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Old 08-06-2011, 04:10 PM   #1
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We are attending a 'baby shower' tomorrow for a good friend. I totally forgot about it until now! Mom is having a baby girl any day now. She has a 3 yo girl already, and has everything for baby. It's not really a baby shower, but a bbq get together kinda thing.

The kicker is she said 'no gifts necessary' Would you still get something? I feel awkward going over there with nothing! And TBH she gave us the best gifts for dd's baby shower, the most useful stuff!

If we do get her something, I have a very limited budget of about $20 and that is pushing it. Thing is, I can sew and I know I have fabric around and I am sure I could make something. But what?

I have no idea what to do, if anything. WWYD?


Thank you for all the tips and for getting my creative mind working a little. I made these for her today.




I thought about making burp rags...I may or may not still do it. But at least I have these to give her. I made them the same way I made myself some. I loved these so much better than store bought! They are pul backed and never leaked!

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Old 08-06-2011, 04:33 PM   #2
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I would make some freezer meals for her! The supplies for several meals will definitely stay under $20 and it would probably be a HUGE help to her :-) I'm having my 2nd in a few months, and the biggest help to me would be meals since I have most of the things I need already.
you could also put together a mommy and me pampering basket with things likeesitin, Vaseline, pretty nail polish & emery boards, headbands(matching ones for mommy and daughters!), cookies or chocolates and body scrub/beauty items. It's something she would definitely use/remember, especially if you know her well enough to pick the right type of items!
The only other things I could think of are a sling, a car seat tent, and embellished onesies that you could make with fabric inexpensively. There are tutorials all over the internet for those things! Good luck!
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How about a set of playsilks wrapped around a box of lactation cookies (and the recipe on a nice card)? Something for the older kid, something for mom that also benefits baby!
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Re: QUICK! I need a baby shower gift idea for a mom with everything.

Oooh I love both the "personal" ideas that the pp posted! Particularly the freezer meals!
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Re: QUICK! I need a baby shower gift idea for a mom with everything.

I have thought about the meals, but it is hard because she and her DH live with her in-laws.

A mommy and me pampering basket is an awesome idea! The only thing with that is I don't know her well enough to pick things she would like for sure and I don't even know what any of that stuff cuz I don't use it either! But that is an option I will keep in mind.

I have thought of doing a carseat tent, I just figure she has one, but maybe not.

You know, I may make her some breast pads. They are pretty easy and fast and I loved the ones I made much better than the store bought ones! Keep the ideas coming!
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How about a set of playsilks wrapped around a box of lactation cookies (and the recipe on a nice card)? Something for the older kid, something for mom that also benefits baby!
Where would I get playsilks? That is a great idea for whatever I give her.
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Re: QUICK! I need a baby shower gift idea for a mom with everything.

I like the ideas so far, but also gift cards for take-out places, even fast food if you know whether they like that.
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You know, I may make her some breast pads. They are pretty easy and fast and I loved the ones I made much better than the store bought ones! Keep the ideas coming!
I would have LOVED nursing pads as a gift.
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I would have LOVED nursing pads as a gift.
How many sets would you have loved?
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Re: QUICK! I need a baby shower gift idea for a mom with everything.

I'd make the baby a cute outfit if you can sew clothing. We technically have "everything" if we had another child and a boy as I saved everything (except some diapers and a few other things). One thing I loved and got later on were these - they are great as burp cloths and later bibs: http://www.adenandanais.com/shop/burpybibs.aspx
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