Rainbow Baby was such a surprise blessing and everyone around us celebrated, too. We received the loveliest, most generous gifts. Some were so creative and interesting that I just have to share. If you love to give an unexpected, fun baby shower gift, this is the list for you!
6. Camping high chair. A highchair that folds into a bag, just like a comfy camping chair is an amazing invention. Not just for camping, its portability makes it ideal for tossing in the car to take on a picnic or to grandma’s house for dinner.
7. Baby dress of old prom dress or college t-shirts. My sister took my mom’s old 70’s velvet prom dress and made a cute baby dress for my daughter. She also takes old sports and college tshirts and makes them into cute outfits for her toddler. Patterns and tutorials for this abound on Pinterest. One of my sisters once took her bridesmaid dress from my wedding and made it into a toddler dress for my oldest and throw pillows for her little bed. To see something nostalgic like that repurposed into something useful is heart-warming.
8. Funny onesies. Rather than just the standard onesies, no matter how cute it is to see a kid sporting “I Love Mommy” or “Daddy’s Princess”, a onesie with a slogan that fits your sense of humor is sure to be a favorite gift. I love the one that says “Straight Outta Mommy” or the one my daughter crafted that says “Got my mind on my mommy and my mommy on my mind. Laid back.” I’ve got my eye on one right now with a little girl walking a “pet” AT-AT Imperial Walker (I hope there are Star Wars fan out there so that someone appreciates how great that idea is). See my post on making your own funny onesies and shirts.
9. Nursing bras. This is a luxury I rarely indulged in with my babies. But my sister (yet a different one; I have 5 of them, plus two sisters-in-law that are just like sisters) bought me the prettiest, most comfy wire-free ones by Cakye, off Amazon. I am not sure why I tried to live without them! And for less than $20 they are a steal. Throw some nursing ice packs in that gift, too, like Lanisoh’s TheraPearl 3 in 1 Breast Therapy or Bamboobies super soft and sustainably produced nursing pads.
Happy baby gifting!