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The Family Piggy Bank The Family Piggy Bank

Yes, those little toes, those little schmunchie-unchie tummies, that smell (oh you know what I'm talking about). Yes, babies. They are everywhere, it seems and that means they get gifts (I mean, you grow for nine months and burst into the world, you deserve some goodies). But when you have friend after cousin after co-worker having babies, those gifts can add up. Everyone loves giving stuffed elephants and pandas, but these gifts don't break the bank and are super useful - money well spent if you ask me. 

-- Start a library. Go to Amazon or Barnes and Noble or your local bookseller and pick out some great board books. Not just the usual "Goodnight Moon", check out some ABC ones, some Sandra Boynton ones...my kid's fave: Hug.

-- LLBean monogrammed tote. Mom and Dad are going to be toting a lot of stuff, why not get the little one a bag of her own. Perfect for airplane and day trips to lug toys, bottles and more.

-- Monogrammed buckets and bins. I love these canvas carriers and floor totes from Pottery Barn as they hold so much stuff and fit anywhere. We have three in Kiddo's room and they have grown with her, going from baby toys to blocks to now purses.

-- Artwork for her walls. Order some great prints from places like Etsy for less than $20 and add a frame from your local craft store or WalMart and you have something special. Love this "You are my sunshine" lyrics or the trio of adorable elephant and bunny prints.

What is your favorite baby gift to give?

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by on Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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mom2four518
by on Sep. 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM
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I usually give a bank with a bit of change already in it.

amymarsh1991
by on Sep. 27, 2012 at 2:56 AM
Did you adopt ?
joko258
by on Sep. 27, 2012 at 3:44 AM

great ideas

yupok
by on Sep. 28, 2012 at 9:33 AM

When I had my son, my uncle and aunt bought him a blanket..and a box of chocolates for me!!  He included a note saying that I needed a little extra because I had to have an emergancy c-section.  It's something I'll always remember.

Quoting MamaMandee:

Igive at least 2 packs of diapers (1 newborn & 1 size 1) and I also get the mom something just for her of something I know she likes. 


MikeysMom22
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:32 AM

I love to buy multi variety packs of extra cute onesies, easier if you know the sex of the baby either before or after birth.   I also like buying a variety of teething rings, small toys etc. for gifts. You know the ones babies seem to love dropping some times intentional to get you to pick it up for them but they probably shouldn't put it back in their mouth, so they can't possibly have too many of them. For kids a little older I like to get board books so they can chew on them and not wreck an expensive book. Oh no don't chew on that!! It's a board book that what kids do LOL thats why I got it. I remember telling my son you read it not eat it. LOL Also those swaddlers, no not the diapers although those are great too. The ones for wrapping the baby in. You can go in together with other people if you want to buy a bigger item but can't afford it yourself.

sweetsurprise13
by Bronze Member on Oct. 22, 2012 at 11:05 PM
Baby wipes and toiletries for baby.
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