Adorable Baby Shower Gift Ideas

This weekend my dear friend Jen had her baby shower at Hub51 in downtown Chicago. She was such a gorgeous mom-to-be.

When looking for a gift to give Jen, I wanted to get her something practical from her registry and pair it with something uber cute off Etsy.

It’s really tempting when buying for a baby shower to pick out the cutest clothes, toys ect, but when I polled my Twitter followers (many moms), the feedback was that a mom-to-be really wants things off her registry that she had a real use for.

I ended up purchasing her baby bathtub and then had fun looking on Etsy for something to go with the bath theme. I was happy to find they have an entire section devoted to baby bath gifts.

There were so many cute shops, but I absolutely fell in love with one called “Babycakes & Decor,” which had a gaggle of adorable, hand-made baby shower gifts including these washcloth “cupcakes” I ordered for Jen.

They arrived wrapped beautifully in this authentic cupcake box adorned with decorations.

The Etsy shop has much more than washcloths including super cute onesies, baby bootie corsages (perfect for a shower) and even nursery wall decor.

I also loved these “Surprise Diaper Announcements” that expecting moms can use to share their news with family and friends they can’t see in person.

Next time you have  baby shower to attend, definitely check out Babycakes & Decor on Etsy.

Engagement Gift Idea

When Luke and I got engaged, I was  lucky to have my friends and family surround me with excitement and support. Looking back, those first couple weeks were probably when I needed them the most – having a new ring  on your finger and starting the wedding journey can be  a little bit intimidating!

I remember one friend in particular sent me a little congratulations gift, which I LOVED and use every single day. It was a tiny, silver elephant whose trunk was used as a ring holder. I remember it meant a lot to me that she had gone out of her way to help me feel special.

I was on Etsy the other day and came across these adorable personalized ring holders, that I had to share with you.


How cute are these? Any newly-engaged girl would probably just love this little, personalized home for her new bling, right?

Now will one of my friends PLEASE get engaged so I can buy this for them??