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Thursday Giveaway: Thoughtful Gifts
December 18, 2014 7:40 pm | by
1279More often than not, it can be quite difficult finding a special gift for that special someone.
Whether you’re shopping for a friend, loved one, coworker, neighbor, or new mom, there are plenty of great gifts out there, but finding them is the hard part.
Cotton Babies Gift Certificates are a practical gift for any parent when you’re not sure what to give. Hey, they make it easy for people to stock up on what they want (or need) like cloth diapers, accessories, carriers, clothes and more!
We’ve made it super easy to send the perfect gift to your special someone instantly by email.You can learn more here, in case you need a last minute Christmas gift 😉
For this week’s giveaway, we want to give you a thoughtful gift. Two people will win a $20 gift certificate to Cotton Babies. To enter, tell us about the most thoughtful present or gesture you received.
Eligible entries must be posted no later than midnight Eastern time, Wednesday, Dec. 23. U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win. Winners will be drawn after the close of the contest and notified via email. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability. All prizes must be claimed within 30 days of end of giveaway. Solid colors only.

About the Author

Brittney is a social media coordinator for Cotton Babies. She has three sisters, loves pizza and enjoys listening to obscure bands no one has heard of. Outside of posting on the Cotton Babies Facebook and Instagram pages, she babysits a few cloth diaper-wearing kids and likes playing with her dogs.



  • Melissa Smith said...
    December 29, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    My mother in law gave me a little glass cat figurine with another kitten inside. It was given to her by her mother in law when she was pregnant with my husband. It’s so special to me.

  • Sara P. said...
    December 23, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    My hubbie gives our family daily gifts of healthy and delicious meals he plans, shops for, and cooks. Since I work full time this is an amazing gift!

  • Nikki W said...
    December 22, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    When I was pregnant my sister in law got me stuff to relax in the bath with. I was so uncomfortable that soaking in a bath was like heaven.

  • Gladys Aguilar said...
    December 22, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    We were going through a hard time being teen parents, but then my husband had to get his appendix removed and couldn’t work. Everybody helped and showed support, but I mostly remember how a couple left money at my husbands hospital bedstand. They didnt give it directly because they knew we would refuse. That stuck with me

  • Abigail said...
    December 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    A little girl I babysat move away and for Christmas the next year sent little rocks and sticks with magnets attached so I could have a piece of her house.

  • Rebekah Banner said...
    December 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    My husband and I had talked about starting a vinyl record collection back when we were dating. Then years later on my birthday he bought me a few to start the collection. They were albums he grew up listening to and thought I would like too. 🙂

  • megan b said...
    December 22, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Last year was pretty rough and the car broke (our only car)before Christmas and I needed oral Surgery my father gave me some cash despite the fact my stepmother hates him spending money on me or my kids. The money helped make ends meet and he probably got a lot of guff for it. So it was really thoughtful.

  • CJ Huang said...
    December 22, 2014 at 7:55 am

    one of the few baby registry gifts we got was completely unexpected

  • Mia said...
    December 22, 2014 at 6:01 am

    The most thoughtful gift I’ve gotten this year for Hanukkah was a book from my husband – his inscription took up almost two whole pages as he described how we had first met and bonded over a book that had been really important to us (that we’d happen to have read in common), and how he wanted to now read this new book together. It was amazing to be pulled back in time to when we’d first met and clicked!

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  • Sarah L said...
    December 22, 2014 at 12:15 am

    My mother gave me a wonderful present to commemorate my pregnancy. It was really touching and she searched for something that she knew that I would love.

  • Rebekah Hill said...
    December 21, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    My favorite gift was the year my Grandmother made all of us photo albums full of pictures of her and my grandfather our parents aunts and uncles and pictures of us as kids. So many great memories put together by such a special lady.

  • Morgan Schwall said...
    December 21, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    The most thoughtful gift I have received was last Christmas when I was still pregnant, my step mom and my dad got my husband and I a basket filled with things for our daughter who wasn’t here yet. A rubber ducky, towel set, ornament with her initial on it, photo frame, and a few other goodies. It was very unexpected and are so thankful. We still use most of what was in that basket on a daily basis and our daughter is 9 months old now.

  • chalene alic said...
    December 21, 2014 at 9:46 am

    The most thoughtful and wonderful thing someone ever did for me was donate her breastmilk when I was having supply issues. Breastfeeding was really important to me and that gift was the best thing I could have received. We are going strong for four months now!!

  • jodi Armstrong said...
    December 21, 2014 at 9:28 am

    My friends back home made me a video. It included all things jodi since elementary school. Love it

  • katherine said...
    December 21, 2014 at 9:19 am

    My mom gave me my old baby blanket for my son 🙂

  • Bianca Munoz said...
    December 21, 2014 at 12:13 am

    My husband does a pretty good job of always getting me something thoughtful!
    He got my a nice Coach set one year. and some shooees! He is the best gifter! 🙂

  • Claire Rheinheimer said...
    December 20, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I had my aunt be with me when I had my first daughter. She took lots of pictures and created a photo album for me for Christmas that year. It was so sweet!

  • Vicki h said...
    December 20, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    The most thoughtful gift I ever received Kitchen Aid mixer ( after years of asking for it ) It made my life a lot easier in the kitchen.

  • Leah CW said...
    December 20, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    I recently received some PIF KAM snaps. It’s small, but I was going through a sad time and although she didn’t know it a complete stranger showed me a kindness right when I needed it.

  • Renee F said...
    December 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    For me .. its deft been just may family being able to be together for the holidays .. Ive lost a dear friend to cancer and a wonderful Aunt to a heart attack just this November .. So for me there’s nothing better than the gift of life and being surrounded by loved ones.

  • Shanna M said...
    December 20, 2014 at 11:13 am

    It’s been a while, but the most meaningful gifts I’ve received were the ones I was not expecting. One year my boss gave me a gift certificate for a massage., just because she thought I deserved it.

  • Ashley Jones said...
    December 20, 2014 at 3:38 am

    I received a beautiful canvas picture of my boys smiling. I love to see it sit on our fireplace mantle.

  • Melissa tucker said...
    December 20, 2014 at 1:45 am

    On Christmas Eve 2010, I was huge pregnant with my 3 yr old and my husband got down on one knee and proposed to me. I was crying and telling him he didn’t have to (my hormones were crazy) since it wasn’t his perfect plan but he kissed me and told me any moment with me was as perfect as it needed to be. I love him:)

  • Theresa Hover said...
    December 20, 2014 at 1:13 am

    When I got engaged, my aunt surprised me and offered to pay for our wedding cake! It was such a thoughtful gesture 🙂

  • Jenni said...
    December 20, 2014 at 12:26 am

    I love getting things that my kids make 🙂 also bum genius diapers lol 😉

  • Jen Eiserman said...
    December 19, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Before we were married, my husband gave me a top ten reasons he loves me card. It still tops my list!

  • Katie said...
    December 19, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Tea pot from my brother while I was in college (he was in high school).

  • Kelley H. said...
    December 19, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    I had a extremely small stash and my mother in law bought me 6 diapers (which doubled my stash) without any notice, they just showed up one day!

  • Amy L said...
    December 19, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    A thoughtful gift I received was a home depot gift card when we bought our house. It was the only gift we received as “house warming” and from an entirely unexpected person, which also made it so thoughtful/special.

  • Samantha Nearing said...
    December 19, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Just last week, at the grocery store, my daughter picked up a xylophone they had on sale in the front. No matter how calmly I tried to explain to her that we couldn’t afford it this week, and that maybe Santa would get it for her, she was still so heartbroken. The lady behind was such an angel and purchased it, then chased us down in the cart lobby to tell my daughter and I Merry Christmas! Absolutely made my whole year seeing my daughters eyes light up and the kindness of strangers.

  • Melissa K said...
    December 19, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    A phone. When you’re going through rough times, it’s so important to still have a way to be reached.

  • valerie sobus said...
    December 19, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    this past year, a couple at our church GAVE US one of their cars for free. it was super humbling as my husband and I don’t have a lot of money and our other car we drove was literally held together by duct tape. we don’t have any family in our state so our church family means so much to us and it was a huge blessing.

  • Tisha said...
    December 19, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    I would use the gift certificate to purchase a fitted diaper. Thanks Cotton Babies!

  • Andrea Slagle said...
    December 19, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    The best gift I ever received was a scrapbook of our relationship from my (now) husband when he proposed to me!

  • Bonnie S. said...
    December 19, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    My husband got us a puppy for one of our first Christmases – best gift ever!

  • Carrie Barron said...
    December 19, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    A few years ago I was going through an emotionally difficult time during the Christmas season. I was able to see my family for a short time. My dad handed me a card that had been signed by several people from the church I grew up in telling me they were thinking of me and praying for me. I know my dad bought the card and asked people to sign it. It wasn’t much, but it reminded me that I was loved.

  • Amber McAllister said...
    December 19, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    The most thoughtful gift I ever received was a kitchen aid mixer from my husband. I love baking so much and that mixer just makes my life so much easier

  • Suzanne said...
    December 19, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    A necklace from korea

  • Jessica Haynes said...
    December 19, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    The most thoughtful gift we have received would have to be an antique tray that we got as a wedding gift. It is so sweet and sentimental, and comes from some of our favorite people, so we love it!

  • Ambyr A said...
    December 19, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Most thoughtful gift? I love all gifts… mostly because I’m NEVER expecting anyone to give me anything.

  • Lara C. said...
    December 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    One of the most thoughtful gifts I’ve received was a set of Christmas ornaments from my grandma!

  • Stephanie said...
    December 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    My husband, when we were still dating, gave me a painting that he did himself. It was beautiful!

  • Amber said...
    December 19, 2014 at 11:28 am

    When my husband actually figured out a necklace that I wanted and surprised me with it.

  • Trisha W. said...
    December 19, 2014 at 10:40 am

    My favorite gifts are the heartfelt ones from my kids.

  • Nisa said...
    December 19, 2014 at 10:26 am

    A canvas print from my hubby last year. No clue on that one

  • Cheri P said...
    December 19, 2014 at 10:24 am

    I consider my husband and children wonderful gifts from God 🙂

  • Lisa said...
    December 19, 2014 at 10:24 am

    The most thoughtful gesture I have received is when I emergently delivered my daughter the same weekend we were supposed to move. While I was in the hospital, I was “babysat” by a rotating list of family, while the rest of them descended on our former house and new home so that I could come home to my new house with my new baby. They painted, cleaned, and packed and unpacked. I will never be able to thank them enough.

  • melissa bottorff said...
    December 19, 2014 at 9:40 am

    I think the best present like an actual item someone has gotten me has come from my dad…he traded one of his motorcycles for a guitar and amp set up for me for my 16th birthday! I HAD to have one…even though i never FULLy learned to play it I still play simple songs and have it set up in the basement on display. I couldn’t believe he got me one and that he gave up a bike for it!!!!

  • Jamie Hammel said...
    December 19, 2014 at 9:25 am

    A couple years ago due to our financial situation we were not going to be able to take out annual trip home for Christmas to visit my in laws. A couple weeks before Christmas, we received a Christmas Card from my MIL. Inside was check to cover the cost of our airline tickets. Seeing how happy my husband was to be able to go visit his parents (only happens twice a year) was the best gift I ever could of received.

  • Jessica said...
    December 19, 2014 at 9:13 am

    My husband got me a camera when I was pregnant to take pictures of our baby.

  • Corey miller said...
    December 19, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Last year we sold our house and moved into a tiny carriage house for a year. My husband did it so we could afford to spend Christmas in Cambodia. I had been a missionary there for three years before we were married and it meant the world to me to be able to show him that part of my heart/life.

  • Jennifer Rauterkus said...
    December 19, 2014 at 9:01 am

    The most meaningful gift I ever received was after my Aunt passed away.
    She was my favorite person growing up and was my role model. When I was a child I had these tiny plastic toy pig and piglet toys that I always played with. We would always play with these together. When I stopped playing with them she apparently kept them.
    When she passed away the hospital staff surrendered her purse to us and inside I found the little plastic pig and piglets in a little container with a note letting me know they were for me.
    I ugly cried. These toys from my childhood held such fond memories shared between only me and my Aunt. Her giving them to me when she passed was so special. I still have them and think of her daily when I se them.

  • kaet said...
    December 19, 2014 at 6:31 am

    maybe it will be the $20 gift card i won from cotton babies? : ]

  • Leilani said...
    December 19, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Two Christmases ago my husband came home from were he was stationed at. We went out to eat after I picked him up from the airport with our daughter and he was still in uniform. Apparently a couple had given the waiter $50 to cover our meal to thank my husband for his service in the Navy. They left before we could thank them and we didn’t know who they were. It was such a kind and thoughtful gesture. It trut put us in a great mood for the rest of the season!

  • Joy said...
    December 19, 2014 at 5:39 am

    My friends all contributed to our adventure fund. We’re saving to travel as a family.

  • Lisa Cowell said...
    December 19, 2014 at 12:46 am

    My daughter gave me grandchildren!

  • Audrey G. said...
    December 18, 2014 at 11:04 pm

    The most thoughtful gift I’ve received is when my dad drove from NC to FL and back in one day to bring me a piano as a gift. It was an amazing and thoughtful gift.

  • Lauren B said...
    December 18, 2014 at 10:29 pm

    The most toughtful gift I have recieved was a sticker book to keep my toddler busy after I had my second baby. Sometimes it’s the little things that mean a lot!

  • Jill W said...
    December 18, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Right around the time I graduated with my biology degree, my dad gave me a copy of Darwin’s ‘origin of species’ from the late 1800’s. It was one of the neatest gifts I have ever received. He really put a lot of time and effort in to that gift. Love my dad!!!

  • Kat Kerley said...
    December 18, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    My husband always gives me amazing and thoughtful gifts 🙂

  • Niomi Mansfield said...
    December 18, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    The most thoughtful gift I received was from my husband after our oldest daughter was born. She was only a month old and I was exhausted and mentally drained. He sent me to the spa for a massage and a manicure while he watched our newborn. Just knowing I was overwhelmed and giving me some “me” time was the best gift I could have asked for.

  • Melissa Lane said...
    December 18, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    My most thoughtful gift was a hand carved wooden box my husband made with a hand written beautiful love note inside.

  • Marthe McDonald said...
    December 18, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    My husband had our church choir (we were choir members) to visit and sing for my birthday while I was in the hospital on bed rest with my now 12 year old twins. They truly cheered me up and I never forgot that day.

  • Rachel Smith said...
    December 18, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    My favorite gift since being a mom has been my Tula! Makes household chores and shopping a breeze! You may use these HTML tags and attributes: 

  • Trinia Holder said...
    December 18, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    My mother-in-law sends me socks that she knits every year. I love them and look forward to them each year. She also knit stocking for my husband, me, two kids, and 2 dogs.

  • jilliann m said...
    December 18, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    The Christmas after we got married my we did a homemade gift exchange with my family as always. My aunt made a mod podged collage of pictures from our wedding. I wasn’t expecting something so fancy and I loved it since we didn’t have any pictures from our wedding in our apartment.

  • Jill S said...
    December 18, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    meals when I had my 2nd baby. Wish they’d have shown up with my 3rd, we were way more busy!

  • Brittany Phillips said...
    December 18, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    This year my husband and daughter surprised me with an early Christmas present. They got me a princess Jasmine ornament for our tree because that’s been my favorite princess since I was a little girl, and I’ve wanted a tree ornament for a few years, but they knew I would never get anything like that for myself because it doesn’t have a practical purpose.

  • Brooke Powell said...
    December 18, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Every year my husband tries to be creative and make me something. One year he carved a bird wall hanging with hooks for purses or scarves. Love my man! Always trying to surprise me!

  • Sara Nienke said...
    December 18, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    My husband went thru my entire disney dcd collection and figured out snow white was the only princess I was missing and ordered her for a pretty penny for me. =)

  • Brooke Powell said...
    December 18, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    I think it’s awesome y’all do Thursday giveaways! Would be awesome to win one of these days!

  • Melissa Johnson said...
    December 18, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    The best gift I’ve received this year has been a gift card from my brother. He hasn’t been able to afford gifts for many years and I know it meant a lot to him to be able to give something!

  • Violet said...
    December 18, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    When our daughter was born people sent all manner of handmade gifts- quilts, sweaters, hats, crocheted blankets. All of them are so special and I will enjoy telling her about them when she is older.

  • Emily Nielsen said...
    December 18, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    a gift certificate for Cotton Babies from a friend when I had a new baby. She knew I cloth diapered (she does too-she introduced me to CB!) and the gift certificate meant so much to me because it was such a practical gift (and unique – no one else did that!).

  • Kait said...
    December 18, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    My husband just got me a ring sling I’ve been drooling over for a while! It means so much to me that he thought to do that!

  • Sarah s said...
    December 18, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    My sister in law gave us glass ornaments after we got married. Inside were charms “just married” and a heart. Another one broke this year. Those mean more than the gift cards we get nowadays.
    Also two years ago I requested ornament donations fom friends. They wrote their name and a bible verse if they wanted to and have it to us. Now we can think of them as we decorate the tree.

  • Amanda Waldrop said...
    December 18, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    I received a lot of help from friends and family and NY boys both received something they love as well!

  • Hayleigh crouch said...
    December 18, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Would love to win