When I was looking for gifts for my girlfriends who hosted my baby shower, I came across a lot of different ideas. I knew I wanted something more personalized like a keepsake or something they could actually use. I’m a big Etsy fan and have used them for several personalized gifts. I wanted a personalized thank you card that I could write my own message to the girls inside. I contacted Ink Blossom Design to create this illustration. I sent several real life pictures of my friends along with their style and personality type. I think it came out great!
For the inside cover, I picked a photo from my wedding last year with the entire group and added a special message. I created these ‘thank you’ cards on Shutterfly.
The second gift was something I thought was cute and that the girls would actually use. I found personalized monogram picnic coolers at Nordstrom.
They are perfect for picnics, outdoor concerts or to bring to kid’s sporting events.
I loved all the extra accessories they give you: a cheese board, wine glasses, silverware, bottle opener, napkins and a cheese knife.
The inside is insulated so you can keep wine bottles or snacks cool!
Lastly, my most personal gift was the children’s book I wrote dedicated to our baby boy. Each of the girls received a copy of my first fully illustrated book.
The hosts gifts and clips of my book reading. Video courtesy of Shannon Fong!