5 Unique Baby Shower Gifts
Your summer schedule is packed full of baby showers. It seems like every weekend you’re headed to Babies R Us, carrying a registry list through the aisles, choosing from the same uninspired items. While parents-to-be spend a significant amount of time researching the items they will need for their baby and adding them to their registry, let’s face it; sometimes you just want to break away from the usual crib sheets and diaper pail offerings and give them a gift that’s truly unique. The following is a list of 5 unique gifts that are sure to be a hit at your next baby shower:
A Bottle of Wine
This might seem like an odd gift for baby-to-be, but it’s something that will be cherished years down the road. First, choose a bottle that was either purchased the year the baby was born (you can give this bottle to him immediately), or one that was harvested and bottled the year he was born. Choose a bottle that ages well, like a fine Cabernet, and include a note with your gift, stating that the parents are to open and share this bottle of wine with their child on his 21st Birthday.
While baby-to-be probably won’t make any significant money off of a single stock share, this gift will serve more as a memento. Once purchased, Giveashare.com will immediately send you a temporary framed certificate to present the baby’s parents with at the shower. After the baby is born, his parents can send in his information, and they will be sent the official stock certificate with the baby’s name printed on it. The best part is, you will receive a baby shirt with the temporary certificate that says “I Own Disney.” This gift is sure to be the hit of the shower!
It’s so easy for new parents to lose track of time. Before they know it, a year has gone by; and while they’ve taken thousands of pictures of their little one, they haven’t printed any.
Artifact Uprising creates beautiful hard and soft cover photo books among other photo items. They offer gift cards for each type of book, which makes them the perfect gifts for parents-to-be. Present them with an Artifact Uprising gift card at their baby shower, and encourage them to create an account online and add pictures to their book as the first year goes by.
By the time their baby’s first birthday rolls around, their book will be created; and all they will have to do is submit it for publishing. They will receive a gift all over again when their photo book of their baby’s first year arrives in the mail! For more information, check out Artifact Uprising: Photo Books For Design Lovers.
A Custom Baby Mobile
With more and more emphasis being put into designing unique baby nurseries; the mobile is no exception. Etsy offers a variety of custom- made mobiles to fit every style. The gift of a custom mobile will be the focal point of the nursery; and is sure to be admired by the parents-to-be and all of the other shower guests. Check out some of our favorite Etsy custom mobile finds in Etsy Mobiles For The Modern Or Classic Nursery.
A “Just Like Mommy/Daddy” Layette Set
Is baby’s daddy a firefighter? Is his mommy a doctor? Myretrobaby.com carries a variety of dress-up layette sets from cowboys and artists to pilots and rock stars that are sure to strike a chord with mom and dad and have their shower guests gushing.
Looking for Un-Maternity Wear?
If you need to add some maternity clothing to your wardrobe, but don’t want to spend money on pieces you’ll only wear for a short period of time, then head on over to Melody Lane for the best in regular clothing that is versatile enough to wear before, during, and after pregnancy! They offer trendy, classic, and comfortable clothing that is hand-picked for all the life stages women usually experience. With nothing over $100, always free shipping, and new styles featured every season, Melody Lane makes sure your “fashion meets life”.
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Danielle is a Pittsburgh native who has been warming her “black and gold” blood in sunny Northern California for the past 6 years. On any given day, you can find her arranging ridiculous photo shoots of her one-year-old son Graeme and cat Gizmo, or working on any one of her 27,000 writing projects. She enjoys daydreaming about becoming a famous actress and starting a handful of different businesses with her husband over glasses of wine in the evenings. Someday, she hopes to travel the country in an RV with her family… but she needs to sell that novel first. You can follow her journeys through her blog With A Red Bird On My Shoulder