What should you give Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s baby? Books. Oprah did.


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Little Blue Ivy Carter, born Saturday night in New York City, has certain advantages in this world. Her parents, Jay-Z and Beyoncé, are rich and famous, wildly talented and superhumanly gorgeous.

So what do you give the baby born with everything? Books -- if you’re Oprah, that is.

The Insider reports, ‘The Insider has learned that the TV titan [Oprah] sent Beyonce and Jay-Z’s daughter a trunk full of children’s books.’ Which books, exactly, were included? That’s still a mystery.


But if Oprah wanted, she could have sent several trunks full of books. According to Us Weekly, Beyoncé and Jay-Z built a 2,200-square foot nursery for their daughter in their apartment in TriBeCa.

With all the crazy gifts given to the baby -- say, a $7,000 pink Swarovsky crystal-encrusted tub -- Oprah’s seems pretty sensible. Heck, even if she’d had the trunk full of books lined in sable, and delivered by elephant, it wouldn’t be the craziest thing that had happened in Blue Ivy Carter’s two-day-old life.


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-- Carolyn Kellogg