I am not a mom, but I am a very proud “aunt” many, many times over. As such, I find myself constantly going to baby showers – all the time lately. I love going and celebrating the life that is coming into the world. It is so important and significant to me to honor the women in my life and watch, love and support them as they have cared for the life growing inside them before they even met them…face to face that is.
Now, every time I am invited to a shower, I want to take something really great, but also something practical. So, I thought I’d share some of my favorite baby shower gifts with you all.
Favorite Baby Shower Gifts
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First and foremost, I must introduce you to Sophie the Giraffe. Sure, she looks like your average squeaky toy, but let me tell you, Sophie is far from average. I have never met a child that doesn’t fall head over heels in love with her. She is made from 100% natural rubber and food paint – so she is totally safe for your baby – she squeaks, she is chewable, she is easy to hold…she is just about perfect!
I have given Sophie as a gift more times than I can count…and each time the mom says thank you politely at the shower and puts Sophie with the rest of the gifts. About 3 months after their baby arrives, I get a phone call from my friend, it always goes something like this: “Thank you SOOOOOOOOOO much for Sophie, I don’t know what I would do without her. I just ordered 2 more because if this giraffe gets lost, I am going to be in trouble!”
My next “go to” baby shower gift is a baby carrier of some sort. More often than not, I go for the Moby Wrap. Why? Well, I constantly hear such great things about this wrap from my friends…and I have used it myself with their babies. It is so much easier to use than you think. I promise! They come in fantastic colors, and they are really affordable. The design of this wrap makes carrying baby so easy, and truly comfortable. And the baby looks so snug as a bug, while mom can have 2 free hands!
Finally, if you are looking for clothes to give, let me introduce you to Kickee Pants Coveralls. They are seriously the softest clothes ever! I love giving them – they are so cute and come in fantastic colors. Kickee Pants are a great “go to” outfit.
So these are just a few of my favorite baby shower gifts…what do you like to give?