Moms Dish on Top Baby Gifts
Ten moms open up about their favorite shower gifts — from the items they found the most useful to those that simply stole their hearts.
“My most touching gift came from my friend Sabrina who promised to take my daughter Aya’s first photos. They were, and still are, amazing.”
- Tahanny K.
Play All Day
“We got a play mat that’s really useful when we we’re at other people’s homes for visits or play dates. Alex is at home on it wherever we go.”
- Tara R.
“I received a gift certificate for prenatal massages, which helped tremendously in my third trimester. It mostly benefited me, but I’m sure Ceana enjoyed the soothing music while I got pampered.” - Julie S.
“I had registered for, and was gifted, a newborn rock-and-play sleeper. It was such a godsend those first few weeks. Camaryn got sleep, I got sleep – everyone was happy!” - Liz W
A Tisket, a Tasket
“A friend gave me a basket of baby goodies (pacifiers, mittens, clippers, baby thermometer, etc.). Who knew you really needed that stuff? For me it was definitely all of the little things that you might overlook, as opposed to the larger baby items.” - Jane F.
“I didn’t register for it but my friend Jessica gave me one of those all-in-one baby food makers. It made life so easy once my daughter was starting solids. I love it!” - Tina M.
“An aunt makes these incredibly sweet scrapbook calendars for the baby’s first year and she made one for my daughter. The parent can put a picture or two, plus jot down words for each month during the year. She personalized it and added tons of cute embellishments. It was a huge hit with me and my family.” - Shannan C.
“I cried when I received a handmade quilt from my aunt that incorporated vintage Disney animation movie ad prints to match my nursery theme. It was so thoughtful and so beautiful.” - Amy M.
“The baby swing I received has gotten me, and continues to get me, through the first five months. It keeps Bella content while my husband and I are eating dinner and she loves to nap in it as well.” - Beth B.
“I graduated from the University of Tennessee so someone made me a baby quilt out of pink UT fabric. The only problem is the person who made it is a huge University of Kentucky fan. When washing the blanket later my husband and I noticed the tag was made from UK fabric. It was hysterical and so meaningful.” - Shannon M.