Baby Shower Gift Ideas

When I had my baby shower I got some amazing gifts and it inspired me to create a list of different things that I could get for friends and family when they were celebrating their little additions.

Here are a few of the items that I got that I really loved!

Something made by hand:

  • Crochet a blanket
  • Sew a bib (or pick up one of my hand sewn bibs here)
  • Cross stitch a towel
  • Growth “chart”
  • Stuffed animal

Things mom doesn’t know she needs kit (you could call this the “oh shoot” bag):

  • Baby Aspirin
  • Bandages (you will need all different shapes, sizes and of course cute patterns)
  • Breastfeeding lotion (Lanolin was my favorite)
  • Teething Rings
  • Safety Pins
  • Burp clothes
  • Bleach Pen
  • Wet Wipes (not the diaper kind, but the kind they give you when you get ribs – to eliminate anything sticky)
  • Headphones
  • Chocolate and Wine (basically every “survival kit” should include these items or it’s not really a survival kit – think how much easier the girl from “The Hunger Games” would have had it if she had some Chocolate and Wine…

A “memories” basket

  • Baby book
  • Photo frame
  • Something everyone who visits at the hospital signs
  • Gift certificate for family/baby photos
  • Tooth Fairy Jar
  • Elf on a Shelf
  • 12 seasonally relevant outfits (one for each month of their first year – the more I think about this the more I think I might make a blog post about this alone – the cuteness I see in my head is making me giggle)

Filing System

  • Basically a containment system for the flood of paperwork and “I made this just for you mom” items that will be coming through the door over the next few years

Something Special

  • A Jar of Pennies – Read Why Here!!
  • Something passed down (or a tradition)

Something for Mom AFTER baby

  • Certificate for massage, pedicure…etc.

Something Practical

  • Wholesale store membership (Sam’s Club, BJ’s, Costco)
  • Something from the registry
  • Clothing they can use down the road (no need to get small sizes – they do grow)

What are some of your best baby shower gift ideas??

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Hi, I’m so excited your here! My name is Amanda. Welcome to my blog Dishes and Denim! Writing is my outlet. It grounds me. So, I decided to start a blog where I can share my life with you! I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. My son Bradley was born April 1st, 2018. He is my entire world. Simple is my specialty. I don’t have a lot of extra time and the time I do have I want to spend with my family. I love cooking, cleaning, photography, writing, sewing and running. Maintaining an organized and clutter-free home is a priority. I have a mild obsession with buying photography props, notebooks, coffee mugs, and pens. If there was an award for overanalyzing – I would win every year. I’m a hopeless romantic. My favorite color is turquoise. My perfect day includes waking up to a clean house and having a Starbucks Skinny Vanilla Latte and fresh fruit waiting for me…followed by a long hot shower then bumming around town in comfy jeans and a perfectly fitting white tee and my denim jacket (taking pictures and visiting antique shops). For dinner, I would request a cheeseburger (red onions, pickle, and ketchup) with a side salad (Balsamic, no tomatoes) Then end the day relaxing on my patio with twinkle lights, a glass of Entwine Cabernet and my family (bonus points for a campfire and S’mores). If you want to know more about me you can either invite me out for a glass of red wine or check out some of my blog posts!

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