I’d like to wish Aly from Fudging Ahead a BIG congratulations on her pregnancy!!

Aly’s beautiful baby boy is due soon and I wanted to do something special for her.  After all, she threw me an amazing virtual baby shower.

Since she already gave me a shower and I know I couldn’t duplicate its awesomeness, I decided to go a different route.  I’ve decided to let her pick her own shower gift.  I know from personal experience sometimes you later regret putting items on your registry or you receive too many of the same item.  Sometimes you have a favorite item but you don’t receive it and sometimes it’s the surprise gifts that are truly the best of all.  So I’m providing a mix of all these options and giving Aly the choice to pick which gift she’d like best.

My twist?  Pandas!  I know Aly and her husband love Pandas so most of the gifts she can pick from have a Panda theme.  I may have even created a Panda Pinterest board in preparation for this very moment.

Let’s begin the parade of pandas! (Oh and clicking on the pictures will take you to each product page for more details.) 

Baby Panda Onesie

Onesie

Panda Bear, Panda Bear, What Do You See? Board Book

Panda Bear Panda Bear Book

Panda Art Print

Panda Art

Curious Panda Art Print (from one of my favorite artists – I have four of her prints in Baby Charwee’s nursery)

Parn Panda

Pandas and Popsicles Art Print (I realize this is a little funky, but Aly does have a food blog so I’m adding it)

Pandas and Popsicles

Panda Abstract Animal Art

Panda Art Print

Panda Minky Blanket

Panda Minky Blanket

Panda Bear Night Light

Panda Bear Nightlight

Panda Crib Shoes

Panda Crib Shoes

Baby Einstein Panda Toy

Panda Toy

Crochet Panda Hat

Panda Hat

Panda Plates and Bowls (I found these at the grocery store last week)

Panda Plates RW

Swaddle Sack (not a panda but my FAVORITE baby essential ever so it makes the list)

Swaddle

Crib Sheets (also not pandas but super cute and the brand I use and love)

Crib Sheet Yellow

Crib Sheet Gray

So Aly, what’s it gonna be???

– Joanna

Question of the Day:  Which present should Aly pick??  Help her decide!

I’m trying my hand at the ever popular blogger gift lists where we tell you the most amazing products to buy and you run out and buy them for your loved ones this holiday season.  Everybody has a (sponsored and unsponsored) gimmick it seems . . . gift lists for foodies, photographers, athletes, moms, dads, toddlers, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, fish . . .

I’m here to tell you what to buy for the Stay at Home Mom.

I will not be following this post with a gift list for the Working Away from Home Mom because that is a comparison trap I don’t want to fall into.  Our society is jugdey enough without my two cents.

Also I will not be creating a fancy schmancy board with cutesy numbers next to fun pictures for quick reference and pinability.

Pinability.  Ha!

Pinability 2

I’m totally contacting Webster’s dictionary and having that word added.  

Since I know you are all stressed and anxious about those last minute gifts, I’ll just get on with things so you can finish your holiday shopping, mmmmm K?

Dun dun dun . . .

DSC_0719 RW

1. CASH

That’s it.  That’s all that’s on my list for the SAHM.

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