You may have a sorority sister who is expecting her first little girl. Or maybe it’s your first niece or granddaughter. Possibly it’s the neighbor down the street or across the hall. You want to celebrate this new little life but may feel unsure exactly how to do it. These are different times. Sugar and spice and everything nice doesn’t go that far when you have a baby girl in the house. While gender neutrality works beautifully for some items, many parents still love to shower their little princess with frilly gifts. But that’s not the only way to celebrate your little girl. More and more parents are celebrating girl power from infancy, letting their little girl know that there’s nothing she can’t do. This gift list contains everything you might want for any parent from traditional gifts to pop-culture. Because the songs are all right: Thank heavens for little girls!
For centuries, the child “born with a silver spoon in her mouth” had every advantage in life. Of course, this was at a time when only the wealthy has silverware. But today, every child has the same chance. This Reed & Barton sterling silver spoon is molded in one of the oldest silver patterns in the United States. The bowl is perfectly sized for tiny mouths. It comes in a commemorative gift box.
Hey, just because you can’t walk yet, doesn’t mean that you can’t wear cute shoes! These socks are knit to look like ballet shoes, complete with ties and bows. Unlike real shoes that constrict newborn feet and tend to fall off, these socks cling to your child’s feet. The socks fit little feet up to about nine months and come in a ribbon tied gift box. They give the illusion that your tiny prima ballerina can actually do more than drool on her toes.
What else would you put on your little princess but a whole group of princesses? This dress by Babeenu Babeeni is a smocked bishop dress with the Disney princesses we all know and love around the collar. While it’s tempting to give newborn clothing sizes, most parents appreciate clothing in a variety of larger sizes. This rounds out baby’s wardrobe before she grows out of it. This dress comes in sizes large enough that your little gift recipient will not outgrow it immediately. It will become the dress your little princess will look forward to growing into.
This BPA free clip keeps the baby’s pacifier from falling to the floor whenever she opens her mouth. This clip fits all pacifiers currently on the market. While there are lots of clips out there, this one does double duty. It has teething beads to soothe the baby’s gums as she chews on the silicon beads. The beads are made from food-grade silicon that are easily cleaned with simple disinfectant wipes.
Just because you drool a little, doesn’t mean you can’t be stylish about it. These bibs fit around your baby’s neck as they go through the stage of incessant drooling associated with teething. They snaps adjust, giving the bibs a snug, but comfortable fit. There are enough to match any outfit, keeping the top clean and fresh. The bibs come in a festive gift bag that’s perfect for storage.
Who saves the world? Girls! These onsies feature all your favorite female superheroes: Wonder Woman, Batgirl and Super Girl. These screen-printed body suits snap in the crotch, preventing the gap that can form between top and pants in active babies. The onsies come in a variety of sizes from newborn to 24-month size. Raise a powerful, pop-culture princess with these festive body suits.
No, these are not designed to keep baby’s hands warm in winter. These are designed to protect your child’s face. Why? Because babies are born with incredibly sharp fingernails. If you have ever seen the scratches a newborn can leave on her own face, you will recognize the need for baby mittens. These mittens fit newborns through three months. They have elastic edges to keep the mittens on the baby’s hands even through the most vigorous waving.
This pink, hooded bath towel is topped with a festive unicorn head. When the child is wrapped in its cushy folds, she looks as though she is wearing a costume. The towel is 100% organic and made from eco-friendly bamboo. The fabric is twice as smooth as typical terry cloth towels and double layered for extra warmth and absorbency. Its almost a yard square, making it large enough to grow from infancy to toddlerhood.
Who doesn’t love a baby girl in bows. But it’s kind of tough to put bows in baby’s hair, when she doesn’t have that much. These chiffon bows take care of that for you. The soft elasticized bands wrap snugly, and comfortably around your baby’s head, keeping the bow on top. The bows fit newborn heads up to the first year. There are seven different styles that feature bows and flowers, designed to fit almost any occasion. The bows come in a stylish, pink gift box, ready for the shower.
This four-inch cross makes a perfect shower or Christening gift. The pewter cross is printed with a prayer asking for blessings upon the child for her whole life. Angels flank the prayer and look as though they are bestowing gifts of love and protection. The cross hangs by a pastel pink ribbon and comes in a gift box.