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February 2, 0208
New moms can be inundated with baby gifts from 687 swaddle blankets to a lifetime supply of diapers! But it’s the gifts that are truly unique and match your style that stand out to a creative mama. I’ve put together a list of the most chic and artist gifts any creative mama will love. From cool artsy board books to gifts just for mom, all of these ideas make for special baby gifts.
Most digital designers are familiar with using HEX color codes which makes the Web Colors book by Code Babies a really cool gift for creative moms. The lift the flap squares are fun for curious little fingers and the colorful squares are stimulating. Ryan received this book and he was pretty curious about all of the little squares. Once he’s old enough to understand what it is that I actually do for a living, I’ll teach him the basics of color codes using this book. The colorful cover design is even cute displayed in a nursery or in an office.
Creative Moms still want to rock a stylish tee shirt – even if it’s covered in baby food! I love this shirt by My Cheeky Baby, all of their designs are modern and use really beautiful typography.
Celebrate the funniest milestones of motherhood with customizable wine bottle labels. Sayings like “First Diaper Explosion” and “Back In Your Skinny Jeans” will make mama feel extra special and give her a good laugh. I didn’t drink any alcohol for Ryan’s first year but having a bottle with a label like this around would certainly make me look forward to having a well-deserved glass of wine!
Photographer Moms will love seeing their baby dressed up as their “assistant” (although we all know that the baby calls the shots!). This baby onesie can be found on Etsy along with designs for Artist moms, Interior Designer moms and Graphic Designer moms.
Being hands-free is a life-saver as a creative mom. It’s always a miracle when you can get your baby to nurse or nap while being able to continue to work with your hands. A lot of moms love using a soft and flexible wrap like the Baby K’tan to keep their baby happy and close to them. I regret that I didn’t try a sling wrap with Ryan when he was really little, but I did invest in a Baby Bjorn carrier and it worked really well for us!
This classic interactive book teaches children about colors and counting while exploring their imagination. Known as the “Prince of Preschool” author and artist Herve Tullet once worked as an art director. Press Here is the first book in the series which also includes Mix it Up, Let’s Play and Say Zoop!
Wee Gallery’s high-contrast, bold and playful designs help stimulate early stage development from their newborn to four years old. Featuring the names and images of their favorite animal friends in black and white, they’ll love the repeating patterns in each captivating, hand-painted illustration. These can be found in a variety of different pictures from Pottery Barn Kids.
Creative mamas will love the the modern design and neutral palette of this wooden baby gym. It stimulates and occupies baby for short amounts of time while adding a stylish touch to any home. I love the black and white touches and different textures. Mama can hang more colorful toys from this as her baby grows.
This framed print is a perfect gift for a creative mom. The colorful letters add so much life and vibrance to a nursery. The quote “Every Child is an Artist” by famed artist Pablo Picasso is a reminder that every child starts out as a little artist.
This beautiful book is full of high contrast, modern black and white images for the artsy baby to study. I love how there are three pages that fold out so baby can view multiple works of art at once (while doing tummy time!). The Art for Baby book the perfect addition to a modern nursery or baby’s play space. Any creative mama will love!
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