A relative or a close friend has recently become a mother or a father to a new baby? Congratulations! You have all the reasons in the world to be happy for him/her. Yet now you have to buy a gift. The following tips will make it much easier for you to find the most suitable gift for the occasion.
How close you are to the baby’s parents
If we are talking about family of a close friend, your must not buy a perfunctory gift. A suitable baby gift for someone close can include a bedding set or a carrycot. If the gift is for a colleague from work or a neighbor, then you can settle for something more modest or even symbolic, for example a clothing set for the first weeks a towel or a toy.
Buying Baby Clothes
If the baby gift consists of clothing items, it is recommended not to buy the smallest size since babies grow up relatively fast. For a newborn baby buy a suit that is designed for 3 to 6 months. This will promise that it will be usable for a longer time.
Try not be over conservative with the colors of your gift. Do not buy blue sheets for a baby boy or pink clothes to a baby girl. Keep an open minded; there are beautiful colors other than pink and blue.
Choosing a Theme
If you want to be original and imaginative, a good idea is to base your baby gift on a specific theme. For instance, a sleep theme may include pajamas plus a baby pillow and a blanket. For a bath theme you can opt for a towel, a bath toy and baby soap.
Make Your Baby Gift suitable to the Parents’ Lifestyle
It is a golden rule to know the recipient’s tastes, wishes, preferences and lifestyle to guarantee that he/she will really like, appreciate and enjoy your gift to the full. For environmental aware parents, try not to buy a baby shampoo that involved experiments on animals. They will probably appreciate clothes made of organic cotton or baby bath product made of natural ingredients.
Buying a Gift for a First Born Baby
For a first born baby, parents will be happy to get basic product which they are probably missing, such as sheets, towels. Even a set of bottles will be considered a blessing.
For a second or third baby, parents probably already have most of the equipment they need, so it will be nice to go for something less practical like a toy.
Make It Personal
Do not forget to add a greeting card with warm and hearty wishes. If you can, write a short poem or a limerick. Do your best to make it personal and touching. A good blessing may be stir excitement and be remembered more than the gift itself.
A Gift by Remote Control
Giving birth is not an easy especially if it involved some complications. Sometimes all the mother wants upon returning home from hospital is peace and quiet and she has no mood for guests. You should consider sending the gift through a special delivery man. Believe me, the mother will be grateful to you for not bothering her. You can always pay her a visit after she recovers and regains her strength.
Last But not Least
Never buy a baby gift out of a sense of duty without care. A baby birth is a happy moment for all people involved. Do not ruin it with a crummy present. When you go and buy a gift, think of yourself as the recipient. Would you like to get the gift you are buying?