A baby shower is coming up, and the new parents are individuals you are relatively intimate with, but you are stumped for a good gift choice. You want to buy something somewhat expensive, but you also are not sure of what would be a good gift. Below are four general ideas to help you get started!
- A stroller – this is a good gift idea only if you are aware of whether the family already has a stroller or not. If you have heard the parents talk about how they should buy a valco pram, or that they were going to use a hand-me-down, then by all means, this can become a very thoughtful gift. Remember, however, to consider the situation when buying a stroller: you want to buy a stroller that the family will be able to use. For example, if the baby is yet small, the Steelcraft agile stroller is a good idea, because it can be converted into different positions for the baby as it grows.
- A crib – another thoughtful gift idea which you should buy only if you know that the parents have not yet bought it, is the crib. Most parents nowadays tend to buy a co-sleeper or a bassinet for the early months of the baby, which means that they put off buying a crib until later. In such occasions, a crib as a present can definitely be a welcome gift. Remember that there are many options when buying cribs – if you want to go the expensive route, you can consider the convertible cribs that can be used until the child is around five years old.
- A medella swing breast pump – there is no reason why baby showers should have gifts only used by the baby! In fact, you can buy something for the mother as well, and she will definitely love you for it. A breast pump nowadays is a staple in every household with a newborn baby, which means that this is a wonderful gift for you to give. If you are aware of the nature of the profession of the mother – and by extension know that she will have to return to work soon enough – an electric pump, such as the Avent electric breast pump, is definitely something to consider.
- Diapers – if the above gifts sound somewhat expensive, remember that there always is the one infallible gift to make the new parents happy – a diaper set. Babies need so many diapers to the point that many parents host baby showers for the whole reason of receiving these diaper sets. As such, know that you won’t be wrong when you stroll in and proceed to hand over a set of diapers – just make sure to buy a large enough box of them!