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Unique Baby Shower Gifts 2010-02-06 04:00:00

Books With Inscriptions Make Lasting Impressions

When picking the perfect baby shower gift, givers often go for something that will impress the mama-to-be and other shower guests. While a trendy stroller or designer duds may make other attendees swoon, a gift doesn't need to cost a fortune to make a big impact.

Choose a favorite children's book – be it a classic or simply one of your tot's favorite tomes – and writing a heartfelt inscription in the cover. The thoughtful gift can easily become a family heirloom and may pave the way for future birthday gifts that complete the collection of books by the same author.

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snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
thanks betty! i really like the winnie the pooh idea, and i totally forgot about PD Eastman!
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
snarky pants Maybe a classic like Winnie the Pooh. Fun for kids and grown ups. Doctor Seuss and PD Eastman are always good ideas. Or a picture dictionary. I'm sure if you just look around the kids' section of the bookstore, you'll end up with a bunch of other great ideas.
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
i love this idea! one of my friends (who's a teacher) is having a shower in march, and they don't know the sex of the baby, so this would be perfect!!! any suggestions for books? my fave when i was little was "the giving tree", but i'm wondering if anybody has any other suggestions!
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
A book with a handwritten note is a great gift for all occasions!
schnappycat schnappycat 6 years
I always appreciate books as gifts, especially if they are meaningful like this. Not exactly this, but we do something similar for my son's birthdays. We choose a book that matches the theme of his party and ask the guests to write a greeting inside. It acts as a guest book so we can remember who was there, but it's also a really nice keepsake. I hope to continue this tradition!
runningesq runningesq 6 years
Love books as gifts! My mom got a gift at her shower (when she was pregnant with me) called something like "The Little Lamb" and it was inscribed "to michele, for her soon to be little lamb" :)
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