This weekend I attended my cousin's baby shower and I really wanted to put together something that had a bunch of things for the mom, dad, and baby. So I went to pinterest, of course, to get some inspiration for a gift and based my gift off of Mommy Testers' Baby Gift in a Jar.
I'm really kicking myself in the butt for not doing a much better job of taking pictures of the whole process. I was just so focused on putting everything together, so the only pictures I have are the ones from my phone ... forever will kick myself in the butt, but maybe I'll do this gift again!
I got the glass jar with lid from Target for about $16. I had a conversation with one of the auntys' at the baby shower and she said you can get them cheaper at Wal-Mart. Anyone know the answer to that? For me, the drive to Target is much shorter, but I definitely want to buy some of these jars for myself!
For the Baby
- Burt's Bees Shampoo + Wash
- Burt's Bees Calming Lotion
- Burt's Bees Face Wipes
- 30 Huggies Newborn Diapers
- 3 Carter's Burp Cloths
- Wubba Nub Infant Pacifier
- 'Genius' Onesie
For the Mom
- 2 Essie Nail Polish
- Nail Filer
- Bath Salts
For the Dad
- 6 pack of Bud Light (not seen)
I rolled up the diapers and tied them up with twine, and packed them down at the bottom of the jar. I managed to fit most of the diapers except 3 on the bottom. The diapers served as a base and then just stacked everything on top of it. I cut out grass from construction paper to make it more presentable, placed the 'genius' onesie in the front and called it a day!
I was super proud of my gift and was happy with my decision to get gifts for everyone! I didn't have a firm decision on the gift until I was talking it out with my mom, while I was at the store. I always need reassurance about things, so she's usually my go-to person! And I'd like to say that I acquired the skill of fitting so many things into this jar, everything except the beer is jam packed in here. Trust me, I tried.
I did do some price checking at Target, but of course the Navy Exchange won out; few dollars cheaper off each item + no tax. Save when you can, people!
You can definitely do something similar for any occasion; this might be my go-to gift!
Have you done something similar? And what would you include in your jar?