My roommates had a baby boy this last year, and he just had his first Christmas. When I saw them this morning, I asked if they got any cool, fun gifts for Christmas. Stacy said no, but Ajax, her son got all kinds of cool things. He got toys out the wazoo! The thing is that little kids can only play with so many toys, so they get kind of useless after a while. Great gifts for babies are either very functional gifts, like diapers or aden and anais blankets, or unique gifts like a new gift basket for baby boy. They got the diapers, but no such luck on any of the other stuff.
As a mom, you have to realize that your gifts are going to be not as cool too when you have a baby. So, while she was hoping for some jewelry, she should just forget about it. It's the same way with me and being a homeowner. My gifts this year were a shopvac and a new faucet. I wanted both, and our house needed both, but it's not like getting an iPhone or something cool.