Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pups for Baby

Baby showers are always fun because they are such happy events.

The only part of baby showers that I dislike is to see multiples of the same gifts given.

 As a life-long non-conformist, I like to give unique gifts that are unlike others received.

A recent baby shower I attended was a very beautiful and well planned affair.

 Everything was absolutely lovely from the table settings and food, to the glowingly happy mom-to-be.

For a gift, I found a little onesie that looked like a tuxedo, complete with bow tie! 

I also found a sweet story book about love.

Since the mom-to-be loves doggies, it was thrilling to into an artisan's shop and find her a handmade quilt covered with pups .

I also found four doggie beanie babies, made little signs with messages to the baby, and attached them. 

Here's a close up of one of the sweet pups:

 Here he is again, with his ears out, listening to all the shower guests chatting.                                                                       

The beanie pups jumped into the gift bag and drew lots of smiles.



Jemma said...

Love the idea of a onesie looking like a little tuxedo! And all these little puppies-very fun! One of my favorite gifts to give is Tigger!

A Primitive Homestead said...

NOT been to any baby showers for years or given one in years. Your puppy theme is so cute. Blessings! Lara

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Love the Beenie Baby Pups!!
My daughter is 30 and PG and seems all her friends are too so have been going to several Baby Showers lately. My standard present is the Lamb that makes the sleeping soft noise or soft lula by songs and I always include the books -
1. On the Night You Were Born
Nancy T.
2. Moo Baa La La La
Sandra Boynton
3.I Love You Through And Through
Bernadette Rossetti Shustak, Caroline Jayne Church
The kids can't get enough of these books!!!

Chatty Crone said...

You give very thoughtful gifts Susan - everyone says awe to those pooches. You are a real sweetheart. sandie

Dee said...

Cute gift...but then I am not surprised that you would give thought to your gifts.

Glenda said...

I am blessed to live very close to a Carter's outlet, so I usually go there for a gift for baby. The choice will vary, depending on the needs of the family, but there is lots to choose from there! I do love your pups!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What cute and thoughtful gifts! I haven't been to any baby showers except my daughters in forever! I usually give books when I do go to one! Hugs, Linda

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

Those puppies are adorable!

I usually like to chip in with a couple of other people and get one larger gift.

Susan :)

Nellie said...

I often like to drift toward the "impractical," like a precious, lacy, pink outfit if the baby is to be a girl, and something just as dressy if the baby is a boy. Then, to be sure I will not overlook something the mother-to-be really wants, I will check the registry at the local baby store.

Your gift sounds like such a neat one! Very clever to think of those dogs!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain, i like your puppies. I like giving away a basket of baby products in blue or pink. I am very classic. Keep in touch

Leann said...

Hi Susan

Love the puppy idea! Well since we are going to a shower this weekend it's fresh on my mind. Linda and I are going together on a gift to get her something bigger. We're getting the bedding set and a few clothes.

It's a boy too - Harry!

Susan said...

Well, you're just the most creative person I know and what an adorable baby gift. I haven't been to a baby shower in a long time, but if one comes up, this is an idea I might have to "borrow!" XOXO

diane.stetson said...

I usually give a gift card to their favorite store...either Baby Gap or Target something like that. I like practical things for babies as the parents can use so many things especially with their first baby.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

Aww ... such a thoughtful gift, Susan. Who wouldn't love it?

Ruth Kelly said...

I think a onesie is a perfect gift.

Merlesworld said...

They are the sweet little fellows. Baby showers are not that popular here you go and visit the baby after mum and babe have been home for a while and take a gift and check out the the new babe.

Anonymous said...

Susan, my favourite line in this post....
"As a life-long non conformist"
I think I'm now going to refer to myself exactly that way from this way forward. It fits me perfectly!

Cute puppies!
Ciao Bella
Creative Carmelina

La Tea Dah said...

So creative! I love all those pups with their welcome signs. My kids and I collected lots of beanie babies --- and still have them. They are like little friends.

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