GUIDE TO SANE GIFT SHOPPING & GIVING
Baby showers happen all year long. However, according to the most recent published data from National Center for Health Statistics usually more babies are born in the summer. Per the CDC, September won out in 2010. Either way, odds are your recipient’s time is likely drawing near.
For you lucky folks invited to upcoming showers or simply heralding new arrivals, the following deals may come in handy. Yes, I know that parents complete shower gift registries. I also know, from experience, that said parents too often go around the store mindlessly picking out things. In addition, it’s not unusual for the economically priced items to fly off that list fast. So, I say be creative, especially if you know the intended. All of the items listed below are useful, quality gifts that most parents will love. You’ll love them because they’re great deals. Some up to 75% off. Do note that some offers are time sensitive.
(NOTE: Gilt.com requires email registration/free membership. Sale ends Saturday, 6-9-12)
It’s not unusual for Mom to own more than one diaper bag. And today’s diaper bags hardly resemble the ones in Grandma’s day. These bags are often multi-functional. Much like the 7 A.M. Enfant Barcelona Bag. Mom will stay organized on all of her trips. Whether she throw it on her shoulder, or hangs it from the stroller via the special stroller straps. Loads of inside compartments accommodate all Mom and baby needs. Plus, it’s water repellent. Bonus, it comes with a lunch box with thermal insulation. In 6 colors
You might also check out the 7 A.M. Enfant Polochon Diaper Bag. Your recipient might prefer this classic design. A long, round shape with a more sophisticated look. Still lots of interior compartments. $78.00 $54.00 Gilt.com
Every new parent must have a baby carrier. The popular Baby Bjorn Original Retro Baby Carrier features a strong back and necks support to hold baby upright. An adjustable buckle and adjustable seat height accommodates the baby’s growth.
$80$ $58 Gilt.com
Baby Phat 5 Piece Gift Set includes bottle, bib, burp cloth, pacifier and clip.
100% cotton $28$6 amazon.com
Baby Doll Bedding Grandmas Port-a-Crib Package comes in handy on any overnight stay. But doubtful anyone will appreciate this convenience more than the grandparents. Includes bumper and two fitted sheets. 9 colors available
$35 $20.61 amazon.com
You probably don’t want to sample the Cozy Comfort Pillow before you present to Mom-to-be. This maternity body pillow caresses Mom’s natural
curves and cradles her entire body. You might be tempted… The pillow contours to the Mom’s shoulder with its Shoulder Support System. It also supports her weight providing a soft, comfortable sleep. Lumbar support and shoulder comfort. Additionally, Mom’s tummy rests on the Cozy Comfort pillow, which supports her belly and the baby. Soft and supportive comfort. For shoulder, back and stomach. Mom can use the pillow during nursing after baby arrives. Machine washable cover.
$100 $59.00 Gilt.com (Note: Delivery Charge $10.95)
(NOTE: Gilt requires email registration/free membership. Sale ends Saturday, 6-9-12)
PJ’s as shower gifts? Sure, if it’s the kind that will make Mom feel luxurious. Just make sure she actually wears pajamas. If so, check out the comfy and chic pajamas from Betsey Johnson. These Cheetah satin pajamas look and feel great in the bedroom, making coffee or as loungewear. Supplies limited.
$70 $35 betseyjohnson.com
The Weleda Baby Starter Kit offers a spa experience for baby and Mom. The kit appeals not only because these are luxury bath products. Also because they’re natural, made with aromatic botanicals and delicate oils—biodynamic and Organic Calendula. Perfect for the care of delicate skin to keep it clean, soft and smooth. Comes in a reusable zipper bag.
$26.00 $10.40 amazon.com
As Peanut’s Linus knows, a security blanket is essential. Made of breathable, open-weave muslin, the super soft Aden and Anais Issie Security Blanket comforts baby right to sleep. Newborns respond well to swaddling and the Issie works perfectly as a swaddling blanket. 2 identical blankets in each set.
$16 $9 Gilt.com
If your recipient enjoys a charming country vibe décor, she’ll like the Sumersault Robots Diaperstacker. Sections in red, blue and green. 100% cotton.
$40 $10 amazon.com
Pottery Barn: NOTE: All Pottery Barn items below are Final-sale items and cannot be returned. Once placed, orders for any of these items cannot be cancelled. Quanties may be limited.
Words are powerful. Help new parents create positive thoughts in baby’s room with Word Plaques. Hand painted signs spelling out “Love” or “Wish” hanging from a grosgrain ribbon.
$29 $10 potterybarnkids.com
Baby, and parents, might also love the gift of the soothing lullaby from the Whale Mobile. Four fabric whales grab baby’s attention as the music lulls the child to sleep.
$69 $40 potterybarnkids.com
The Lighthouse Lamp will help decorate baby’s room and grow with him/her into their “big kid” room. The hand painted table lamp is also a nightlight.
$99 $60 potterybarnkids.com
Of course, the parents are going to brag about their baby’s perfection and advanced skills. The Baby Brag Collection serves that purpose with 2 beautiful pieces crafted of split leather. One purse-sized and the other for table top. Monogramming available for both. $29-$59 $11-$20 potterybarnkids.com
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