration board, with inspiration being the key word. As in, don't have an extra $3500 to spare on a sterling silver dump truck bank from Tiffany's? I'm sure you could head over to Target and pick one up for somewhere in the realm of $12.99. See? Inspiration! :D
Now I have to be honest with you: typically I am the lame shower guest that actually gives practical gifts like bibs and burp cloths. I know it is fun to get 47 pink ruffle dresses or smocked train coveralls, but I keep my babies in clothes they can spit up on until the cows come home the majority of the time. As a mom, I know what I NEED vs. what I WANT, and there is a big difference, so I try to keep that in mind when giving to others. That doesn't mean you shouldn't glance at Hermes blankets every once in a while, but as gorgeous as it is, I would be more compelled to at least ask the mother if she would rather have $700 worth of diapers instead ;) I will also send a little monogrammed gift after the baby is born though, and it's always nice to include something for the new mother like a yummy scented candle.
Also, poke around on all of the sites below, especially Rikshaw, Serena & Lily and Giggle. They have LOADS of fun items and I know you will find THE perfect baby gift, and most certainly won't leave with an empty shopping cart. Success! What is the best baby gift you have ever received??!