What is the most popular baby gift for new moms? A baby blanket, of course! And a baby blanket with name embroidered or the baby’s birth date on it? That’s the icing on top!
Note: Throughout this post, you’ll see examples of these amazing baby blankets in the photos below. The professional lifestyle photos are captured by the lovely Alyssa Leffler Photography. Blankets shown can be purchased in the shop here and you can also request a custom blanket, all by Emmiebel Studio.
Handmade: Oohs and Aahs Guaranteed
You don’t get nearly the same oohs and aahs at the baby shower with diapers or wipes as you do when a mom-to-be opens a box with a handmade baby blanket inside.
The baby blanket is either handmade by the gift-giver, passed down through generations, or handmade by an independent designer. And either route you go, those sweet awwwwwwws from guests confirm the fact that baby blankets make the best gifts for new babes!
There’s something so sweet and memorable about baby’s first blanket. When preparing for the birth of my kids, and while I prepare for our third little one, one thing I always cross off of the list is the baby blanket. Pregnant moms — I know from experience, being there right now! — have certain things they want to tackle from their own checklists before baby arrives, and for some reason, there are some things that are priority over others.
And some of them are odd to others, but make total sense to them at the moment.
For instance, I might panic if the baby doesn’t have his or her blanket picked out and ready-to-go… yet calm and collected about still needing to grab dozens of extra diapers on hand. ;) Ha! Or I might pick out a pair of baby suspenders before I, ya know, grab a dozen of my fave bibs. :) Priorities!
It is similar to how you feel when your firstborn is about to arrive and you’re putting those last-minute touches on the nursery. Will the baby notice if you didn’t hang up all the wall art yet? Nope. But moms? Moms notice! It’s part of the nesting process, I say. And it keeps our minds off of the endless heartburn and acid reflux, which I’m currently fighting against at the moment. Ha!
Baby Blanket with Name Embroidered
So, if a baby blanket is on your radar, and you are ready to cross it off of your must-have list, you must put Emmiebel Studio is at the TOP of your list.
I’ve felt these blankets in-person and they are incredibly soft, particularly with the unique minky silky-smooth layer that is a signature on her luxurious baby blankets.
But it doesn’t stop there: Andrea, the designer and creator of Emmiebel Studio is a mom herself, so she knows exactly what other moms are looking for: a baby blanket with name embroidered on it, or the baby’s name with the birth date, his or her monogram, or simply the initial.
She also takes great pride in her product and she:
1. Uses the highest-quality and finest fabrics
Plus, she picks out the cuuuuutest designs that are on-trend and popular for today’s mama.
Bees? Yes, please!
Hedgehogs? So cute!
You can find prints to match your nursery theme and your favorite motif perfectly in her store.
2. Customizes the baby blanket with name embroidered
Or the baby’s name and birth date, his or her monogram, etc. This is all custom!
3. Puts emphasis on cozy, soft, minky material
You want your baby to be warm and cozy, as well as have a baby blanket that feels soft on his or her skin. She uses these amazing Minky materials that are luxuriously soft. And yes, you will love it so much you’ll be looking for a king-size version for yourself! :)
I’d like to think an ultra-soft baby blanket helps your baby sleep even better, wouldn’t you? We can all hope, she says to herself, knowing sleep will be a thing of the past during those first few months, but in the best way ever. :)
Baby Blanket with Name Embroidered
You can get a baby blanket embroidered with the name on it, making it an extra-special gift.
Baby Blanket with Name and Weight
If you’d like to further customize your blanket, you can make it a baby blanket with name and weight on it! Include those birth stats in beautiful embroidery like the examples below.
Blanket with Baby’s Birth Date
Put a birth date on it!
The Sweetest Photo Props
Baby blankets make amazing photo props, too! If you’re waiting to announce your baby’s name until he or she arrives, you can get a baby blanket with the name on it and put it in the spotlight, wrapping up your babe in their first official photo announcement.
4 Sizes to Choose From
Important: there are four sizes from which to choose, so make sure you indicate the size you need / want during your purchase.
Lovey: A lovey blanket is 17×17 inches. This is a small, take-along soft blanket that fits in baby’s hand for easy carrying.
The top lovey below can show you the size versus the baby blanket size underneath it.
Baby Blanket: This baby blanket is a popular size choice, measuring 26×34 inches. Great for warmth, tummy time, snuggling, etc.
Child Blanket: This is a larger version of the blanket, measuring a luxuirious 34×52 inches. This is great for a blanket that grows with your child.
Adult Blanket: This is the “biggie”! An adult throw measures 52×52 inches and will be your child’s blanket, but come on… you’ll want to steal that thing at night on the couch while you watch Netflix! So you may need to order two of these: think of it as matching mama and baby blankets. :)
What are you waiting for? Get on the list now, as these blankets are handmade + custom for you! Click here to order yours for yourself or a friend.
Have questions? Just ask! Andrea is awesome to work with; send her a message if you need to before you order and she’ll be happy to help.
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