Post baby shower, I realize more than ever how much I am relying on the sage advice of friends who have gone before....into the brave new world of mommyhood. I sincerely thank the moms at my shower who contributed the items they found most helpful- like the Cloud B Constellation Night Light, Baby Dee Dee Sleep Nest, Classical Baby, and all the thoughtful books and goodies!
I know Miss baby Z is going to be a reader, just like her mama. I can't wait to dive into This is Paris, Bonsoir Lune, and all the classical board books from Baby Lit; Romeo and Juliet, Wuthering Heights, Dracula.....and then some day to the classics themselves.
A few things here I may, may have purchased myself. You can file them under totally irreverent and fun (a la the petit Starck chair). Keeping it (un)real for husband. I also purchased the Warhol fabric set, only to have the Mr. draw the line of sensibility in the proverbial sand. It was expensive. And we did already have a fabric set for the stroller, though in my defense, black was purchased before we knew the sex of the baby.....and that she would of course, prefer abstract Warhol flowers. My baby has artistic sensibilities in the womb damn it! But return the set I did.
Then there are the luxe items that people might gift for fun- I quite often am guilty of this offense myself. Items you know, no sensible parent would ever buy for a baby. Like the Hermes bracelet (yes, Hermes makes baby bracelets, who knew?!), anything from chic French brand Bon Point (which someone was lovely enough to gift to me), or maybe even something for mom when shower time rolls around. I ear marked a few diaper bags that would make fun gift ideas and I love these Lulu Frost X J Crew rings- imagine a set of rings that make up baby's birth date stacked?
Do you have any go-to gifts you love for baby showers? This article from the WSJ: Guide to Baby Shower Gifting, has a ton of creative, unique, and totally thoughtful gift ideas.
Anything you recieved that you can't live without? Share!
1. Bugaboo Andy Warhol Fabric Set
2. Baby DeeDee Sleep Nest
3. Bon Point Onesies
4. Starck Mini-Ghost Chair
5. Lulu Frost X J Crew Gold Number Ring
6. Jonathan Adler Kissing Giraffe Pillow
7. Storksak Color Block Diaper Bag
9. Hermes Baby Pavana Bracelet
10. Cloud B Twilight Constellation Light
11. Babycare Wool Rug
12. J Crew Collection Cashmere Sweater
14. Babydeken Personalized Blanket
15. Bonsoir Lune
16. Classical Baby