Ideas For Baby Shower Gifts
by Jodie Lynn
Here is a dilemma: I have four friends who are pregnant. What are some unusual and popular baby shower gifts? I'd like to get something new and different if possible.
Here are a few helpful tips from moms and dads all over the US:
- From Pam Goldberg in Chesterfield, MO: Try a subscription to a parenting magazine. It makes a great baby shower gift. I buy the latest issue and wrap it up and write in the card that they will be receiving this for a year. It’s the gift that keeps on giving! It’s also something most new or first time parents sometimes forget.
- From Bette Saulino in Sequim, WA: I write a $25.00 check and place it inside the card. I designate it for the baby's education and offer the suggestion that the parents open up a saving account in the baby's name. By the age of eighteen, it will have earned enough interest to possibly help in beginning their college adventure. The best part is that for birthdays and other gift giving opportunities, family and friends can add to the account and it will grow. As a widowed mother, this plan assured my daughter a college education, a great baby shower gift idea!
- From Jodi Marvin in Oswego, NY: I created a Childcare Journal Gift Pak. It includes a one-year childcare journal to track the well being of children while at childcare, a daycare tote to carry the journal and a matching slipcover to preserve the journal as a keepsake when it is filled up. This is a great gift for the moms-and-dads-to-be that must return to work after maternity leave.