Friday, June 02, 2006

Shopping for Baby Clothes

I recently visited a baby store with one of my good friends who is ~7 months pregnant. She apologized at first for 'forcing' me to go into the store. Little did she know, one of my favorite gifts to shop for is baby clothes.

She was shocked for sure...

Luckily, I have 3 nieces, a nephew, and numerous other small ones in my life to buy for. So, I was able to give her the scoop on just where to get the perfect newborn outfits.

This Sunday is her baby shower. Luckily, she doesn't read my blog, so she won't know what I'm getting her.

I was planning to buy her a super cute one-piece (one-zey?) at this little independent shopping center in Santa Monica. There is an artist there who makes these little shirts that have fortune cookie sayings on them like, "There is a nap in your future." They come in these great little Chinese food take out boxes.

Anyway, I learned something new yesterday that is going to prevent me from getting this gift right now. My friend is Jewish and according to an e-mail I received from the party organizer, because of a religious superstition-- we shouldn't bring gifts that are wrapped inside a box.

Who knew? And, how random is it that this gift is actually contingent on the box?

Well anyway, I can always get her one of those after the baby is born.

In the meantime, I'm going to fall back on my #1 favorite baby store: Baby Gap. I'm always surprised that their selection and understated cuteness constantly exceeds every other store. In addition, their clothes are always cheaper, so you can get more cute little outfits.

My friend doesn't know the sex of her baby, so I'll be getting a green or yellow outfit for the baby.

Here are a few of my choices--

Here's a hat too... I just love baby hats:

What do you think? Cute, huh? :-)

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