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birthstone jewelry? Here is a list of birthstones:
January - Garnet
February - Light Purple Amethyst
March - Blue/Green Aquamarine
April - Diamond
May - Emerald
June - Pearl
July - Ruby
August - Light Green Peridot
September - Blue Sapphire
October - Multi-Color Opal
November - Golden Topaz
December - Turquoise or Blue Zircon
Baby Shower Gift Ideas
Baby Shower Gift Ideas
by: Adriana Copaceanu
few guests can get together and get a big laundry basket.
Place in it a long clothes line with outfits, diapers,
bibs, etc. pinned to it. It can also be used as a room
decoration. It has a bit of everything and something to
carry it in!
Baby Quilt - here's a great gift from those that love
to sew and quilt. Find an alphabet quilt pattern. Each
square has a letter of the alphabet on it and a picture
of an object that started with that letter. It can have
numbers too. Each guest can be given/sent a square before
the shower and can embroider, quilt, or embellish it according
to her own taste. If the quilt is meant to be a wall hanging,
guests can also attach little items like rattles and toys.
Be sure that everyone signs their own block in some way
and have the blocks returned by a certain date in order
to have it put together. This can also be used as a decoration
at the shower.
Make a scrapbook album. Take blank scrapbook pages and
have everyone write down their well wishes (without Mom
knowing it) for the new baby. This can be done at or before
the shower and can be given at the shower or to Mom while
she is in the hospital. If given after the shower, it
can include photos taken there.
Pass out sheets of heavy paper decorated with baby related
stamps, stickers, or pictures several lines drawn on.
Have the guests write their name on the paper and then
write down some baby/parenting advice. Once everyone is
finished, collect them, add a cover, punch holes in it,
and tie it together with some ribbon. Then hand it to
Mom to read aloud. This will be entertaining as well as
touching and is a nice keepsake. There is tons of room
for creativity on this one.
Have each guest bring an extra gift (small item recommended)
for Daddy-to-be and the host of the shower will then place
them in large gift bag to present to him at the close
of the party (usually after the main gifts are opened).
He opens this with Mommy-to-be at home or in presence
of close family or friends.
Diaper Shower For a second (or more) baby, consider
a diaper shower. Ask each guest to bring only a package
of diapers as a gift. Some guests may bring other gifts
also, but Mom will end up with a mountain of diapers
something she'll really need! Items could also include
anything associated with diapering such as wipes, ointment,
Casserole Shower For the mother who has everything
already, how about a Casserole Shower? Have each guest
bring a casserole or other ready-to-cook meal that can
be frozen or stored until after the baby is born. Be sure
to have the containers clearly labeled with contents and
any cooking instructions. How helpful that will be when
Mom and Baby come home!
Book Party Have each guest purchase and give a
copy of their favorite childhood book.
About The Author
Adriana Copaceanu provides people with creative gift ideas
that don't blow the bank. Gift Baskets for Baby to Birthday
and Beyond, are just some gift ideas you'll find at her
site: http://www.abcgiftsandbaskets.com. Want regular
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