A baby album is one of those gifts that will never pose the question, "What is this for?"
Not only will mom know exactly what to do with it, but a baby photo album is a baby gift she will likely use. At the baby shower for my first daughter, my sister in law presented me with a scrap-book style baby photo album with cut-outs of the letters to form her name, "Kaibre", on the front. That really set it apart from a blank baby book and when she gets older I know she will really feel a sense of it being her special book and she will want to look at it over and over.
There are a few styles to choose from when choosing a baby album. The large standard size that you are probably thinking of is just one of many options. A baby brag book is a smaller more portable sized photo album, easy to take to grandma's to show off that beautiful new baby.
Another great baby gift idea you'll want to take note of, is the uniquely styled accordion book photo album. The accordion album folds small and flat or extends to become a beautiful display piece on a shelf or mantle. An accordion album displays well at home or would be perfect for taking to the office for any back-to-work new mom - or new dad! If you are crafty you can also make this unique baby album. These instructions are not specifically for a baby theme, but the method is the same.
A journal album is a good mix between a baby record book, and a photos only baby photo album. Journal albums have spaces for photos as well as writing space to the side for the parents to custom write about the place or event. Journals are wonderful keepsakes and the addition of photos makes this style album even better.
As long as there are moms and babies there will be baby photos and proud new moms. Baby albums are great baby gift ideas, and you can make them even more unique with personalization.
I've recently visited The Baby Scrapbook Place, a website dedicated to creating baby memory books. It's a place to come together, share ideas and encourage one another to remember those Tiny Toes Forever.
If you need ideas for a baby scrapbook or album you should definitely check them out.