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17 Meaningful Gifts To Give At Baby Showers

They're about to get a baby, so this better be good.

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6. Make or order a modern quilt or blanket.

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Something timeless that can double as a throw or travel to college with the little one can be treasured long after the baby things have been put away.

7. Know the theme of the nursery? Use it to create a unique keepsake.

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Bring the nursery wallpaper to life with a handmade toy, or decorate a treasure box in the color scheme or theme the parents have chosen to hold beloved objects as the baby grows up.

14. Wrap "open when" gifts for the new parent's most trying moments.

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A lot of people will be giving gifts to the baby, but wrapping up small gifts and gift cards for the parents in moments of stress is a shower gift that keeps on giving, and might even cheer your friends up when they need it most.

15. DIY a t-shirt/sweatshirt/sweater blanket made from Mom and Dad's favorites.

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This is a great use of all those collectors shirts they haven't worn in years but can't let go of sentimentally. And their baby photos will have a meaningful background!

17. Go in with a group and get a night nurse.

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Sleep may be the most meaningful gift of all to new parents. Having a night nurse accompany them on their first few nights at home means that the parents can reset and reenergize no matter how rough birth and labor were.