Baby Shower Gift Basket ~ Homemade Baby Food

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    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.

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    1. English Belle 88 months ago | reply

      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! :)

    2. Heath & the B.L.T. boys 81 months ago | reply

      Where did you get that spatula/scraper?

    3. The Felt Mouse 81 months ago | reply

      The slotted spatula is Le Creuset - I bought it on Amazon.

    4. *April* 78 months ago | reply

      this is a great idea.

    5. odmayhea611 76 months ago | reply

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

    6. momklett 74 months ago | reply

      great idea! I love gift baskets--so personal and thoughtful

    7. sharon-lizette 72 months ago | reply

      L-o-v-e this!!!

    8. stubborndev 72 months ago | reply

      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 (?)

    9. kalisto546 72 months ago | reply

      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)

    10. SudsMuffinCanada 71 months ago | reply

      What a great gift. I pureed for my baby and loved it.

    11. poshchic_337 68 months ago | reply

      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?

    12. The Felt Mouse 68 months ago | reply

      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.

    13. poshchic_337 68 months ago | reply

      thanks a lot!

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