There are few life events more exciting than having a baby. It is certainly an occasion that warrants celebration and it is customary to buy a gift for close friends or family when their baby does arrive. When it comes to baby gifts, however, most people tend to stick to onesies, bibs, toys, etc. that are neither very personal nor very memorable. Here are some great ideas that not only will the new parents love, but will also stand out among the rest.
Baby clothes from the parents’ alma mater or favorite sports team
Parents will be shocked and pleasantly surprised when they open your gift to find a reminder of their time in university or a way for their child to rep their favorite team. The new parents will be so excited and anxious to introduce the world to the team or school’s newest fan!
Once a baby comes into the picture, life changes completely. This time in a parents’ life is all about their newborn. So, why not give them a gift that’s strictly for THEM! You can still wish them congratulations, but do so with a delicious bouquet of cookies that they can snack on during late night feedings or while running around doing one of the million things that being a new parent requires. They will definitely be thankful for this delicious treat!
A gift card to a great restaurant
New parents will undoubtedly be extremely busy and preoccupied with their child, however, every couple needs some time for themselves as well. Getting them a gift card to a restaurant will give the new mom and dad an excuse to get out of the house and go on a much needed and much-deserved date night!
Your favorite book from when you were a child
We all have a book that we remember our parents reading to us at bedtime night after night. Pick up this book from your local bookstore and write a note on the title page sharing your memories about the book and why you loved it so much. Not only is this something very personal, it will also introduce the new baby to a book they may never have come across otherwise. Most importantly, it will hopefully begin to instill a love of reading in them as well!