Your good friend, family member or co-worker just had a baby and you want to give them something special. You know they’re in for a multitude of new baby gifts, including baby toys, pajama sets, diapers, rattles, blankets, and other baby trinkets. And while you can’t resist that adorable, soft, fluffy teddy bear you found at the baby store, you’re thinking that parents need a special treat too!
Well, go ahead, give up the baby clothes and diaper boxes. Take that big squishy bear and pair it with one of these memorable gifts for new parents:
spa gifts – Give new parents a much-needed gift of relaxation to enjoy on their chosen day. A luxury spa gift basket to indulge the senses at home or a certificate to a nearby spa will be a welcome gift when they need it most. Although the new dad may revel in the gift of the spa just as much as the mom, you may want to add a six-pack of good craft beer and a DVD of Three Men and a Baby to add that daddy appeal.
Wine and Chocolates – Those first few weeks home from the hospital will be consumed with all the new baby care activities. Plus there will be constant visitors to entertain. As cozy as all this new activity will be, new parents will appreciate those few moments when the house is quiet. This is when a nice bottle of wine or champagne along with a box of decadent chocolates would be a welcome alternative to all those new baby toys. Mom and Dad will enjoy this delicious treat after baby is fast asleep.
Dinner Certificate (babysitter included) – As new parents, nights out at your favorite restaurant will be few and far between for some time. Give them an incentive to plan their first “parent date” dinner with a gift certificate to their favorite place. This will give them the time they need to wind down from their new hectic parenting schedule. This should include a confirmed babysitter – you! And you won’t regret that alone time with your new little friend.
diaper bag – Like a good and stylish bag, mom can’t have too many diaper bags! A good diaper bag will be with them for many years, so even if they choose one for themselves, having more than one is great for different occasions. Pick one that matches your typical mom look in color and design, and it should include a fair number of pockets inside and out. Many come with additional features, such as a matching changing mat or insulated bottle cover. A good diaper bag will always be a much appreciated gift.
Don’t let all those different baby gift options confuse you. Now you have great gift options for new parents, and the best gift of all can be a combination of both!