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Three New Stylish Baby Bottle Bags, Plus a Diaper Bag Checklist for On-the-Go Moms!

November 21, 2012
Baby on the Go Tulip Bottle Bag Gift Set

Baby on the Go Tulip Bottle Bag Gift SetWhen mom and baby are out and about, anything can happen! Spills, diaper mishaps, sudden fevers … you name it. That’s why it’s important to carry a diaper bag that’s locked and loaded with everything you need to face (and avoid) any messy situations. Not sure where to start? Here are three cute, stylish and practical bottle bags to stash in your diaper bag, plus a handy diaper bag packing checklist to print out and take with you wherever you go!

Baby Bottle Bag Ideas

The Baby on the Go Tulip Bottle Bag Gift Set for girls, and the Baby on the Go Chibi Zoo Bottle Bag Gift Set for boys, fits snugly into your diaper bag and comes equipped with loads of baby essentials. Nestled in the insulated are three bibs and two Plum Organic Just Fruits baby food pouches. Plus it fits two baby bottles and much more!

New Baby Bonanza Diaper Bucket Bag Deluxe Gift SetFor stylish mommies on the run, the New Baby Bonanza Diaper Bucket Bag Deluxe Gift Set features the hottest new products from the Bella Tunno NECCESSORY line, a celebrity favorite! Cleanup is a breeze with the disposable bibs, placemats, potty pads, and multipurpose pads that are packed in this fashion-forward bag. For easy access to mom’s emergency stash, the bag features stroller straps, exterior bottle pockets and a secure zippered parents-only pouch.

No matter where you and your little one are heading off to, you can rest assured that these convenient bottle bags will help you bring all of your necessities with you. What else should you carry with you at all times, you ask? Use the following checklist as a guide, and you’ll never be caught ill-equipped again!

Diaper Bag Packing Checklist

For Baby:

_ One diaper for every hour of your trip
_ Baby wipes and tissues
_ Changing pad
_ Diaper rash cream
_ Baby powder
_ Baby wash and lotion
_ Plastic bags (to store dirty diapers and clothes)
_ Three changes of clothes
_ Socks
_ Two pacifiers
_ Teething gel and teething ring
_ Bibs and burp cloths
_ Hand sanitizer
_ Bottle and formula
_ Ice pack (to keep formula cool, if necessary)
_ Water and juice
_ Healthy snacks
_ Weather-appropriate blanket
_ Hat and gloves (to keep your baby warm in cold weather)
_ Sunscreen
_ Emergency contact information (doctors, hospital, insurance companies, etc.)
_ First-aid kit
_ Antihistamine for babies (in case your baby has an allergic reaction to something)
_ Fever reducer for babies
_ Nasal aspirator and nasal spray
_ Nail clippers
_ Baby hairbrush
_ Toys and books

For You:

_ Nursing cover (for moms who breastfeed)
_ Breast pads
_ Wallet
_ Keys
_ Cell phone
_ Sunglasses
_ Pen and note pad
_Change of clothes
_ Water and healthy snacks
_ Camera (to capture all those precious moments!)
What other baby essentials do you like to keep on hand in case of emergencies? Tell us about it!

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Hospital Care Package Ideas for Your BFFL

November 13, 2012
It's Time! Mommy's Maternity Essentials Bag

A-DOG-able Sick As a Dog ArrangementWhenever you need a helping hand or just someone to share a good laugh with, your best friend always comes to your rescue. So when your BFFL finds herself in the hospital, it’s time to give her some extra lovin’ in return for all those times she’s stood by you. Whether your friend is recovering from surgery or having a bouncing new baby, the hospital isn’t exactly the snuggest place to stay. So as her trusty sidekick, you can help her feel more at home by putting together a thoughtful care package. Here are some hospital care package ideas that will get your friend back on her feet in no time!

Ease the Road to Recovery

Staying in a hospital because of surgery or illness means spending a lot of time alone in a dull environment. Lucky for your amiga, you know how to make her smile in any situation, and this is no exception. Bring the comforts of home to her hospital room and help her painlessly pass the time with these fun, practical gifts:

Care & Comfort Get Well Essentials Bag for Her

  • BFFLBags Care & Comfort Get Well Essentials Bag for Her (there’s one for him too!)
  • Cozy pajamas, robe and slippers
  • Soft, comfy blanket and pillow cases
  • Lip balm and body lotion (dry hospital air can leave your friend’s skin feeling parched)
  • Antibacterial gel
  • MP3 player with headphones
  • Portable DVD player and movies
  • Novels and magazines (or they can borrow your e-reader/tablet)
  • Puzzle books and brain games
  • Snacks (treat your friend to all the munchies she desires with the Friend on the Mend Doctor’s House Call Kit … if it’s allowed by doctors, of course)
  • Flowers, picture frames and cheerful decorations

Pamper the New Mommy

With so many pictures being snapped of the proud new mama and her bundle of joy, having a baby is an exciting time for your friend … but sometimes the hospital stay can be anything but glamorous. Who better than you to lift her spirits with a fun makeover? Help her get ready for those close-ups and keep her feeling refreshed with these revitalizing indulgences:

Has your BFFL ever had to make a trip to the hospital? How did you make her feel comfortable while she recuperated?

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Most Popular Baby Shower Trends of 2012: Part 2

October 24, 2012
Pink & Blue Twin Newborn Gift Basket

Welcome back to the baby bonanza! Last week, we covered two of the top five baby shower themes of 2012. The fun continues with three more trendy ideas, plus tips on how guests can get involved with fun games and cute baby gifts.

Personalized New Baby Girl Welcome WagonBring-a-Book Showers
When I was a kid, I used to carry a stack of books (which was often taller than me) everywhere I went … and I mean everywhere. My passion for reading stemmed from the simple fact that there were so many books lying around the house, waiting for their pages to be turned. Bookworms like me who want to start a miniature library for their new babies have given birth to this baby shower trend. When a guest attends a bring-a-book shower, they bring a copy of their favorite children’s book in addition to other essential baby gifts. They can even write a personal message on the inside cover to transform the book into a timeless keepsake. A bedtime story is the perfect addition to baby gift baskets or larger gift arrangements, like the Personalized New Baby Girl Welcome Wagon or the Newborn Girl Comfy Baby Gift Basket. By the end of the day, baby will have a collection worthy of a young scholar.

Sweet New Baby Boy Gourmet Cookie TinMini-Foods/Brunch Showers
Personally, stocking up on appetizers is my favorite part of every occasion. Their small size makes it fun and easy to sample a variety of foods. Combine that with my favorite meal, brunch, and you have the perfect baby shower menu! This year, lots of future moms celebrated with baby-sized finger foods (sliders, mini sandwiches, pies and cakes on sticks, tiny French toast squares, doughnut holes, and mini muffins, for example) rather than larger entrees. Serving your guests small, individually wrapped desserts—like the rich buttercream-frosted cookies in this Sweet New Baby Boy or Girl Cookie Tin—will definitely stir up some excitement at your baby shower. When it comes to baby shower fare, tiny is in!

Personalized Baby Boy Little Slugger Gift BasketMan Showers/Daddy Diaper Parties
Who says guys can’t have their own baby showers? While the women are ooh-ing and ahh-ing over cutesy gifts, the men are out for one last late-night hoorah with their buddies before the real sleepless nights begin. Eating barbecued favorites like burgers and wings, watching sports, playing poker and drinking from beer-filled baby bottles are all popular ways for the boys to celebrate. Plus, there’s no need for guests to go gaga looking for baby gifts: All they have to bring is diapers! The Deluxe Baby-Cakes Boy Essentials diaper tower is a great gift option. Bath towels and baby boy gift baskets are also easy and functional gifts for man showers. The Personalized Baby Boy Little Slugger Gift Basket has everything daddy needs to get his future all-star ready for bath time.

There you have it: the top 2012 baby shower trends. Which one is your favorite? If you’ve recently thrown, or been invited to, a baby shower with a unique theme, tell us about it! What was it, and how did guests get in on the action?

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Most Popular Baby Shower Trends of 2012: Part 1

October 17, 2012
Baby Balloon & Candy Pail

Baby’s on the way! Time to pick a clever baby shower theme before you pop. Too many options? We’ll narrow down the choices for you. Here are two of the top five baby shower trends for 2012, plus tips on how guests can get involved with fun games and cute baby gifts.

Fannie May Baby Blue Chocolate StrawberriesGender Reveal Showers
Today, many soon-to-be parents are sharing the excitement of finding out their baby’s sex by throwing gender reveal showers. The baby’s sex is kept secret till the day of the shower, when a cake that’s filled with either pink or blue frosting is served. When mom and dad cut the cake, the color of the frosting tells them whether they’re having a girl or boy! Although I’m not becoming a mom anytime soon, my parents and siblings are convinced that my first baby will be a girl, so I already know this idea would be a hit with my family: Before the gender reveal cake is cut, lay out a large platter of pink and blue Fannie May chocolate-covered strawberries. Tell your guests to pick a berry based on what they think the baby’s gender is. Count how many of each color are left to see which one got the most votes!

My Little Night Owl 5-Piece Baby Gift BasketOwl-Themed Showers
My boyfriend and I are full-on obsessed with owls (we’ve filled each other’s homes with owl-shaped mugs, candles, key caps, mouse pads … you name it), so I have an especially soft spot for this trend. New mommies who want to throw gender-neutral showers are using owls as their main source of inspiration for everything from invitations to desserts. Whether you’re welcoming a baby boy or girl into the world, you can add an enchanting touch to your baby shower with woodsy decorations like old-fashioned bird houses, mason jars and spray-painted tree branches. Guests also have plenty of adorable baby gifts to choose from, like the “My Little Night Owl” 5-Piece Baby Gift Basket, to celebrate the coming of your little owlet! (Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to take some mental notes for my own future shower. …)

Tune back in next week for the final three most popular baby trends of 2012! Until then, we want to hear from you. If you were having a baby, when would you want to find out its gender: as soon as your doctor could determine the sex, during your baby shower, or right after delivery?

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New Baby and Baby Shower Games

August 16, 2012
new baby monkey gift

new baby monkey giftWelcome back!

Apparently the number 8 isn’t too lucky for a few of you, so just stick to not walking under any ladders! Of course five of you commenters are in luck and will be receiving a giant fortune cookie! Congratulations to Gary Narberes (August 9, 2012 at 4:16 pm), Karen Koch (August 9, 2012 at 4:21 pm), Melissa (August 9,2012 at 4:51 pm), Elaine C. (August 10, 2012 at 10:49 am), and Suzanne (August 15, 2012 at 10:14 pm)! Send your shipping information to me at  and I’ll send out your fortune cookies!

Is it just me or is the end of summer and beginning of fall “baby season”? I know a few people who are due around this time and nearly half of my family has a fall birthday. I realize there is a statistic about however many thousand people are born every minute, but in my small world, I feel like those minutes all gather around the change of the fall season. Feel free to let me know if it’s the same or different for all of you!

I enjoy seeing the new name trends every year and guessing what influenced them (how many Katnisses do you think we’ll get this year?). I would like to see more interesting trends for boy names. They get the short end of the stick, I think. Someone should start the petition for trendier boy names. Below are the top 10 names for girls and boys for the year 2011.

Top 10 Names for Girls 2011

  1. Isabella (who saw that one coming…besides everyone)
  2. Emma
  3. Olivia (my hope is this was inspired by Olivia Newton John)
  4. Sophia
  5. Ava
  6. Emily
  7. Madison (I will never not think of the movie Splash when I see this name)
  8. Abigail
  9. Chloe
  10. Mia

Top 10 Names for Boys 2011

  1. Jacob (once again, color me shocked)
  2. Ethan
  3. Michael
  4. Alexander (the Great!)
  5. William (could shorten to Liam)
  6. Joshua
  7. Daniel
  8. Jayden (Big Willy style, obviously)
  9. Noah
  10. Anthony

Of course with new babies on the way, comes baby showers and trying to find a gift that’s useful while still being cute (personally all tiny things are cute to me, especially baby gym shoes that will never even touch a single sidewalk and will be grown out of within a month). We have all the most adorable new baby gifts you could imagine here, including my favorite monkey baby gift. However, for those of you currently planning baby showers, let’s talk some fun and unique baby shower games so that no grown woman will ever have to smell a fake diaper with random mashed food in it again.

Baby shower game ideas:

  • Give your guests a list of television families and have guests list the children from the families. Some families to try: Full House, Brady Bunch, Arrested Development, Leave It To Beaver, Little House on the Prairie, Malcolm in the Middle, Partridge Family, Growing Pains, Bewitched, Step by Step, Cosby Show, Family Guy, The Simpsons, Family Ties, Modern Family.
  • Create a baby guide book with ideas from close family and friends. Sometime during the party, ask each guest to write down their name, relationship to new mom and then some helpful hints, baby advice, words of encouragement. This will be very helpful to new parents!
  • Cake Race. Have people race to build a diaper/baby gift cake using provided materials and reward those who finish first and/or have the most appealing diaper cake!

In the comments section (1-2 paragraphs) tell me your own ideas for baby shower games, new baby gift ideas, or some interesting and trendy baby names! FIVE lucky and random winners will receive a prize of their own.

Have a great weekend! 

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Which Gift Basket Would You Choose?

July 19, 2012
new baby gift basket with monkey

stationary gift basket writing and teaWelcome back readers!

As always, I loved all of your Thank You Gift suggestions (and even better, some of you put down really great recipes and dessert ideas!). Clearly, whoever is lucky enough to receive a thank you gift from one of you is in for a special treat. And I have a few of my own gifts to send out! Congratulations to Cathy B*****y (July 13, 2012 at 12:01 am), Judy (July 17, 2012 at 9:08 pm), Amanda S (July 18, 2012 at 10:50 am), Shannon J. (July 19, 2012 at 10:16 am), and Pat (July 19, 2012 at 12:50 pm)! You will all be receiving our special All Smiles Gourmet Sweets & Treats Gift Basket! Please send your shipping info to me at and I’ll have your gift baskets sent out to you.

As I’ve said, I love reading through all of your comments (and sometimes even look there for future blog post ideas!). One comment I saw made me think of a really interesting topic that (of course) I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on. When making or receiving a gift, do you prefer an all food gift or do you prefer a gift with reusable objects? spa gift basket lavender

I know this really depends on the occasion, but usually the rule of thumb is to stick with food gifts because you know they can always be used…or well, eaten. But sometimes when I get a gift basket full of my favorite things like new books, magazines, pens, and all corresponding items, I can’t help but love it more. And in a way, I think it says a lot that someone knew which things you would enjoy!

But as I said, you can never go wrong with food. Sure it’s around every day, but there’s something extra delicious about a gourmet treat that someone specifically picked with you in mind. new baby gift basket with monkey

We have tons of gift baskets overflowing with delicious foods ready and on the go, but I definitely think our specialty gift baskets can hold their own!  As far as new baby gift baskets, this adorable monkey gift basket is super sweet and will put a huge smile on mommy’s face.

If you’re looking for a relaxing gift, our spa gift baskets are divine. Check out this Lavender spa gift basket sure to relax and soothe whoever is lucky enough to use it! Or if you’re interested in a more active way to relax, this trendy and ready to go yoga gift set is perfect (and comes with some great essentials for your workout!). yoga gift set

Feeling a bit pensive? Our Thinking of You stationary gift basket is a real treat! Check out a review I wrote on this gift basket here.

So what do you think? In the comments section (1-2 paragraphs) let me know which gift you prefer and why! FIVE lucky and random winners will receive a sweet prize next week.

Have a great weekend! 

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New Baby Gift Basket Blog Party! 3 Prizes!

May 4, 2011
Mrs. Beasley’s Welcome Baby Boy Gift Basket

Mrs. Beasley’s Welcome Baby Boy Gift Basket

Welcome to the New Baby Gift Basket Blog Party!

So as many of you know, we have a New Baby Gift Basket line that is quite popular and is a lot of fun! People just love that caterpillar in particular 🙂  So Today we wanted to chat about a new entry in our New Baby Gift Basket line, the Mrs. Beasley’s Welcome Baby Boy/Girl Gift Basket. The boy version is pictured to your left.

So in about a paragraph or two, let us know what you think about this new baby gift basket! As we mention in the description, we really think this is a great way to congratulate a new Mom and Dad. We wish we could spend all day making New Baby Gift Baskets, they are so much fun to work on. 🙂

We will pick 3 random winners.

Surprise “1st Post” Winner) Natalie J Vandenberghe (Post on May 5, 2011 at 12:45 pm)

Winner #1) Pamela Hansen (Post on May 10, 2011 at 4:38 pm)

Winner #2) Amanda Moline (Post on May 10, 2011 at 9:28 pm)

Winner #3) Melissa (Post on May 9, 2011 at 10:38 am)

Go Baskets! Go Sweets! Go Babies!