When you are planning on visiting friends or family members that have just had a baby, it’s a joyous occasion. On the other hand, you can feel frustrated and even stressed because you don’t know what gifts are appropriate for newborn babies. Finding the best newborn gifts can be a real pain, and it’s not a surprise to see many people struggling to pick the right ones. Don’t worry – we’ve prepared a list of the best newborn gifts that will help you pick the right one.
One thing’s for sure – you will never go wrong with gifting diapers. Parents will appreciate your sentiment and your gift will surely be used. Make sure you talk to them first and see if they are planning on using disposable or cloth diapers. Disposable diapers are much more convenient, but cloth diapers are more environmentally friendly. Keep in mind that diapers come in different sizes, so make sure to buy the age-appropriate size.
Clothes for babies
Babies grow up so fast and parents will notice that the clothes they picked are quickly becoming too small. You can easily find baby clothes sale online and buy things in bulk – pants, dresses, hats, and shorts. You can even take it a step further and give a lot of different pieces to the parents with a heartfelt note that says that you hope the baby will outgrow them very soon. Bibs might not be “clothes” per se, but parents are going to need them in the future, so feel free to gift a few along with clothes.
While you might not want to antagonize parents by gifting a drum kit to a child, newborn babies love soothing sounds, and musical toys might be just the thing. There are different rattles you can pick that produce soft and soothing sounds that the baby will love. By gifting the baby a rattle, you are giving the first musical toy, and if you pick an interesting design, parents will probably decide to save it after the child stops playing with it.
New parents will probably take about a million photos of their newborn and some might even hire a professional photographer to capture the gentle moments that the new family is experiencing. To show your appreciation and support, you can bring a nice photo album as a gift. This will encourage parents to actually print out some of the photos they took and keep them in for the child to see when they grow up. Not to mention that looking at actual photos is much more intimate than looking at them on a laptop or a phone.
Jewelry for babies
We understand that this might not be your cup of tea, but there are some cultures that believe that you’re bestowing good luck on babies by giving them jewelry (or that you’re making an investment into their future by doing so). While some people believe that gold is the best gift as it’s valuable and elegant, other cultures believe in the power of silver and even amber. You can give the baby a silver bangle and purchase a gold pendant for them to wear when they grow up.
Buying gifts for babies is hard because you’re aware that they don’t actually need anything other than their parents’ love and attention, but it doesn’t mean that you can’t find something suitable. The occasion is special and you want to celebrate their coming to this world with an appropriate gift. Shopping for infants is different than shopping for older babies, so pick the right gift carefully.