Minnillo On Baby Buying Binge

12/15/2006 5:34 PM PST

Minnillo on Baby Buying Binge

Vanessa Minnillo tapped into her maternal instincts and went on a shopping spree on Tuesday... for baby things!

The "TRL" host hit L.A.'s Petit Tresor, a fave of stars like Katie Holmes and Madonna, and dropped around $600 on items for a boy.

We're told Vanessa came in alone (boyfriend Nick Lachey was nowhere to be found), and was in the holiday spirit. Among the items Minnillo went gaga for: a chenille baby basket for $189, a pair of adorable dinosaur slippers for $32, a frog plush toy for $38 and a blue Ultrasuede blanket for $269. Vanessa took all the gifts with her and had none of them wrapped.

It's looking like a very Merry Christmas for at least one boy in Vanessa's life.