The sweetest baby gift

My mother-in-law recently gave me the sweetest littlest baby gift ever - a coat and a bonnet she had handmade for Stu when he was a newborn!
Despite being over 40 years old, they are in immaculate condition. It's hard to imagine Stu, my tall, big, handsome husband ever being small enough to fit into these. Hehe. But then I was presented with photographic evidence:
I cannot wait to dress my baby up in Stu's old bonnet and coat. I am beyond amazed and so touched I cried happy tears. What was the BEST baby gift you received?

51 Responses to The sweetest baby gift

island-shii said...

Wow, that's so special. Haha, Stu looked adorable.
Le sigh, I can't wait to start my own family so I can treasure baby clothes like that :)

Anouka K said...

It is so cute and with a history to it! What a lovely gift.

LUXESSED

cquek said...

so special. so beautiful

Susannah said...

Wow your mother in law is so clever to make that herself. My grandmother gave me a blanket with my son's name, birthdate and a teddy ebmroidered on it.

paisleysummer said...

So great to still have those! x

Sam said...

Aww this is the sweetest gesture, Love that the clothes have sentimental value.

Briseidy said...

this is so sweet!
my husband just gave our son a stuffed animal (a seal) that was his when he was little and now it's Lucas' favourite toy!

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

That's such a sweet gift from your mother-in-law. :)

Ann said...

You're a lucky woman
you have such a sweet and caring mother-in-law. And the coat and bonnet looks so cute.

Always Maylee said...

Oh my gosh, this is so cute and precious!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

That's amazing.

I also kept a few of my children's baby clothing for my grandchildren in the future.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww the knit stuff was always my favorite too.

OtherMix said...

Handmade is always the best! It's adorable!

Martin said...

OMG that is so cute!! O I gotta have it for my best friend. Her baby Alma is just a few weeks old :)

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Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh how cute! That is the sweetest gift ever :)

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Kim Alston said...

that is the cutest little outfit. a family friend made a bonnet and outfit for me when i was a baby. it was for my christening. i still have the bonnet. definitely something to be cherished and saved.
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rooth said...

How utterly and completely sweet

greenthumb said...

What a lovely gift, my mum gave me a couple of nighties she had hand made for me.

Feronia said...

How lovely :) A real family heirloom.

burntfeather said...

definitely something to treasure :)

honey my heart said...

this is just the sweetest gift! really love how it can be passed down.

Andrea_TheKitchenLioness said...

What a precious gift to receive and to treasure! All the pictures are just wonderful!

Fictitious Fashion said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwiee.. choo choo cute :D She's a doll :)

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Jane said...

this is amazing! so very sweet!

Gillian said...

That's lovely. It's nice that she kept it all these years and even nicer that she passed it on to you. x

Latrina said...

Oh my. I got chills just thinking about how amazing it would be for your little baby to wear the exact outfit their daddy wore years and years ago. Wow! So precious. :)

Susie said...

Awww...this is so cute! Its def the sweetest baby gift. She looks so cute.

maria said...

what a precious gift...the meaning behind it is something so special and it's a gorgeous outfit to boot!

Gracie said...

Oh your mother is law is so sweet! It is such a thoughtful gift and I bet your baby will look just as cute :)

I hope I get something similar when I have kids.

Jessica said...

That is such an amazing gift. Very beautiful.

Tracy

Sonia De Macedo said...

I've never had a baby so nothing so far LOL but I do know my mum has kept a few little dresses that were mine when I was a tot and I presume she would do the same hehehe!

SDMxx
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Christina Chen said...

What a special gift!! The bonnet and sweater are still in such great condition. I love gifts like that... they are truly priceless and carry such sentimental meaning :) Your baby is going to look so beautiful! You guys must be getting so excited to meet the baby soon!

Christy
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Ali of Dressing Ken said...

Oh my this is toooo cute! And what a wonderful keepsake. So nice to hear such heart warming stories when there is so much misery in the world.

Ali of

Dressing Ken

Jemma said...

This is such a special gift-handmade with love and given with all of that love to you and baby dear.

My Mother gave each of my 4 children hand quilted baby blankets-I still have them! Best gift ever-
Jemma

Sakuranko said...

Oh really lovely and cute gift sweetie!
Many blesses for you and your baby.

Tat said...

Oh, that is just so cute, what an amazing gift!

Sam said...

Thanks for your wonderful comment!

My Garden Diaries said...

That is fantastic!!! How absolutely awesome is that coat and bonnet! Your mother-in-law is so very talented! Brought a tear to my eye too as I think of all my little beans growing so fast! Enjoy every second!!

Stephanie Lula said...

This is overly extremely precious! So much love went into that knit wear and it was given you, and it belonged to your husband! :)

Winnie said...

This is absolutely adorable, what a gorgeous gift!

Debie Grace said...

That is really sweet of her! <3

Genevive said...

oh my that is so precious Trishie! Im thinking, I when I have another baby, I must keep something that I can also pass to my grand children! Love love this ...

Amy said...

Oh my goodness! These are the cutest thing for sure! And your hubby's baby picture is just as precious. I can't wait to see your baby with these lovely coat and bonnet on! :)

Shirley Tay said...

Handmade from mom-in-law? That's indeed the sweetest gift! U're so blessed to have such a thoughtful in-law, Trishie!

aliceinbo said...

It's really sweet! Love this!
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Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

Awww, this is the sweetest gift! I'm so nostalgic so I know I'd love something like this. You should try to recreate the baby photo of your husband with your baby :)

Midnight Cowgirl said...

What a wonderful gift!

Catherine said...

These are so precious Trishie and how sweet of Stu's mother to have kept them for all this time. What a wonderful moment it will be to dress your little one in them too:) xx

MaysaAndSunshine said...

That is so precious and holds a very sentimental value for years to come. Hope your pregnancy has treated you well.

Diva In Me said...

Happy tears are great! Which shows that it means so much to you. I'm a very sentimental person so anything out of the ordinary which I received from my love ones, it will mean so much to me.

P.S. You'll be wearing normal clothes in no time! I'm excited to see your baby actually =)