Thursday, 9 April 2015

Baby Shower Part 5- Book Recommendations & Gifts

Almost a year and a half ago, I hosted a 'Bedtime Stories' Baby Shower for a dear friend of mine. Even though the actual baby shower was so long ago, I still want to share details of the event with everyone. This is a timeless, gender neutral and fun theme.

Today I'm sharing gift ideas- including book recommendations! 
Each guest was asked to bring a book instead of a card. There were about 20 people invited and I wanted to pick a book that no one else would, so I turned to to one of my favourite bloggers Brittany. Not only is Brittany incredibly inspiring and super talented (she creates custom art work), she is also an advocate of early childhood education...I knew she was the perfect person to ask for book ideas.

Here are some books that Brittany recommended:
  • Anything by Leo Leoni or Kevin Henkes
  • Chika Chika Boom Boom
  • Oh The Places You Will Go
  • Are You My Mother?
  • Splat the Cat
  • Goodnight Moon

While browsing my local bookstore, I was reminded of my favourite author from when I was a child- Robert Munsch! I always loved the artwork in his books and his stories were always so funny and engaging. I loved him as a kid and I wanted to share this love with my friend and her soon-to-be-born child...Something Good (picture 2) was my favourite Robert Munsch book.

I really wanted to get a 'Sophie the Giraffe', as I had heard this was a great gift but couldn't find one anywhere. So I settled for a butterfly (picture 1). This is a sensory toy; the back is black and white, which babies eyes focus, the wings and body are different textures and colours, it has mirrors, buttons that makes sounds, things to grab on to...just a lot going on.

I also bought a 'Sleep Sheep' (not pictured). I had heard great things about this product and that it not only helped baby sleep, but mom and dad too...because they can hear the soothing sounds through the baby monitor.

Finally, I just could not pass on this adorable onesie (picture 3)!! It says 'This is my little black dress'...too cute for words! What baby girl doesn't need headbands?! What I love about this head band is that the pink ribbon/bow is actually a clip on...this means it can be replaced with any other clip or worn as just a headband. Plus, when the baby is older and no longer wearing headbands, she will still have the hair clips that can be worn on their own.

Come back next week for the final installment of this Bedtime Stories Baby Shower Series. I will be sharing a homemade group gift that will, hopefully, be treasured forever.

Looking for more on this series?
Theme & Invite
Food & Drink
Games (& Prizes)


  1. What a generous and thoughtful gift. I always give soother holders (even if the baby/kid doesn't use soothers, they can be attached to toys and other things) and something for Mom like a nice cream, bath bomb or candle. Looking forward to reading the next post in your series.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  2. Oh my goodness I loved Robert Munch as a kid!! I totally forgot about his books!!!! Now I need to find some for Noah :)