There is no denying that shopping for a baby shower gift is difficult. There is a lot of stress involved in making sure you have chosen a stellar gift. Here are some tips that will help you pick the ideal present…
Keep It Personal
Soon-to-be parents love having personalized items for their little ones. Custom gifts show that you have put considerable thought and effort into choosing the perfect gift.
With Elephoto, you can make a hardcover photobook full of photos that can tell the story of the baby’s arrival. In a world where digital photos reign it is always nice to have a tangible reminder. This gives you the opportunity to share photos from both mom and dad’s past. Including a few photos from the pregnancy with some cute captions is a nice touch. In addition, you can have other baby shower attendees submit their own pictures ahead of time and make it a group effort.
There are other ways to give a personalized gift that will make the new parents swoon. Any nursery needs soothing wall art. A personalized poster with baby’s initials is a great way to help parents decorate. If you have a personal connection with one of the parents, perhaps an inside joke, consider getting something related to it for the baby.
Nothing beats a gift made with tender loving care. If you have the skill you might consider making a cute hat to keep the baby’s head warm in the upcoming winter months or a diaper cover to go under a summer dress.
Even if you cannot sew, knit or crochet you can still contribute something with handmade love. Buy a simple onesie, shirt or dress and an iron-on appliqué. You can find easy instructions for applying the iron-on and it will look fantastic.
Other Thoughtful Treasures
New parents love the opportunity to make memories with their new little one. A birth year box is a lovely way to allow parents to store prized memorabilia from the baby’s first year without losing them. A journal where family can document the baby’s first year is another great gift that can involve everybody.
A baby sling can be incredibly useful for a new parent. A sling allows a baby up to 25 pounds to be at mom’s side while she is shopping, working or even resting at home.
If you are still unsure what to get the parents-to-be then you might consider a themed gift basket. They are cute and contain a wide variety of items new parents will adore.