I love the look of handmade baby gifts, but I don’t usually have the time (or the skills) to actually make something. I used to work for an incredibly successful business woman who loves to buy baked goods from the local bakery and call them the working woman’s baking. I love that idea. Just because you don’t have the time to make something yourself doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the homemade feel. In that spirit, here’s a collection of homemade feeling baby gifts that are just too adorable. For those with the time or skills, I’ve included links to how-to instructions to make these gifts yourself.
Minky Baby Blanket
Shop: Baby Blanket, Elephant Parade on Etsy $30
Personalized Baby Burp Cloths
Knit Baby Shoes
Shop: Organic Baby Ballet Slippers On Etsy $28
Knit Newborn Hat
Shop: Newborn Pumpkin Knit Hat on Etsy $35
Sew: Knit a Pumpkin Hat
Shop: Knit Flower Headband on Etsy $7
Sew: There are a lot of options for headbands with flowers. This tutorial doesn’t include a knit flower, but easily could if you can find or make a knit flower. How to Make Floral Headbands.
There are many many more incredible homemade baby products on Etsy. Is giving homemade as good as making it yourself? Maybe not, but it’s good enough for me.