There’s just something about shopping for a new baby that makes us feel all mushy inside. Maybe it’s that everything is so teeny tiny. Maybe it’s the calm, pale color palette. Or maybe it’s the way baby blankets are so soft we just want to drop everything and cuddle. Shopping for a baby shower gift can be a sweet experience, especially when you make your way to one of these four local shops.

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Dawn Price Baby
Stocked wall-to-wall with all of the softly colored softly textured and newborn sweet things you could imagine, Dawn Price Baby is a baby boutique with gifts for every age from babyhood through toddlerhood. And with four sweetly decorated shops around the DMV, there is sure to be one nearby you.

The. Perfect. Gift. While you’re there, check out the Piero Liventi baby rattle socks for something a little different than the typical baby bootie.

Georgetown, Merrifield, Reston, Capitol Hill
Online: dawnpricebaby.com

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Wake Up Little Suzie
The beauty of walking into Wake Up Little Suzie for a baby shower gift is that you can choose from an assortment of sweet baby things or buy something just for mommy-to-be. This locally owned shop is stocked wall-to-wall with quirky gifts for just about anyone. From locally inspired items to artisan made jewelry, you may go in for a shower gift and come out with more.

The. Perfect. Gift. Every baby needs a Jellycat lovie and a box of Trumpette socks and you’ll find both here. Or browse their collection of unique jewelry and find something to make mama feel special.

3409 Connecticut Ave., NW
online: wakeuplittlesuzie.com

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Everly & Monet
What could be more perfect than buying a gift for a mom-to-be from a local mom? Owned by Dana, a D.C.-based mom of three, Everly & Money takes a design approach to all things baby.

The. Perfect. Gift. While her main focus is décor, furniture, and bedding, she also creates stunning pre-packaged gift boxes that usually include a soft stuffed animal and all sorts of itty bitty clothing, beautifully wrapped. Who wouldn’t want to open one of these?

4912 A Del Ray Ave. (Bethesda, Md)
Online: everlyandmonet.com

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Kinder Haus Toys
Baby toys are definitely one of the most fun things to buy for a newborn (second only to impossibly small booties). And small, local shops like Kinder Haus Toys make it even more fun. This sweet toy store is full of great, classic toys for all ages and sweet baby gifts. A great selection of clothes and books encourage lots of browsing and free gift-wrap gets you on your way all set to go.

The. Perfect. Gift. For a great, local-themed gift, check out the new book, “Call Me Madam President.”

1220 N Fillmore St. Arlington
Online: kinderhaus.com

 

What are your favorite places to shop for baby shower gifts? Tell us in the comments.

–Tricia Mirchandani