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Wednesday
Jul292009

H is for Holli

My friend Holli is having a baby, and since it's her third boy, she doesn't need much in terms of baby clothes and other gifts you might think of. Some friends and I decided to put together a bag for the hospital. Using a tote bag that I picked up at MUJI, I added the letter H using my favorite freezer paper trick.

We filled the bag with all sorts of her favorite things: magazines to read, favorite treats like M&M's and Clif bars, minty gum and chapstick, and a cute hospital gown (I didn't know these existed, but thinking back to the dingy blue gown I wore at the hospital for the birth of my two kids, something pretty would have been nice).

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Reader Comments (17)

what an awesome idea! i really have to buy freezer paper!

07.29.2009 | Unregistered Commentermelissa

Do you have a link for the cute hospital gown? I didn't know they existed either.

07.29.2009 | Unregistered CommenterBlogful

Great gift idea!! I have several pregnant friends and a bag for the hospital never occurred to me. I'd also like a link to the cute hospital gown if you have it.

07.29.2009 | Unregistered CommenterMartina

Such a personal and thoughtful idea. I am using your "graduation gift" idea to prepare a tote bag full of things for my grand-daughter, who will be starting college in just a few weeks. It's such fun to find little things to put in it. Thanks so much for the suggestions.

that is a nice idea! it's nice to be able to have some favorite things in the hospital; gets a little boring in there sometimes. :)

07.29.2009 | Unregistered Commenteraimee

That really is the best new baby gift for a #3 baby!

oh that is so thoughtful. and how nice to have a comfy gown or anything that makes you feel special after the work of having baby #3.

07.29.2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmberLee

what's muji?

07.30.2009 | Unregistered CommenterJill

what a clever, thoughtful idea! I was just reading on baby websites what I should plan to bring to the hospital, and I sure wish I had a cute bag like this! ;) you have one very lucky friend!!

What a thoughtful and lovely idea.

07.31.2009 | Unregistered CommenterSammi

Hello Brooke, just wanted to say a quick hi and to tell you that I love your blog! I've been following you for few months now and i really like all your craft ideas! I was wondering if I could post some of those ideas on my blog, with a reference to you of course! :) Have a great weekend! Filipa

07.31.2009 | Unregistered CommenterFilipa

What a great gift idea!

that freezer paper stencil idea is great and seems very doable, which means I might actually try it~! Sweet idea that you and your friends did for your friend, too.

08.1.2009 | Unregistered Commentersherri/the claw

I love the gift you put together! I am a crafty lady myself and I make handmade maternity hospital gowns that I sell on etsy at: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5730941.
You are a smart lady, a hospital gown is a great gift!

08.3.2009 | Unregistered CommenterCarrie Hall

What a clever and sweet idea. Thanks for sharing!

08.5.2009 | Unregistered Commenterdown pillow

Ooh! I love this bag and especially the matching tag. This is a great idea, thanks for sharing.

08.13.2009 | Unregistered Commenterdebbie

thats seems an ordinary bag, but full of meaning to you thats why im really intrigue with that kind of bag.
unique baby gifts

12.1.2009 | Unregistered Commenternew baby gifts

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