Wednesday, January 23

Unexpected & Unique Valentine’s Day Baby Shower Gifts

Wednesday, January 23
Today's post is a follow up  to the Valentine’s Day inspired Baby Be Mine post we did a few weeks ago on PMP. I hope this gets you started and thinking about what to give for any showers you're hosting or attending! 

Now that you have the décor and party planning all set, here are a few ways to make sure your gift is equally spectacular and in cue with the Valentine’s Day theme. These are also great suggestions to share with guests and family who might be asking you: What should I get them?!
Although I always recommend gifting from the mom’s designated baby gift registry, if you’re not too keen on giving the typical baby shower gift – here are a few ways to compliment or add an additional gift that can make your gift more thoughtful. It’s also not uncommon – for all of the gifts in the registry to be “taken up” especially if the guest list is large or many family members are attending.
Idea #1: Give a Gift That Shows How Much You Love Baby
When in doubt, stick to a gift that’s practical and useful for the baby – whether its something they can personally use, or something to beautify the nursery. The #1 priority of the shower is the baby.
1. Let Me Count the Ways, Me and Him Blog 2. Two Birds and a <3 Onesie, Eleventyfive 3. Ruffle Baby Legwarmers, Layla Grace 4. Counting Kisses by Karen Katz 5. Heart Mobile via One Thrifty Girl 6. Live Love Pillow by Anthropologie

(1) For instance, I absolutely love this hand-screened onesie with two adorable vintage birds for baby to sport under their ensemble or to lounge in at home.
(2) If you know mom is expecting a girl – give her these ruffled legwarmers perfect for winter weather, and to help ease the traction when baby begins crawling.
(3) Help stock the baby library with great and “loving” reads like Counting Kisses by Karen Katz and Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, perfect for newborn and toddler story time.
Add a few books in different age ranges (newborn, toddler, preschooler) and the parents will appreciate that the nursery will be set with reads while baby grows.
(4) Make or give a lovely handmade mobile with sweet hanging hearts and neutral burlap – great with any theme.
(5) Help decorate rocking chair or seating area – with this lovely & uber chic, Live Love pillow. It’ll be beautiful in so many other places in the house long after baby has outgrown it.
Idea #2 : Give What You Know

1. Arrow Baby Bag by Eleventyfive 2. Athropologie Charmed Hair Ties 3. Cross Your Heart Throw Blanket by Land of Nod 4. Juke Box Lip Salve 5. Baby Daze
If you’re an experienced mom gifting to a first time mom, share what you know with them and what you’ve learned in the process. There’s no price tag to this kind of insight and thought – since it really can’t be bought!

Read the rest of our contributor post over at Pretty My Party 

With all my party love, 

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