You or someone you know is having a baby – hooray!  Most likely – you will be invited to attend a shower.  But what should get for a gift? I don’t know about you but if they didn’t register for anything – or much – you’re at a loss as to what to buy.

On today’s blog post – I’ll give you a few ideas of what you can give!  Or if you’re expecting – what you can ask for (and not leave your guests guessing!)

 

 “owl my love”,  

Catherine

Little Owls Photography

Baby shower gifts, boudoir maternity

 

Gift Certificate for a Newborn Photo Session

With the arrival of a new bundle of joy – the last thing on a mom or dad’s mind are photos of their newborn and their new family – but this is a gift that keeps on giving!  In addition, you’ve set everything up for them so all they need to do is call, email or text me when they’ve had the baby and I’ll do the rest! Contact me today for a gift certificate to give to them for a photo session.  It’s a gift they will treasure forever.

 

Notecards for the New Mom

Whether she’s having a boy or a girl – she’ll need to send thank you notes, birth announcements or just enclose notes with gifts.  Help her get started with a gift certificate from www.tinyprints.com where she can make her own.  Or hop on over to Etsy.com and make some generic ones for her.  It’s a gift that she’ll always use!

 

Tummy Time Playmat

This “Tiny Love Gymini Monkey Island Activity Play Mat”  will keep baby happy and entertained so mom can have a break!  It comes with toys for baby, music and lights and the mat is machine washable too!

 

A Boppy

A must have accessory for all moms is a weird shaped pillow called a “boppy”.  This can help nursing mothers for a place to rest their baby and then when baby needs to be set down but still needs support, “the boppy” can be used.  Both the pillow and slipcover are machine washable making clean up a breeze!

 

A subscription to Parents Magazine

Babies don’t come with manuals but some parents wish they did! Give that new mom and dad a gift they can use when you get them a subscription to Parents magazine.  This magazine comes with tips and useful articles for all parents – new and experienced.

 

Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether

It may look like a fun toy, but Sophie the Giraffe is a teether that soothes baby and helps mom and dad have some peace and quiet! It also aids in baby’s development and is a toy they can play with from 0 – 12 months old.

 

Gift card to Amazon or Target

It’s not exciting and may not be the most original gift – but it will come in handy when diapers, sleepers, formula or other essentials are on low!  The parents-to-be will be thankful for this gift that they can use right away or save for emergencies.

 

Do you have a “go-to” baby shower gift you always give or did you get something at your baby shower you can’t live without?  I’d love to hear! Leave it in the comments below.

Remember Pictures are a keep sake that will last forever!

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