spookstory asked: My "best" (whatever that means!) friend is pregnant and I'd like to give her something for her baby once he's there. I'm looking at one pieces and the usual baby clothes, but I assume that she will have tons of those by the time the baby is there. What is a super-awesome, super-practical thing I could get her? Totally trusting the Devins-Advice!
Hooray for babies!
The practical gift: When I was pregnant with Luisa, a friend gave me the Skip*Hop Pronto. It’s the best. I have a diaper bag, but I mostly use this. I thought it would get used less with two, but it doesn’t. It just gets overloaded. I’ve gifted it to other Mamas and have recommended it to others. It’s always a hit.
The souvenir gift: The Berliner Wimmelbuch. This book is awesome, for Berliners and non-Berliners alike.
The “traditional” gift: Sophie the Giraffe. We were gifted one and I’ve gifted Sophie many times over. She is so universally loved by babies to the point that its almost creepy.
A gift that parents would normally buy practically but you can gift a fun version: A baby bath towel with hood. There are so many sweet ones.
The cool toy: A sorgenfresser (a worry-eater?). Sure they’re for older kids, but how cool would it be to tell a baby that their little monster has been eating away their worries since they were a tiny little babe.