Can you guess? These days moms want something other than baby blankets. Truthfully, I loved getting a homemade baby blanket at my showers, but I certainly do like the alternative gift ideas that Toni reveals. I’m sure that when you open one of these eyebrows will be raised, but then each guest will say, “Wow, that’s a great gift..wish I had thought of that!”
Be one of the cool guests who give moms what they really want at her baby shower. Think practicality and think about her.
I especially love #7 & #8 because these ones are geared towards us moms! See the picture below for a hint…
The decorations are Pinterest perfect. The snacks are being scarfed down. Games are being played and, at any given moment, at least four hands are on the mom-to-be’s uterus waiting for the baby insider her to kick.
It’s a baby shower!
The new mom may be giddy (“Look at all these people who love me!” or grumpy (“Who are all these people eating my cake?!”), but one thing all guests of honor have in common at these functions is the thought, “What did everyone get me? … I mean, get the baby?”
As a woman in her 30s and a mom of two toddlers, I’ve been to my share of these events and have seen more ruffles and tuxedo onesies than I ever thought possible. If I could go back in time, I’d tell my pregnant self about the real gifts she should register for. The gifts that will save her sanity. The gifts that will keep on giving for years to come. The gifts that will make all other moms think, “Dang! I wish I had thought of that!”
If you’re pregnant—congratulations!—or you’re headed to one of these hormone fests, heed my advice and choose a gift from this handy dandy gift guide I’ve prepared especially for you. http://www.grandhomedesign.com/interior-home-improvement/corner-shower/ will be of immense help as well.