I love giving gifts that are just a little unusual.
One of my favorite baby shower gifts is a cute little baby’s first library. It is simple and sweet and a bit unique. In my baskets I like to put:
- a blanket – usually handmade
- board books
- a toy or stuffed lovey
It is so easy to put together this little basket! I have a few showers coming up this year and they will each be getting one of these boxes. This one has a hand made blanket that I made for around $3-4, 5 excellent board books (that you can find uber cheap on amazon or with a little time you can find brand new ones at the thrift store under $2 and most places give you every x number books free), a cute stuffed animal, and a little lovey. The basket was 3 bucks at my local savers. If you are keeping track in your head I have probably spent around $15 on this gift so far. That gives me the opportunity to put together a portable nursing station for a breast feeding mom, a pamper kit, and/or a small basket for dad too. Or in the case of one of these showers, it leaves a little budget for a custom made rag quilt and a diaper cake complete with diapering accessories for the other.
Attach a tag, arrange the items, and head to the shower. Mom and dad will love that ‘baby’s first library’ is self contained and you’ll love giving a unique gift.
Because I love to save some money and time – here is a free printable for the cute little ‘baby’s first library’ tag or you can buy the set of all five here.