Monday, November 10, 2008

baby shower gifts

Before I had my little one, I had no idea what to get someone who was expecting. The easiest, and probably most appreciated, is something off their registry. You may prefer, however, to get something that is pretty (and practical), and not necessarily something they registered for. Here are a couple of my favorites: 

1) an unexpected children's book: Not a Box, is a favorite of ours
2) anything from Plan Toys: these primarily wood toys are non-toxic and made to last
3) bla bla dolls: my son's all-time fav...he has deemed the bla bla puppy his 'lovey'
4) Haba Toys...very similar to Plan Toys, they have a great selection of brightly colored things to choose from
5) Sophie! She's a cute, squeaky baby chew toy from France that looks like a dog toy, but a must for teething babies.

Other favorites are: Swaddle Designs swaddling blankets, wipe warmers (a nice treat for baby tush on a cold night), Trumpette socks and Makie clothing. 

And while we're talking baby gifts, I must confess that some of the things I SWORE I would never have in my house, are things that I cannot live a swing or an exersaucer. I ultimately decided that I'd rather invest in prettier storage options and have the necessary but uglies around for the moments when I need two seconds to take a shower!


Girlfrog said...

Great list!

alston said...

agreed on the exersaucer - that plastic heap was a lifesaver so many times! and i love the blabla dolls - so charming.

Colleen Terpening said...

Sophie the Giraffe is the best. I always give that as part of a baby shower gift when I compile all of my favorite baby items. Great list!

West said...

Good list. I especially like Sophie!

amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay said...

we make wooden teethers- and should not say this- but I love that Sophie!!! nice list here!!!xo

chiara said...

Sophie is the best! and I too swore I'd never have a huge swing in my living room, but that turned out to be the best invention ever. For a while I was worried, though, that my son would be 12 years old and still needing the swing to fall asleep!

sara hicks malone of party perfect said...

I've loved reading these comments, everyone! I worried, too, that I would have a 3 year old with a paci in a swing. Sometimes I wish they would make an adult-sized on!