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Selecting Gifts For The First Time Mom-To-Be

Aug 18, 2007
If someone you know is expecting her first baby, you most likely want to find the perfect gift that will be appreciated and that will leave a lasting memory. When selecting the gift you will give to the mom-to-be, there are several different avenues you can follow.

Consider the Registry

If the mom-to-be is having a baby shower, selecting a gift can be very easy for you if you are at a loss. In most cases, moms-to-be that are having a baby shower will complete a registry at one or more stores. With a registry, the mom-to-be has already looked through the store and selected the items that she wants or needs. She then creates a list of these items with the store and the store keeps the registry on file.

With many stores, you can access the gift registry online. With others, you will have to personally visit the store. In either case, you will just provide the name of the mom-to-be and the special number if one is provided, and the store employee can bring up the list for you. Any objects that were already purchased by someone else are removed from the registry, so you don't have to worry about double-gifting. In addition, you can scan through the registry for items that are within the price range you are willing to spend, making it easier to budget your purchase.

Make it More Personal

If you are interested in making your baby shower gift a bit more personal or if the mom-to-be has not created a registry, you will have a little more work ahead of you when selecting the gifts.

Since this is the mom-to-be's first baby, she most likely needs everything it takes to be a mom. This will include large items such as cribs all the way down to clothes and diapers. If you want to go in on a gift with other people, you might be able to afford a crib or stroller. Items like these will certainly be appreciated by a mom-to-be that is worried about covering the expenses of motherhood.

You might also create a gift basket including basic items such as diaper rash cream, diaper wipes, diapers, bottles and receiving blankets. Before purchasing these types of items, however, you should get an idea of the type of bottles and diapers the mom-to-be plans to use. If nothing else, money is always appreciated. In that way, the mom-to-be can purchase the exact item she needs at the best possible price.
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