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acacongua


Jul 4, 2010, 7:48 AM
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My friends will soon deliver a baby boy and I would love suggestions of gifts that are perfect for climbers. Are there onesies with climbing logos or phrases?


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Maybe offering babysitting services so the couple can get an occaisional climb in would be the best gift. Or offering to be a "third person" at the crag with them so everyone can get some climbing done.
May not look as cute as clothes or toys but I bet it would be appreciated.


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Oh, I'll definitely do that but I'm sure they will stop climbing for an adjustment perio. So a little gift to welcome the future climber would be great.


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happiegrrl has stuff for sale at cafepress with climbing related logos. i think her stuff can be printed on baby items.

check out her stuff at climb addict.

oh and fwiw, this isn't a women's specific question, guys might have ben able to help too. not totally relevant to the ladies room.

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Mitchal made a little climbing wall for installation in a crib, complete with little climbing holds. Very cute, but, probably not very appreciated by the parents!


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I'll second macherry. there are printing services that would put pretty much anything you want


For example here:


http://designer.inktastic.com/...ike-Infant-Creeper.1

You can select any image from your own computer for printing on a onesie, anything climbing-related that you might come up with, from the parent's photos to RRGCC logo. :).

If you can get multiple people to chip in for a gift, and if the parents don't have it yet, getting a Sherpani backpack for a baby would be a sort of baby gift that any parent who plans to do a lot of hiking while carrying the baby would be super-happy about.

Seriously though, while I understand the sentiment behind wanting a climbing-themed gift, ANY gift is usually much appreciated. And a gift of time, whether it is baby-sitting, or a meal that the mother doesn't have to cook, are often overlooked, but are much more necessary than yeat another onesie, no matter how cute.


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Before you buy any baby climbing gear or outfits with 'future climber' type of stuff, I would be sure about parents' feelings about whether they want their child to become a climber. Personally I don't really plan on teaching my son to climb unless he asks.


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They do hope for that since they love climbing are freaking strong themselves. But they do accept that their new one may not like climbing.

Thanks for the tip on the printing services!


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I have baby climbing stuff in my shop too. I have a Climber in Training design which could work even if the little one doesn't end up as a climber but takes to climbing on furniture instead ;)

I also have a graphic "Rock Star" design which could be taken different ways but still be cute.

My shop: http://www.rockgrrl.com/...in/shop/rockgrrl.cgi


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The "Belayer/Baby Assistant" really is a great idea, and you could make it more special by creating a gift certificate which you could include in a card.

If it's not too late, and you have a week or so for back and forth, I'd be happy to create one for you(as a favor - I am not the best graphic artist, but I can do something that would look okay.) That is - So long as you aren't incredibly picky on the style, images you want on it and such, though of course I would ask the wording you'd like and a general idea.

It could be done as a JPEG file, emailed to you and you could print it at home or at the local print shop). Enclose it along with a pretty card or envelope.

As for items from my climbing t-shirt shop - I appreciate Ma's mention. Thanks! I went through and took a peak at what would be baby appropriate(or maybe just slightly not, depending on the parents take), and came up with these:

http://www.cafepress.com/climbaddict.199771525


http://www.cafepress.com/climbaddict.394423250


http://www.cafepress.com/climbaddict.458115552


This one is not yet in my shop - it's one I haven't gotten around to yet, but if you liked it, I could quickly add it(no pressure, of course. I will be adding it eventually anyway)



This one is usually in my Valentine's section, and not "shown" in the shop, but can be found here:
http://www.cafepress.com/climbaddict/2311011

It is available on the baby tees, onesies, bibs and such.


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I know this thread is an oldie, but it seems people do find it on searches(as I have stats for my website and at a few times a month a viewer or two comes from this thread).

So - Update!

I just wanted to post about a shop on Etsy where the seller makes very cute baby onsies as well as t-shirts and baby toys. It is Hill Country Designs at http://www.etsy.com/shop/hillcountrydesigns

I've attached an image of one which has a giant carabiner on the front - printed with batik method.


Also - the seller of this item belongs to the Etsy Climbers team, of which I am the team captain. Our website is here: http://www.etsyclimbers.org
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The littlest things really do mean more, and it doesn't take expensive or elaborate gifts and decorations to make a meaningful and moving gift, it is often the simplest ideas like the new one's initials or a monogram that will add all of the meaning to any gift.


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