Love List: Our Favorite Shower Gifts

Leave a comment with the items on your "Graco Love List" to win this Pack 'n Play Playard with Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat!

Our last “Love List” in this week’s special series is about gifting – Michelle, from Marketing, is going to tell you about her favorite Graco products to give to new babies.  Also – this is the last day: leave a comment below sharing what Graco products make your own “Love List” and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a Graco Pack ‘n Play Playard with Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat (#1 on my personal “Love List!”)


Michelle Krilov, Associate Brand Manager, 9 months with Graco
Sending special valentine’s love to my fantastic family, friends, and colleagues that have supported me throughout the years!

My life is just starting to transition from wedding after wedding to the season of babies! Now, I have to say – I’m pretty excited about this (who doesn’t want more adorable babies to play with?!) – but baby showers can be overwhelming! Everyone wants to pick the perfect gift. Luckily, working for Graco has helped me learn what moms need and will get excited about. Here are my top picks; let me take the guesswork out of it for you, too!


  1. Graco Pack ‘n Play with Reversible Napper & Changer:  Graco has a TON of great pack ‘n play options, but I think this one is the perfect shower gift. It has a really comfy napping area for baby, that flips (yes, flips!) over to become an easy-to-clean changing table. As baby grows, it converts to a bassinet and a playard.  It’s a perfect option for home or to take on the go. And, you definitely get extra cool points for the flipping feature!
  2. Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System: This is the ultimate shower gift and a great option to go in on with friends. Moms often forget to register for a highchair, but they need one sooner than they think! This is the perfect choice so mom isn’t caught off guard without one. I love this chair because it converts into 4 seating options: infant highchair, highchair, toddler booster, and youth chair. You can also use it with 2 kids at once! It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving for years to come. Not to mention it’s super comfy and easy to clean (trust us, a must for mom!)
  3. Graco SnugGlider Infant Car Seat Frame:  This is a gift I always get “WOWs!” on as parents & mamas-to-be are already familiar with the ease of the SnugRider, but often have no idea that Graco makes an in-home version that easily transports your resting baby, snug in her car seat, from car to swing.  As soon as I tell them what it does, they get it – because who wants to disturb a peaceful child??  This is also a great gift because it folds for easy transport – meaning you’ve got a go-anywhere swing for Grandma’s house or playdates with friends.
  4. Graco Zoo Crew Deluxe Health & Grooming Kit:  Everything you need for grooming all in one easy kit? Sign me up! I love this, because it really takes the guesswork out of what essentials you need keep baby healthy & happy. And, it’s FUN! Just check out the light-up alligator nail cilppers for example (do they come in my size?). My other favorites include the lizard medicine spoon, elephant aspirator, and hippo comb. It’s a great gift for any mom!

Thanks for sharing your favorites with us, Michelle – happy Valentine’s Week to you!

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33 Responses to “Love List: Our Favorite Shower Gifts”

  1. Monica February 17, 2012 at 6:05 pm #

    That Zoo Crew Deluxe grooming set is adorable! That is definitely on my list for the next baby shower I’m invited to – adorable + very much needed!

  2. Crystal Blair February 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    It’s a toss up between the Pack N Play and the MyRide 65. <3 both!!!

  3. Bree February 17, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

    The 4-in-1 Highchair & the Pack ‘n Play with the Reversible Napper & Changer look like such great updates to the older highchair & pack ‘n play models! I love how the 4-in-1 highchair would grow with a kiddo, and I love all the configurations of the Pack ‘n Play. They would both be wonderful gifts for a baby shower.

  4. Kelly February 17, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    We LOVE our Graco Nautilus! We kept Addison rear facing until she turned 3, then purchased this seat for her. She’s 3 1/2 now and has a lot of room left in the harness.

  5. Crystal Fillman February 17, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    By far our #1 baby love is the Pack-n-Play!! We’re getting ready to have our 3rd and it was the 1st thing I made sure to put on our registry since we still use the other 2 for trips with our older 2!

  6. Kelly February 17, 2012 at 6:15 pm #

    Oh and we’re currently pregnant with #2! Which is why I’m posting for a chance to win!

  7. Daniela N. February 17, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    my ride 65 and the and the graco nautilus!!!

  8. Erin February 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

    I love the Graco Pack ‘n Play Playyard w/ Cuddle Cove Rocking Seat! I love that it keeps everything neat in a small area. I just had baby #2 and this would save so much space!

  9. Heather February 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    I love the Zoo Crew Deluxe Grooming set for a shower gift!

  10. Teusdae Johnston February 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    on my love list is the pack and play playard the lovin hug infant swing and the 1 second ear themometer.
    they are all super convinient and easy to use.

  11. Trish February 17, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    The Pack N Play is definitely on my Love list. I have to travel quite a bit so this would be a godsend!

  12. Andy February 17, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    We choose gifts for new parents carefully. Usually choosing something that they wouldn’t think of themselves, or wouldn’t splurge on. We have given the nasal aspirator and ear thermometer – and the parents always appreciate them when they needed the item!

  13. Lindsay Williams February 17, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    I am a huge fan of GRACO products. I love the pack N’ play because this is where my twins spent the first 3.5 months of their lives sleeping:) One of the twins slept in the cuddle seat and the other slept on the mattress (we removed the changing station during sleeptime). We love that they could still sleep close enough to eachother to know the other was there, but that there weren’t any fears of them rolling onto eachother. Some nights, we put them both on the mattress . They were swaddled separately and looked so cute and so small sleeping next to eachother… Now they are 19 months! Ah!

    I also love my highchairs!!!!!!! It is so nice to have a highchair that grows along with my child. Being a mom of twins, I have collected a lot of babygear that I need for a short time and then have to pack away for the next child(ren).It is nice to have some baby equipt. that I’m able to use for a long time . LOVE the highchairs!!!

  14. Rachel February 17, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    I love the pink toddler booster seat! My little one loves sitting at the table with us and just recently I bought a spare to keep in the car for playdates!

  15. Chrystal February 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    I love the Blossom 4-in1 seatinging system! I love the idea that my baby and 4 year old could both use it at the same time.

  16. Jaquilyn February 17, 2012 at 7:45 pm #

    I love how versatile these items are! We live in a small apartment, so every item we buy needs to be very functional. A pack and play is a must for us, especially with all the travel we must do to see family and friends. The 4-in-1 seating system grows with a child yet maintains the lightweight design we need. The snug glider we love, since it will help to keep naps uninterrupted as we transition from car to home. And the zoo grooming kit is a perfect match to our nursery theme! We love Graco products – our family, friends, and now us have been using them loyally for years! We’re excited to have all of our own (at last!) now that our own family is growing!

  17. Katy February 17, 2012 at 7:53 pm #

    The Twin Ipo Stroller!

  18. Sarah February 17, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    Hands down the Graco Blossom 4-in-1 Seating System!!!! It comes in handy to have baby watching while Mommy and Daddy cook dinner while hanging out in the highchair no matter what the age! It also transitions throughout infancy and into toddler hood. What’s not to love?

  19. Andrea curtis February 17, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    Oh my, I am about to have baby 6 in a few weeks, and have never seen the car seat swing. . .it will go on my wish list if any one wants to get this baby a little something!

  20. becca February 17, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    I love our snugride travel system! we just had our first baby and have never used a pack-n-play, but have heard awesome things about them!!

  21. Yan Li February 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    I love the Pack N Play for sure!!!!

  22. Claire Hernandez February 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    My first baby is due on May 2012. I can’t wait for him or her to get on the “Graco Sweet Snuggle Infant Soothing Swing”. I am sure he or she will love it the way I love the swing. It will bring comfort to him or her while I read my book. Thanks, Graco!

  23. Lisa February 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

    I love the pack and play!! I need one of these!

  24. heather goodremote February 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm #

    I have loved graco since my first child 13 yrs ago. I took my pack n play everywhere! My good friend is having her first baby and I would love to give her this graco set as a shower gift!!! I loved mine and used many graco items for my four children and I would like to introduce your fine products to my friend and her first child. I know she will love them as much as I do! Thanks so much.

  25. Kristin February 18, 2012 at 1:24 am #

    I love the pack and play. It’s a must have!

  26. Jennifer @ Giveaways and More February 18, 2012 at 3:42 am #

    Any of the Pack ‘n Plays with the changing bed!

  27. Lisa February 18, 2012 at 3:56 am #

    I love the pack and play!! I need to get one of those!

  28. Sara Carr February 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm #

    I love my Graco ready to grow stroller. It is the perfect stroller for my 7 week old and my 2 year old. They are both very comfortable in it.

  29. Daniela N. February 19, 2012 at 4:08 am #

    Love the pac n play!!!

  30. Megan C February 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    The Graco Pack ‘N Play tops my love list!!! This is exactly the model number I’ve been after since learning we’re expecting surprise baby number 3 last month. We have owned all Graco products with our previous two children… but of course, it only stands to reason I’d find myself unexpectedly pregnant after regifting our beloved Graco to other friends and family, LOL!!!! Hope I’m not too late to enter. Fingers, toes and eyes crossed!

  31. Jernise Bush February 19, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    I am a first time mom and I have grown to love my Graco Dynamo Lite LX Travel System with SnugRide 30 and the Graco Optimo Diaper Bag. I ordered the diaper bag first because it had great reviews. After doing some research of my own I fell in love with all of the insulated pockets and how spacious it is. By far, I am ecstatic with my purchase and this diaper bag is light and sturdy and first right under my Graco Dynamo Lite LX Travel System. I was looking at the Graco Flip It Reversible Travel System but it was no longer in stock when I went to order it. I went to and they referred me to the “updated” version of the travel system. I was blown away when I saw the price, but as I looked into it, I feel in love. It came with the base and the infant snug ride 30 car seat. It was just amazing. Although I thought it came with a parent pocket to store items, I realized that it came with netting that is removable so that I can tend to my baby without have to pull the canopy down. I thought that was the best feature in the world and also the way it folds down. I can truly use one had. These two products are by far on my Love List and would Love to add more. I am completely satisfied with my purchases and will continue to keep Graco in my family.

  32. Kacie McKee February 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    Congratulations to our “Love List” Winner Monica Rinado!

    To everyone else thank you for all the great submissions! We loved hearing about your favorite products and how you used them in your daily lives.


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