Buying a gift for the baby of a friend or your family can sometimes be a tricky task. You want to make sure that the gift you buy is appreciated by the parents and also something that is not just going to be thrown in to a cupboard and forgotten about.
To help you through the minefield of buying the ideal baby gift we have drawn up a list of 5 essential tips that you should follow. Take them in because they’re going to make your life a lot easier in the future. Do you have any great tips that you’d like to share with everyone? Or any experiences you think can help? All you have to do is pop your thoughts down in the comments section below this article, I can’t wait to read them.
Is the present practical, sentimental or for the future?
This is a very big question that you need to ask yourself; do you want a present that is practical, a present that will be used for a long time or maybe you would prefer to buy something like an ornament with sentimental value.
Practical – clothing, blankets, nappies or baby blankets.
Long-term – toys, books, baby photo albums.
Sentimental – engraved gifts, rattles and keepsakes.
Picking the right size
When you’re buying clothes for a baby the best idea is to pick the size 0-3 months and upwards. Don’t worry if the baby is newly born because in the first few months babies grow rapidly, buying new born sizes is just a waste when buying a present because after a few months they will no longer be of use. The best materials to look out for are organic cotton and wool.
Don’t forget mum
Of course becoming a mother is a big gift within itself, but you shouldn’t forget mum when buying baby gifts. It’s always a nice little touch to buy something special. Some great ideas include; massage vouchers, a weekend away, candles or a big hamper full of goodies for both mum and baby.
If you are looking to not break the bank on gifts then always keep your eye out for bargains or groupon vouchers that will help you get some amazing deals!