It can be really hard to buy a meaningful baby gift for someone you don't really know. My customers come to my shop looking for a special gift. The first thing I always ask a customer buying a baby gift- Do you know what the nursery looks like? Most do not know what the nursery looks like. Where do we go from there? Although my customers do not want to buy from the standard online baby registries from the big box baby stores, I suggest we take a look at what the mom registered for. These baby registries give many clues in terms of simplicity, colors, and style of the nursery. Do they like shabby chic? Are they more modern or traditional? Lots can be learned from looking at their list of essentials on big box registries.
Sometimes there are no baby registries, the only item the customer has is a baby's announcement. Baby announcements say a lot about the aesthetic of the new parents.
Almost 19 years ago, my sweet boy Justin was born. Wow! My baby announcement was very simple. White and gray and meaningful words from a Springsteen song.
What can you tell from this announcement? Well keep it simple for sure. But also maybe a bit funky.
I would have loved this stroller blanket from Cici Crib's online shop.
Or maybe this elephant bookend..
Or this cool clock made from bicycle parts...
Or go out on a limb and get this vintage aluminum diver helmet container, that could be used to great store little toys...
So don't be afraid or nervous about buying the perfect baby gift if you have never seen the nursery, there are lots of clues to help you pick a fantastic gift!