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The Great "Sprinkle" Debate

I have an announcement to make:

The Sprinkle Shower concept has gotten just the teensiest bit out of hand. 

As a woman in my late twenties early thirties and a mother to a sweet baby, I have quite a few friends who are happily announcing the impending arrival of their second (or third) baby. And while I am over the moon to celebrate them as they gracefully, stylishly and effortlessly bring a human being into this world, I am not so much into rounding up yet another costly baby gift seemingly just months after gifting them with first baby presents. 

Now, let be very clear, I love spoiling friends and family. Picking out new mama and newborn baby gifts are some of my absolute faves (I mean, is there anything sweeter than a teeny tiny newborn onesie?), but do we really need to take things so far with the whole Sprinkle thing? Must we really play the guess the melted candy bar in the diaper game again?

Just recently, a friend of mine received a beautiful invitation to a Sprinkle for a friend - and was shocked to see that the invitation included a full gift registry that included high ticket items like a Mama Roo and Pack 'n Play. She reached out to me, wondering what she should take as a gift, knowing others would shop off the registry and purchase larger items. I was, frankly, at a loss. I thought the sentiment behind gifting for a second baby was to give something small, sweet and useful - a burp cloth with the new babe's monogram, a large bundle of diapers, a Starbucks gift card for mom and dad, but it had never occurred to me that the mama-to-be might be sitting down to open gifts in front of a crowd at her second shower.

Never one to back down from a challenge, I got to work researching the perfect Sprinkle gift - one that was useful, celebrated the newest addition, held it's own among larger gifts and came in under $50. Sounds impossible, right? As it turns out, it actually was impossible to find. Luckily, I happen to know two of the best girls in the baby gifting business and had no shame begging them to help me find the perfect Sprinkle gifting option.

Kelly and Heather are the two boss moms who own Peekawhoo, the cutest online children's and monogramming boutique. Their studio happens to be around the corner from my abode and I popped over there to do a little digging into what makes the best baby gift. The girls behind Peekawho were sympathetic to my Sprinkle dilemma and were kind enough to let me create the perfect Sprinkle Set to gift a mama who is expecting her second babe! I was so honored and had playing in their shop and pulling together the perfect little gift bundle. 

After ransacking their shelves, I felt pretty confident that I had successfully assembled the cutest little bundle but I needed to test drive my Sprinkle Set on a preggo mama just to be sure.

The Perfect Sprinkle Gift

My sweet friend Kyle is expecting a little boy any moment and I had the Peekawho girls whip up a Sprinkle Set with her babe's monogram so that I could gift it to her - take a peek at the photo below, I think I nailed it!

The Perfect Sprinkle Gift

The Olive and Tate Sprinkle Set includes a personalized Angel Dear Lovey, a personalized 3 Marthas Bib and personalized 3 Martha's Burp Cloth - all for the perfect price point of $45. Of course, I made sure to curate a set for a boy or girl babe and even whipped up a gender neutral version as well! You guys, look how sweet his little monogram is!

The Perfect Sprinkle Gift

*go away baby fever!*

The Perfect Sprinkle Gift

The Perfect Sprinkle Gift

The Perfect Sprinkle Gift

And because I was having so much fun, Kelly and Heather let me put together a Shower Bundle as well! I just couldn't stop "shopping" so the Olive and Tate Baby Bundle had to happen! Complete with a Jellycat Bunny in cream, Little Giraffe cream Lovey and a personalized diaper cover for a boy baby or a personalized bloomer for a sweet baby girl, the set is just the sweetest, softest, dreamiest gift bundle for a new baby. The price point is super friendly at $85 and includes personalized details and comes perfectly bundled together in sweet wrapping.

You guys, someone please announce a pregnancy so that I can give you one of these gorgeous sets! And, because I know tons of ya'll will need to snap up these sweet little bundles, Peekawho is offering a discount code for all of you -

Use code OLIVEANDTATE to save 10% off of both sets! 

Many, many thanks to Peekawho for letting me play in your studio, supporting this post and ignoring the fact that I stood you up for coffee that one time. You two are the best!

Thanks for the pretty pics, Christa Rene Photography

Stephanie [Olive and Tate]
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  1. Oh my goshhhh all the heart eyes! I know it's totally "normal" to register for baby these days but every time my mom sees a baby shower invite with registries on it, she is just blown away. "What happened to the days when you only registered for weddings? Now people are registering for baby, graduation, etc." Shoot, I'm gonna be using all my sister's things she used for her babies! Nobody wants to buy a swing, floor mat, bouncy seat, high chair, etc etc etc

  2. I did register again. Due in 6 weeks with a boy I have a soon to be 3 year old girl. It's totally worth it to register because even if no one buys anything to registry completion coupons are hard to beat. And I need a double stroller now. I don't expect anyone to buy it. But if I'm going to spend 85 or even 45 on a gift why wouldn't I just buy something that the momma to be has said she needs? I southern I get the monogrammed love, I would put it on anything. Just saying....

  3. You had me at the monograms :) Personally I am not a fan of sprinkles or second registries either, they seem a little greedy even though I know mamas definitely do not intend for them to be that way at all. We received a gift similar the sprinkle set for R and I think its perfect!

  4. For my second, I just wanted diapers :) - I had everything else. I did need a double stroller but I ended up buying one off of a yard sale site for $75 and I'm glad I did because of course, my second doesn't like the stroller anymore than the first so I don't use it as much as I'd like. I used the lillebaby the most and now that he's almost 11 months, I really just carry him in the hopes that he walks soon :/

  5. While I wouldn't register "out loud" persay for baby #2 I do see the point of getting a discount of second items. Maybe I would create a registry after the sprinkle to capitalize on those. The whol purpose of a sprinkle is to shower the new baby with love -- not presents! That being said a small gift, such as your bundle, is perfect (and helpful!)

  6. Kyle looks adorable! I am so jealous of the monogram set. I will definitely have to pick these up one day because they are everything a southern mama needs :)

  7. I've been looking for some monogrammed bibs, and love these! Did you do the light blue gingham trim with navy thread? Looks like it from the picture, but I wanted to double check before ordering.

  8. I'm already a little weirded out by how expensive first baby registries have gotten. Registries for a 2nd or 3rd are just downright rude. Your cute bundle is exactly what a sprinkle should be for: things you wouldn't still have from your first.

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