Whether you’re expecting your own baby or searching for the perfect baby shower gift, consider investing in something timeless that the child can keep forever and share with their children and their children’s children. Here are Daily Mom’s suggestions for the ultimate baby keepsakes that will last a lifetime.
Baby’s 1st Teddy Bear from Steiff
Since 1880, Steiff has worked to stake its claim as the world’s premiere manufacturer of “luxury” collectible toys. In fact, do you want to know who invented the Teddy Bear? Yep, that would be Steiff way back in 1902. Named after the U.S. President at the time, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, the Teddy Bear has become a childhood icon.
If there is one toy for a child to hold on to and pass on as a family heirloom, it would be a premium collector’s bear from Steiff. Hand-sewn in Germany from only the finest materials (alpaca, mohair, cotton velvet, woven fur), Teddy Bears from Steiff are made to last a lifetime. In fact, today many vintage Steiff pieces are sold for thousands of dollars at auction.
Today you can choose from hundreds of adorable bears in a myriad of colors and textures from Steiff. Two of our favorites are the Classic 1909 Teddy Bear with his bright blue satin bow and the soft, fluffy Robby Teddy Bear. While Steiff specializes in collector’s edition animals, they also offer plush toys at a range of price points and something for every age.
Handprints Tower of Time from Child To Cherish
With the Handprints Tower of Time you can commemorate your child’s growth by taking a mold of their handprint at ages 1 through 5. This makes a perfect baby shower gift. Not to mention, once they grow up and have children of their own this becomes a fun way to compare their growth with that of their child’s. The five tin handprints stack up nicely for storage and make a cute addition to any nursery.
Child To Cherish also offers a variety of other perfect baby keepsakes like A Block To Grow On (record your child’s growth on a cute ceramic bank) and the adorable Baby to Bride Bracelet for little girls.
Silver Plated 3D Baby Bootie Ornament from Things Remembered
It’s never too early to buy baby’s first Christmas ornament! These beautiful Silver Plated 3D Bootie Ornaments are actually simple and pretty enough to display year-round. This ornament comes engraved with baby’s name, birth date, and even their weight/height, if you choose, on the bottom. It can be safely stored in the sturdy velvet box it comes in. It is sure to be something they will hang on their Christmas tree for the rest of their life!
Petit Collage Deluxe Baby Book & Memory Box
This is seriously the cutest baby memory book and keepsake box combined in one perfect package. The Petit Collage Deluxe Baby Book & Memory Box includes a beautiful album for parents to fill with memories, milestones, and photos in a box with a drawer to store special items from babyhood. It also comes with glassine envelopes for storing things like baby’s first lock of hair or first tooth and stickers for adding to the memory book.
Silver Spoon and Cup from Tiffany & Co.
If you want to go above and beyond in getting the ultimate baby keepsake that will last a lifetime, consider investing in something that comes in that little blue box that makes every girl smile. Tiffany & Co., one of the world’s premiere jewelers, also features a line of extraordinary gifts for baby. The Open Heart Fork & Spoon Feeding Set and Padova Baby Cup are each unique products of Tiffany, made with the finest sterling silver. Get these special treasures engraved with your baby’s name for a personalized touch they can cherish forever.