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My brother and SIL had their first baby a month ago. They have everything and plenty of money to buy something if they don't. Does anyone have any ideas for a cool gift around $40-$50?
 

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What about something they haven't gotten yet, like books? Or something they might not know about, like Weleda products? Or just some 5x7 frames?? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I like this<br><a href="http://www.oompa.com/baby-toys/item/KK74173/Kathe-Kruse-Rainbow-Baby-(Green).html" target="_blank">http://www.oompa.com/baby-toys/item/...y-(Green).html</a><br><br>
(comes in different colors- yellow, blue, pink, orange) you could get a few other things to go with it such as- books, robeez, or something one-of-a-kind<br><br><a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6025260" target="_blank">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=6025260</a><br><br><a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8136953" target="_blank">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8136953</a><br><br><a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5698732" target="_blank">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=5698732</a><br><br><a href="http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7021578" target="_blank">http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7021578</a>
 

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Hi<br>
I know this may be kind of a boring gift but what about a savings bond or something similar. You can add into it every birthday/holiday.<br>
We have asked our families to do this as there really isn;t anything we *need*. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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do they baby wear? a mei tei might be nice. or a sling. Baby legs are really cool too. Or some woolies. Maybe just a savings bond for the little one. I also adore burts bees baby bees line.
 

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we received a book/cd set of "philadelphia chickens," by s. boynton. it's a huge hit with us grown-ups! i also like the cloth bok "fluufy chick and friends," by r. priddy. and the cd cELLAbration. corolle makes these beautifuk baby dolls called babipouce that are appropriate for infants. if you want to go the clothes route, talbots kids has some to die for cute stuff.<br><br>
if you know that they don't have them, a gymini by tiny love or a mobile by tiny love are high quality toys but they are pretty sytandar baby gear so your folks might already have them.
 

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What about something for mom, like a subscription to Mothering? (Make it 2 years to make sure she gets all important info). (Mothering is now selling subs through WAHM sites too, so you could do like a triple whammy good deed!)<br><br>
Assuming she's nursing, a gift of an LLL membership ($40) is nice too - she'll get New Beginnings magazine and you'll have connected SIL with some good supports.<br><br>
Of course, if this is all too pushy or whatever, a beautiful blanket is always nice.
 

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a piggy bank for baby (you could get it engraved at Things Remembered!)<br><br>
A n engraveable wooden Keepsake box for baby -- someone gave me a gorgeous one from Bombay<br><br>
as PP said, a subscription to Mothering (I LOVE this idea, it could convert a mianstream mama!) or a Hotsling (easiest sling to use)
 

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I like the savings bond idea, that is what my brother and SIL are doing for our LO and that is what a lot of family did for us when we were young. It came in very handy when I went to buy my first house and I had more than enough to pay for closing costs!
 

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I'd go with Haba wooden toys, and a nice classic board book or two.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">What about something for mom, like a subscription to Mothering? (Make it 2 years to make sure she gets all important info). (Mothering is now selling subs through WAHM sites too, so you could do like a triple whammy good deed!)<br><br>
Assuming she's nursing, a gift of an LLL membership ($40) is nice too - she'll get New Beginnings magazine and you'll have connected SIL with some good supports.<br><br>
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I like these ideas.
 

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Since they have the money to buy the obvious things they "need", I think the best things you can give are ones where you have special insight, that are a little less mainstream, or that they might not have thought of on their own.<br>
I second the idea of wooden Haba toys. I also think that <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FVulli-sophie-the-giraffe%2Fdp%2FB000IDSLOG" target="_blank">Sophie the Giraffe</a> is a great safe teething toy. Or you could get a really nice, cute outfit that will fit when the baby is a bit bigger and that they might not have come across at the usual baby stores - Under the Nile or Hanna Andersson or Zutano. Or Robeez shoes are alays great (especially 6-12 month size). And people can *always* use books (from personal experience, I'd say stay away from Eric Carle, Goodnight Moon, and On the Day You were Born, simply because I got multiple copies of all of those. They're great, but there are lots of less-well-known kids books too. Snuggle Puppy is a favorite here).<br>
If you think they'd be up for babywearing, then a Moby wrap or hot sling or Mei Tai could be great - just make sure they're actually interested first.<br>
Or Babylegs. Or cute socks, which are always useful.... (Trumpette makes some great ones).
 

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I always give <a href="http://www.babylegs.net" target="_blank">BabyLegs</a>. They're the perfect new baby gift and parents are fanatical about them! Right now they're having free shipping in their web store on orders over $50 and a free gift on orders over $35. I just bought some of the new organic ones and can't wait to see what my free gift is. I hope it's something from Woobee.
 

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I just bought my niece a silver charm bracelet with one charm (a bootie) and I can continue to add to the bracelet as she grows.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I always give <a href="http://www.babylegs.net" target="_blank">BabyLegs</a>. They're the perfect new baby gift and parents are fanatical about them! Right now they're having free shipping in their web store on orders over $50 and a free gift on orders over $35. I just bought some of the new organic ones and can't wait to see what my free gift is. I hope it's something from Woobee.</div>
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Yeah, babylegs are super.<br><br>
On a sidenote: I read this once, and thought I'd share: "What exactly is a <i>free gift</i>? Aren't all <i>gifts</i> free?"
 
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