Best Baby Shower or New Baby Gifts

Our favorite baby shower or new baby gifts include special, one-of-a-kind gifts that shower a mama-to-be or new baby with love. These gifts won't be duplicated, and will be treasured by the recipient. They are heirloom pieces that will last a lifetime, and will likely be treasured as a keepsake forever, or handed down through generations.

  1. REMEMBER the day™ ($35-$99) You can guarantee that a REMEMBER the day™ canvas or print (framed or unframed) is a one-of-kind gift. It is a keepsake and piece of home/nursery decor all in one that will be treasured forever. If you know the recipients preferences and decor, you can give a finished REMEMBER the day™. Or, if you would like to give the recipient the opportunity to select their own typeface(s) and colors, you can give a gift certificate (contact us for more information about gift certificates).
  2. Freshly Picked Crib Moccasins ($45) Around here we love Freshly Picked. Our little ones live in their moccs. Freshly Picked moccasins feature a unique design with elastic at the opening so they are easy to put on, easy to take off, and most importantly: stay on your child’s foot. These soft-soled shoes are made with durable leather and are suitable for infants and toddlers alike. The crib moccs are tiny and are meant to fit from newborn to 3-5 months. 
  3. Finkelstein handmade toy ($46) These handmade felt creatures are absolutely adorable! They are so soft and cuddly, and will become mama and baby's favorite plush toy!
  4. Birthstone Watercolor Print by Naomi Ernest on Minted ($22+) These ink and watercolor prints are absolutely gorgeous and can follow baby from nursery through adult. You have the option to purchase them framed or unframed on Minted. Or, each month, Naomi releases a very limited number of original watercolors of that months' birthstone in her shop.
  5. Little Unicorn Cotton Muslin Quilt ($50) These quilts are so versatile. They can be used to cuddle baby, as a stroller blanket, as a picnic blanket, or play-on-the-floor blanket. They are so soft and only get softer with each wash. You can choose from the cotton muslin or bamboo muslin, and a variety of beautiful prints.

In the Customer's Home: London Baby Girl

Our REMEMBER the days™ are international. Mari and her husband, Jackson, are living in London for Jackson's work but when they had Vivienne last year Mari knew she needed a REMEMBER the day™ to complete Vivi's nursery. And what a beautiful nursery it is, with a palette of a vibrant fuschia, gold, green, petal pink, and orange. It sounds extra bright, but comes off surprisingly super-feminine. We, of course, made the REMEMBER the day™ to match that color palette. It looks gorgeous in Vivi's room. Thank you for the photo, Mari!

We have shared several customer photos over the past couple of weeks on our Instagram ...

Get this Nursery from Lonny Mag

Image Source:  Lonny August 2012 Issue  

Image Source: Lonny August 2012 Issue 

Lonny magazine is such a great source for interior inspiration. I came across this nursery from designer Estee Stanley's renovation of 1920s Spanish Colonial home in L.A's Brentwood neighborhood. I love the aesthetic of the whole house (see it in the August 2012 issue of Lonny) which keeps true to the original character of the home, but is elevated to laid-back luxury. There is a little industrial feel to it, but still traditional in the best sense.

The home's nursery, is an especially cozy retreat, with a wood beam ceiling and french doors. The nursery has a decidedly laid-back feel, in a palette of greys and dusty blue, along with some dark wood tones compliments of the ceiling and floor.

You can get the look of this nursery - I hunted down the pieces in the room and similar ones!

Crib: Babyletto Hudson Crib in Grey

Glider: Crate & Barrel Hathaway Glider Chair and Ottoman (custom fabric slipcover for ottoman)

Rug: Land of Nod Patina Rug in Blue

Dog: Jellycat Cordy Roy Dog

Rocking Horse: Plan Toys Arabian Rocking Horse

REMEMBER the day™ framed fine art print (Dolce Caffe typeface + custom color palette)

Nursery Inspired REMEMBER the day™ Baby Rhino Nursery

This Baby Rhino Nursery was a part of The Animal Print Shop's Nursery Project. I just LOVE this nursery; it is a lovely mixture of new and found pieces. Everything is just on point: the built-in shelves, that amazing vintage rug, that light fixture, the soft gray paint color, and the artwork. However, if there was one thing this nursery was missing, it is a REMEMBER the day. So, I imagined this nursery was for a sweet little Amelia and took it upon myself to create her a REMEMBER the day™ that complements her room perfectly.

I choose the Pluto typeface and created a color palette based upon the colors in the room ... a bright purple (the edging on the blanket in the crib), a deep indigo/black (similar to the spots on the rug), a teal (from the tapestry and vintage chair), a gray (inspired by the wall color and dresser), and a coral (a pop of color borrowed from some of the items on the shelving). I find that color palettes of 4-5 colors work best for REMEMBER the days™ - any more than five is too much and any less four is not enough.

Images courtesy of  The Animal Print Shop . Nursery sources available in their original blog post   here  and  here . REMEMBER the day™ created by Chloe.

Images courtesy of The Animal Print Shop. Nursery sources available in their original blog post  here and here. REMEMBER the day™ created by Chloe.