Your challenge: Baby showers are so fun-and overwhelming!-to shop for. Or you're short on time, but long on desires to make the mama-to-be happy, so you want to order something that delivers in a pinch.
The solution: Go with cult favorite products that are sure to give mom confidence in her ability to care for baby. You'll look like a baby-care pro, she'll get the best goods for her little one, and baby will benefit, too. Win-win-win.
The proven winner: If you haven't already heard of Take-Along Tunes, we won't tell mama. But this take-anywhere, soothe-anything baby toy is a cult favorite for a reason: it works. Babies find the sweet shapes and sounds absolutely mesmerizing and parents have been known to order multiples for safekeeping. It's basically magic.
The reminder that she's got this: Yes, life's about to change for mama, but a take-anywhere baby chair for on-the-go dining lets her enjoy her favorite restaurants and impromptu dinners at her best friend's house, too. Babies are portable, now their high chairs are, too.
Something sweet: Two words: Instagram-worthy. Baby Einstein's Octoplush Plush toy is great to hug, play music, and has been known to make even the crankiest babies break out in dance. Get your phone out, you're going to want to roll the video.
The trendy gift: One of the biggest trends to hit baby Pinterest? Mini ball pits. This on-trend, but so-functional play gym (with the balls to match) keeps baby entertained for hours. Why didn't we think of that?
Pro tip: If you happened to package up a gift card for cleaning services with one of the gifts above, you'd probably win Best Baby Shower Gift Giver of The Year award.
You've got this.
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