I love buying gifts for babies! Cute clothes, snuggly blankets and teeny tiny booties, I love it all. I love it even more now that my children are growing up and I know I won’t be buying sweet baby gifts for any of my own ever again. Something I don’t do enough is remember to buy a gift for the new parents too! If you know someone who has just had a baby, today’s guest post share the best gift ideas for new parents.
Best gifts for new parents
Are you searching for a present to mark the arrival of a new baby? Knowing what to buy new parents can be tricky, and you may have spent hours looking around the shops without any luck. It is especially challenging to find the perfect present if the couple already has older children and have lots of the newborn essentials that people usually buy. You may be wondering if you need to just buy something for the baby, a gift for the parents, or do you need to do both? A new baby’s arrival is a magical time so celebrating it with an extra-special present is a great idea, but the big question remains, what on earth should you buy? Check out these fantastic gift ideas to help you find the right present to mark a special new arrival:
Practical Present Ideas
Shopping for baby gifts is a lot of fun, as there are plenty of adorable items out there to coo over. But, the perfect gift needs to be both gorgeous and practical. Searching for presents that the baby and new parents can actually use is a great way to give a thoughtful gift. Looking for items such as Baby Girl Gifts that contain super-cute clothing, toiletries, toys, or a combination of all these is a great way to give a gorgeous gift set packed with items that the baby will actually use.
When buying gifts for parents, choosing items they can use is a great idea. Coffee is likely to be a welcome gift to help them get through those long, sleepless nights with a crying newborn. But, toiletries designed for new mums are an equally helpful present idea and will give mum a chance for a bit of pampering and to feel more like herself again.
Give Your Time
Giving your time is an excellent way to show that you care. If there is one thing new parents are short of, it is time. So, gestures can make excellent gifts to make life easier during those first days and weeks at home. Making a meal, dropping it off, helping out with the older kids by doing the school run, and taking them out for the day are thoughtful gestures that new parents will appreciate.
Don’t Miss Out the Siblings
Going from an only child to a sibling can be a tough transition for kids, especially if they are used to having all of their parent’s attention to themselves. The arrival of a new baby can mean that siblings feel a little left out and cast aside as the baby is getting all the attention. Buying a small present for the other siblings is a great way to stop them from feeling left out. Taking time to talk to them and giving them your full attention will ensure they feel like they matter, and giving them a gift to mark becoming a new big brother or sister will ensure that they feel special and positive about their new role.