Okay, so you're the only man in the office and the estrogen-rich majority has asked you to join in the final days of a seemingly endless flood of colleague baby showers. Okay, take a few deep breaths and dab the sweat off your forehead. We all know the reason to be invited to a shower. you are expected to bring gifts. Surviving a baby shower and getting the women in your office to skip past your clever and innovative finesse is a breeze if you just follow one of the three suggestions below.
To attract attention at the party, you should bring a baby present that is so up to date that no one has ever heard of it. Martha Stewart may have heard of it, but the chicks in the cabins around you have no chance, and her gift has no chance compared to hers. This secret is a baby clothes bouquet. At first glance, it looks like you've brought a huge bouquet of flowers, but the flower buds are actually strategically wrapped baby clothes that nestle next to other baby items. Perfect!
When it comes to unpacking presents, prepare for all the bells and whistles over the ruffled dresses with the ruffle underpants. These are great gifts for baby showers, but in fact they hang in the closet and collect dust. In about a year these outfits are taken out of the "safe", haggled on eBay or taken to the local consignment warehouse. So, what I'm telling you is: Practical! A diaper cake is the ultimate answer. You will still get the perplexed looks of your co-workers as you sneak in with a tulle-wrapped baby diaper cake, and after the shower is said and done, the new mom can tear it up and use the diapers and ingredients properly. Piece of "a" cake!
To make a lasting impression, you may need to use a little "Magnum, PI" for this next gift idea, but it's worth the extra effort. Think about how the new parents will call the little guy. Then order a personalized baby gift. New mothers will rave about the thought you put into the "name thing". My personal favorite is a name tag made of metal and wood. I know it sounds rustic, but in the Girls' World it's known as Shabby Chic. So grab a personalized baby gift (http://www.sweettaterbabygifts.com/personalized-baby-gifts.html) like a name tag (no, no, no cosmetic number) or get a monogrammed baby blanket and bib. So easy!
These three gift ideas for babies will surely make you a real party hit without having to stroll through the corridors of your local baby shop. Go on now; you can do it!
Also, do you really want to be trapped in a super store for baby items?