One minute it feels like you are all single girls going out for cocktails à la Sex and the City, and the next it feels as though everybody is settling down and having babies! Although heralding in a more family-oriented time of life, it is obviously a really exciting thing, and it is lovely to be a part of it. So show your love and excitement with a gorgeous baby shower gift.
Especially if it’s their first child, there will usually be a baby shower to celebrate the little one’s imminent arrival, but even if it’s not, you should make the effort with a lovely gift you know they’re going to love. To help make things a little easier for you, particularly if you’re a bit lost when it comes to buying for baby, then here are a few ideas.
The most traditional baby welcoming gift out there, there is no harm in sticking to a tried and trusted favourite by giving a toy. There is a huge range out there and it’ll be lovely to know that it will definitely get used! Just make sure when you’re buying that the product is suitable from birth to avoid a gift-giving faux-pas! For a seriously cool baby toy that is also really popular, then we recommend the classic Sophie the Giraffe teething toy.
Baby clothing is of course unbelievably cute what with those tiny little sizes and all, and with even supermarkets nowadays producing some beautiful pieces, you can pick something lovely and at a suitable price for you. Baby-suits, bibs, bootees, snow suits – no matter what you buy, the parents are sure to love it. And if you’re not sure if it’s going to be a boy or a girl, or if you know the parents want to keep the clothing more gender neutral, play it safe and pick a white colour palette.
There can never be too many cot blankets since some are certainly going to be perpetually in the wash, so why not give this as a lovely and traditional gift?! Especially if you are crafty, you can create one yourself, or take a plain one and get it personalised with some embroidery – unique and thoughtful, it is a gift that’ll be treasured.
If you’re stumped as to what to buy and know that the parents-to-be are still shopping for essentials, then you can help them with this thanks to a practical gift card. Sure it might not be the most exciting of gifts, but it is undoubtedly going to be more than welcome. And especially if you have little time for gift-buying, this is the perfect solution for you too!
So help to celebrate the new arrival with a lovely baby gift that they’re going to love and which they’re going to enjoy using too. One last piece of advice though, do try to suss out what other people are buying to avoid doubling up on gifts!