Since some of you may have a friend or two that has a baby and to whom you want to send a little gift, I thought I'd share some of the less obvious choices for presents.
Don't get me wrong: baby clothes and blankets are ALWAYS a fantastic choice. We go through both like the Duggars (that would be the 19 Kids & Counting family...) go through toilet paper. Really, really fast. It is so nice to have a hearty stock of adorable blankets as well as extra cute clothes on hand so you're not constantly washing stuff. Plus, as a new parent with tons of things to spend money on, you feel guilty splurging on these types of things. Getting either of these choices is always a real treat.
Some other ideas that we've loved if you're looking for something different:
(which came from my work -
rather fitting for an investment manager :)
Gift certificate to a meal delivery service
(above pic showcasing delights from the Munchery in SF)
Because I never feel like cooking when dinnertime rolls around...
A Solly baby wrap -
stylish and practical
A Gymboree membership
because staying at home with a babe -
no matter how adorable and sweet -
can be just a tad bit lonely
Monogrammed Sherpa Bear Rocker from Pottery Barn Kids
because - come on - how cute is that
This last one we're totally enamored with, but unfortunately, it came with no note! I called Pottery Barn to try and figure out who the lovely sender was, but unfortunately the mystery giver gave no name.
If YOU are the one who sent this gorgeous rocker, please come forth and reveal yourself! Samantha is dying to send you a proper thank-you!
Anywho, when it comes to baby presents, you can't go wrong. Even just a little note or email to tell the new fam you're thinking of them is oh-so-very sweet and appreciated.