Hands Down, the Best Baby Shower Gifts are Hand-knit


I have a confession to make.

I'm a baby-shower-game jerk – I love to win. I can unscramble APRICFEI into PACIFIER from a mile away. I've sniffed a diaper filled with candy that looked like shit to differentiate between a Snickers and a Baby Ruth bar. Find mini safety pins in a bag of rice? Try me.

I'm not saying I enjoy it, but I've been to enough of them in the past 5+ years to master it and go home with a spa gift, or two.

But honestly, my favorite part of a baby shower is ooh-ing and aah-ing over the cute gifts. (Cake is a close second.) What is it that makes little things so stinkin' cute? 

Ok, I have another confession to make.

I like to give the best gift. It's not for everyone, maybe you'd prefer to stick to the registry and get something practical that you know they need. I'm sure they'll think of you every time they open that Diaper Genie. But if you're like me, and you want to make every shower attendee swoon, go with a hand-knit gift. Something thoughtful, sweet and simple goes a long way. Your gift will be a keepsake mom hangs on to forever.

- Käri

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