Three Baby Shower Gift Add-Ons


Baby Shower Gift Add-Ons - Three Ideas!  | Through Clouded Glass


Baby showers can be so much fun - I love being able to celebrate a brand-new life with my family and friends who are expecting!  However, sometimes buying for a baby shower can be challenging.  It seems like there is always at least one duplicate gift (despite the registry), and I'm always hoping my gift isn't one of them!

As a general rule, I like to buy mostly practical things for first time moms, because I know when I was pregnant with Wyatt I was hoping to receive all the practical items we needed so I could spend my own baby money on the fun stuff.  But when I put together a baby shower gift, I still like to throw in an extra little gift - and if it's something unique (that won't be duplicated by someone else), all the better!  I've got three ideas for you today.


1. A Car Mirror.  This is something that I always tell new moms to get before they have their babies, because for some reason no one ever thinks of getting one beforehand.  I just remember putting my teeny, tiny baby in that huge carseat, and putting him in the backseat of the car, and being stressed out the entire way home because I couldn't see if he was okay back there!  Was it new mom paranoia?  Yes, but even as a more experienced mom now, I still appreciate being able to see my baby with those rear-facing car seats.

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(Can we just take a minute to say "aw" over itty bitty Wyatt?  
Can't believe that little guy is four years old.)

2. Lip Balm.  My favorite one to get new moms is the lip salve from Bath and Body Works, because it is thick, and it smells really good.  I didn't realize before I went into labor how dry your lips can get - slow-breathing for hours will do that to you.  I was putting on lip balm every few minutes during my first labor, so I made sure I had a good, thick lip balm for my other labors.  I love to throw this into a baby shower gift, because almost every gift is for the baby, so this is always a nice surprise for mom.




3. A Book For The Baby.  Some baby shower invitations ask you to bring a book as part of your gift, but if the invitation doesn't specifically ask for books, there usually aren't many books in those gift bags.  And there is almost no chance of you giving the same book as someone else!  Grab your childhood favorite to add to your gift - or if you need an idea, I really enjoyed "Mommy Loves You So Much" from Tommy Nelson!  Each page has adorable little animal babies doing things with their mommies.  To me, this is the perfect book for a baby shower gift, because what new mom doesn't dream about all the things they will do with their baby once they arrive?  The rhymes on each page are so sweet, and the simple daily activities that are described will apply to any mom and baby.




What are some of your favorite things to give at baby showers?  I'd love to get more ideas!


Note: I received a copy of "Mommy Loves You So Much" from tommy Nelson in exchange for a review.  This is my honest opinion!
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wvmel said...

Good ideas Callie!! I ALWAYS put in a bottle of gripe water (aka gas drops)!!! It's something I had everywhere so I had it when I needed it!!

Luanne Lane said...

My go to gift is a book, Infant Tylenol, Aquaphor and Mustela! :)

wvmel said...

Love all the pictures..but the last one cracked me up!! :-)

Kristeena Jo said...

The velcro swaddle blankets! I didn't even really know they existed before I had my first, but oh man did they save my sanity and I'm all for saving other's sanity as well :)

ADA said...

That maxi dress is gorgeous and the knotted chambray over it looks great. Such cute photos, also. =)


Have a great weekend, Callie!

Callie Nicole said...

Thank you, Ada! I was so excited when I found it for $7. :-)

Callie Nicole said...

I know, the rain was awful! But at least we found somewhere dry to take some pics. :-)

Callie Nicole said...

Thank you Emily! And it is special - I have been trying to sing in the car more lately since I know baby can hear me now. :-)

Callie Nicole said...

Thank you Laura! We are excited!

Callie Nicole said...

Thank you Jana! You are sweet. :)

Callie Nicole said...

Haha, thanks Jaelan! The rain caught me by surprise!

Callie Nicole said...

Hi Danise, I am so glad you stopped by! I enjoyed visiting your blog too! :-)

Callie Nicole said...

Books are one of my favorite things to get for my kids too!

Callie Nicole said...

Oh yes, I love those! I tried them first with Gwen, and they were so nice!

Callie Nicole said...

Oh, medications! That is a great idea!

Callie Nicole said...

That is such a good idea, I didn't even think of that!

Emily @ Ember Grey. said...

I love that!!!!

natashaufl said...

That maxi looks soo comfy!! Love the look :)

xo, tasha
twenty-something blog

Kristy said...

Great ideas!

Abby said...

Maxi dress! I love it, they're a must for me this summer :) such a gorgeous look maternity style you got going on here :)

xo,
Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

I love this look! You are so stunning!

Callie Nicole said...

Ah, you are sweet, Elizabeth! I think most of my submissions to Susannah's round-ups are going to be pregnancy posts from last year, haha! Maybe I need to start a postpartum outfit series. :-)

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