Thursday, April 22, 2010
Best Baby Shower Gifts
So a few people lately have asked me what is the best baby shower gift? My first answer is check their registry (Babies R Us, Target, BuyBuyBaby, Amazon, Magic Beans, Giggle, etc.). If you know a few other people going to the same shower, its nice to all go in on a large gift together (or better yet a large gift card to the store she's registered at).
If they don't have a registry or you don't like what they've registered for - which is totally fine - my favorite baby shower gift is a giant box of diapers.
Go to Target, Walmart, or Costco and pick up the largest box of size 1 diapers that fits in your budget. If your budget covers two boxes, get size 1 and size 1-2. Any experienced mom will tell you that you can always make a size 1 diaper fit and this is the size that you will go through the most of. I'm a fan of Pampers since they make extra soft, very absorbent newborn diapers. But Pampers vs. Huggies is sort of like asking a mom which is better red or blue.
Everyone loves to give cute little clothes (in tiny, tiny sizes because they always seem cuter) or adorable stuffed animals. Unfortunately all a newborn really wears for the first few months are basic onesies and a lot of those adorable little clothes will never get worn. Most of the stuffed animals - no matter how cute - will gather dust and drive the future parents crazy for years to come. Go for the practical bet.
Plus, a giant box of diapers when it is all wrapped up looks like a very large, very fancy gift. And you know that at 3am some morning they'll thank you for them.
If you're invited to a shower across town, or across the country, and you can't make it in person you can send a giant box of diapers from Diapers.com directly to the new mom-to-be. If you spend more than $49 they ship for free (if you're a Delta Skymiles member you can also get miles for ordering them by clicking through the Diapers.com link on Skymiles Shopping).