Best Places For Baby Shower Gifts In The South Bay

July 5, 2013 5:00 AM
A baby shower is always a happy event as the baby’s arrival draws nearer. Finding the perfect baby gift can be challenging when faced with an array of choices for new babies and their moms. Here are five South Bay specialty shops that can help you find that just-right baby shower gift.

Los Gatos Baby & Kids
12 N. Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
(408) 354-5454

If your heart is set on bringing a baby shower gift that is beautiful and of high quality, then Los Gatos Baby & Kids is for you. With a large selection of unique items that you likely will not see anywhere else, gifts from this shop will certainly impress. Baby and toddler clothing, baby gear and furniture decorate the store displays, and though the items are somewhat pricey, the quality of the products is superior.

Les Petits Cadeaux
415 University Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 853-9888

Not your typical baby gift shop, Les Petits Cadeaux is a family owned and operated baby boutique that prides itself on offering a huge selection of specialty gifts, accessories and collectibles for the little ones and their moms. Les Petits Cadeaux is a pleasure to shop in and is one of those hometown businesses you like to patronize and support for its selection of unique gifts and personal service not found in the big box stores. Visit the Les Petits Cadeaux website to browse the photo gallery for a sampling of products available at the shop.

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Kool Kids Couture
1366 Lincoln Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125
(408) 971-4101

This trendy children’s boutique in the downtown Willow Glen area is a cool place to shop for the distinctive baby shower gift you are after. Shopping fans like the unique, adorable kids clothing and welcoming service. Kool Kids carries a line of kids clothing, shoes, toys and accessories, and even has a small play area to keep your kids occupied while you browse and shop. That type of service makes shopping a lot more enjoyable.

Tiny Tots
138 Railway Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008
(408) 866-2925

Tiny Tots is motivated to provide the best mix of fresh and practical products for family health and safety. The Tiny Tots Baby Boutique is not only a place to shop, but also a community resource. Workshops, classes and special events geared to babies and their families are the focus here. There is always something happening. New to diapering? Tiny Tots is home to the original Diapering 101 class, which is conducted monthly. In-store events such as High Low Music & Movement Class, Working Mom’s Circle and Baby Boot Camp are on the store schedule. Tiny Tots offers diaper service in the Bay Area, which is a great gift option for new parents who opt for cloth diapers or plan to combine cloth with disposables. Gift cards are available for the perfect baby shower gift and as a Tiny Tots introduction for new moms. Visit the website to explore the Tiny Tots offerings.

Day One
Town and Country Village
855 El Camino Real, Suite 127
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 322-3291

Day One is something special. A welcoming home away from home for expectant and new families, Day One offers needed services beyond shopping. Day One provides support, education and products essential for new families, including breastfeeding classes, a variety of new family classes and chances for families to connect with their babies, advice for expectant dads plus a gift registry. Day One is also a place where you can find the best and safest products for baby in a comfortable setting, along with a knowledgeable staff to assist. Day One also offers gift cards that can be used for products, classes and services. Check the website for details on everything Day One offers.

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Melanie Graysmith is a writer, artist and educator based in San Francisco. She writes on adult education, art and lifestyle topics, and enjoys writing short stories and poetry. She is also a member of an independent filmmaking group. Her work can be found at