Happy Friday, ya’ll! We made it!!
Now that I’m a mom, I feel like I have a much better idea of what to gift fellow moms-to-be! I’m always thinking of fun little things I wish I had known about before Adeline was born that would make perfect shower gifts. So to ring in the weekend, and maybe inspire some shopping for some of you, here are a few items I love and will definitely be gifting in the future!
Leather Paci Clip
There are several different small companies that makes these, but my favorites are both on Etsy: Passy Clips and Ryan & Rose. I love Adeline’s braided leather clip the best out of all her clips because I feel like the leather 1. holds up better 2. doesn’t hold as many germs and 3. doesn’t get stained with spit up! And they’re just cute, and a little rustic looking, which I’m always a fan of! The Ryan & Rose clips can be engraved, which would be a SUPER cute gift idea! (hint hint to anyone who buys me a future baby shower gift!)
Boogie Wipes + Care Basket
The baby care aisle can be extremely overwhelming to a new mom, so putting together a basket of useful items would be such a great gift. Specifically, Boogie Wipes! I thought for sure Boogie Wipes were the most pointless thing you could buy, because come on, wipes specifically for boogers and snot? Really? BUT YES REALLY!!! I promise times a million that when your baby has sticky green boogers caked on their nose you will want to use the most gentle thing possible! And they’re just saline wipes, actually. So perfect for eye boogers too!
I’ve mentioned these on my blog at least half a dozen times. I wish I’d known about these before Adeline was born because I would have registered for as many as possible. Adeline wears one almost every single day! They are so much better than traditional bibs, and they are cuter too! I buy all of ours on Amazon – perfect for gifts if you’re a Prime member! Copper Pearl is my favorite brand, btw!
**Edit: They’re on Zulily today!! Just search Copper Pearl and they have tons of cute bibs on sale!
I don’t have one of these, but I follow one maker, Pearl & Co on Instagram and think they are just the cutest!! I’ve come so close to just ordering one so many times. I think one of these diaper clutches would make the cutest gift for a new mom! They are the perfect size for just a diaper or two +wipes and you could easily throw this either in your diaper bag and just carry it in when you don’t want to carry your whole bag, or even to leave with your child in like the church nursery or something! So cute.
If you know the baby’s name that you’re gifting, this would make a fun and very practical gift. I’ve been using Adeline’s little backpack in place of our big diaper bag the past few weeks and am obsessed with it. Our big diaper bag was my jam up until just recently when I really couldn’t afford to carry something so heavy. I love her backpack because it’s the perfect size, and even though it’s not cross-body, I still feel like it frees up my hands a little bit. I also thought I was being different by ordering Adeline purple instead of pink but apparently everyone else I know was doing the same thing! Ours is from @thislittlepiggynwa.
Bonus: Unique Swaddle Blankets
Spearmint makes the CUTEST muslin swaddle blankets and I so wish I’d known about them 10 months ago!