Brad and I are at the point in our lives where many of our friends are having babies. It’s funny how life in our twenties has progressed for us and a fair amount of our friends. Graduate college at around age 22-23. Engaged at around age 24-25. Married at 25-26. Babies at 27-30. It’s like clockwork.
With all of these milestones come gifts. Since we’re in the baby stage, I’ve been passing out a lot of baby gifts lately.
I recently put together a baby gift basket for our friends who are expecting a baby boy later this month. I’m a strong believer in sticking to registries because people are asking for certain things for a reason. But this particular gift is for our friends’ second child so I gave myself permission to go rogue.
I decided to include some practical items, like diapers, wipes, baby wash and lotion.
Before I had Owen, all of my friends with babies raved about up & up diapers and wipes. I had to see what everyone was talking about so I purchased some, and we haven’t looked back. The diapers are super absorbent and soft. And I love the wetness indicator.
The wipes are great because they’re made of botanic and cotton fibers, making them soft and durable. They’re gentle enough to use on Owen’s face and hands too. Brad has also informed me that they work very well on human hands after consuming chicken wings.
I also love the up & up baby products because they’re often on sale, and I can usually find a Cartwheel deal on them as well. Use your Target REDcard and it’s a savings trifecta.
I also wanted to include a few fun things so I threw in a cozy sleeper, alligator pull toy, and handmade burp cloths.
I always give our friends a set of burp cloths. It’s my DIY touch.
These burp cloths are super easy to make, and everyone always loves them. I personally love having them around the house now that Owen is here. Cleaning up spit up is less bothersome when using a cute burp cloth.
If I’m putting together a gift basket, I like to use something that’s functional so I grabbed this fabric drawer from the Target clearance section to put all the items in. It cost a whopping $3.50. I would’ve paid more for a gift bag and tissue paper.
I figure our friends can use it to store toys or other random baby items.
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