Unless you’ve never had children for yourself, shopping for baby shower gifts is like a walk in the park. The best baby shower gifts are usually the ones with the most practical uses, especially for new parents. Luckily, it doesn’t take a scientist to choose an ideal baby shower gift. Whether you know anything about babies or not, Los Angeles is home to some of the best places to shop for baby shower gifts.
11677 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 116
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Children’s Wonderland is an absolute haven for first-time baby shower gift shoppers. Featuring dozens of brands from A to Z, this wonderland of a store has everything you need from books for new parents to baby travel gear and other baby essentials. The products are great but the customer service here is even better. The staff is super friendly and can help you choose the perfect gift to fit your budget.
Mia and the Dragonfly Baby Boutique
1005 N. Cordova St.
Burbank, CA 91505
Before Mia and the Dragonfly came along, Burbank was severely lacking in baby boutique stores. Now it’s the best place to shop for young moms on a budget with an eclectic taste. If Mia and the Dragonfly doesn’t have what you’re looking for, the store’s owner has been known to special order select items for people. The best part about this baby boutique is the monthly Ladies Night Out events featuring live music, an array of food trucks and deals or discounts at up to 30 participating stores at Magnolia Park.
10461 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary after half a million satisfied customers, Traveling Tikes is the best place to shop for high-quality strollers and baby car seats. This mom-and-pop shop offers a variety of other baby-related products and has an awesome 60-day money back guarantee whether you shop online or off. Traveling Tikes features only the best of all your must-have baby essentials with every product evaluated before it ever hits the shelf.
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La La Ling
1810 N. Vermont Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
For the coolest baby on the block, La La Ling offers the latest in baby fashion you wish came in adult sizes too. Your baby shower gift will have everyone saying “ooh la la” and wondering where it came from. The items may be on the pricey side for some, but major finds can be found in the back room clearance area. Now carrying modern fashion for children up to 10 years old, LA’s Hotlist voted La La Ling as the best children’s boutique in 2012.
11710 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Practical baby shower gifts are a specialty at this mom-and-pop boutique shop. Described by some as an upscale Toys “R” Us, Jenny Bec’s offers so much more than the practical gifts you can buy for a mommy-to-be. Jenny Bec’s offers complimentary gift wrapping, gift basket assembly within 45 minutes as well as personal shopper programs and nursery design consultations.
Niki Payne is a freelance writer covering all things Entertainment in Los Angeles. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.