I’m pretty practical when it comes to baby gifts. Generally, I give medicines like teething tablets, gas pills, and Tylenol. Not fun or cute, but everyone needs those things. There are plenty of people that want to really spoil the baby and for them, unique gifts are important.
I invited Sumeet on to share with 5 unique gifts you can buy.
It doesn’t get anymore personal that actually having a book written about the baby-to-be. These books come in an array of packages and categories like “ABC’s With Me!” (0-3 years old). The book will of course highlight the baby’s name throughout the story so hopefully the parents have disclosed the baby’s name already! If so, here’s a perfect first gift. For more details, click on readyourstory.com.
You have to count on the fact that many people are going to buy the baby clothes and toys that they’re not going to be able to really get good use out of for probably the next year or so. In that case, you can think outside the box and buy the baby a little basket with his or her name on it, in which the parents can keep all of the baby toys! The basket can be used for pretty much anything and you can even fill it up with something like diapers to hand over as the gift.
As long as this is something the parents haven’t already covered, feel free to purchase a milestone blanket that states the baby’s name and the different months and years. This is used to take pictures of the baby as he or she hits the different age milestones. A popular trend with today’s babies, this is something you can be assured will get good use of over the next few years.
Everyone loves a cute baby in a funny outfit. Here you can find onesies that say things like “I’m not allowed to date. Ever”; “World’s cutest tax deduction”; and “There’s a nap for that”. Just because babies can’t dress themselves, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t dress well. Help them out and get them an outfit people will smile about.
If you want to think really differently than most people about what to give the mother-to-be at her baby shower, consider buying or making her a hospital survival kit. While most people are thinking about the baby that’s coming into the world, you can’t forget about the mom and all the suffering she’s going to go through during labor (though of course it’ll all be worth it in the end). Hospital survival kits can include things like magazines, gum, mints, face wipes, chapstick, candy, and other goodies you know the mama will enjoy.
If you want your gift to be out of the ordinary, these ideas are sure to do that.