By Sharon Parker
In the midst of the season of all things new and fresh and full of possibilities — how can that not make us think of babies? Of course, there are always babies to celebrate all year round, and what better gifts for babies than something local and handmade?
If you have any baby showers coming up, here's a tip for knowing what handmade things to buy even for those parents who have registered at this or that big-box retailer (this tip works for bridal showers too): First, look over their various gift registries online and make a note of the colors, motifs, and style that they are favoring, then shop for something unique and handmade that will go with the items they've registered for.
Then when they open the gift from you, they'll think, "Hey, this is not only fabulous and handmade, but it even goes with my other stuff! How great is that?"
And you can still shop online when buying handmade. So convenient!
Here are some ideas to get you started. (Just click on the image to see the collection on Etsy.)