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A New Baby - New Gift Ideas

Jul 23, 2008
First-time parents especially consider the gift a measure of how much you care about them. With so much emotion wrapped up in a simple gift, you want to shop carefully, bearing in mind that the parents are the ones who consider the gift a symbol of your friendship, so take your time and try to find a unique baby gift!

While selecting a gift, keep in mind that babies like the rest of us require a lot of stuff! If you think the new parents need a bassinet or a diaper pail, you can take this gift idea a step further -- fill it with the essentials, for example, diapers, wipes, soap, shampoo, and socks.

Remember too that newborns don't stay new for long. Purchase clothing items in several sizes. Many people will be giving the child newborn sized gifts, so get something baby can grow into and the parents will be forever grateful to you. A bassinet filled with goodies is only one idea. Think of some gifts that you know would be appreciated by the parents and then build on that idea. In no time you'll have a unique gift.

One gift you can never go wrong with is clothes. Today, there are many adorable baby outfits that cannot be resisted! Fortunately, newborns require a lot of clothes. They go through multiple changes of clothing daily, and they keep growing, rapidly. This constant need for more clothes ensures that gifts of clothing will always be welcomed by the parents of the baby and remembered long after the initial excitement of the arrival of the baby. Moreover, with some creativity and careful choices, clothing can be a very special baby gift!

For example, personalized baby gifts look very good and demonstrate to the recipient that you have made an extra effort in selecting the gift. A monogrammed baby towel, drinking cup, or baby dishes with baby's name painted on them can make your gift stand out.

You can also do something as easy as purchasing a variety of scrapbook supplies, so the proud parents can make a customized album to capture the sweet memories of their baby's childhood!

Today, most expectant parents register for baby gifts, especially if there is going to be a baby shower. This makes it easy for you to check on what they already have (or will be getting) and what they still need. But don't overlook simply asking the parents what they would appreciate. Sometimes new parents wait to buy things for a new baby until after they get gifts, so that they don't end up with duplicates. You can make it easier on them by picking up the item for them yourself.

Finally for the baby who seemingly has everything, you can make a book filled with coupons promising free babysitting, running an errand for the parents or providing some homemade dinners so that in those first few weeks the baby is home, they don't have to worry about what's for dinner.

And one more idea -- money. You can make an investment in baby's future. Open a savings account in baby's name, purchase a bond, or even a small share of stock! Think outside the box, it's only the baby that is small, your gift options are limitless. Free up your imagination, and your gift for baby will be remembered for a long time to come.
About the Author
Chris Jensen is a contributing Author of Jetfly Blog. For more related articles and reviews visit Jetfly Family & Parenting Blog now. Also, for the Best up-to-date related Online Products, check out Jetfly Developmental Baby Toys Shop for Todays Current Online Deals.
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