Buying baby gifts for a friend or family member’s baby can be both an enjoyable and challenging experience. To make sure you give a gift that is both suitable and very well-received, remember the following five things.
Personalized Gifts Are Often Better Received
Don’t overlook the fact that anyone can buy readymade baby gifts from a store. So, if you want to give a more thoughtful gift that is sure to be cherished, consider personalized baby gifts. A gift hamper is one unique gift that can be personalized. Companies like Milly & Henry create unique and thoughtful baby hampers that tick all the right boxes. You can choose from luxury hampers and stylish packages for either boys or girls. You can even buy baby hampers that include something special for mommy and daddy, like a bottle of bubbly. Let Milly & Henry know the name and date of birth of the baby, and they will add those personalized details to your package. Personalized hampers can include items like a muslin wrap, a bodysuit, baby socks, and a teddy bear.
Other personalized baby gift ideas include:
· A calendar with a different picture of the baby for each month of the year.
· A mirrored acrylic sign of the baby’s name.
· Well-known books like The Hungry Caterpillar that can be personalized with a baby’s name on the cover and throughout the story.
Safety needs to be at the forefront of your mind when buying baby gifts. Although manufacturers of toys and other baby gifts take safety into account, you should examine any item you buy for a baby to ensure its suitability. Babies can drop, kick, pull, suck, and bite on any item they are given, so you need to ensure the gift is durable. If the item is breakable, it could break into small pieces, and babies could end up choking on small parts. You need to take other safety aspects into account too:
· Fabric items must be labeled as flame-retardant and flame-resistant.
· Stuffed toys need to be washable, to prevent germ build-up.
· Paint on toys or other items must be lead-free.
When looking for baby gifts to give new babies, remember that the items need to be age-appropriate. For instance, if you give a toy that is more suitable for older children, it could either frustrate or bore the baby. On the other hand, if you buy a specific age-appropriate toy, it can encourage the baby to use and improve his or her developing skills. Most products for babies and children come with age-appropriate tags. So, make sure you look at them before you decide to buy.
Items That Stimulate Babies’ Senses
Don’t forget that you can give baby gifts that enhance a baby’s learning abilities. By giving a present that stimulates one of the baby’s senses, such as sight, sound, or touch, or a gift that helps to develop abilities like gross motor control or hand-eye coordination, you will give a useful gift that will enable the baby to develop.
Baby Gifts Can Be for Parents as Well as Babies
Baby gifts can be inclusive of the parents. So, why not give the parents a treat as well? While you buy an item like a stuffed toy or a blanket for the baby, give an additional present to the parents. New mommies and daddies need treats! Think outside of the box about what parents will really enjoy. You could give the gift of a home spa treatment to help relieve stress, a one-off house cleaning service to give moms and dads a break from doing the housework, or a pass to a local museum that can be enjoyed by the whole family.