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Choosing a baby
gift that is both thoughtful and useful can be difficult. Several
factors need to be considered when picking out the best gift for a
newborn. Your relationship to the mother often determines how much
money to spend on a gift. A close friend or relative may require a
bigger or more expensive gift than an acquaintance or co-worker.
Also, a woman with a large extended family may have already got the
necessary items a baby requires. In this case a more whimsical gift
can be purchased.
A baby gift for someone close to you requires a little more thought
and effort. Asking the new parents if there is any item they
specifically need is a good idea. This can be helpful in avoiding
multiple gifts of the same item. Make sure the new parents have the
necessary items for the baby, such as a stroller or car seat. If it
is in your budget to buy a bigger item, the parents will be very
thankful. Also, sharing the cost of a larger item with a family
member or friend is a good way for two people on smaller budgets to
give a great gift. Clothing, nappies, baby lotion, soap, baby
powder, and other baby care products are most useful for new
parents, as it is difficult to get out with a newborn to go to the
shops for these items. Many places sell pre-made gift baskets with
For an acquaintance or co-worker, a suitable gift choice could
include an adorable outfit, a gift basket of baby items, or a few
toys designed specifically for infants. Another great idea is to
give a gift certificate to a baby boutique or department store so
the new parents can purchase whatever they need for the baby.
An unusual gift shows both thoughtfulness and generosity. For
instance, a camera for the parents allows them to take many pictures
of their new baby. If a small budget prevents you from buying a
lavish present, new parents will be just as delighted to have you
offer your services as a babysitter. It is difficult to get out and
socialize the first few months after a child's birth; new parents
will value the time you can watch the baby for them so they can go
to dinner and a movie. A relaxing break can be the best gift of all!
Baby Gifts - probably the largest choice of
Baby Gifts in the UK!