You receive a birth announcement in the mail. It is time to buy a baby gift for your favorite niece or best friend. Where do you start? It is tempting to take the easy way out; walk into your local department store and pick out a popular brand name baby blanket or towel, have it gift wrapped , write a cute message and cross one more errand off your list.
If this satisfies you, don’t read any further. But if you are the discriminating shopper that hates to think of your chosen gift lying useless in a closet or , ” heaven forbid” returned to the store for a gift certificate, we have some suggestions.
Nothing says I really care about the recepient better than a handcrafted baby gift.
- If you can knit, crochet or quilt, put on your creative cap and come up with a unique baby gift that will be cherished.
- If you can’t do the technical part yourself, all is not lost because you can still create a gift and have someone do the actual work. This is where www.namelynewborns.com comes into the picture. We offer a wide variety of unique handcrafted gifts.
Here is a list of handcrafted gifts that will become cherished keepsake . We do the work and you can take all of the credit for your clever gift ideas.
- Handcrafted baby quilts in traditional pinwheel, ABC and rocking horse patterns.
- Modern handcrafted baby qilts featuring giraffes, lions, princesses, mermaids, and the tree of life.
- Handcrafted blankets with appliqued butterflies, elephants, lions and giraffes.
- Embroidered birth announcement pillows.
- Patchwork pillows in denim or soft pinks and blues.
- Handmade baby blankets shaped like basketballs, footballs, or baseballs.
- Ruffled blankets from Boogie Baby featuring shopping themes , dogs, cats, flowers,cupcakes and ladybugs. These blankets are soft plush on both sides and have hand appliqued designs.and are personalized with baby’s name. They are fabulous for cribs and wall hangings.
- Flanged blankets from Boogie Baby featuring sports,dogs, cars, trucks, airplanes, firefighters.These more masculine designs are just as plush but feature bright colors and a more tailored trim for your little guy.
- Custom knit blankets from Butterscotch Blankee in 19 colors with 19 different accents featuring variations on names and monograms combined with flowers, hearts and sport motifs. There are almost 400 possible color combinations . These blankets are available in crib size or stroller and are sure to be a favorite in the nursery or when baby is out in his stroller or carseat.
Handcrafted keepsakes take more time to create; but the wait is well worth it.Imagine walking into a baby shower with a gorgeous handcrafted blanket or quilt. Your gift will get rave reviews and your gift may become a family heirloom.