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New Poppy & Mimi Gifts

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

From the day we surprised my parents with the news that they were going to be grandparents, they have been spoiling both Dan and Me and the baby. My parents have always been a huge source of support and friendship in my life, and when I got pregnant it was no different. I don't think you truly appreciate your parents until you become one, so as I was preparing to welcome our little girl into the world, I wanted to do something to thank my parents for everything they had done for us, especially during my pregnancy. Being Etsy obsessed like I am lately, I headed there first. I had an idea of what I wanted but wasn't sure what was available, or if what I was just creating in my head was never to actually be found. Much to my delight, I found the perfect gift for each of them.

I wanted something with their new granddaughter's name on it, and also with the name they will be called. I have called my dad Poppy for years, so it was quickly decided that that's what his grandkids will call him. Figuring out what to call my mom took a little more work. After thinking on it for a while, finding this pin, and talking to her, we decided on Mimi. So I decided to incorporate their names into the gifts as well, and here's what we came up with.

I designed my Mom's gift with Blue Eyed Jewels where I was able to choose what name (or names) I wanted hand  stamped in the pendant necklace along with which birthstones or beads I wanted added to it. Sherrie was awesome to work with, and just an hour after I placed the order I got the shipping notification. Talk about speedy service!

For my Dad's gift I knew I wanted something similar to my Mom's, but obviously not a necklace. I decided on a hand stamped bangle, since I had gotten him bangle gifts in the past that he loved. So when I came across faeriekissage Studio, I knew I had found what I was looking for. In order to make it less feminine, I had the message stamped on the inside and the outside just a hammered look. The message I went with was "Best Poppy Ever - Harper Robin". He loves it and has yet to take it off!

Since no one besides Dan and I knew the name we had chosen until she was born, it was fun to be able to design gifts for my parents with their new granddaughter's name incorporated in it. I know they will be the best Mimi and Poppy! Did you create any new grandparent gifts when you had a baby? I'd love to hear what other fun ideas people came up with for new gifts!


  1. What precious gifts! My mom is Mimi to her grandkids too! <3

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