Friday, November 30, 2007

Baby Genius


When my kids were babies they loved all the Baby Einstein videos. Personally, I don't give a rip if they make 'em smarter...I was just relieved to have them entertained long enough so that I could take a shower or even just use the restroom! My babysitter used to always call them the Baby Genius movies, which we thought was cute. Now, of course, they wouldn't give them the time of day, but when I took them shopping to help me pick out a baby gift for my cousin, they helped me come up with a great idea. The kids really wanted to get the baby some (read ALL) of the Baby Einstein videos and toys from Target. Soooo, we decided to put together a Baby Einstein themed gift basket. These are some of the items we picked out:








I purchased a little plastic tub from a paper warehouse store for about $2.00 and filled the bottom with styrofoam peanuts. Don't ask me why, but I always seem to have plenty of these on hand!!! Then I placed the items in the bucket. This took some troubleshooting because they didn't really all fit and I ended up putting the blocks on the bottom. Then I stuck some blue paper krinkles down in between all the goodies. Finally, I wrapped it all in cellophane (I LOVE this stuff for wrapping!) and tied it all with a bow. Voila! I thought it turned out really cute and my cousin was thrilled to get something other than baby clothes!

9 comments:

Tickled Pink Designs said...

what a great idea. I am hosting a baby shower for a friend next weekend and she doesn't know what she is having, so this would make a great gift! Thanks for the idea...

Belle in Bloom said...

I love his leg hanging out of the bucket. Too cute!

linda said...

Beautiful, practical and thoughtful gift! Great idea.

Heather at Grace303 said...

What a wonderful gift! My little one loved the Baby Einstein dvds too. You got such a nice assortment of things, and the end result looks so nice!

Somewhere Between Pinot and Pacifiers said...

Great idea. DD loved those when she was a baby too. I am going to have to remember this for a baby gift in the future.

The 5 Bickies said...

What a great gift...great contents and great presentation. I am also the queen of cellophane. Mostly baskets for school but I have atarted using it for some teacher presents, etc.

Do you have a good source for oversized cellophane rolls? I am always looking.

Happy Homemaker said...

So cute! And I, too, love his little leg hanging over!

The Mrs. said...

Really great idea. I agree with you about Baby Einstein!!!

The Doctor's Wife said...

I always buy my cellophane at Michael's or our local wholesale paper shop. I think your best bet for oversized would be a wholesale paper store or something along those lines.