We bought a simple basket from Michael's, added some green grosgrain ribbon (green is nice and gender neutral, you know!), and then splurged on a ton of board books to fill the basket. I remembered that, before I had my daughter, I always wondered how people collected such extensive libraries for their kids. I knew I wanted to teach my daughter the love of reading, but seriously, who has the money to buy stacks of books when there are cribs and strollers to buy?
Everyone at the shower commented on the basket, and we felt very virtuous because we have contributed to the babies' literary education. Plus, just look how stinkin' cute the basket is!
An easy, gender-neutral and charming gift for babies (and new parents!). Works For Me!