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Best baby shower gift ideas...

My brother and sister-in-law (who was my MOH in my wedding) are having a baby in April- their first (a boy!). For those of you who have had baby showers, what was your favorite gift? Was it something off the registry or something different? I want it to be special because of everything they did for me for my wedding :)

 

Re: Best baby shower gift ideas...

  • There aren't too many moms on this board (one more being added as we speak!), but I know (think?) my friends have loved the handmade items I've given them--blankets, hats, tops.  Do you knit/crochet/sew at all?

    I think at the shower I went to a few weeks ago my friend loved the baby carriage her brother and dad bought, but she had picked it out in advance.

    Oh, one thing that a Nestie (maybe it was Punky?) got that sounded awesome was a few housecleaning visits from a professional service.  I can't imagine what a godsend that must be in the first several weeks.  I've also sent care packages of frozen, easy-to-heat foods so they don't have to worry about cooking or getting take out every night--this has been really well received too.  I use DineWise.

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  • When my BFF was pregnant I got her a flip cam.  She loved it! 
  • Rock was right, Punky got the gift card for a few free home cleaning visits- I think that's a great idea! My cousin received at her shower a Keurig coffee maker, I also thought that was cute and clever.

    My favorite gift was a handmade quilt from a family friend, but unless you are creative or knit/crochet/sew already, then that doesn't really work. Otherwise, to be honest, I was SO glad to get everything off my registry. I was really careful with my registry and tried not to register for too many non-essentials, so everything on my registry was stuff I really needed and I SO appreciated everyone who shopped off the registry.

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  • Not that this is a the "best" gift idea...it might depend on the person..but it is a screaming deal to add to whatever you decide to get!!

    You can get a free sling at this website below. Tons of cute patterns.

    https://www.sevenslings.com/

    Code is "onefree" and all you pay is shipping of $11.95. 

    I just ordered one for my friend who is having her second and not having a shower. I thought it was something that was cute and could be useful. I found this on the GP board.

     

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  • I was at a shower this weekend and the mom got most excited about the gift of a session for her and baby with a professional photographer.  I thought it was sweet and I'm not sure if your sister-in-law is the type to spend the money on professional pics but if she isn't then I think it's an especially nice gift.
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  • My SIL's favorite things from her shower were her video monitor, baby swing, and her boppy.
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  • image meaganrn:
    I was at a shower this weekend and the mom got most excited about the gift of a session for her and baby with a professional photographer.  I thought it was sweet and I'm not sure if your sister-in-law is the type to spend the money on professional pics but if she isn't then I think it's an especially nice gift.

    That is such a good idea!

  • There are so many gifts ideas that you give on the baby shower day. You can give any handmade blankets, hats, sweater, or any gift vouchers from well known baby shops could be more better idea. You can give any booties or nappies or any clothes, baby soap,oil, powder etc these are few gifs which you can give on the shower day.

    I had come across this list of baby shower gifts ideas while I was searching for my cousin son.

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