She married her hubby in the summer of 2008, when I was pregnant with Grace. She was so upset when she saw me because I was barely showing! And then, she was pregnant with her baby at my wedding reception in November! We are kind of kindred, in that way I guess.
So, next month I am going to her baby shower, and I want to get her something amazing. But I also want to get her something she wants. And I need to keep my amazing, needed gift within budget. That last one is always the killer!
I have a lot of opinions when it comes to showers and gift registries. I had someone print off my Macys registry for my wedding, take it to WalMart and buy me things I asked for. I am not joking. Instead of the stainless steel Martha Stewart measuring cups I registered for, I got plastic lime green Farberware measuring cups. There was a whole gift basket of things I wanted from Macys that I received from Walmart!
What I wanted...
What I got!
Now, I am thrifty as the next girl and I can't afford to spend $100 on my friends for showers, but I like to get them the things they WANT! Not just my idea of what they should have!
But, in the case of baby showers, I now have some experience in this area that my friend is lacking. There are things that are not on her registry that I found very handy with my newborn. I was very lucky to have a few new Mama's who knew the most current and most needed items I would want to have, even when I didn't know it myself. So I want to pass on a couple of those items.
I had never even seen these WONDERFUL formula dispensers until my cousin, who is a proud Mama of three-under-5 (read: Crazy Woman!) got me one at my first baby shower, and this ended up being one of the most fabulous and used things I received!
So, any tips on how to put together the perfect baby shower gift?