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Baby Shower Gift Basket ~ Homemade Baby Food

Baby food making supplies gift basket. Original idea for this gift was found via Martha here.


My basket included a mini food mill (from Linens N things - almost everyone at the shower wanted one of these, so just letting you know the source), steamer, strainer, labels, plastic storage containers, freezer trays, baby bowls, baby spoons, homemade bibs, slotted spatula spoon (had to buy one of these for myself as well - it's probably the only Le Creuset I'll ever be able to afford), and the Top 100 Baby Purees recipe book.


The mommy-to-be would most likely not consider herself a Martha Stewart type, but she is an excellent cook. She is also a very thorough cook. I watched her (and helped some) on many Sundays cook components of meals for the entire week - things that take longer than would be feasible to make on a weeknight. For example, she would make refried beans from scratch. Then, during the week, she could fix the rest of the components of a Mexican meal, and not have to scrimp on flavor by using canned beans.


Anyway, I just figured this gift would allow her to whip up some baby friendly foods at her convenience, and save them for later in the fridge or freezer. Using the tiny food mill saves from hauling out the food processor, which I personally loathe using and cleaning. The gift seemed well-received, and was fun to put together.

  • Marília Monteiro 9y

    Really nice !
  • English Belle 9y

    this is fantastic! I have been searching for a baby gifl all evening and happened upon this. Perfect for a strictly organic mother :) I'm off to buy bits and bobs right now!

    thank you from London, England! :)
  • Heath Ashli PRO 8y

    Where did you get that spatula/scraper?
  • Jen 8y

    The slotted spatula is Le Creuset - I bought it on Amazon.
  • April 8y

    this is a great idea.
  • Jessi 8y

    I have been looking for a cute and original gift idea for my sister. This really helps. =)
  • Marcell 7y

    great idea! I love gift baskets--so personal and thoughtful
  • sharon-lizette 7y

    L-o-v-e this!!!
  • Devra PRO 7y

    oh. my. goodness. This is sooo awesome!! I hope the mom LOVED it. I know I would have (and still would: my little one is still eating pureed and mashed!)!!

    Seen in Martha Stewart (?)
  • Jeny 7y

    This is really nice.. i am invited to a shower and was thinking of what to give as a present. This is a great idea (although the person whose shower i am going to does not cook...) i suppose any other baby theme in a basket would look just as nice :o)
  • SudsMuffinCanada PRO 7y

    What a great gift. I pureed for my baby and loved it.
  • angelinasplace2004 7y

  • poshchic_337 7y

    hi your basket is lovely could you provide a link for a place where you can get the material for the bow.

    If not what kid of bow is it?
  • Jen 7y

    I bought the bow "ribbon" at a store that sells all kinds of ribbon by the foot (Fabric Barn, Long Beach, CA). It is a mesh material and rough, like burlap.
  • poshchic_337 7y

    thanks a lot!
  • Carolina Ozores 6y

    What a lovely gift......
  • Kristin Trummer 6y

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