No . . . . . I'm not having another baby (although I would if I could talk my husband into it - but that's another story). I'm headed to a baby shower tomorrow for the daughter of a good friend so I thought I'd share the gift I'm taking. My main gift is a diaper bag but I also had to make a few personalized, handmade items. I tried to stay away from pink . . . . even though she is having a girl she prefers yellow or green to pink. . . .
The invitation requested everyone to bring their favorite book to start the baby's library. I saw this idea here. You buy the Dr. Seuss Book "Oh, the Places You'll Go . . . " when your child starts kindergarten and at the end of each school year you sneak the book into the teacher and have them write a note in it and sign their name. Then you can give it to them at their graduation I made a matching tag for mine. . . .
Here is a close up of the tag I created . . .
Go here for a printable tag you can use on your book (it's slightly different from the version above)
If you want to purchase the book on Amazon you can click on the picture below
For the second handmade gift I wanted to make some onesie stickers. For those of you who don't know, these are stickers with each month, 1-12 on them. They're printed on a sticker sheet. Each time your baby turns "x" months old you place the matching sticker on a onesie and take her picture. I also made a coordinating tag and envelope for these. . . . . You can easily create these in word or purchase them online or through etsy. There are a ton of them.
For the last gift I decided to get something practical. Instead of another outfit that the baby will hardly have time to wear I chose to get baby shampoo and lotion. I pulled off all the labels and created my own in word. I found a cute basket at Hobby Lobby for 80% off. The only downside was that it was brown and not very baby. I decided that for $4 I could make it work. I just made the labels all have some brown accents. I plan to put them in the basket with some yellow, blue, pink, and lavendar tissue paper. Unfortunately, the labels weren't dry when I posted this and then I forgot to take a picture of it all wrapped up.
Another great baby shower idea is a diaper cake. You can find some cute ones here. My favorite is the "Guess How Much I Love You" one. You can even buy a kit and build your own!