Do not stress yourself out by wracking your brain for a baby gift that you need in the near future. The baby gift industry offers an abundance of unique gift ideas from which you can choose. Before you decide on a gift, there are some factors that need to be taken into account. It is important to first consider the gender of the child, the religious orientation of the child, the occasion the gift is needed for, your budget, and how many babies are involved.
Many online stores specialize in baby gifts, offering you endless options from which to choose. From unique dolls to plush teddy bears, stylized picture frames, clothing, personalized trinkets, décor, and everyday baby necessities, there are many gifts you can give to the newborn and their family that will please everyone.
One interesting baby gift that seems to be a fan favorite is the new phenomenon, diaper cakes. A diaper cake is the compilation of about twelve diapers all neatly rolled and folded up into the shape of a cake. The diaper cake has an assortment of items attached to it such as toys, dolls and chimes to give it the appearance of a real cake with all of the trimmings. It is a practical gift that is not gender-based, that the family will love and definitely use!
If you plan on being a major part of the child’s life, you may want to purchase them a very special silver heirloom collection piece. Quality silver gifts, such as a set of silver spoons, will last forever and always carry the memory of loved ones. An alternative to sterling silver can be a beautiful silver-plated or silver coated gift item that will still be a great keepsake that the family will treasure forever.
If you are willing and able to give a larger present, the family might be in need of products such as a new crib, stroller, or some baby food. In this case, you could propose the idea to a few of the gift-givers to pool resources so that the more expensive items can be bought. The parents will definitely appreciate this loving gesture and will forever be thankful.
Another baby gift idea is the “baby basket.” The baby basket can contain as many items as you wish including but not limited to baby food, small décor items, diapers, bibs, disposable cameras, caps, pajamas, baby jewelry, photo albums, and baby dinnerware. This is a great gift that encompasses all new, must-have baby items in one package.
Be sure to check with the parents of the baby to see if they have a baby gift registry with a store; that way, you won’t have to worry about which gift will be perfect because the registry is the couple’s way of letting family and friends know what they still need.
It is important to also remember that most large department stores, as well as online retailers,
will have a vast selection of baby gifts that cater to every type of budget. If you are sticking to a strict budget, gifts such as wooden children’s crosses, leather-bound photo albums, glass picture frames with beveled edges and easel backs, a set of bibs, watercolor birth prints or long johns can all be found for fewer than twenty dollars.
If your budget allows you to splurge a little more, engraved pewter baby cups as well as personalized Sesame Street denim dresses, plush elephants for the crib, sterling silver bracelets, honeycomb cotton baby blankets and DVD’s of nursery rhymes can all be purchased for fewer than forty dollars.
If you do most of your gift shopping online, there are hundreds of baby gift stores that carry quality merchandise at affordable prices. Some of them have “live chat” enabling you to converse with in-store employees about particular items they carry. They also offer secure payment options and free shipping, depending on the amount of your purchase.
Many people consider personalizing the gifts they purchased for a new baby and their families. Personalizing presents gives them that special, unique touch that lets the family know that you care. Personalizing a gift can easily turn them into keepsake items that the family will treasure and hold forever.
Overall, it is important to consider a few things while shopping for a new baby present. Try to keep in mind the gender of the child, the religious orientation of the child, the occasion the gift is needed for, your budget, and how many babies are involved. If you remember these five points, choosing a great gift that will benefit the baby and their parents while keeping your budget should be no problem at all.