When you get the announcement of a new baby amongst your group of friends or family, you can’t help but get excited. Then comes the uncontrollable urge to buy every adorable piece of baby clothing! Baby shower registries are perfect for picking exactly the style of products you want for your new bundle of joy, but along with the gifts soon-to-be parents know they’re getting, I love gifting a new baby something that is a bit more personal and unexpected. For my cousin’s adorable puppy and storybook baby shower a few months ago, we kindly asked each guest to bring a book instead of a card. And that’s when I fell in love with not only my favorite gift for a new baby, but children’s storybook.
I gravitate towards any gift, particularly for a child, that is inspiring, motivating, or stimulates creativity. So naturally I was instantly drawn to the title of “What Do You Do with an Idea?” by Kobi Yamada. You automatically know this book has a good message, perfect for a growing child. The images are simple yet beautiful, but it’s the wording and story of this book that I just love. It’s about a little boy who has an idea and the empowering of message of never letting any idea disappear. No matter how big or small an idea, it can grow to become something truly amazing. I’ve grown to love it so much, that I’ve gifted it to every new baby in my life so far, and even myself. Even J fell in love with this book, and demanded his niece on the way be gifted with it. You can see why it’s easily become my favorite children’s book, and gift for new babies. Along with this beautiful storybook, my favorite baby gift is an inspiring art print. I painted a quote from The Giving Tree, my cousin’s favorite book, for her baby boy’s nursery and found the loveliest quote for a baby girl on Pinterest. I love to paint, so these baby gifts are very personal to me, and something little ones can cherish forever. If painting isn’t your thing, Etsy has an amazing collection of art, perfect for a new baby. If you’re looking for something special to gift a new baby, pick up these items, they’ll be sure to melt everyone’s heart!What are you favorite gifts for a new baby on the way?