Heirloom Gift Ideas from Mamma (or Daddy) to Baby
- A simple stuffed animal that is soft with no added accessories or clothing makes for the sweetest memento of childhood. When the baby is small, the animal serves as the measuring stick(and a prop!) in those monthly pictures. As the infant becomes a little older and could use some security when all alone in that big bed, their soft cuddly bud will tell them it’s alright. When the baby turns to a child, the lovey will become their constant. Toys will come and go but their main squeeze will stay the same. And when that child turns to an adult, they will pass that main squeeze down to their own babies to love on.
- Tradition has to start somewhere. If you don’t have a multi-generational christening gown, start one. Find a simple gown that can be unisex and have your baby’s initials embroidered discretely on the hem. For each baby that is baptized in the gown, add their monogram as well. Be sure to use an experienced embroiderer and consult with a cleaner on best practice for storage and one day that gown will be an amazing piece of history for your great great grandchildren.
- Not only is a quilt a beautiful and sentimental gift that is unique and personal, a quilt is a workhorse in the life of the child. When the baby is tiny, it serves as a backdrop to the early days pictures. When the baby gets a little older, it serves as visual and tactile interest during tummy time. When the baby hits toddler days it becomes a blanket, a cape, a dress, a roof to the fort, a wagon to load all the toys into and drag around. It can be a wall hanging in the bedroom or a throw at the end of their bed. Most of all, a quilt is something that your baby will look upon in their adulthood and revisit all of those wonderful childhood memories and the love that surrounded them.