What is a layette? Most people know that it has something to do with babies, but even some parents aren’t sure what one is. A layette refers to newborn supplies, from complete outfits to bibs, bath accessories and more. Seems a lot less daunting now, doesn’t it?
A good place to start is with a nice, fluffy blanket. Every newborn will be wrapped up in a blanket at some point, so why not make it a cute one? This (1) Trend Lab Sweet Safari velour receiving blanket for boys or this (2) Starting Out plush leopard blanket for girls makes a perfect gift for the parents-to-be. Or if you are looking for something a little less gender-specific, try this (3) Starting Out plush toile reversible blanket in black and white toile on one side and black fleece on the other side.
A great gift for expecting parents is a set of coordinating clothing or accessories. These (4) 10-piece gift sets from Trend Lab come in pink or blue and are packaged in a matching mini-tote bag. The (5) Carter’s 4-piece duck-motif layette set, (6) Carter’s 4-piece duck set or (7) Starting Out duck gown 2-Pack all make a great gender-neutral gift. Of course, you can put together your own set by choosing your favorites from our large selection of bibs, blankets, towels, sleepwear, diaper bags or crib shoes.
Once you know what a layette is, the possibilities are endless. Check out our layette section on Dillards.com for more ideas.
What is your favorite gift to give an expecting couple? Or, if you have children, what was your favorite gift to receive? Tell us about it in the comments.
It’s here — the time of the year when people gather around for holiday photos. Whether a portrait done by a professional photographer or a candid snapshot of the kids opening gifts on Christmas morning, we love capturing our special holiday moments.
Here are some great ideas to dress the kids for those photo opportunities:
- Matching Sibling Outfits: For girls, this Copper Key Family Sweater & Leggings Set features a red knit babydoll sweater with a Fair Isle pattern and black leggings (also available from Copper Key for older girls size 7-16); and for boys, its counterpart in Class Club featuring a Fair Isle sweater vest, shirt and pants set (the Class Club vest is available in the 8-20 size). For babies this coordinating set is from Starting Out and includes a boys newborn sweater set , boys infant sweater set and the Starting Out girls newborn sweater & leggings set, and girls infant sweater & leggings set.
- Christmas Sleepwear: These pajamas and gowns will give you great Christmas Eve or Christmas morning photos of the family. For girls this Laura Dare Holiday Plaid gown (sizes 12 months-7) or Laura Dare Holiday Plaid pajamas (size 2T-14). For boys, these Class Club Holiday Plaid pajama pants in sizes 2-20. For newborn girls, try this Ralph Lauren Childrenswear Newborn Buffalo Plaid footed coverall (3-9 months) or for girls or boys this Laura Dare Infant Holiday Plaid coverall (3-24 months).
Shop our selection of holiday gifts for children.