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Top 10 Coolest Solar Gadgets for 2013

Today we are going to look at the top 10 coolest solar gadgets for 2013.

There are tons of great solar gadgets out there, but I have narrowed them down to the top 10 for you.

Here we go…

Number 10. Solar Powered Backup Battery and Charger for Portable devices by XTG Technology.

This is a great little device to use for charging your portable devices when you don’t have access to a wall outlet or any other power source. It looks just like a smart phone, and can easily fit in your pocket and no cause too many issues with making you look like a complete geek. It’s a portable battery and charger, you can use it to charge by solar power up to 50% or USB cable. It has a charging and capacity indicator on the back. It also features a mini USB charger cable and comes with 2 window suction cups so you can attach it to your windshield or window. It comes with a great price tag of only $29.99.

Number 9. Advanced Technology Solar Charge Backpack Bag

This product comes with a 2.2W portable flexible amorphous silicon solar panel. There is a USB port attached to the battery as well as the most popular connectors are also included. This solar backpack is ready to go when you are. With its soft flexible amorphous silicon panel and 5,200 mAh Lithium-ion polymer battery, you’ll have the power that you need when you need it. Amorphous silicon solar panels are the latest technology in solar energy products. They are not only more durable than the mono-crystalline silicon based solar panels, but also flexible and lightweight. This provides you with more energy collecting surface with lighter weight. The patented design of this solar charge backpack bag allows for the removal of the solar panel when not needed. We’ve included the highest capacity lithium-ion polymer battery offered by the manufacturer for this solar charge backpack bag. This ensures that you have the quickest charge with the most energy available. Charge almost any of your mobile devices with the included connectors. Mobile phones, PDAs, MP3 players, CD players, e-readers, almost anything that has a 5V USB or iPhone charge port can be re-energized with the power storage unit in this solar charge backpack bag. You’ll find this backpack bag comfortable to carry and lightweight, with an empty weight of only 2 1/2 lbs. The battery is a high energy, low loss – high efficiency lithium-ion polymer battery. Only brand name parts are used to ensure long lasting quality. You can even charge the battery with a standard A/C outlet if necessary so that you are always prepared with a fully charged auxiliary power supply for your mobile devices. This comes with a very affordable price tag of $179.99.

Number 8. Logitech Wireless Solar Powered Keyboard

The Logitech solar powered keyboard is a super slender 8mm offering that’s compatible with mobile devices such as tablets and phones via the powers of Bluetooth technology. There’s no need for a battery either and a full charge through the solar cell at the top will provide you around three months of battery life.

Number 7. Solar Kindle

The e-reader that created the trend and still sells by the bulk load has received the power of Mother Nature to power its e-ink. This device from Solar Focus doubles as a cover for the screen and has a solar panel inside the casing to lap up the sun discreetly. It can also be used to power a reading light and works with Kindle 4 and Touch versions.

Number 6. Woods Solar Powered Tent

A solar powered tent you say, well more-so a tent with solar powered LED lighting inside. The EZ tent has a range of solar powered LED lights strung inside, all of which are connected to a panel on its outside that charges the lights within 6 hours. This provides two to four hours of night time lighting, plenty of time to get up at night and go for a pee so.

Number 5. Goal Zero Sherpa 120 Kit

Laptop batteries are easily and quickly drained and this kit is the solution to that problem. The device runs at a high efficiency rate and can manage to charge a laptop battery to full charge within 5 hours. It can also be used with smart phones and manage to juice them up within 2-4 hours. It’s also surprisingly light at 6.5lbs, which considering it includes a panel, cables and power pack isn’t so bad. Once the pack is full it can hold 120Wh, enough to charge the average laptop twice or more.

Number 4. Petal solar light

This cute device is a plant shaped solar light that charges up during the day and then emits its brightness at night in the form of light. It’s a very stylish and cool alternative to decorative lighting and you don’t even have to water it – perfect for students.

Number 3. Self-Energy-Converting Sunglasses

What better place to have solar panels than on your sunglasses? These attractive (yes, I can barely say that with a straight face) solar-panel sunglasses imagined by eco-designers Hyun-Joong Kim and Kwang-Seok Jeong feature dye solar cells. The designers describe the dye solar cells as “cheap organic dye [used with] nano technology providing cheap but high energy efficiency.” A small power jack at the back of the frames allows you to use the collected energy to charge small gadgets such as phones and MP3 players.

Number 2. Soulra Solar Boom Box

Need a way to carry your tunes into the great outdoors? Eton’s stylish Soulra XL Solar-Powered iPod/iPhone boom box features a flip-out solar panel. With a maximum output of 230mA, the panel allows you to charge your iPod or iPhone while listening to music through the speakers. If you’re not outside, that’s no problem: The unit also has a lithium ion battery pack for indoor listening.

Number 1. Husqvarna Hybrid Lawnmower

The Husqvarna Hybrid Lawnmower is like a Roomba for your lawn. Not only does it mow the lawn all by itself, but it’s also partly powered by the sun. The $3000 machine, which uses its solar panel to extend its battery life on appropriately sunny days, offers an LCD settings panel, a timer, an anti-theft alarm, and a PIN-code lock. This lawn buddy also provides remote texting (if something disturbs the operation, it will send your phone a text message to notify you) and automatic charging: Similar to a Roomba, when it senses its battery is low, it will return to its charging station on its own.

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This article was written by Philippe Allaire. Lately Philippe has been fascinated with alternative energy, and the many ways we can use it. Many of the items listed on this page may be found at www.greenieproducts.com.

Top 10 Nice Ways To Treat Your Mother To A Nice Present

We all know our mothers deserve a treat, but flowers and chocolates as Mother’s Day gifts are just so predictable. So why not go out of your way to make this year’s Mother’s Day a bit more interesting? There are plenty of things you can buy or do that are just a little out of the ordinary which can make your mum’s day more special and show that you’ve put some real thought into it. Here are just a few suggestions to get you started.

Experience days

These are an increasingly popular choice and there are lots of different options on offer. Treat your mum to a spa day or a manicure, or if she’s the adventurous type send her on a hot air balloon flight or make your dad green with envy by booking her a day driving a Ferrari or other racy sports car.

Breakfast in bed

This is a simple but always popular choice, it’s nice if the kids do it themselves but Dad might need to supervise if younger children are involved. You can make it a bit special with a touch of added luxury; try some smoked salmon with scrambled eggs on a toasted muffin. Alternatively crusty fresh bread with English marmalade and maybe a glass of bucks fizz to add the finishing touch.

Meals out

You might need to book ahead for this one but it’s always nice to save your mother the chore of having to cook the Sunday lunch on her special day. Whether you opt for dinner at a smart restaurant, lunch at a country pub or fish and chips on a breezy sea front, food that someone else has prepared always tastes better.

Bake a cake

If you’re handy in the kitchen then make your mum a cake. A marzipan-covered Simnel cake is ideal for traditionalists or a simple sponge if your spatula skills are a bit rusty. Culinary wizards will want to go mad with the icing bag and write mum’s name in the top. Don’t worry if it doesn’t come out quite right – at least you had a go!

Personalised gifts

It’s always nice to give something a bit different. Get your mum something with her name on it or that features a family portrait and it will be treasured long after the flowers have wilted and the chocolates have been eaten. There are loads of choices to buy from mugs and aprons to cute teddy bears. Remember to allow time for delivery though if you’re ordering online.

Albums and scrapbooks

For something really personal and special why not put together an album using some family photographs? Or if you’re a creative type you could assemble a scrapbook using photos and maybe some mementoes from a recent outing or holiday – tickets, brochure and newspaper clippings, the only limit here is your imagination.

Framed pictures

If you’re not quite up to the challenge of scrapbooking something you can do is to pop a favourite photo into a nice frame. If you don’t know what to choose get a big frame and put together a montage of smaller snaps, you could have various members of the family and pets arranged around a central picture of your mum for example.

 Book a weekend away

Whisk her off her feet and take her off somewhere for the weekend. Whether it’s a quiet hotel in the country or a bustling city break, take her somewhere she’ll be pampered and waited on. You might have to send your dad too!

Jewellery

We know diamonds are a girl’s best friend but even if your budget won’t stretch that far jewellery still makes an ideal Mother’s Day gift. Look for local designers offering different and quirky styles or bold signature pieces. Even if you’re budget is tight, costume jewellery can offer an interesting gift. Buy a simple pendant and have it engraved with a personal message for example.

Flowers and chocolates

Okay, I know what I said at the start, but sometimes predictability is just what you need. Put a bit of thought into the buying though, make sure you get her favourite blooms and perhaps add a special message. If you’re buying chocolate get something you know your mum likes and tell the rest of the family to keep their hands off!

Send Valentine’s Day Flowers 2013

Surprise your “Honey Bee” by sending her flowers on Valentine’s Day. Red roses are the traditional flowers of choice for Valentine’s Day; nothing says “I love you” more than a dozen roses. You are not just limited to just roses when it comes to picking the perfect valentine bouquet, let your loved one know that it’s heavenly to be with them by giving a gift of white lilies; or a bright bunch of gerberas to show pure love.
To help you to find your loved one a beautiful Valentine’s Day bouquet with a difference, the Gift Arena Guru has scoured the internet to find you the best deals from top online retailers. Most retailers/florists are offering to take delivery up until 11am on February 14.

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Six Red Roses and Teddy

Six Red Roses and Teddy

£22.99 from Buyagift.co.uk
Sweetheart Flowers

Sweetheart Flowers

£54.90 from iflorist
Adoration Flowers

Adoration Flowers

£64.90 from iflorist
Affinity Flowers

Affinity Flowers

£89.90 from iflorist
Valentines Cupid Flowers

Valentines Cupid Flowers

£29.90 from iflorist
Valentines Flowers

Valentines Flowers

£22.90 from iflorist
Valentines Cupid & Chocs Flowers

Valentines Cupid & Chocs Flowers

£40.90 from iflorist
Valentines Cupid & Bubbly Flowers

Valentines Cupid & Bubbly Flowers

£44.90 from iflorist
Twelve Roses Flowers

Twelve Roses Flowers

£49.90 from iflorist
Passion Flowers

Passion Flowers

£49.90 from iflorist
Jme Pancake Shapers

Jme Pancake Shapers

£12.50 from John Lewis
Devotion Flowers

Devotion Flowers

£49.90 from iflorist
Romance Six Roses Flowers

Romance Six Roses Flowers

£34.90 from iflorist
Le Jour Se Leve

Le Jour Se Leve

£10.95 from The Hut
Valentine's Florist Choice Flowers

Valentine's Florist Choice Flowers

£34.90 from iflorist
Opulence Flowers

Opulence Flowers

£59.90 from iflorist
Valentine's Kiss Flowers

Valentine's Kiss Flowers

£22.90 from iflorist
I Love You! Flowers

I Love You! Flowers

£34.90 from iflorist
Valentina Flowers

Valentina Flowers

£44.90 from iflorist
All My Love Flowers

All My Love Flowers

£16.90 from iflorist
12 Roses, Balloon & Chocs Flowers

12 Roses, Balloon & Chocs Flowers

£19.90 from iflorist
12 Red Roses Flowers

12 Red Roses Flowers

£49.90 from iflorist
Be My Valentine Flowers

Be My Valentine Flowers

£29.90 from iflorist
Dozen Red Roses Flowers

Dozen Red Roses Flowers

£49.90 from iflorist
Hot Totty Flowers

Hot Totty Flowers

£54.90 from iflorist
Valentine's Twelve Roses Flowers

Valentine's Twelve Roses Flowers

£24.90 from iflorist
Be My Valentine & Chocs Flowers

Be My Valentine & Chocs Flowers

£35.90 from iflorist
Single Red Rose & Vase Flowers

Single Red Rose & Vase Flowers

£14.90 from iflorist
Be My Valentine & Bubbly Flowers

Be My Valentine & Bubbly Flowers

£39.90 from iflorist
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Top Games for Christmas 2012

The Toy Retailers Association released their annual predicted list of top toys for Christmas 2012 on October 31st 2012. This year’s list includes Games Top Toys for Christmas which is a selection of 8 games from top brands. This year’s top games list included Angry Birds Knock on Wood which is based the popular mobile app, Bop It! Smash which tests your reaction time, Fly Trap a fly flicking game for 2-4 children and LOGO guessing board game. Also included in the top games for Christmas 2012 list are Elefun Snackin Safari game, the guessing game Hedbandz, UNO Roboto and a new twist on the classic game of Twister called Twister Dance.

Top Games for Christmas 2012 List

 
 

Top Educational Toys for Christmas 2012

The Toys Retailers Association released their Dream Dozen Toys for Christmas 2012 again on October 31st 2012, it’s the most anticipated list retailers love and parents dreads. This year’s list includes for the first time Educational Top Toys for Christmas, which includes 8 selected educational toys from top brands. Tablets for children dominates this list with VTech InnoTab 2, Kurio 7 from Inspiration Works and from LeapFrog Toys we have the LeapPad 2 and the Leapster GS. Educational toys for toddlers represented in this list includes Toot-Toot Drivers Garage, VTech Gadget the Robot and First Steps Baby Walker and Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Dance & Play Puppy.

Educational Toys for Christmas List

The education toys for Christmas list consists of toys suited to toddlers through to preschool age and rangea from £20-£150 from well known online and High Street retailers.

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VTech InnoTab 2 Learning Tablet, Blue

VTech InnoTab 2 Learning Tablet, Blue

£84.99 from Tesco.com
VTech InnoTab 2 Learning Tablet, Pink

VTech InnoTab 2 Learning Tablet, Pink

£84.99 from Tesco.com
LeapFrog LeapPad 2 Explorer Green

LeapFrog LeapPad 2 Explorer Green

£90.00 from Hamleys
VTech Baby Toot-Toot Driver Garage

VTech Baby Toot-Toot Driver Garage

£39.99 from The Entertainer
LeapFrog LeapPad 2 Explorer Pink

LeapFrog LeapPad 2 Explorer Pink

£90.00 from Hamleys
VTech First Steps Baby Walker - Pink

VTech First Steps Baby Walker - Pink

£25.00 from The Entertainer
VTech Gadget The Robot

VTech Gadget The Robot

£40.00 from Hamleys
VTech Toot-Toot Drivers Garage

VTech Toot-Toot Drivers Garage

£43.00 from Hamleys
VTech 1st Steps Baby Walker

VTech 1st Steps Baby Walker

£30.00 from Hamleys
LeapFrog LeapPad2 - Pink

LeapFrog LeapPad2 - Pink

£59.99 from The Entertainer
VTech First Steps Baby Walker - Pink

VTech First Steps Baby Walker - Pink

£18.00 from Tesco.com
LeapFrog LeapPad2 - Green

LeapFrog LeapPad2 - Green

£59.99 from The Entertainer
VTech First Steps Baby Walker

VTech First Steps Baby Walker

£30.00 from Hamleys
VTech Baby Toot-Toot Driver Garage

VTech Baby Toot-Toot Driver Garage

£38.00 from Tesco.com
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How To Select A Gourmet Gift Basket Retailer

Did you know that it is standard to send gourmet gift baskets for almost all occasions?  It’s true!  Beating out the good old bouquet of flowers and even just a simple card, gourmet gift baskets have the ability to be the ultimate gift by being personal, functional and of course, delicious.

A simple Google search of the words “gourmet gift baskets” will yield you 16,300,000 results.  Of course, we don’t expect you to go through each and every one, but we have some helpful tips that should help you determine how to select the company that you ultimately choose to go with.

Investigate

The first thing that we will mention is reputation.  While it used to be that many people would just go with whatever worked, which was generally a local vendor, the truth is that more people decide to take their search online for the perfect gourmet gift basket or even corporate gift baskets.

Some more prominent retailers have been in business for almost a century and can carry the same reputation and dedication to excellence that a newer online retailer has.  The truth is that the benefits of an online retailer outweigh those of a local merchant simply because of the diversity of the product and the ability to almost eliminate their overhead costs by operating strictly online.

Read The Reviews

People pride themselves on being smart shoppers so making sure that you do your homework is all part of the process.  Investigate other websites that might be able to provide reviews on the retailer that you’re looking at selecting.  Find out if there have been any problems in transit, or whether they disclose all of their upfront costs so that there are no surprises.

Another good way to determine whether or not a retailer is legitimate is the availability of their customer service.  A reputable dealer will be able to post all of their contact information somewhere on their website.  Most retailers have an address listed for their headquarters and some will even have a few retail stores in bigger cities.  For the most part, any retailer that offers a gourmet gift basket containing fresh produce will have locations close to you, so be sure to check.

Does the company offer several payment methods?  Beware a website that will only allow you to pay using Western Union, as this is almost certainly a scam.  Companies should be able to offer to take payments by credit card, debit card and even PayPal or electronic check.

At the payment page, always make sure that the website you are dealing with is secure.  You should see an “https” in your address bar and depending on your browser somewhere on the page you should be able to see a small lock icon indicating that the site is secure and that your information won’t go anywhere but to the company.

Getting A Great Deal

Do some price checking to make sure that you are getting the best deal.  Sign up for a websites newsletter as they frequently send specials to your inbox.  Visit many websites and look for discrepancies.  If three websites sell the same corporate gift basket for $40, but one website sells theirs for twice the price, you will know something is amiss.  Also be on the lookout for deals that look almost too good to be true because in most cases, they are.

Shopping online for gourmet gift baskets can be a fantastic experience, as this great gift is always a hit.  Remember, smart shoppers make sure to stay informed so do your homework and you will be golden.

 

Five Ideal Gifts for Your Favourite Travel Enthusiast

It can be difficult to know what to buy for those who love travelling so much that they never stay in one place for long.  Anything that you do buy them needs to be durable and lightweight so that it can be taken with them wherever they go, and bearing in mind that they like to travel light, it needs to serve some kind of function to make it worthwhile carrying.  Luckily there are some brilliant gifts out there to choose from.

Personalised Luggage Straps

Not only do luggage straps improve the security of your luggage, their bright and colourful design makes sure that your baggage is easy to spot on even the most crowded luggage carousel.  Add to the design the name of the luggage’s owner and there is no way that their bags could be mistaken for those belonging to anyone else.  Although not a big gift, they are a useful gift and something that a regular traveller will appreciate, plus at £14.99 they won’t break the budget either.

Passport Covers

Passports are not the most attractive pieces of documentation that you will ever have to carry, so anything that can bring them up to date and more attractive to look at is good.  People who travel overseas regularly tend to have passports that end up looking a little worse for wear as they are constantly getting banged about being taken in and out of their bags and pockets.  A passport cover will limit the damage and offer them some protection over the course of the life of the passport.  With designs ranging from world maps to floral prints there is something to suit everyone’s taste.

The Lonely Planet Travel Book

Covering everywhere from Algeria to Zimbabwe this travel book could be just what they need to decide on the location of the next globetrotting adventure.  A coffee table classic this book can be left on display during the times that they do spend at home, giving them the chance to select their next adventure at their leisure from just about everywhere in the world, plus they can even bookmark where they have been, sliding their own travellers notes in between the pages for future reference.  At around £20 it’s a decent gift for those with the spirit of adventure in their blood.

Travel Adapter

One of the essential items that any traveller needs is a travel adapter.  This handy little device will allow you to connect to the mains power supply in over 160 different countries; handy for when your GPS, mobile phone or lap top need recharging.  This is an essential item and only costs around £5 so would make the ideal stocking filler gift for those with a limited budget.  The main barrel of the object houses several different connective adapters that will allow you to connect your own device into one side whilst the different prongs on the other adapt to the changing power supply systems of foreign countries.

The Trace Me Luggage Tag

How annoying is it when you arrive at your destination only to find that your luggage has been sent on an exotic holiday of its own?  The Trace Me Luggage Tracker offers you the chance to keep a track of your luggage’s movements should you become separated.  For £12.99 you have the ability to register the numbers on the luggage tag with the main database so that no matter where in the world your luggage should end up, a simple scan of the tag will allow it to be returned to you safe and sound.  It’s lightweight, non-obtrusive and just perfect when wandering baggage is on your mind.

Whether it’s personalised gifts, tech help or just a new passport cover, these gifts are sure to be loved by the travellers in your life.

Top 10 Unique Gift Ideas For Him

Why go Unique?

Are you tired of hearing the generic grunt whenever a man opens a present and you ask him if he likes it? Would you like to get a little more of a reaction that the usual smile and emotionless “thank you?” Then that is why you should go for unique gift ideas for a man, whether it be his birthday or another special occasion.

While unique to you might mean anything that isn’t pants and socks, we put a little more imagination into our unique ideas. Check them out.

1. Food

Okay, so buying food isn’t the most original thing, but a man will love it if it’s some sort of homemade, chilli infused condiment, will he not?

2. Clothing

Another not-so-surprising element here, but why not go for eco-friendly clothing or something with a unique design instead of the usual safe choices of jeans and t-shirts?

3. Specialist Cosmetics

Although they will never admit to it en masse, men love cosmetics almost as much as women. Look for unique brands and products that will allow him to scrub up well and exfoliate to his hearts’ desire.

4. Flowers

Yes, flowers, for a guy. Men like flowers, too, and will probably be surprised and very happy to receive such a thoughtful and unique gift.

5. Cupcakes

Okay, so perhaps this is taking masculinity to a fine stretch, however a cupcake does not necessarily need to have pink sprinkles on it to be beautiful, he’s only going to eat it!

6. Balloons

Another one that might seem a little out of the ordinary for a man, but why not? Especially if it is of some sort of cartoon character or something that will make him laugh.

7. Something for Indoors

Men can be very house proud, so perhaps buying something to brighten up a fireplace will work wonders. What about a vase to put his flowers in?

8. A Journal

These are especially great if you can get them in either in bound leather, or covered with an eco-friendly material. A great thoughtful gift that any man would cherish.

9. Personalised Accessories

Rather than going for the safe options, get him something custom made. Cufflinks are coming into fashion once again, so perhaps something like that, or even an engraved pen?

10. A Holiday

Admittedly, you will need a fair amount of money to make this happen, however it would be worth it for the shock on his face. Just make sure you book a ticket for yourself, too.

 

Who gives charity gifts?

Giving a charity gift is definitely a worthwhile thing to do. There is a wide range of choice, from relatively small gifts like a goat or a pair of chickens, up to much larger gifts such as a sizeable donation towards a new health centre in a deprived country. This type of gift is a great way of helping people who are in less fortunate circumstances than us, while also making an unusual gift for our loved ones. But who gives charity gifts?

Clothes you no longer need?

In short, all sorts of people give charity gifts. This is because this sort of gift can take many forms so even donating a few old clothes to the charity shop on the high street can count as a gift to charity. We have all had occasion to donate clothes to charity, from the teenager giving away clothes they no longer wish to wear to the parent passing on clothes their youngest child has outgrown. All sorts of people do this as a matter of course, giving to the charities they feel deserve their support.

The Gift of Livestock

The same can be said of the more unusual charity gifts, such as animals. These are the sorts of gifts that involve equipping people in deprived countries with additional resources to help them develop. For example, if you were to give the gift of a pair of chickens to a family in a remote rural village, the chickens would provide them with eggs – a vital source of nutrition. Those chickens could also help the family start a business; if the chickens then bred, they would produce more eggs and meat as well, both of which could be sold and help to lift the family out of poverty. These kinds of gifts make a great project for children at school, since it helps them to learn about the wider world around them. If you keep chickens at home, you might want to give chickens to someone in need, knowing that you will share a link.

This shows just what a relatively small charity gift can do, and so it is encouraging that so many people are taking up the option and considering it in the place of more traditional gifts. The kind of people who give charity gifts such as this could be parents looking to teach their children that it’s nice to do things for other people, people who want to give something back – anyone, really.

That’s one of the very best things about charity gifts. Essentially anyone is able to give them, and all sorts of people do. It’s quite hard to categorise the kind of people who give charity gifts because they are so diverse. However, perhaps we can identify one thing that they all have in common: they all want to help other people, and they all care about taking action to do that. So with this in mind, why not consider giving a charity gift of your own sometime soon?

Guest post from Adam Croft on behalf of World Vision Must Have Gifts where you can buy charity gifts online and learn about the different people and projecs they will help.

Top 5 Baby Shower Gifts

An exciting time for an expecting mom is her baby shower. This is a time when family and friends come together to celebrate the upcoming birth of a baby boy or girl. The expecting mom holds her breath in hopes of obtaining some the staples she will need for her baby as well as cute outfits and a good supply of diapers and wipes. Ease the worry of a mom-to-be’s mind by making sure that the next baby shower you attend, you buy one of these top five baby shower gifts.

1.    Diapers & Wipes

Honestly, you cannot go wrong by purchasing these two must-have baby items. Even if she has a closet full of diapers and wipes, she will gladly accept more simply because you can never have too many. Babies need constant care, which involves many diaper changings, feedings and baths, so the amount of diapers that will be used is huge. Typically, most expecting moms expect to receive a lot of newborn diaper sizes, so if you’d like to really help her, do so by purchasing diapers that will fit the baby in a couple of months.

2.    Traveling System

This is a big ticket item, so it is often suggested that such items are purchased as a group. Get in touch with others who will be attending the baby shower to see if they would be interested in participating. Chances are they will because a traveling system, which includes a stroller and car seat, is definitely a must-have for any new mom. Be sure to pack the traveling system with a lot of goodies, like pacifiers, play keys, bibs, hats, socks, etc.

3.    Baby Monitor

An essential item for a mom-to-be is a baby monitor. Everybody knows that with a newborn, sleep is definitely something that will be interrupted, but you can at least put the mom’s mind at ease with a baby monitor. With this device, she can monitor her baby’s sounds in another room so that other things can get done, like housework or a quick nap.

4.    Bouncy Seat

Even though the mom-to-be will want to hold her precious bundle of joy 24/7, there will be times that she just absolutely can’t. A bouncy seat comes in handy during these times and its primary purpose is to hold the baby. Certain models have a battery operated swing or vibration melody and some just bounce, which is still plenty of entertainment for an infant.

5.    Gift cards

If you are completely unsure what to get, then go ahead and gift a gift card. The mom-to-be will seriously appreciate it because it’ll allow her to purchase items that she will need that she didn’t receive at the baby shower. It could also help in other ways once the baby is born, like paying for a meal or even a bill.

No matter what kind of gift you decide to present, she will be absolutely appreciative of your thoughtfulness. The most important thing to remember is that during this time for the mom-to-be, it can be stressful. Help ease her worries by getting one of these top baby shower gifts and showing her support and love.