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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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suziejax
by Suzie on Sep. 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM

not sure ,, usually what is useful or I will make a cute gift

ceciliam
by on Sep. 18, 2012 at 10:50 AM

I make custom diaper cakes and wrap them with handmade baby blankets and burp cloths. This is one I made for my sil...

meglennox
by on Sep. 18, 2012 at 10:56 AM

 a diaper cake :) i love putting it all together.

michiganmom116
by Gold Member on Sep. 18, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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I make a hooded towel from a matching washcloth and bath towel. Add baby wash, baby shampoo, powder and lotion in a basket for a nice, inexpensive baby gift.
countrygirlkat
by Member on Sep. 18, 2012 at 11:23 AM
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I tend to buy off the registry if it is a first baby because I know that is all stuff they need and don't have yet.  If it is a second or third or whatever number baby I buy diapers because everybody is so thankful for those usually, lol.  Then I also make them a meal that I take to them after they get home from the hospital so that it is at least one night they don't have to cook. 

cjsmom1
by on Sep. 18, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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Diapers, wipes, soap, photo album
mallowcup17
by on Sep. 18, 2012 at 11:52 AM

good ideas!

MamaMandee
by on Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM

That's awesome!! Nice Job!!

Quoting ceciliam:

I make custom diaper cakes and wrap them with handmade baby blankets and burp cloths. This is one I made for my sil...


lalasmama2007
by on Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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I like to get the baby bath tub from the registry and then fill it with washcloths, bath toys, baby wash, etc.
MamaMandee
by on Sep. 18, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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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. 

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