If you know someone who is going to become a parent, you might want to buy them a gift to say congratulations. Here are five gift ideas that can help you to get a gift that will be well received…
Food – Something that is a great help to a new parent is a supply of food. Create some healthy home cooked meals that can be frozen, as in those first few days and weeks when the baby is home the last thing most new parents want to do is cook a meal! This way they will have a supply of hearty meals that they can simply heat up and it is one less thing to worry about having to do.
Something Homemade – If you want to give a special gift, why not make something yourself? Something practical like a hand knitted blanket for a baby will go down really well, and there are lots of patterns and materials online. Knitting kits like this www.woolcouturecompany.com/collections/knitting-kits are a useful way to get all the things that you need to be able to create something special for the new baby. You can also make a mobile following a tutorial online, or how about making a special commemorative plaque with the name and birth date on it?
Help and Support – Something that all new parents need is some help and support, and your time could be the best gift that you give to a new parent. Whether it is a bit of time looking after the baby so that they can get some rest or do something that they like doing, or a listening ear if they are feeling a bit overwhelmed, this can be a really important gift for a new parent.
Something for the Future – Many people buy lots of gifts for when the baby is a newborn, but it is a good idea to get things for the future as these are likely to be welcomed when the time comes. Clothes for six months are a good thing to give, as then they will be ready to use when the time comes.
A gift for the Parents – Many people buy gifts for babies but don’t forget the parents! Something to help them keep calm and rested like luxury bath oils or something for the home are brilliant gifts that are sure to be very much appreciated!