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10 Baby Keepsakes That Capture Lasting Memories

These unique keepsakes will remind you that no matter how big your child has grown, he’ll always be your baby.

Epigraph Online Album

This is as modern as baby albums come. Powered by Instagram, Epigraph allows all of your (preapproved) friends and family to contribute pictures. Set a hashtag and all Instagram photos tagged with it will automatically be filtered to your Epigraph page. It’s never been so easy to document every move #BabyEllaJane makes. Epigraph.co


Photo: John Intrater/Epigraph

Ceramic Piggy Bank

Always a classic choice, an elegant piggy bank teaches the importance of saving — money and memories! Personalized engraving with baby’s name and birth date makes it special, as does a twist on the traditional “piggy” shape. How cute is this white elephant? $38, ThingsRemembered.com



Personalized Keepsake Shadowbox

You’ve probably seen plenty of shadowboxes displaying baby’s shoes or clothes, but not too many are as uniquely adorable as this one from Tree by Kerri Lee. Doubling as a 3-D art display and treasure chest, the shadowbox lid lifts off to reveal a safe space for storing baby’s most precious mementos. Pick from this blue box with a friendly lion or a pink one with a sweet bird, then customize it with baby’s name. $80, Giggle.com



Happy First Year Photo Frame

Baby will change so much during the first year, but you can keep track of his month-by-month growth with this contemporary frame. The blue and green circles punch out so you can insert monthly photos, and, even better, the frame comes with coordinating numbered stickers to stick on baby’s onesie for all 12 photo ops. $49, The Land of Nod



Patchwork Bear

Can’t imagine ever parting with all those newborn clothes that made you “ooh” and “aah?” Now you can turn them into a keepsake teddy bear. $98, The Patchwork Bear



Memory Vase

Put your favorite baby photos on display with a custom Memory Vase. Choose a vase style, upload your pics and they’ll impose them onto the glass. From $120, Memory-Vase.com



Time Capsule

Looking for a DIY keepsake? This baby time capsule idea comes straight from lifestyle maven Martha Stewart. Line a box with acid-free paper and fill it with commemorative mementos, like a laminated newspaper from the day she was born, her baby shoes, a (clean!) diaper and her favorite toy. MarthaStewart.com




Choose a story and make baby the star of his very own book, which you’ll both love reading for years to come. There are a ton of options, from Elmo to Anne Geddes, so browse the site to find just the right one. From $25, PutMeintheStory.com



Decorative Bowl

Display this small clay bowl featuring footprints and baby’s name and birth date stamped underneath on her dresser to add understated décor to her nursery. When she’s all grown up, you’ll love using it as a catchall for jewelry, or you can thread a cord through the top and turn it into a holiday ornament. $64, Paloma’s Nest on Etsy.com



Beginnings Book

Keep all your important dates, records and milestones in one portable, shareable place. Petunia Pickle Bottom’s pretty Beginnings Book comes with plenty of pockets, a journal and slots for pictures and appointment cards, so you can neatly document pregnancy and baby’s first years. $64, Petunia.com

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