We are always in search of the right gift for every ocassion, aren't we? I've covered gift ideas for kids, women, and men so far. Now let's do a quick round-up of ideas for the other people/events in our lives.
New Baby: I think this category is possibly the funnest one of them all. Who doesn't love going to the store and sorting through all those teeny tiny clothes? But sometimes I want to give the new mom and baby something a little more unique and personal. Like:
-embellished onesies (more details here)
-first year scrapbook. I've done this one for some of my closer friends, as it takes a little time to put together. In a 20 page scrapbook I put together one page for every month of the baby's first year with a spot for a photo and some journaling for that month. I also include pages for things like milestones, baby's hand/footprints, letters from Mom and Dad, etc.
-car seat tent/nursing cover (more details here. I also sell these in my etsy shop)
-hats! (especially all the cute ones I've been having so much fun making for my etsy shop/photo props!)
-personalized room decor. I've seen tons of adorable ideas lately using the baby's name, birthday, weight, etc in frames, subway art, wooden blocks...
-I love to do gifts that revolve around photos. This year while we were visiting my parents I took the kids and my parents out for a photo session. I am going to blow up a few of the best photos for them to display and have made a photo book for them as a Christmas gift.
Other ideas with photos: spelling out a person's name or a message as I did for my husband for Father's Day a couple years ago (see details here), photo CD (my MIL requests one of these every year so she can have her own copies of the photos I post on my blog)
-family recipes/recipe book
-quotes in frames, on boards, even on T shirts. There are a million fun grandparent quotes out there
-monogrammed/personalized home decor
-personalized door mat (you've seen them right? Where you take a cheap door mat and spray paint a design on it? it's on my list of things to try)
-serving dishes (you know I have a thing for the white ones!)
-cooler/picnic basket and supplies
-personalized door mat
-new house kit (fill a bucket with things like picture hanging supplies, cleaning supplies, etc)
-decorative piece/plaque for the front door/front of the house with their monogram or house number (I saw this on Nate Berkus the other day and thought it was so cute)