Handmade gifts are always well received by moms-to-be at baby showers but who has the time to actually make something these days? If you do, kudos to you. If you don’t, you can do a little online searching to find just the right handmade gifts for the expectant mom in your life. While there are many Etsy designers out there that sell handmade baby gifts, not many of them truly benefit those in need. This is where Haiti Babi excels.
Haiti Babi was created to keep kids out of orphanages and with their parents. “Our goal is to empower moms in Haiti by offering them fair-wage jobs creating baby blankets for moms around the world. Haiti Babi gives moms a hand up, not a hand out. By working at Haiti Babi, a Haitian mom earns a paycheck but also builds her self-esteem and is a shining example to her children that they can break the cycle of poverty. The determination of our moms is truly our inspiration.” You can read the entire inspirational story of how Haiti Babi was created and learn about the moms here: www.haitibabi.org/about.
I am completely blown away with how luxurious and beautiful my Haiti Babi handmade blanket is. I was not expecting to receive such a thick, well-made baby blanket. My Taupe/Coral baby blanket measure 32×32 inches which is a great size for little ones.
The Signature Haiti Babi blanket ($72) is a baby blanket with meaning. It is fairly traded, 100% cotton, machine washable, and super soft. These blankets make great gifts for expectant mothers and fathers or even make great first birthday gifts. I can’t wait to wrap baby Kendal up in this blanket when she arrives.
Haiti Babi also offers adorable handmade baby hats for $23. This is a great option if you’re looking for a little less expensive gift but still want to give a gift with meaning.