In case you did not get the update in the newsletter a few weeks ago, I'm going to be an auntie! Hooray!
My older sister and brother-in-law are preggers, and my family is over the moon excited. While there are many thoughts on my mind when it comes to our growing family; One thing I keep thinking about is, How can establish myself as the cool aunt…stat!
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Sure, sure, there are many people out there who claim to be the cool aunt. But I plan on taking my cool aunt-ness to another level! The cool aunt gets all the respect; Not to mention quality spoil time with my new niece. So, I plan on owning this role over my other sisters.
The cool aunt title is reserved for me. Sorry sisters!!!!
And I have just the baby gift ideas to do so. If you too strive to be the cool aunt in your family then follow my steps dear. Because no one will deny your coolness level after you throw these gifts in the mix.
A Bump Box Subscription
I know subscription boxes are on the rise, but I could not think of one that was more appropriate than one for pregnant women. This is my sister's first pregnancy, and that means she's doing a lot of learning about babies. And more importantly, what babies do to your body during pregnancy. The Bump Box seemed like a perfect baby gift idea to get in the cool aunt graces of your sister.
Bump Box is a monthly subscription that allows expecting and new moms to discover new fun and healthy products for pregnancy and beyond! Their subscription includes monthly boxes filled with products that are tailored to mom's due date! It is $39.99/month, can begin at any time during pregnancy and can continue up until the little one's first birthday. The items then switch to mom and baby products after delivery! How cool is that?
If you want to buy this for your sis, I recommend it! I did get a box for free for this post. But she loved it so much, my younger sister and I bought her a subscription for the rest of her pregnancy. It was filled with things from gift cards for baby items, a sleep mask, belly butter, and so much more stuff. And that was all in just the first box!
You can use the promo code MYBUMPLIFE for 30% OFF your first Bump Box in a monthly renewal subscription plus a FREE pregnancy bath bomb by Glow 9 Organics!
Check out Bump Boxes here: www.bumpboxes.com
Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls
A good friend of mine told me about these books. And I vowed that this would be something I most definitely get my future niece or nephew. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. Each woman's story is written in the style of a fairy tale. Each story has a full page, a full-color portrait that captures the spirit of the portrayed hero. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is also the most crowdfunded original book in history.
This is a great one if you are also the cool feminist aunt, and despite the title I believe is a great gift whether they have a boy or girl. My niece won't get here until December, but you better believe I already bought this book for my sis and it is sitting on her shelf. Ah..2 points for this cool aunt to be. You can buy the book on Amazon here.
My Aunt is Cool Onesies
If the two gifts above do not do it for ya, then this one is sure to make you the coolest aunt on the block. Check out this onesie. I know, I know this one is a bit of a cheap move in earning your respect as the cool aunt!
But think about it. If your new niece or nephew is wearing it, then they are the ones advocating for you, not you of course. Sometimes we have to do what it takes to guarantee these things! There is a crazy amount of variety in all the ways you can say you are a cool aunt on a onesie. And the best part is that they come in several sizes and colors. These are all the ones I found after looking for just 15 minutes on Amazon. You can click on the links in each picture to get to each one!
My only word of caution here, don't go overboard! A few of these are fine, but if you start buying 20-30 of the onesies, your cool aunt credibility will go down the drain!
There you have it. With the gifts above you are sure to establish yourself as THE cool aunt before your niece or nephew even gets here. Congrats!
Now when the baby does get here remember to spoil and love the hell out of them. Because if you are going to talk the talk you gotta walk the walk! The cool aunt always has to have your niece or nephews back. And above all else, You must love them dearly. I know I sure will!
Congrats Jocelyn and Donte Morrisette!