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BZ

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I need a little help from all of you. I have a good friend who is pregnant with her third child. First two were girls and this one is a boy. I live far away, so I don''t really know or think that she "needs" anything in particular. So, my question is, what do you buy for her and for the baby (when he arrives)? I don''t mind a bit of money, just want to have something unique for the baby. For her first baby, I did a needlepoint pillow (this was before I had kids and a little more time on my hands), but I probably don''t have time to do that since her due date is a month away. She is not registered and can probably buy anything that she really wants.

Any ideas?

Thanks for the help.
 

monarch64

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BZ, check out my thread entitled "baby shower gift advice" for starters...second, I would say if this is a gal who has everything you might want to look into getting her some Mustela products-- they are a luxury item so to speak and something I think every mom could appreciate no matter what the gender of her soon to be child is or what she might love to receive. I feel that they are always useful products whether a mom will buy them for herself or not. Other than that I would suggest a gift cert. to her favorite bookstore to start this baby's libray? Good luck! You are sweet to be thinking so much about her!

ETA: or I'm sure something from Tiffany's would be appreciated, I.E. a feeding set, or sterling rattle, or frame...
 

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I''ve given these a few times, either an engraved sterling baby cup, or a set of silver first tooth (lost) and curl (first haircut) holders.
 

diamondfan

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I might give her a keepsake type item (cup, brush) but also since she likely does not have tons of clothes since she had girls before, I might also give her a an outfit in the 3-6 month range. The baby could be big, I never buy newborn clothes unless the baby is a preemie. It might also be nice, depending on their ages, to send a little something for each of the big sisters...
 

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Date: 3/2/2007 8:01:36 AM
Author: diamondfan
I might give her a keepsake type item (cup, brush) but also since she likely does not have tons of clothes since she had girls before, I might also give her a an outfit in the 3-6 month range. The baby could be big, I never buy newborn clothes unless the baby is a preemie. It might also be nice, depending on their ages, to send a little something for each of the big sisters...
Great point df! Kids often don''t understand why the new one gets presents and they dont.
 

upgrading mama

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If it were me I would probably just send her some boy clothes! I know this isn''t as extravagant as stuff from tiffany''s but I think it would be a good idea, so the little guy isn''t out in dresses.

I have a girlfriend who just had the opposite, a girl after 2 boys. She has all the big stuff and bedding etc, so really, just some clothes is always helpful!

or, even a gift card, so she can buy it!

just some thoughts, happy shopping!
 

oshinbreez

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I agree about getting her boy clothes. I''d go with bigger sizes in the 6-9 mo or 9-12 mo range. People always seem to get tons of newborn and 3-6 mo clothes, and babies just grow too fast to be able to wear them all. I don''t know if sizes have changed, but mine were in 6-9 when they were 3 mos, in the 9-12 mos when they were 6 mos, and 2T when they were a year, and they weren''t big babies. It would be nice to get something for big sisters and something for mom, even if just some nice comfy slippers.
 

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i say get the baby something small, like a cute first year picture frame from pottery barn and get your friend a gift certificate to a restaurant or mani/pedi.

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Hard for a mother of 3...

Lots of nice mother/baby jewlery at www.lifetimemothers.com I bought a 14kt amethyst baby shoe from them and it is beautiful

How about a baby's first christmas ornament?

how about one of these http://www.bumbobabyseat.com/

or one of these. http://www.cleanshopper.com/index.php?cPath=21 this is my staple babyshower gift. I use one & I always have people asking me where I got it, tell me it's such a great idea etc...

How about a portrait gift package/certificate from Sears http://www.searsportrait.com/cpi/en-US/products/Certificates/149.99Collection.htm
 

BZ

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Thanks for all the great ideas. What do you all think about a bathroom stool personalized with the baby''s name? I know that he won''t be able to use it for a couple of years, but both my girls got them and they really come in handy these days?

Monarch, is there a particular Mustela set that you usually buy or that people particularly like?

I will definately plan on gifts for her two girls. Not sure what yet, but it is nice for the sibs to have something to open.

Keep the ideas coming.
 

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Date: 3/4/2007 3:28:51 AM
Author: BZ
Thanks for all the great ideas. What do you all think about a bathroom stool personalized with the baby''s name? I know that he won''t be able to use it for a couple of years, but both my girls got them and they really come in handy these days?
I think it''s a great idea. There''s no rule that says you have to give a gift the baby can use immediately or in the near future. I like it!
 

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I agree, it does not have to be usable immediately, though adding a little outfit to the gift, a basic thing, not too pricey, is thoughtful since she has no sons yet. Whenever my older ones got a gift they were thrilled, it does not have to be a big deal, something small as long as it is age appropriate, is great.
 

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i haven''t read all of the replies so i hope this is not repetition. i like getting a good quality blanket and having the child''s name and birthdate embroidered on it. i have used plain blue blankets that have pooh or peter rabbit embroidered on them and taken them to the embrodery place for personalization. it is always nice to add a story book of the same theme. both pooh and peter rabbit baby books are also available. i also like the little silverware sets that are stainless.
 

crown1

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forgot to add that waterford and royal doulton offer cute banks in both the pooh and peter rabbit themes.
 
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