When I was pregnant with Jon David, online shopping wasn’t NEARLY as big as it is now.
But now that I’m pregnant with Lucy…
Things have gotten dangerous.
On a practical note, I have been able to compare prices on baby gear and get some great deals on stuff I really NEED.
On an impractical note…have you SEEN the cute baby stuff floating around the internet nowadays?
One weakness in particular is Etsy. I love Etsy. I curse Etsy.
I can’t give Etsy up.
In the hopes of dragging you down with me (I know, I know…sorry), I am sharing my favorite Etsy shops for adorable and completely unnecessary baby goods.
These shirts were featured on Martha Stewart and are absolutely adorable!! The post mark fits right on your belly. I got tons of compliments every time I wore mine. Great gift idea for a pregnant friend or relative.
**photo from the Culpeper General Etsy shop
Whether for photos or special occasions, The Baby Bella Boutique has the cutest stuff EVAH. You can order items for tiny babies or toddlers, the prices are reasonable, and everything is GORGEOUS. Perfect for a special gift, too!!
**photo from Baby Bella Boutique
I really wanted to find a shirt for Jon David to wear to the hospital so he could feel special and take some cute photos with his sister. However…a lot of them are babyish, and he is at the age where he’s sensitive to seeming like a little kid. I found Revolution 46 and they had the perfect selection!! Tons of contemporary and cute designs that are great for babies and boys who are too old for baby stuff. Jon David really loved this shirt and is looking forward to matching with his sister in it!!
**photo from Revolution 46
Did you die from cuteness yet? Bella’s Bowtique has ADORABLE headbands and bows for newborn babies and toddlers. Some of them are very reasonably priced, but some of the more elaborate ones (like pictured above) are a little more costly. However — they’re great for newborn photo shoots and would look gorgeous in a shadow box later (or I bet you could resell and get half your money back). I came across this shop while looking for a headband for Lucy’s newborn shoot and spent forever just looking at all the sweet photos.
**picture from Bella’s Bowtique
This is another great option for a unique gift idea…adorable baby wipe cases!! The Crafty Monkey Shop has cases to fit almost any pattern or theme, and their prices are really great. How cute is this chevron case — it almost looks like a clutch or a wallet!!
**photo from The Crafty Monkey Shop
Another unique gift idea or just a cute item to have…Bumbo covers!! Boutique Sweet Cheeks makes covers in almost every pattern imaginable (even athletic teams), that are machine washable and soft on chubby little legs. They ARE making them with the option for slits for the new straps to fit through too…just let them know when you place your order.
**photo from Boutique Sweet Cheeks
Of course, there are TONS of other adorable shops, but these are definitely some of my favorites (disclaimer — I was not paid or asked to promote any of these…I found them and love them on my own) but I’m sure I missed some!! What are your favorites??