I have had the pleasure of attending baby showers for new moms and now grandmothers—yes, grandmothers. We grandmothers need our nursery stash as well. And what better excuse for a party than a grandmother shower for a friend?
When your gift giving calls for something unique for a new mom, give a gift that is special and sentimental. Here are some of the items I have given to family members and close friends.
When my Eric and Katie were expecting Hays, I presented them with one of Eric’s outfits for Hays to wear home from the hospital. It has Eric’s monogram on it, making it very special for his firstborn to wear. I hope Hays’s firstborn son will wear it in years to come and just maybe I will still be here to see it.
A friend of mine, Martha, had crocheted blankets for my twins when they were born. So when her son was expecting his first child, I found one of those blankets and gave it back to them with a note about the miles that were rocked with this blanket around my babies. I told them that Martha had made the blanket and I was giving it to them for more rocker mileage. They absolutely loved it.
When I announced that I was going to be a grandmother six years ago, one of our readers sent me her daughter’s feeding bowl. I was so touched and could hardly believe it. When I called to thank her, she told me that her daughter had passed away and she wanted this lovely bowl to be cherished. I cherish it, and in fact I have it displayed in my nursery. I think about her every time I see it.
Look around your home and find family treasures to pass to your grandchildren. Sometimes it’s the legacy that makes a gift so special. Be sure and tell the story that goes with your gift. If you still have baby cups and silver spoons from your children, get them out and use them for your grandchildren and tell stories about their parents. It is a joy to talk about your own.
What great baby gift ideas do you have?