Well what's an aunt to do - head to the sewing machine with some fun flannel. I love large double sided receiving blankets. I made them for our granddaughters, have made them for shower gifts and now made a couple more.
1 1/4 yard of 45 inch wide fabric per each side makes a nice square receiving blanket.
If you buy 1 1/2 yards you'll have enough to make a matching burp cloth.
You need 2 contrasting pieces for each blanket.
Cut your fabric so it is the same size. A cutting board and rotary cutter works great for this.
Put right sides together and stitch around the outside - remember to leave 6 to 8 inches open so you can turn the blanket right side out.
Then I like to do a decorative stitch around the outside edge. It finishes it off and closes the turning opening up all in one endeavor.
Burp cloth - ;-)