Here’s the deal: If you’veÂ hadÂ a baby, have shopped or created a registry, or been to more than one baby shower in your life, you know that store bought and “traditional” baby gifts are a dime a dozen.
Now, that’s not to say that they aren’t appreciated by the parents-to-be. In fact, if they weren’t, the items wouldn’t have been on the registry in the first place.
But what happens when the family didn’t register for much? Or they’re new parents and love handmade stuff, but didn’t know how to register for something besides Carter’s at Target?
It happens. But there are alternatives. Here’s some handmade baby gifts that are simply irresistible … and created by someone else so you don’t need to find the time to make them yourselves.
This Welcome Home Baby Gift set by babyxpresstwoÂ is filled with onesies, washcloths, socks, bibs, and burp cloths … all wrapped up like little cupcakes and lollipops. How sweet!
I love, love, love this 3D Song Hearts piece of art available at SuzyShoppe. What a unique idea! In fact, I’m actually considering ordering them for my two kiddos, even though they are newborns no longer.
You can choose from hearts or leaves … and the piece is made from your choice of a lullaby or children’s song of your choosing. Then one little, deep red heart with the baby’s name and birthday is placed among all the others. Seriously precious.
Wooden toys have been making a serious comeback in the last several years. Parents are tired of the disposable plastic toys that line store shelves, and so they’ve turned to handcrafted wooden toys instead.
This wooden ball serves several purposes … it can be used as a teether, as a toy to push around and crawl after, as a learning toys for picking up and putting down, and finally, as an heirloom that can sit on the mantel for years to come. Engraved with the child’s name, this 3″ wooden ball is beautifully crafted and made by ElementalHandcrafts.
And what list would be complete without a handmade stuffed crocodile? Hand-knitted, this cotton croc is filled with wool and as safe and natural as can be. Pingvini has done a wonderful job and also offers to make this as a vegan crocodile if you so choose.
Photo credit: suzyshoppe