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Weddings are a big deal. You want to show your love and excitement for the bride with the perfect wedding shower gift, but where do you start? Check out these tips that we’ve assembled to help guide the perfect gift decision process for the bride-to-be.

How Much to Spend

This partly depends on your relationship with the bride and your own financial situation, but generally speaking, if you stick in the $20-$80 range, you should be just fine.

How Many Gifts

Many people wonder if they need to give a shower gift and a wedding gift at the actual wedding. Proper etiquette says, yes! If you’re attending both, then it’s appropriate to give a gift at both. If you’re tight on money, then buy 2 smaller gifts at the lower end of the price range. You don’t need to go wild. If you aren’t able to attend one of the events, then it’s up to you if you want to send a gift.

Go with a Theme

One great idea is to go with a theme. Some wedding showers have themes, like food or the home. This is usually a hint at what the bride may need, so stick to the theme. You could consider a kitchen item from the registry or a home decor item for the above themes. You could also create a theme all your own. You could chip into a group gift that has a theme or create your own between your shower gift and the wedding gift. For example, you could go with a theme like baking, Asian cuisine, movie night at home, etc. This shows that you put some thought into the gift.

Keep It Appropriate

When choosing gifts for bridal showers, make sure it’s appropriate for the audience. You don’t want to give some risque lingerie if the shower includes the bride’s family or children. If it’s a shower with just friends, then it may be okay to give some fun lingerie.

The Perfect Gift

For the perfect bridal shower giftsthere are several ways to score big. You could give something handmade, sentimental, or personalized for the couple. You could also go with the wedding registry and ensure that you’re getting something the couple needs. Some commonly well-received gifts also include pampering items like spa certificates and lotions. The most important thing is that you give from the heart.


When It Comes to Summer Fashion, Don’t Forget Baby

It’s been a long, cold, drab winter and your baby’s been bundled up and hidden from the world. Now it’s time to take her out of that bundle and those heavy winter clothes and give her a chance to sport some fashionable girls boutique clothing for summer. We at Something Special by Sheila would like to tell you about many of the great fashions that are available for your baby this summer.

Summer Dresses

Grown-up women look beautiful in summer dresses, and baby girls in summer dresses are simply adorable. Summer dresses for babies are available in all the brilliant colors of summer. Shopping for baby summer dresses can be fun because your baby girl can pull off a lot of the looks you, yourself, might be reluctant to try!

Baby Swimwear

The summer sun feels great and gives you the opportunity to wear pretty, light summer clothing that can be fun, feel great, and look great. It’s very important to protect your baby from the harmful effects of the sun, and your baby can be protected but still look great. There are a lot of fun fashions for your baby that will make her the star of the kiddie pool this summer.


Baby sandals are cute. There’s no two ways about it (except that they come in pairs). Your little girl can blaze a baby trail of fashion this summer wearing a great pair of summer sandals. Even if she’s not walking yet, she’ll still look great wearing fashionable footwear.


Clothes for babies to sleep in can be quite cute, but the goal here is to keep your baby cool and sleeping calmly and peacefully. While she’s sleeping, she won’t know how cute she looks in her fashionable sleepwear, but you will.

Sun Protection

Summer fashion is fun, but your baby’s delicate skin must be protected from the harmful effects of the sun. But fear not, baby fashionistas; cool sunglasses and protective summer baby headwear is available for you—just as it is for your mom.

Cute Extras

A fun thing about shopping for fashionable baby clothing is that boutiques also have fun toys and other baby items available to add to your happy day of shopping with your baby.

Look for great summer girls boutique clothing for your baby from brands such as Cachcach, Ruffle Butts, and Mudpie. Get yourself and your baby out there in the blue sky and warm sun and dazzle them with your great taste in clothing. It’s going to be a great summer of fashion for you and your baby!