Whether you are hosting a baby shower or are just a guest, its always nice to have some fresh (i.e. non-registry) gift ideas for the expecting mom.  For those soon-to-be urban babies, adding a few funkier books to their library makes for a great gift.  Here are a few that the Hip Hostess recommends, which will be loved by urban and suburban moms alike.  

Urban Babies Wear Black

Urban Babies Wear Black by Michelle Sinclair Colman

Taxi Dog
The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra Barracca and Sal Barracca

City Lullaby

City Lullaby by Marilyn Singer