Baby shower gift
Once in a while I have a good idea.
While I did knit a few bibs for my niece's baby, I wanted to give her something else that would last longer and be useful for more than a year or two. I also wanted it to be from the entire family, and not from just me.
Knowing that my niece is a reader, and that she is very sentimental, I decided that we would give books to her baby. That way, both she and her husband could enjoy reading to the baby and the books would possibly be read for years. (I still have books I received when I was an infant and toddler.)
Each family member bought one or two books that were favorites. Then each person wrote inside the front cover a short note to the baby telling why that book was a favorite.
I hope the parents and baby enjoy the gifts. We had so much fun together as a family selecting books and talking about what to write to this little cousin/great-niece that I think it's an idea we'll use again when we have another family member baby on the way.