As we all know, new moms get an average of 16,247 receiving blankets for their first child. So why are we still compelled to continue to give them? For me, it’s sort of a sick competitive streak – I want to be the giver of THE blanket, the one she loves best of all.
A sure contender for the title are the luxurious cotton knit Zodiac Baby Blankets designed by Susan Lazar and available at Sparkability. They come in your choice of beautifully muted contrasting colors, each one featuring–what else–the baby’s astrological sign. It’s a sophisticated twist on the classic personalized blankie gift. One tip: Wait until the actual delivery to pick out the blanket. You’d hate to give an Aquarius blanket to a Capricorn who decided to make an early appearance. –Liz


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