Baby Booty: Perfect Gifts for New Mothers

While you can always find an adorable outfit at Baby Gap or a fluffy stuffed animal at Buy Buy Baby, it’s fun to surprise your new mommy friend with a one-of-a-kind gift for her newborn.

Our latest baby gift discoveries make the most special presents.

My Blankie
Remember your childhood blankie? The one with the satin trim that you cuddled with until it was worn to pieces? Barbara Mann takes the perfect blankie one step further, embroidering the border with details about the child and family. Ordering couldn’t be easier. Fill out Barb’s questionnaire, choose a color, and your blanket will ship within 1-4 weeks. You can also purchase a smaller version for vacations or eventual sleepovers. Machine washable.
815-433-6060
$47 (tax and shipping not included)

Ginette NY
Capture baby’s picture on a stunning customized necklace the new mom can wear everyday or mix with other pieces. The photo is transferred onto a round or rectangular solid gold pendant and strung on a delicate chain.
EXTRAS at E-Street Denim, Highland Park
Orders take 4-6 weeks
$360- $590

Somebubby
Baby will look dashing at any important occasion in SomeBubby’s designs. Each 100% cotton onesie has a detachable vintage bowtie or tie to make for easy washing. Plus, no two designs are alike. Available in sizes 0-18 months.
419-509-3600
$35

University My First Text-board-book
For the newborn superfan or future co-ed, share your alma mater or beloved Chicago sports team with your little one. The sturdy books have large print, high quality photos and come in themes like University of Illinois, University of Miami, Cubs, Sox, etc.
Babydreams, Highland Park
$11- $12

Rockabye Baby
For the true “rockstar” family, lullaby renditions of your favorite rock bands will lull baby to sleep while pleasing music-loving parents. Think Rolling Stones, Pearl Jam, and Dave Matthews Band—just a few of the artists available.
$17