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A Baby Gift Basket to be Treasured

Apr 10, 2008
Do you have a baby shower coming up and you're wondering what to give for a present? An imaginative idea would be to give a baby gift basket. This can be a really cute alternative to a typical wrapped gift, and there's no end to the possibilities of what to include in your baby gift basket.

You have a couple of options when choosing a baby gift basket. You can buy one that is already made up, packaged and ready to go from a store, or you can make your own.

Make Your Own

A baby gift basket is a fun and easy thing to do. First off, you'll need a large basket, either plain or decorated. Select a variety of small baby items, both practical and cute. They don't have to be expensive, so you can really make this an economical present. The time you spend on it will be the biggest factor.

Look for a basket in a soft color such as baby blue or white, or maybe a decorative one with a baby theme. You might want to choose a plain basket and paint it. Then line it with a receiving blanket. For the centerpiece, choose a larger item such as a soft toy. Around it, arrange your other small items. These can be useful or just plain cute. Look for foot jingles, rattles, soothers, and baby spoons.

Having a theme for your baby gift basket would be a special touch. For example, for a bath time basket, include some squeaky bath toys, a baby bath support ring, some gentle soap and shampoo, and some baby lotion. Add an adorable hooded baby bath towel.

Next comes the packaging and decorating. Wrap your basket in clear cellophane, or purchase a gift basket bag with a baby motif. Choose some ribbons and bows in pretty pastels to tie it up, and attach a card.

A Ready Made Baby Basket

If you would prefer to just go out and buy a baby gift basket, which is frequently the chosen route, there are many fabulous companies both retail and online that offer these types of baskets. GiftBaskets.com, for one, offers gift baskets for baby showers and new arrivals, and their products are adorable. One of my favorites is the Mother Goose nursery rhyme gift basket. Some of the items can even be personalized.

Giving a baby gift basket can be a very thoughtful gesture, especially if you have personally picked out the contents and know that the new mom will appreciate them.
About the Author
Do you want to make your own gift baskets? Kim Allarie publishes Kim's Basket Blog, a great source of gift basket ideas for all those meaningful events throughout the year.
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