To be honest, before I became pregnant – I wasn’t sure what type of gifts I should get. I think this is common for most people shopping for the new parents-to-be, we just go for what we think is cute & our version of “useful”. So, it’s probably things like: swaddle blankets, a cute Jellycat toy, baby outfits, etc.
Most people want to buy the “fun stuff”.
Now that I’m reaching closer to my due date, these are some of the things that I had on my own registry, received as gifts, or have purchased myself.
From L to R:
To be honest, any cute lil bin will do. Unless you love it – I wouldn’t spend the bulk of your budget on this. I would check out my local winners to see what they have. Another alternative is to check out the dollar store if you just want something to hold everything together!
- ComoTomo Silicone Baby bottle $23
- Goumikids Scratch Mitts – 13
- Fridababy Nosefrida – $23
- Munchkin Miracle 360 Trainer Cup – $7
- Fridababy Nailfida – The SnipperClipper – $20
- Glitter & Spice wood teether – $20
- Boon Pulp Silicone Feeder – $8
- Skip Hop Moby Thermometer – $20
Some cute – yet useful items. Bonus points: a lot of these items come in boxes.
The Soft Stuff
- H&M wrap over bodysuits – $14.99 for two
- Kyte Baby – Sleep Sack $50
- Juddlies Sleeper – $23
- The OVer Co Reversible Swaddle – 45
These are some of the things that make me excited. It’s hard to find real neutral colored baby items – and I love the quality on these items. If you’re shopping for a millennial mom – I’m sure you get extra points for buying items that are made from organic materials – or made in Canada. If you want your dollars to work harder for you – I would check your local winners and look for cute zip up onesies, I ones I found are usually around $8 – $12. I also recommend checking Amazon – I purchased quite a few things from them.
- Parasol Co. Diapers – $24
- The Honest Company Diapers – $17
- WaterWipes – $20
- The Honest Company – All Purpose Healing Balm – $15
This really depends on the type of mom you’re shopping for. In general, all diapering products are useful – but there seems to be a greater shift to organic/natural products. These are products I would use on my own baby.
Once you gathered up all your gift items, a great way to fill up your basket is to use the tissue paper on hand – e.g. to fill the bottom and lift the items higher or to fill up any gaps. After that, I would it decoratively so that when I wrap it up with the cellophane paper it’ll add a pop of color.