Baby showers can be fun to go to; especially if you know the baby’s parents pretty well, and know what to gift them in their special moment. But things can get a little complicated, in the gift buying side at least, if you don’t know the expecting parents too well (new neighbors or work colleagues, perhaps…), or if this is your very first time going for a baby shower. If you are a little confused about what to get as a gift for a baby shower, then the below gift suggestions and tips are just for you…!
Gifts meant for the baby
When it comes to the baby shower gift, the first thing you’d think is something for the baby. Knowing the gender of the baby definitely helps; but it’s not vital that you know it. Shop for things that are unisex; especially if you want to buy clothes or cot accessories. You can find plenty of unisex baby products online. But if you want to play it safe, get the new born toys instead. Clutch toys, rattles, soft toys and plushies, or even baby gyms make ideal gifts. To make it stand out a bit, you can consider opting to get cute teething toys; something that will come in very useful once the baby starts teething. If you want to make it a little more “educational”, you can even opt for alphabet play rugs.
Gifts meant for the mommy
If you couldn’t find a satisfying baby product online or locally, don’t fret. You can get your shower gift for the mommy instead. In fact, sometimes, it can be much easier to do so. If this is a first-time mommy, then no doubt she’s having a difficult time adjusting to all the changes happening with her. Make her feel beautiful; get her motivating post baby clothes that aren’t shapeless and meant for maternity. Gifts like spa vouchers and pedicure vouchers also are greatly appreciated; especially if they can use it a few weeks after the baby is born.
Gifts ideal for first time parents
Being first-time parents is scary; no matter what anyone says. There’s a lot of juggling to do; especially if both parents are working people. A gift that will make this transition easy for them will definitely make a thoughtful gift. One of the simplest of gifts is giving them unlimited babysitting privileges. This comes especially in use during those first few weeks. Apart from this, you can also get them products that will make their home more baby safe. These can include corner protectors, child gates, plug socket covers, drawer locks and even playpens. Even things like portable strollers and infant monitors make ideal gifts!