Bringing Up Shopping

Hermes blanket

These days, it seems like I am either at a baby shower—or shopping for the next one. It’s the perfect opportunity to pamper your friends with creative, thoughtful gifts. Here are my 10 favorite presents.


Photographer Alexi Lumbomirksi recently published a great book about manners in this modern age that all young boys (and their parents) could certainly use as a refresher course.

“Notes for a Young Prince” by HSH Prince Alexi Lubomirski, $12,


These onesies are all so soft, I wish they came in an adult size.

Baby cotton pajamas, $38,


I am a sucker for anything smocked—especially for baby.

Bonpoint x Christine Innamorato dress, $240,


I love giving plush toys for baby showers—they make great decorative gifts and are fun for the kids as well.

Hazel Village stuffed animals, $72,


A new baby means a lot of presents—and a lot of thank you notes.

Connor stationary, $25,


You can’t go wrong with a classic Hermes blanket.

Hermes blanket, $870,


It’s never too early to start growing a solid shoe collection.

Toms, $32,


These prints are collector’s items, and are a beautiful addition to any nursery.

Hugo Guinness print, $460,


My nieces are nine years old—and still use these ultra-sensitive products.

Mustela Bath Time, $42,


I can think of a million gifts that new mothers would love to receive as a “push” gift, but this multi-color tennis bracelet is the best.

Jack Vartanian bracelet, price upon request,