When my son was born, most of the baby gifts we received were of the practical sort. While I did appreciate the diapers and clothes for his first year, it makes me a little sad that we don’t have much in the way of keepsakes from when he was little. He was my first and only child, so I was completely unprepared for how fast the baby years flew right by us.
As a new mom, I would have loved to receive this gift basket from The Cashmere Bunny available through Amazon. This unique baby shower gift includes a copy of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, a silver keepsake rattle, a teddy bear, a baby blanket, and a ginkgo biloba tree. The ginkgo biloba tree is symbolic of endurance, strength, and life.
My parents actually planted a tree in the front yard of the house they lived in when I was born. They’ve long since moved out of that particular house, but the tree is still standing. Once in a while, we happen to drive by the tree with my son in the car and he is always mesmerized by the story of how that tree is as old as his mom.
My husband and I lived in a small apartment when my son as born, but I do wish we’d been able to plant a tree for him. I think it would be a fabulous project to plant a tree when your baby is born, then photograph the child in front of the tree each year to document how much he or she has grown.
What is your philosophy when it comes to baby shower gifts? Do you prefer practical presents or do you like to give sentimental keepsake gifts?
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