I have spectacularly flaked on a friend's new baby and am now looking to buy a welcome gift for a ~9-month-old. It's also a second baby, so they'll already be overstocked with gear, clothes, toys and books. To be worthwhile, this will have to be monumentally awesome, and/or personalized to the particular baby. What should I get? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Nov 25, 2013 -
Would it be acceptable if we ask people to deposit money into an account for our son's education instead of giving gifts? [more inside]
posted by no bueno
on Nov 9, 2012 -
My dear friend has a 9 month old daughter (who is just the most gorgeous vivacious little person I've ever seen) and as I'm pregnant with my first child who is also a little girl, we are inheriting an enormous amount of stuff from them. I would like to buy her 9 month old daughter a really fabulous gift as a thank you. Any ideas?
posted by ohyouknow
on Sep 6, 2012 -
I want to give a standard starter library of awesome children's picture books as baby shower gifts for my close friends who are first time mothers. What should I include? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure
on May 16, 2012 -
What kind of thoughtful yet not-time-expensive gift can I make my sister for her new baby? [more inside]
posted by Liesl
on Apr 30, 2012 -
My 10 month old daughter is at the age where she will be more interested in ripping up wrapping paper than the gifts she will get this Christmas. So, in that spirit, what baby-safe things can I set up for her that she'll really want on the 25th, messes be damned? [more inside]
posted by Alison
on Dec 9, 2011 -
I'm turning a small vintage samsonite leather suitcase into a baby travel kit that will stay in my sister's truck.
I know how to get the lingering smells out, and how to replace the liner. I also figured out how to clean leather. But what type of paint is best to use on leather?
I want to add some decorative elements with a baby theme to the outside and I'm not sure if acrylics are okay.
posted by FunkyHelix
on Aug 22, 2011 -
I flaked out on a friend's new-baby acknowledgment... for two months! Exactly how much of a transgression is this, and what (if anything) can I do to mitigate the damage?
posted by anonymous
on Jun 16, 2011 -
Please recommend small, pretty gift ideas (preferably personalized!) that I can hand-make as new-baby, birthday or Christmas presents for small children. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on Feb 7, 2011 -
I'd like to buy a baby shower gift for a couple of soon-to-be parents who are really, sincerely strapped for cash. Please help me (a non-parent) come up with a list of absolute baby essentials that they can use during the first year or so. [more inside]
posted by theantikitty
on Jan 2, 2011 -
x-mas gift idea for parents of toddler, who are having twins next month: "relaxing night in". Gift card for meal delivery service (anyone know a yummier version of omaha steaks?), some great new movie on dvd, CDs of soothing sounds for the babies (white noise, womb sounds, ocean sounds, etc). Trying to keep it under $150. I've heard omaha steaks are gross, so I'm looking for an alternative. Unless I should scrap the whole thing and get them...? [more inside]
posted by wannaknow
on Dec 21, 2010 -
What can I get my friend as a present for her second baby? I don't want to get the usual baby stuff, but something special and yet useful. Give me your best suggestions! Baby is a girl.
posted by Leezie
on May 13, 2010 -
My nephew just turned 1. I only have $150 but I want to get him something cool that he'll appreciate in the future. [more inside]
posted by carpyful
on Jun 26, 2009 -
Baby-product-that-surely-exists filter: A couple friends have just had babies, and a couple more friends are about to do the same thing. I live in Philadelphia; they live all over the country. Therefore, I'm trying to find a onesie or something similar with "LOVE " on the front, a la the Robert Indiana sculpture
in Love Park (I know there are many other LOVE sculptures, but I still feel like it says Philly and I know it says love, which has got to be good). My Google-fu is sucking today - help!
posted by killerinsideme
on Jun 5, 2009 -
A friend made a really sweet, but kind of awkwardly generous, gesture. How to respond gracefully, while still giving her an out? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph
on May 26, 2009 -
One of my best friends had a baby last night. I've got baby
gifts, but what can I get (or do) for the new parents? [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek
on Apr 23, 2009 -
My nephew/niece is due any minute now. I'm planning a "do not open until 2019" sealed box. Besides newspapers of the day and screenshots of a few websites and bearing in mind that I live in Belgium, what would you put in his/her time capsule ?
posted by Baud
on Mar 22, 2009 -
My friends are not religious but are having a Buddhist blessing ceremony for their baby's first birthday. Help me pick a gift. [more inside]
posted by AnyGuelmann
on Nov 8, 2008 -
Looking for an outstanding, but deliverable, gift in Germantown, Tenn., area for new parents. [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter
on Mar 21, 2008 -
Baby shower gift for my boyfriend's sister? What does every first time mom want, but doesn't know it yet?
posted by Carialle
on Jan 21, 2008 -
What are some good web sites to buy cute, "hip" (whatever that means) t-shirts and other clothing for babies and toddlers? Bonus points if it's non-gendered. [more inside]
posted by dersins
on Dec 7, 2007 -
My two stepsisters each recently gave birth. Should I get either of them a gift? It gets a little complicated. [more inside]
posted by drycleanonly
on Apr 22, 2007 -
I would like to buy a bottle of port wine as a baby gift [per suggestion of AskMeFi] for some friends but I don't know anything about wine really. I'd like something that would be opened in about 20 years. Does anyone have a few suggestions of a bottle of port that would be suitable for this gift. Bonus points if avail at Costco.
posted by beccaj
on Mar 9, 2007 -
I'd like to get something extravagant as a gift for my (to be) 1 year old nephew. [more inside]
posted by handee
on Sep 6, 2006 -
If my wife hosts a baby shower, fairly large (30+ people) for her friend (with all the expense, labour and effort that requires) would she still be expected to give a present to her friend on top of this?
posted by iTristan
on Jun 11, 2006 -