Friday, October 28, 2011

Baby Gifts


Today's topic: Baby gifts. Do you buy from the registry or go off registry?


I actually do both with close friends. Before the baby is born, I always stick to the registry for the mom's sake. After all, parents legitimately need a stroller, a pack & play, car seat and high chair and the purpose of the shower is to help the families out by getting them what they need. When the baby arrives, I like to give a little something sentimental. Something monogrammed works great. Here's a picture frame idea by Kelley Eubanks. She's stamped the baby's monogram on the bottom of the frame using PSA Essentials black ink and her PSA Archive Peel & Stick stamps. The turquoise on the painted frame and the black and white ribbon are such a great contrast. She's used a really heavy weight ribbon and sturdy frame - this is a lasting gift.





When there's no time to make something or get a gift monogrammed , there's always flowers. Gorgeous ones like these suit me more than just fine.




 Image sources unknown, pulled from Pinterest. 

Tell me your thoughts today – buy on registry or off? 

5 comments:

  1. so so cute..love the color combo..

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  2. I take the same route you do, registry and then from the heart once baby arrives!

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  3. I buy off the registry unless it is a family member then I will buy something and make something special.

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  4. I would say registry, unless it is someone youre very close to and know what they would like and can make it more personal.

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  5. For me it really depends on the person. If I know they'll appreciate a handmade gift, then I make a quilt or afghan. But if handmade isn't their thing (like my daughter) then it's gift registry here I come!

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