Ducks 'n a Row: Great Gift Ideas For Babies

12 December 2013

Great Gift Ideas For Babies

The birth of a new baby brings out the generosity in most people, especially if you are close family or friends to the new mother and father. If you have been racking your brain for a thoughtful and sentimental gift idea for a new baby, then you have come to the right place. 

This is a guide to some of the best gift ideas for baby showers, or just as a surprise for a new momma-to-be. Think baby books, photography gift certificates and ready-to-eat dinners, instead of the same old boring gifts like onesies, bottles and pacifiers. 

Here are a few great gift ideas to help get you started:


Services
Nobody needs or appreciates good help like a new mom. As they are adjusting to a whole new life filled with diaper changes, feedings, and very little peaceful sleep a lot of things around the house have to slide. Help them out by gifting them a cleaning service or two or even a ready-made-meal service to take care of family dinners.

Consider going in on a gift like this with a friend or two, as it can sometimes be expensive. Another option to help lower the cost of this thoughtful and creative gift is to offer up your own services. Gift your loved one with a cleaning session where you will do the scrubbing and grubbing. Or provide a week’s worth of freezer meals that you have prepared yourself for their family. It’s a great way to save a little money and offer services that any new momma would appreciate.

Custom Personalized Gifts
Personalized gifts for babies are a great way to give a gift that will be cherished and remembered for years to come. Consider giving custom baby books that allow the new mom and dad to document and record all of their
little tyke’s important milestones. Or look into personalizing a classic children’s book that can be read and adored by the whole family.

You might want to consider getting a comfort item like a stuffed teddy bear, elephant or monkey customized with an engraved name on it. It is sure to be a special and favorite toy when it bears their name, and you will be the hit of the baby shower with your thoughtfulness.

Gift Certificates
One of the best gifts to give is something that the new mother and father will appreciate too, like a gift certificate for a relaxing massage or a spa day. You can get a gift certificate for a favorite restaurant and encourage them to go on a date night either before or after junior arrives, it’s important to cherish time together either way. Or maybe you can get them a gift certificate to use for maternity photos or newborn pictures with their favorite photographer. When you have a new baby the expenses add up quickly, so it’s a nice and considerate present to provide a gift certificate to help with some of their big expenses.

Try any of the above gift ideas and you are sure to be gifting something thoughtful and helpful for the new parents and their little babe. And the next time you have a baby shower to attend, you’ll be set.

Monica Reif is an active blogger, fashionista, as well as the mother of three lovely girls.
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Photo credits:
Baby in blue from Pixabay
Baby with Book by monigirl on sxc.hu
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