If you're looking for a whimsical gift for a new or expectant mother, consider treating her to a baby rattle-shaped cookie cutter, along with a few other coordinating items. Cookie cutters, such as from Truly Mad Plastics LLC, make both whimsical and useful presents that the recipient can enjoy for several years to come.
A cookie cutter gift is especially appropriate if the mother has a passion for baking, or has a sweet tooth and a love of cookies. It is also perfect for a person who frequently entertains and needs themed baking accessories.
A baby rattle-inspired cookie cutter makes a cute present for a few different types of event and special occasions, including baby showers and a child's first birthday party. It can also make a thoughtful congratulatory gift for an expectant parent even if they don't have a formal baby shower.
While the cutter will make a nice, wallet-friendly present by itself, especially if you're on a tight gift-giving budget, you can combine it with other similar items to create a unique, one-of-a-kind treat. Start with a decorative gift basket and fill it with the goodies for an aesthetically pleasing presentation. As an added bonus, pick a basket that the recipient can reuse to hold books, kitchen supplies, or any other item after the gifts are out of it.
Here are some baby rattle cookie cutter-inspired gift basket ideas to consider:
1. Sweet Treat Basket
Indulge the mom-to-be's penchant for sweet treats with a basket filled with baked goods. Start with the rattle-shaped cookie cutter so that the recipient can make her own sweets as well, and then add in a few pre-made snacks as well.
Some treat ideas include cellophane bags filled with themed candy pieces, such as pink of blue rock candy sticks, rattle-shaped chocolates or homemade cookies accented with pink or blue candies.If you know the baby's name, you can either make or hire a baker to design frosted cookies featuring it on the top.
2. Baking-Inspired Basket
Surprise a baker who has a little one at home or on the way with a basket featuring everything she needs to make her own sweets and treats. In addition to the rattle-shaped cookie cutter, include a baby bottle-inspired cutter, cookie baking mixes, frosting or icing kits, and toppings such as sprinkles and candies.
You can also create your own cookie mixes by layering mason jars with flour, baking soda, sugar, and other dry ingredients needed to make a specific recipe.