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She {hearts} Great Baby Gifts

‘Tis the season for baby showers!  Here’s my list of awesome products that I have personally used that would make great baby gifts for the new moms in your life!

Bizzy Babee Nursing Cover – beautiful, non-frumpy nursing cover that conceals everything essential

HALO Sleep Sack – I can’t make it without these sleep sacks!

Boba Carrier – by far my favorite baby carrier

RUND Baby Anywhere Chair – a travel essential!

Miracle Blanket – the BEST swaddling blanket I’ve used

MiMi’s Soda Shoppe Custom Baby Name Plaque – beautiful, meaningful art for your whole family

aden + anais Blankets – I love, LOVE these blankets… great for swaddling and for later on as well!

Green Toys Baby Toys – these are awesome, eco-friendly toys for babies and kids of all ages!

What are some of your go-to baby gifts (besides the obvious ones like diapers)?

She {hearts} MiMi’s Soda Shoppe

customized name plaques

customized name plaques

A few years ago, a sweet friend of mine Aliesha, her mother Valerie, gifted me with one of the most precious gifts. She custom made me name matted prints, framed with my boys names in them. At the time she created them for my 1st three children. I loved them! I told her if we ever had any more kids she would have to make us more.

A few weeks before Reed was born, she sent me another….

I loved seeing my baby’s name on the print… knowing that in a few short weeks I would be meeting him. It was a precious gift to get before he was born. I cannot wait to move into our new home and set up a wall with all my boys photographs framed and these prints proudly shining.

I love the effort she puts into making them but also how personal they are to us. With our prints I never even gave her scripture… she found pieces of scripture though that just went perfect with the meanings of each one of my boys names. I loved that!


{heart} It

If you are looking for a perfect keep sake for your children, this is it. Mimi’s Soda Shoppe like I mentioned above is owned by my friend Aliesha’s mom, Valerie. She not only home schooled all 3 of her children. She is also incredibly talented in so many areas and this is one of them. If you have a friend who is due to have a baby, this would be an amazing shower gift… and one that I know they will absolutely love.

She {hearts} Savings


Tell MiMi that you read She Hearts It and you will get a “Two Scoop” deal!.  She will set up a special listing for you on Etsy… buy one name print and get the second for 25% off!  Email her at MiMisSodaShoppe@gmail.comOffer ends on February 15th. 

She {hearts} Freebies

Valerie would like to giveaway four matted prints (each to a different reader) in a color choice of their pick.

To Enter:

Super simple… all you have to do is comment on this post… and tell us what color mat you would like and also if it’s for your child tell us an interesting story as to how you chose their name. :)

Contest over; winners selected.  Congratulations, Lindsey L, Emily l, Holly, and Susan!

Please see our Giveaway Rules for further details.

Product Sample Provided

She {hearts} Creating a Gift Basket for a Sick Child

Recently, one of my sweet little friends (age 11) had surgery and had to stay in the hospital for over a month.  As a child I was in the hospital for four days, so I knew she would enjoy having some fun things to do while she was in the hospital (it can get a little boring sometimes!).

I got an inexpensive basket at the Dollar Tree and filled it with lots of fun, wrapped goodies.  It makes it more fun for the child if everything is wrapped (so they can enjoy opening one or two gifts a day).  I put the whole basket in a gift basket bag (2/$1 at DT) and tied it up with some curly ribbon I had on hand.

Here are some ideas for things to put in a gift basket for a sick child (be sure to check with the parents/hospital about any off-limit items, i.e. candy or latex).  Most of these items can be purchased at a dollar store.

-lip balm/chapstick
-small toys (yo-yo’s, cars, brainteasers, bouncy balls, etc.)
-puzzle books (word searches, mazes, etc.)
-coloring book/colored pencils
-short chapter books (as age-appropriate)
-music CDs (if they have a way to listen to them in their room)
-nail polish
-giant lollipop
-craft supplies (card-making kits, paint by number kits, friendship bracelet kits, etc.)
-origami kit
-magic scratch-off paper
-sign for their room/door hanger
-kid’s magazine (Highlights, American Girl, Ranger Rick, etc.)
-rubber duck
-stuffed animals
-plastic animals/army men/action figures
-LEGO sets
-disposable camera
-stationery (note cards, note pads, etc.)
-homemade baked goods (if okay with parents)
-new pajamas

What else would you include in a gift basket for a child staying in the hospital?