Baby Shower Gift Guide

Welcome to day two of our Mom/Baby/Aunt week!

So if you’re like T and I, without kids and sometimes are a little stumped as to what the ideal baby shower gift would be, we polled a few ladies who’ve become mommies recently and here are some great suggestions...

Etiquitte baby socks are apparently amazing because they stay on! Also, they are super cute. 

Two different friends recommend the book Baby Wise, a guide to nighttime sleep for newborns. I know sleep is a HUGE gift for new parents!

Especially for first time parents, the big ticket items, cribs, strollers, etc. are super important. If those sorts of things are on your friend’s registry, coordinate a group of people to go in on it with you. The baby's gotta sleep somewhere so why not in this cute
crib from Land of Nod!

Another mommy friend says, "It's always fun to get quality baby cloths that last through multiple babies without getting all pilly." She suggests Baby GAP, Janie and Jack, Osh Kosh, Gymboree and Hannah Andersson.  I love this little Janie and Jack baby swimsuit!

My Breast Friend. Oh my gosh, the name is killing me! But I was told they are great for breastfeeding...
Burt's Bees Getting Started Kit. Nurses recommended the Burt's Bees diaper ointment to a friend for her new daughter. The whole kit is perfect for a shower gift, maybe along with some other bath time supplies. Another new mom (with twins!) told me she was very thankful for all the bath supplies she got, making it so she was stocked up for months and didn't have to keep running to the store for baby shampoo and such.  
My sister-in-law, Stephanie, who became a mom to Gracie in March, gave us some of my favorite advice. She said,  “Mommy gifts are definitely awesome because it’s super sweet to know that people are thinking of you as a person as well.” Some of her favorite gifts were wine and Starbucks gift cards! These things are pretty exciting when you haven't had them for nine months! I love this idea. How perfect would a bottle of Sofia Pink Champagne be as a gift for someone expecting a girl.

Lastly, if you've been given registry info for the mommy-to-be, another friend gave us a very compelling reason to stick to it. Amber says, "Mommies to be spend hours doing research, reading books, surfing the web, and talking to other mommies as they put together their registry and figuring out the kinds of things they envision using for their child and there is nothing worse than getting a stack of disposable diapers as a gift when you are super particular about wanting to use cloth diapers only." 

Be sure to check back later this week when our good friend, mother of two, and bestower of the above advice about sticking to the registry, Amber from Love at Home, will be sharing some tips for how to show your love to new mommies once the baby has arrived!


  1. Loving this list -- it seems like 98% of my friends are pregnant right now, so this is coming at the perfect time!

    1. I feel the same way! Every day someone new is announcing their pregnancy on my facebook feed!