No Idea What to Get Baby? Try These Personalized Gifts

I know we have all been there.  Christmas rolls around and you have no idea what to get for that new baby in your family.  Why is it so hard to shop for a little one?  You’d think it would be easy.  Your first impulse would be to go out and buy them that hot new toy everyone is talking about, until you really get to thinking about it. 

Can a baby that small really use another toy?  Will they actually get any use out of another stuffed animal or light-up teether?  Better yet, what will the parents appreciate?  You want to get them something unique that both mom and baby will go gaga over, so that of course limits your options.  Do you get them something cute or something functional?  So now you’re stuck. 

Never fear…..the personalized gift is here!  What mother wouldn’t love a personalized present for their precious little one?  I’m not talking about the standard bib-with-baby’s-name sort of thing.  Check out this list for some great ideas for personalized baby gifts.  They’re sure to be a hit with both moms and kiddos alike!

Baby Einstein Radio Flyer Wagon:  This gift is sure to please the mom who is focused on creative, educational play for their little one.  Packed with an array of the award-winning Baby Einstein line of toys, this wagon comes with an optional personalized Melissa and Doug door plaque.

Pottery BarnNap Mat

Personalized pre-school nap mats:  Know someone who with an active toddler who hates taking a nap?  This might just be the gift for them!  Make naptime a fun adventure with a cute, personalized mat from Pottery Barn Kids.  It’s great for sleepovers and grandma’s house too!

Personalized Monkey Security Blanket:   This would be the perfect first blankie for any special baby in your life!  It comes complete with an attached plush monkey and has an array of colors and textures to help stimulate baby’s emerging senses.

Personalized Toy Chest:  Help mom contain the array of Christmas toy clutter that will inevitably follow the holidays!  The best part is that this neat little item serves a dual purpose.  It’s both a toy box and a child’s couch.  Great for parents with limited space!  It can be personalized with the child’s name and comes in your choice of colors. 

Silver Leaf First Year Frame:  This is a fantastic way to keep track of the first year of any child’s life.  This beautiful picture frame includes one 4×6 opening for a large picture, and 12 2×3 openings, labeled months 1-12.  Personalize it with the child’s name for an adorable keepsake that will be treasured for years to come. 

Turtle Stepping Stones:  This unique gift would be great for the crafty mom or dad.  Includes everything you need to cast your kiddo’s handprint in this cute little turtle.  Once you’re done, display your handiwork in the garden as a stepping stone!  Better yet, order one for everyone in the family for an entire turtle trail. 

Name Train:  Know a little one who is crazy for all things train?  Why not give them a name train?!  This great gift can be used as an educational toy to help baby start to recognize their name.  It also doubles as a fun toy and a cute room decoration too! 

Personalized Long Johns:  Is there anything cuter than a baby in a classic set of long johns?  The only thing better is when their name is embroidered right on them!

Personalized Baseball Glove:   Perfect for anyone’s little slugger, this 100% leather glove will stand the test of time and give them years of use!  Have their name and birthday embroidered right onto the pocket and they’ll never mix up their glove with someone else’s.

Comfy Cozy Lion:   Sure to be a hit with the little ones on your list, this plush friend can be used as a cuddly bedtime buddy or a comfortable place to lie and play.

Contributed by Veronika

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Veronika Smith, Editor Veronika is a full time working mother of the two craziest, greatest boys ever, ages 9 months (Little Bud) and 10 years (Big Bud). This Kentucky mom holds a degree in business from Indiana Wesleyan University and is currently pursuing a second degree in nursing. She is a slave to all gadgets that promise to make her life easier and increase her "productive abilities". With her most recent family addition, this obsession has stretched to include the wonderful world of baby-sized gadgets! She also has a passion for fashion and the nose for a great deal. Several friends have (unflatteringly?) referred to her as the bargain bloodhound. They don't call her the coupon queen for nothing!

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