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My favorite baby shower gifts are the handmade baskets. I got a few of those at my last shower.
One was a bath kit one, like you mentioned. It came with a few washcloths, a towel, shampoo, soap, lotion and a toy.
Another one was a sleeping themed one. That came with footed PJs, sleepy-time lotion, a soothing cd and a teddy bear.
Another one was a mom-time themed one (and probably the most thoughtful). It had postpartum lotion, a packet of flavored tea, a devotional book with a small uplifting message for every day, a book that teaches you how to give yourself mini massages. It really was great!!
I liked these gifts so much that every time I have a baby shower or wedding shower to go to, I make them myself as gifts. It shows that a lot of thought went into them AND they are useful!
Diaper champ = complete waste of money. Use your plastic grocery bags or my favorite, Target bags.
Toweling robes - pointless.
Shampoo. DS was allergic to J&J and I discovered this after the 2nd huge bottle. What a waste.
I actually liked our bottle warmer - but we only used it for about a month. So...not really all that helpful for the long haul. I can't imagine using a wipes warmer...and waiting for wipes to warm up. I'd be afraid they'd catch fire if you left it warming without needing them...just an odd gadget.
I love that I'm so out of it that I posted in the wrong thread lol
I've had a headache all day, that's my only excuse. Sorry ladies!
Anyway...since I already chimed in with what I didn't like, I'll tell you what I did, to make it slightly more even! I liked the clothes. I can't get over the cuteness of tiny outfits. They just make my heart melt each and every time.
I really like the idea of the sleepy time basket, and the bath basket - I got a few commericalized versions of the bath basket which were neat, but nothing hand picked like you're describing. I think that's so very thoughtful and personal, yet completely useful. I'm going to steal that for my next baby shower gift idea!