If you are brainstorming on how to put together a thoughtful gift, consider choosing a theme. It makes it much easier, particularly when it comes to gift baskets! Today I am showing you a French-inspired baby gift basket that any new mom would love to receive!
Gift baskets can easily be put together on a budget or you can go “all out.” The key is finding the right size basket for you what you want to do. II like this somewhat slender dotted basket I found at Target because (with a little filling at the bottom) it holds things upright quite nicely.
I went with the aqua color scheme because it is a unisex. You could easily add a pink ribbon to make it girly though.
In this basket I included:
- 4 Aden + Anais Swaddling blankets. The balloons reminded me on France for some reason! Target has a line of this popular brand – $34+ free shipping for a set of 4. (Usually they run about $45 for a set of 3). Although I also found this pink set for 40% off at Nordstrom right now for $26.99 – just fyi if you need a girl baby gift or need some for your own baby!
- Bringing up Bébé. This is a great read for a new mom or any mom really! Pamela Druckerman explored why children in France eat, sleep, and behave better than American children. (Hint: they don’t raise their children in child-centered homes like many Americans do…). It’s a fun book nevertheless.
- Le Petit Prince. If your budget can swing it, get the hardcover edition of The Little Prince. Either way – this classic (French) children’s book is a great start to a child’s library. For a baby girl, you could include the class book Madeline.
- Sophie the Giraffe. If you’ve had babies in the last 10 years, this needs no explanation! This popular teething toy has been a staple among French babies for generations and now American babies love it, too. I included the classic style in my basket but they have a smaller teether and now have a line of natural skincare products for baby!
Like I said, you can keep going with the French theme, by adding macaroons from your local bakery or some baby shampoo and/or lotion from the popular French company Mustela. Or perhaps some classic wooden toys. The possibilities are nearly endless!
To wrap my basket, I used a cellophane from a roll to make my gift baskets – just gather it up and pull it tight in the front. An easier option are these clear gift basket sacks that you can shrink (slightly!) with a hair dryer! Tip: World Market has gift basket kits with everything you need!
Many of the things listed above are lovely gift by themselves or paired with something else!
Be sure to see all my thoughtful baby gift ideas here.
Merci and au revoir!
Natural Filler. I got this cream color at Michaels but you can also find some at The Container Store. // Cellophane (Or you could use a ready-made clear bag) // Ivory Ribbon //Basket (I don’t see the aqua online but they had it stores – also like the coral dot and solid aqua!) // Le Petit Prince // Sophie the Giraffe // Bringing up Bébé