Sunday, August 24, 2014

Book-Themed Gifts Perfect for Baby

Many friends of mine are having babies as of late. Invites to baby showers have been trickling in. And every day it seems, my Newsfeed on Facebook fills up with more and more baby photos from friends who have recently become parents. 
The "Read Me Books" onesie available from WORD bookstore.
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When buying a present for the new addition to their family, I tend to put together a baby-themed gift bag, in which I include a hardcover children's book. I suppose I could also purchase a book-themed item that would be perfect for baby, such as the "Read Me Books" onesie that's sold by WORD, an independent bookstore with locations in New York and New Jersey.

Although WORD's "Read Me Books" onesie wasn't included, BuzzFeed has compiled a still impressive list of "33 Perfect Gifts for Book-Loving Babies." Many of these gifts are onesies that feature words and/or imagery from such classic works of literature as The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams; Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll; A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens; and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

Quite a few bibs are on BuzzFeed's list, as well as quilts, mobiles, teething rings, and hats that were either knitted or crocheted, including a Cat in the Hat hat, The Very Hungry Caterpillar hat, and this adorable Winnie-the-Pooh hat:
This hat inspired by A.A. Milne's classic work will keep baby's head nice and warm.
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In addition to onesies, bibs, bedding, mobiles, teething rings, hats, and toys - a Winnie-the-Pooh wooden rocking horse and Charlotte's Web wooden building blocks - BuzzFeed's list of gift ideas features shoes for small feet. There are booties, made by hand and available for purchase through, that have imagery from The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll; and Goodnight, Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. There's also this great pair of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland shoes:
Baby shoes that would also sell well in adult sizes (hint, hint).
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Browsing the list of "33 Perfect Gifts for Book-Loving Babies" put together by BuzzFeed, I'm sure you'll find a gift that the new parents in your social circle will love. To see the complete list, check out the BuzzFeed article at THIS LINK.

1 comment:

  1. These gift ideas are very nice. I am getting engaged at the domestic garden party venue New York and want to give DIY party favors to all the guests. Looking for some easy yet appealing ideas for favors. Was just wondering if you can help regarding engagement favors!