Learning that a close friend is having a baby is always amazing news. You’re so happy for them, you can’t wait to see the ultrasounds and, of course, to be the baby’s favorite babysitter once it’s born. However, there’s one little thing that comes before that: the shower. Getting the perfect baby shower present is a big task, so here are some unique ideas to help you welcome the little one with style:
A timeless tradition is to give the baby something gold. It can be tiny stud earrings, a necklace or anything else you find cute. And if you think that giving a child jewelry is ridiculous and useless, think again. Gold is a valuable metal, and the mother can either exchange all the gold gifts for something bigger to give to the child when they grow up or even to start their college fund.
Having a baby is always much more expensive than you might imagine and parents need all the help they can get with giving their little one the best start. Consider crafting a care package that includes all the amenities they might need in the first year of the baby’s life. Countless blankets, towels, onesies, diapers (in small quantities, because you don’t know what brand will suit the baby), bottles, toys and basically everything else that you can find in a toy aisle. Wrap everything up in a basket and put a bow on top. If you want to be even more practical, getting them a gift card to a baby supplies shop will mean even more, since they can customize everything to what their baby needs once it’s born.
Sometimes, the awaiting parents will set up a baby shower gift registry for all of their friends to contribute. It eliminates the mistakes and stress of finding a present to give to them since all you need to do is make a contribution to the registry and provide the couple with the funds to raise the child. It’s still nice to bring something to the shower itself, so consider a small attribution to the shower like a tray of cupcakes or some balloons.
Something for the parents
Let’s be real: the baby doesn’t know it’s getting gifts. The people who really need them are the parents, so you can absolutely address the gift to them. Whether it’s a voucher for a spa day nearby to spend some time together or a fun DIY babysitting coupon stack, you can be sure that they’ll appreciate the thought. You can also gift them something practical, like new slippers or a bathrobe because they’ll be spending a lot more time in the house once the baby is born and you want to make sure they’re comfortable.
Per parents’ request
A lot of parents rely on the baby shower gifts to supply everything they need for the baby, so the best thing you can do is to openly ask them what they’d like to receive. Perhaps they’ll ask for some clothing, bed sheets for the crib, a baby bath or something else. Giving them exactly what they ask for might not be a surprise, but it will definitely be greatly appreciated.
If you’re close with the couple, you can also make your gift – the shower itself. Organize it for them so that they can relax for the day and not worry about food and drinks for their friends and family. It’s a day for everyone to celebrate a new life, so make sure you’re bringing a positive attitude and your best wishes.