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Baby Shower Gift Ideas

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Are you looking for a unique baby shower gift idea?  Kabana Kids has some adorable, fun and beachy options!

Choose from our gorgeous, beachy-chic diaper bags that go way beyond diaper duty, and can be used for many years to come!  Pair them with our cute and cozy Beachy Play Mats in whimsical prints.  Add an adorable onesie and baby sun hat!

You can mix and match our products as you choose.  You can add other items related to their themes.

Here are some creative ideas for baby shower gifts.

Of course, Kabana Kids' Beachy Diaper Bags, Beachy Play Mats, Beachy Baby Bodysuits, and Beachy Baby Sun Hats all make great baby shower gifts!  However, you can make an even more personal, customized statement, when you bundle them up together and with other items (based on fun, beachy, tropical and nautical themes).  

Here are some unique, personalized baby shower gifts using various products.


You can bundle our Beachy Diaper Bags and Beachy Play Mats.  Because our bags and mats coordinate so well with each other, and are great for moms and dads on the go, we offer a special on bundled sets!  Shop here!

Here are some nautical gifts: Deep Navy Beachy Diaper Bag and Loving Whales Beachy Play Mat (bundle); Coastal Sky Beachy Diaper Bag and Boats Galore Beachy Play Mat (bundle); and Sand & Navy Beachy Diaper Bag and Cape Cod Beachy Play Mat (bundle).

beach bag and mat sets

Here's our Pink Sand bag and Mermaid Friends mat, shown packaged as a gift with a bow, and what they looks like in use.  Buy them as a bundle and save.

pink bag and mermaid mat bundle

pink mermaid bag and mat bundle


Here's our Deep Navy Beachy Diaper Bag and Loving Whales Beachy Play Mat, as a gift and in use. Buy as a bundle and save.


navy bag and whale mat

Here's our Tropical Green Beachy Diaper Bag and Green Pineapples Beachy Play Mat.  Buy as a bundle and save.

green bag and pineapple mat


Here are some tropical gifts: Tropical Green Beachy Diaper Bag and Green Pineapple Beachy Play Mat (bundle); and Coconut Beachy Diaper Bag and Tropical Monkeys Beachy Play Mat (bundle).

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 Bundles Plus Onesies and Hats

You can also add Kabana Kids' adorable, whimsical Beachy Baby Bodysuits and Beachy Baby Sun Hats to your gift set!

 Blue Gift Sets

In addition to the Coastal Sky Beachy Diaper Bag and Boats Galore (which can be bought as a bundle), you can also include a Surf Baby or Beach Baby Waves Beachy Baby Bodysuit and a Blue Waves Beachy Baby Sun Hat!

blue baby gifts

Tropical Gift Set

In addition to the Tropical Green Beachy Diaper Bag and Green Pineapple Beachy Play Mat (also available as a bundle), you can also include the Sweet Pineapple Beachy Baby Bodysuit and the Green Palm Trees (or Pink Waves) Beachy Baby Sun Hat.

baby pineapple gift set

Nautical Gift Set

In addition to the Deep Navy Beachy Diaper Bag and Loving Whales Beachy Play Mat (also available as a bundle), you can also include the Stars and Stripes Beachy Baby Bodysuit and the Red Lobsters Beachy Baby Sun Hat.

red white and blue baby gift setPink Mermaid Gift Set

In addition to the Pink Sand Beachy Diaper Bag and Mermaid Vibes Beachy Play Mat (also available as a bundle), you can also include the Mermaid Vibes Beachy Baby Bodysuit and the Pink Dolphins Beachy Baby Sun Hat.

pink mermaid baby gift set

Deluxe Baby Shower Gift Set 

You can stuff a Beachy Diaper Bag with lots of fun goodies (either baby essentials, beach essentials, or a combination of both) to make a unique gift basket!

Pink Mermaid Theme

pink baby gift basket


Tropical Theme

tropical baby gift basket

 Packaging a Baby Shower Gift

Consider using clear cellophane to contain your baby shower gift, like a gift basket.  Tie it with a bow, and add a cute toy on the outside.  

baby gift baskets

 Other Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Pair a Beachy Baby Bodysuit with a Beachy Baby Sun Hat.  Gift cards are also available, and make great gifts and/or additions to any gift.  Shop here.

baby onesie and hat gifts

onesies and hats

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The Kabana Kids Backstory

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Hi, I’m Lori Granieri, founder of Kabana Kids, a Ventura, California based company that designs, makes and sells beachy products for babies, kids, families, etc.  I’d like to share our story with you.

Here’s a little bit of information of who and what Kabana Kids is, and how we came to be. 

What is Kabana Kids?

Beachy Products for Family Fun

Kabana Kids designs, manufactures, and sells adorable, fun, and sustainable baby, kids’ and parents’ products with beachy and tropical touches.  Families having fun together is what we’re about.  We want to make life with little ones like a day at the beach.  No worries.  Just sunshine, sea breezes, salt air, and sandy toes.  From coordinating diaper bags and play mats, colorful sun hats and summery outfits, to a proprietary baby sun shading system (in the works), our products allow families to enjoy life together – at the beach and everywhere else, all year long.

beach family

How It All Started

A Baby and a Beach

When our daughter was born, we wanted to take her to the nearby beach.  Lacking a good sun shading system, we waited until she was older to take her to the beach.  I since invented a sun shading system that is currently in the works.  Meanwhile, it sparked many ideas for other beach-related baby (and family) products, as well as a company that makes and sells products with beachy touches.  That’s how the idea for Kabana Kids was sparked.

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The Name Kabana Kids

A Nice Vacation-y Ring To It

Honestly, it was hard to come up with a name for our company.  We tried out lots of names, and finally a friend of my husband’s suggested Cabana Kids.  I changed the C to a K and loved it.  It had a nice, fun, beachy, vacation-sounding ring to it.  It was alliterative and unique.  So, we chose it. 


Premiere Collection

Great for Families on the Go

The coordinating bags and mats were initially a spin-off from our sun shading system invention, which includes a beach/diaper bag.  At an Expo, people were telling us how much they loved the bag and that they wanted to buy one.  It got me to thinking that I should make a line of these bags.  Then, I thought, a play mat for on-the-go would be a really convenient and helpful thing for parents to keep in their bags for times when they want to put baby down, at the beach, park, even at home, anywhere indoors or out.  It could be used for tummy time or play time, and it could also be used with toddlers for floor play or book time, rest time, or for older kids.  It had to be big enough, but foldable.  So, we had it sewn in panels for easy folding and portability.  We also did the hats because they’re cute and also good for protecting babies from the sun. 

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The Original Product Idea

A Beach Baby Invention

Or initial baby sun shading product invention is still in the works.  We are redesigning some of the mechanics and really focusing on safety.  We do plan to launch it in the not-too-distant future, and we’re thinking we might do a crowd-funding campaign with it.  Check back with us or sign up for our newsletter for updates.

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Founder’s Background

It’s Varied

I’ve always considered myself creative, an artist.  I guess I would say that I’m a designer and entrepreneur.  I’m also a mom and a wife.  In terms of jobs I’ve had, here are some: I’ve been a journalist, writer, PR person, and, most recently, a School Psychologist.  I have always come back to creating, though.  It’s my passion – creating, designing, making, planning, imaging, picturing.  I love the beach, traveling, family time, kids, babies, dogs, and fun, cute whimsical things.

Giving Back

We Care About Kids and Families

When starting our company, we knew we wanted to have charity as part of our core business model.  We also wanted to donate to organizations that benefit children and families.  We decided to start in our own community, and have partnered with local charitable organization, Step Up Ventura, who provides therapeutic services and access to childcare and preschool for children ages zero to five who are affected by homelessness or at risk of homelessness.  A portion of every purchase of a Kabana Kids product is donated to this amazing organization and cause! 

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About Our Products

Beachy Diaper Bags and Play Mats

Kabana Kids’ coordinating Beachy Diaper Bags and Play Mats are perfect for families on-the-go!  They are versatile and multi-functional, and are great for the beach, the park, and everywhere else – indoors or out.  The mats fold up easily and fit into the bags, which also have room for other essentials.  Mix and match your bag and mat, available in fun beachy color and print combinations.

beachy diaper bags

Beachy Diaper Bags

Kabana Kids’ signature style, beachy chic all-purpose diaper bags are made from the highest quality materials including non-toxic, eco-friendly waterproof vegan leather on the bottom.  They include both tote straps and backpack straps for added versatility and convenience.  They are large and roomy, fully lined, and have pockets inside and outside and a zip-top closure.  A folded up Beachy Play Mat fits perfectly inside with room leftover for other items.  The diaper bag can also be used as a beach bag, overnight bag, and everything bag. 

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Beachy Play Mats

Kabana Kids’ Beachy Play Mats are soft and cozy on top and water resistant underneath, making them perfect for indoors and outdoors – at the beach, the park or anywhere you go.  They come in fun, beachy prints, and coordinate with Beachy Diaper Bags.  The mats also fold up easily and fit inside diaper bags, making them portable and convenient and great for traveling.  They can be used with a baby, toddler, or older child, as well as with multiple children, and even with adults.  Use them for resting and naptime, playing or reading a book, tummy time, and snuggling on (there’s room for baby and you). 

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beach baby sun hats

Beachy Baby Sun Hats

Our adorable baby sun hats are made from 100% cotton, designed in a casual petal style, and feature a variety of fun and beachy colors and prints.  They’re available in small, medium and large, and fit babies from newborn through 18 months.

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Beachy Baby Bodysuits

Featuring my whimsical, beachy drawings, our Bodysuits (onesies) are short-sleeved, 100% cotton with silkscreened designs and tagless labels, and come in sizes 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and 12-18 months.  I’m working on new designs as well.

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In the Works

We are working on additional fun, beachy products, including more onesie and t-shirt designs, sundresses for babies, toddlers, and older girls, our original sun-shading system, accessories, and more.

Please feel free to send us your comments with us at lori@kabanakids.com.  Also, sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Instagram: @kabanakids.  We’d love it if you tag photos that include our products with #kabanakids!  You can check out our more of blog posts here.


How to Pick the Right Diaper Bag for Your Lifestyle

How to Pick the Right Diaper Bag for Your Lifestyle 0

Finding a High-Quality, Sustainable, Multi-Functional Diaper Bag

When it comes to diaper bags, there are so many choices.  You can find something for everyone’s tastes and lifestyle needs.  

Babies need a lot of stuff, and when you and baby are on the go, you need something that will easily hold all that stuff.  Something nice and roomy but that’s still soft enough to stow away when needed is ideal.  So is a bag that not only goes with you and baby everywhere you go, but that also grows with you and your baby – it can still be used beyond the baby years. 

So how do you know which diaper bag to choose? 

Consider the following:

Your lifestyle – Diaper bags were invented to allow parents to get out with their baby and take the things they need with them.  The more active and on-the-go you are, the more you’ll use your diaper bag.  How will you use yours?  Where will you take it – on daily outings, shopping, the park, the pool, weekend trips, the beach, travelling, etc.?  Think about what you need in a bag.  You’ll want something convenient and versatile, that holds a lot, and is easy to carry.

Your style and taste – Choose a diaper bag that suits your taste and reflects your style.  What colors and fabrics do you like?  Maybe you want something soft and pastel, bold and bright, or neutral.  Maybe you want something that matches your overall baby décor and theme.

Other important factors – A good diaper bag is also sturdy, durable, convenient, sustainable, multi-functional, and well-made with high-quality materials.

Kabana Kids’ Beachy Diaper Bags are all of these things and more.   

  • They are soft and flexible yet sturdy.
  • They’re large and roomy.
  • They’re made with cotton canvas, are fully lined inside, and have a waterproof bottom that is made from safe, non-toxic (PVC-free, BPA-free) vegan leather (made of polyurethane).
  • The have convenient pockets inside and outside, and a zip-top closure.
  • They have two sets of straps so they can be carried as a tote or worn as a backpack, adding more convenience.
  • They’re in a beachy, casual style and come in six color choices.
  • They coordinate with our Beachy Play Mats, which fold up easily and fit into the bags and still leave room for all of your other stuff.

Beachy Diaper Bag Colors and Themes

Our first collection includes an assortment of colors inspired by the beach and tropical islands.  With six options to choose from, there’s definitely a bag for everyone – two nautical options, two tropical options, and two soft and dreamy color options.

Our collection is as follows:

  • Navy and Sand – beige with navy trim
  • Deep Navy – navy with beige trim
  • Tropical Green – soft jade with dark green trim
  • Coconut – brown with tan trim
  • Coastal Sky – dreamy sky blue with royal blue trim
  • Pink Sand – pretty pink with sand trim

These pair perfectly with our various Beachy Play Mats, in 11 different prints, that are also coming soon. 

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