Choosing the Perfect Baby Shower Gift

When choosing a gift for a new mom, I always like to look beyond the gift registry.  Many of those items are used for such a short period of time and then just take up space or get stored away until the next baby comes.  I usually like to purchase something from the registry, but then also choose a personalized and meaningful gift that will become a keepsake and hold a special place in the mother's heart.  I love to include an embroidered blanket or outfit that was chosen specifically for that baby.  It shows that extra time, effort, and love was put into choosing just the perfect gift for that special baby.

I have put together some of my favorite items to give at a baby shower or when you first visit the new baby. All of these personal gifts will be useful, but more importantly "special."  

1. Knit bonnet - This beautiful knit bonnet is so soft and comfortable, the perfect accessory for any newborn baby.

2. Embroidered ruffle bloomers - These sweet little ruffled bloomers will look perfect under any baby dress, or wear them alone on a hot, summer day! 

3. Personalized stuffed bunny - This soft bunny will look adorable in the nursery and become a favorite bedtime cuddle friend.  Add the name and birthdate to the ears to make it even more special. 

4. Newborn gown and hat - Sweets, simple, and practical.  These gowns make diapers changing easy and keep the newborns warm and comfortable. 

5. Baby bib - Keep those outfits clean with a personalized baby bib.  So many embroidery options, the possibilities are endless. These make perfect gifts for first birthdays as well! 

6. Guess How Much I Love You baby book - Keep track of all those baby milestones and memories with this beautiful book featuring all your favorite characters from the beloved book, Guess How Much I Love You. 

7. Silver Piggy Bank - A sweet accent to any baby's nursery.  Add an engraved name to make this the perfect keepsake! 

8. Personalized pacifier clip - Keep those pacifiers off the floor with these adorable, personalized pacifier clips.  Attach it right to the baby's outfit so their favorite pacifier is never out of reach! 

9. Footed pajamas - These soft, zip-up footed pajamas are perfect for all babies during that first year.  They come in pink, blue, and white with endless personalization options. 

10. Embroidered baby blanket - This soft blanket is perfect for cuddle time.  The added name and fringe detail make it the perfect gift for any baby.  Multiple color options available! 

11. Burp Cloth/Bib set - You can never have enough bibs and burp cloths those first few months.  Add a sweet applique or monogram to make them the perfect gift for any new mom.