Easy Gift Ideas For Expectant Mothers Guest Post




Making baby gifts out of yarn for the expectant mother in your life is a great way to be creative and save money. Lending your personal touch to a present for a newborn makes the item that much more special and meaningful. Gift ideas, such as baby blankets or washcloths, are easy to make, even for those who are new to knitting or crocheting. Try your hand at a baby hat or booties and see the mom-to-be in your life light up when she opens such a thoughtful gift.

No matter what gift you decide to make, use machine washable yarn in cotton or wool to make things a bit easier on your gift recipient when it comes time for laundry. No busy mother will want to have to set aside your gift because it needs to be hand washed or otherwise treated with special attention. Being able to throw a blanket in with the rest of the wash will improve its usability and help keep a new mother’s stress lower, whether or not she’s new to motherhood.Blankets are a great gift because you don’t need to worry about babies outgrowing them as quickly as rompers or onesies. Best of all, novice crafters will essentially be knitting or crocheting a large square, which is fairly easy to do. Knit in a selection of soothing colors like pale green and yellow, pink and blue for traditionalists, or black and white patterns, which are most visually stimulating to a baby because of their sharp contrast to one another.

A mom can never have too many washcloths with a newborn around. They can be used as bibs, spit-up cloths, for baths, or any other spills that are likely to occur. Knitting or crocheting a small selection of washcloths is a good start for the mom-to-be in your life. A stack of handmade washcloths bundled together with ribbon will make a delightful shower gift guaranteed to elicit oohs and ahhs.

Booties are great for keeping newborn toes warm and are a project that can be completed in one evening. Pattern ideas abound, from simple one-color booties to more fanciful patterns that mimic tennis shoes, like Converse booties The gift serves as a nice alternative to socks and makes a great gift for any mom-to-be.

Knitting or crocheting baby hats is also an extremely useful gift, whether the mom in question is bringing baby home from the hospital or keeping a newborn warm in a chilly house. Baby hats are a great place to express your creativity – add bows or fanciful design elements like ears when making animal hats, like lambs or bears. There is no limit to the cute when it comes to baby hats!

Putting your time and effort into a handmade gift will surely put a smile on a mom-to-be’s face and will make for great photo opportunities. Just imagine that carefully-crafted blanket or pair of booties making an appearance on a Facebook page, inspiring other crafters looking for gift ideas, and, of course, making that new baby even cuter.

About The Author

Danielle has been making baby gifts like blankets and booties for her mommy-to-be friends ever since she learned how to knit eight years ago on one of her annual family vacations. Her next goal is to start making baby sweaters.

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Tammy Embrich -- Full time work from home, writer, blogger, Avon representative, and LOVES playing with makeup. She is the proud grandmother of 2 wonderful grand blessings. You can visit Tammy at MakeUp Products Online .

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