Feb 6, 2013 10:00 AM
At your best friend's baby shower this spring, she is undoubtedly going to get forty-seven burp cloths, seventeen bibs, thirty-nine pairs of baby socks, and twelve classical music CDs, none of which she'll ever use. Coming from experience, she'll need the Episencial Playful Holiday Gift Set ($25) and a lot of it. Seriously. No good parent will ever turn their nose up at a book, a classic book at that. And when that kid is done trashing all the bibs and baby socks and burp cloths, they are going to need to be hosed down with Playful Wash, moisturized with Nurturing Balm, and lovingly massaged to sleep with Soothing Cream. Then they can snooze to the likes of Bach and Beethoven.