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Baby Baskets

Baby Baskets

Baby baskets can be fun and practical gifts for baby showers or christenings, or just to welcome new little bundles of joy into the world. From socks and pacifiers to growth charts and picture frames, baby baskets can include a wide variety of practical and fun items that will be enjoyed by any parents.

When putting together baby baskets, think beyond traditional wicker baskets to hold the gift items. You may want to consider packaging baby baskets in diaper stackers, baby bathtubs, or other reusable item that will make life easier for the new parents.

Some very practical items for baby baskets include snap-bottom tee-shirts, socks, and blankets. Consider selecting a particular color or a theme, such as teddy bears, and purchasing a few different sizes of shirts or socks in this same theme or color. This can be very helpful for new parents, by ensuring they have a variety of sizes ready for their baby. While pastel colors, especially pink and blue or yellow and green, are traditionally associated with baby baskets don't be afraid to seek out other color palettes; many baby items can be found in fun primary colors or elegant jewel tones as well.

Other popular items to include in baby baskets include hooded towels, small bottles of baby washes and lotions, and travel-sized packages of baby wipes. You may want to accessorize your baby baskets by tying small rattles or pacifiers to the ribbons decorating the baskets. Baby baskets for baby girls look adorable when adorned with hair ribbons she can later wear, while boys' baby baskets look equally cute with colorful toys tied to them.

Unique baby baskets can include handmade items such as decorated picture frames or miniature scrapbooks. Almost all parents love to take pictures of their new babies, and having baby-themed scrapbook pages or picture frames can provide the perfect way for them to show off their precious bundle. Small personalized wall hangings with the baby's name, birth date and time, and weight, or growth charts to hang on the wall in the baby's room also make terrific one-of-a-kind gifts for baby baskets.

When selecting the gifts for baby baskets, don't forget to think about the new parents, too. Aromatherapy gift baskets can make great, non-traditional baby shower gifts. Some luxurious bath oils or lotions to pamper the parents can make terrific additions to baby baskets. Any expectant parents will surely appreciate being able to pamper themselves a little, either before or after the arrival of her new little girl. Baby baskets with soothing teas and coffees, along with some yummy treats, can also help ease some of those sleepless nights so common for new parents.

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