Unique and Fun Baby Gift

unusual baby gift

Kids play with them way more than real toys.

They are a lot more sturdy than real toys.

They are a lot cheaper than real toys.

They will make you the coolest Aunt ever!

 unusual baby gifts

Add a bit of vinyl to a batch of these beauties

 unusual baby gifts

and you have the perfect gift for a toddler!

 unusual baby gifts

Stroll around in your cupbords to see if you have amazingly cool pots that don’t match {{it’s spring cleaning time}}

 unusual baby gifts

Wooden spoons that you have WAY too many of and you’ve become…

 unusual baby gifts

The coolest Aunt!

 unusual baby gifts

My sister may not agree.

 unusual baby gifts

But her daughter sure does.  Next time I’ll fill them with candy.  Lots of it!

Happy Pot hunting {{Check the thrift store…only a buck fifty for the yellow one}}

Unique and Fun Baby Gift

I’d love to know what you’ve given to be the ‘coolest’ aunt:)

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COMMENTS
  1. March 7th, 2011 at 7:58 am
    Jen says:
    Brilliant!
  2. March 7th, 2011 at 8:11 am
    shelly (cookies and cups) says:
    This is the sweetest baby gift I have ever seen!!
    I can't wait till the next shower I am invited to :)
  3. March 7th, 2011 at 8:12 am
    jessica says:
    I LOVE IT!!:)
  4. March 7th, 2011 at 9:05 am
    Bonnie says:
    That is sweet! You don't really need to spend a lot of $$ on baby presents. I do like the idea of stuffing them with candy though:) Fun idea!
  5. March 7th, 2011 at 10:19 am
    Charity says:
    I love this idea.... even though I'm sure your sister didn't appreciate the genius of it. :o)
  6. March 7th, 2011 at 11:24 am
    Jen says:
    I gave a large tub full of rice and sand toys! Toddler Emma loved it!! She had so much fun playing in the indoor sand box...apparently it was too messy for her mom though :)
    • March 7th, 2011 at 11:48 am
      Alison says:
      Oh I am totally giving this next year! :)
  7. March 7th, 2011 at 11:31 am
    Sarah Scott says:
    Oh so just to be clear you didn't actually paint the pots you just hunted for colored ones?
    • March 7th, 2011 at 11:47 am
      Alison says:
      Yep...just found pretty colored pots:) I didn't what the paint to chip.
  8. March 7th, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    Peggy says:
    This is crazy awesome! Now to find some cool looking pots and someone who has a toddler who needs a gift! :)
  9. March 7th, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    Messy Missy says:
    What a superb idea. You are so right, kiddos love them WAY more than regular toys. :-) I would love it if you would link this up to my blog party, A Marvelous Mess. Each party I pick one project to feature for a week on my sidebar!! Here is the link:
    http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/03/marvelous-mess-3.html
  10. March 7th, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    Christina says:
    Such a nifty & creative idea! I would like to invite you to share your idea by linking to my blog bash K.I.S.S. Happy to be a new follower too :)

    Drop by The Tattered Tag
  11. March 7th, 2011 at 4:09 pm
    Alanna says:
    These are darling.
    One year to be the "coolest" aunt, I hunted down an entire collection of coins minted the year my nephew was born, then put them in a treasure chest shaped box from the craft store. It didn't cost much, but it turned out really cute. I should have taken a picture!
  12. March 8th, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    Anna says:
    That's adorable, and I love the yellow pot. A few years ago the toy of the year was a remote controlled car that used suction to be able to ride on walls and ceilings. My sister has a huge house and at that time the walls were still pretty bare, so I figured it would be the perfect thing for my car/remote loving nephew. Best present ever!
  13. March 8th, 2011 at 1:33 pm
    Barbara says:
    How interesting one of my twins' name is Ayla!!!!!
  14. March 9th, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 says:
    What an incredibly wonderful and creative gift idea!
  15. March 9th, 2011 at 7:50 pm
    Jenni says:
    What an awesome idea! On another note - if your sister is Annie tell her Jenni says hi and that the AL crowd misses her and those sweet girls!
  16. March 14th, 2011 at 9:51 am
    amanda says:
    Loved the idea, what did you use for the letters??

    Thanks!
    • March 14th, 2011 at 10:50 am
      Alison says:
      I used vinyl lettering. Good times:)
  17. March 15th, 2011 at 11:06 am
    denise burton says:
    I LOVE IT!!!!! So simple yet sooooo smart!
  18. March 20th, 2011 at 11:35 am
    Pink Stitches says:
    super cute idea! I love this :-)
  19. May 2nd, 2011 at 7:54 pm
    Krafty Kat says:
    I always loved to bang on the pots and pans- genius! Thanks for linking up!
  20. November 28th, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    Sara says:
    Hahaha! That is so awesome! Love it.
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