Today’s Fun Friday!
What’s Fun Friday? It’s a new thing that I just made up. Literally, just made it up like 2 minutes ago. I thought that it’d be fun on Fridays to ummm…have fun! To post on things that aren’t necessarily spiritual, deep or meaningful. Maybe not even things that are necessarily practical. Sometimes, it might be sharing a joke, a video that’s out there, decorating idea, fashion tips or even a story from our lives. I don’t know if we’ll do it every Friday, but we will at least today!
Today’s Fun Friday is some tips on baby gifts. 20 & 30-something singles are in that phase of life where many of our friends and family members are having babies. Even though I haven’t been through birth myself, I’ve been to many a baby shower. And I haven’t always known what to give. My thoughts:
- I’d like to give something practical that they can use, but at the same time, do they really want to have 30 onesies in the 0-3 months size?
- I also like to give things that are pretty. It is a shower.
- I want to give them things they want. Me dictating what their nursery looks like isn’t really fair to them. I want to bless them, not burden them!
The truth is? I’ve failed at this. I haven’t been a good baby shower gift-giver. I’m gonna try to change that. So, today, I’m highlighting some gifts that I’ve seen come through on crafting & food blogs lately.
If you’re a mom, what are good gifts to get? Any of these work?
Diaper Cake Centerpiece
From Our Best Bites
So cute! Especially if you’re hosting the shower. This is your gift & decorations. Double dipping! Just make sure the mother-to-be is okay with disposable diapers. Cloth diapers are all the rage these days!
Portable Growth Chart
From Whipper Berry
Yeah, it’s a little crafty, but easily done without any super special tools. I’ve made some permament ones for my nephew & nieces, but this is great for a family that might move often! This is also a fabulous gender-neutral gift for those women who don’t know their baby’s gender. She puts their name on there, but if this is a shower gift, feel free to skip that step until after the baby is born.
Baby Bath Towel
From She Wears Flowers
This one requires some sewing skills, but nothing too complex!
Nativity Finger Puppets
From The Idea Room
It’ll be a while until the baby could use these, but once they do, it will help parents keep kids entertained AND teach them about Jesus. Can even be used for future siblings. You can do other characters too – for Thanksgiving, as an example.
From Skip to My Lou
Again, better for an older kid, but will be a great gift for years!