You are bound to know someone who is having a baby shortly, if you aren’t having one yourself and need help with a gift ideas for that baby shower.
Pregnant women equal shopping time.
Here are nine gift ideas that any mother will most certainly be appreciative of.
The baby shower gift ideas are great for those who are shopping or for mom’s to put on their gift registry.
1. Diapers, diapers and more diapers.
That is quite a bland gift idea but a very much needed gift.
I don’t know any mom who will complain about having too many diapers with a newborn at home.
To make diapers snazzy you have to dress it up a bit.
You can find diaper cakes in lots of gift sites.
Some come with as many as 150 diapers, plus booties, bibs and tons of other essentials for baby, but all in the shape of an all so cute cake.
2. Layettes, blankets, socks and burp cloths.
Chances are they are going to get tons of these.
However, these gifts tend to come in newborn or 3 months sizes which after a few weeks probably won’t serve its purpose anymore.
Making this a great gift is if you buy them in larger sizes. After a few months, mom still has brand new gifts for the baby to enjoy.
3. Pamper products for Mom.
The last few weeks of pregnancy are very uncomfortable and can be hard on Mom.
Let Mom have the star treatment as well. Once the baby is born, Mom’s 15 minutes of fame are over.
4. Savings Bonds.
A savings bond is a great way to help invest in the child’s future.
While everyone is thinking of now you are thinking ahead.
It may also help jump start parents to jump start on baby’s future if they haven’t already.
5. Gift Certificates.
You can never go wrong with a gift certificate.
Mom and Dad get to choose what they want and you gave them that satisfaction.
The obvious choice for a gift certificate would where the registry is set up.
If they do not have a registry set up, good choices could include their favorite supermarket (formula, diapers) or baby store.
Another gift certificate idea could be a check card gift certificate.
It works like a credit card and can be used anywhere.
Tip: I don’t suggest buying clothing unless the parents-to-be suggested so.
Chances are they have already gone shopping and couldn’t resist those tiny adorable outfits and it is best to find out before you spend out!.
Even if you are not attending the baby shower (for example if you are a male family member or friend) it is still a good idea to pick up at least a small gift for the baby.
The new mom may have made a list of some general things that the baby will need, and if she has a list like this, you can check it out.
However, frequently you will have to pick a gift without a list.
So here are some pretty ‘safe bets’ as far as baby shower gifts go.
I got a few more gift ideas when I was in a Target store looking for a gift idea.
I asked several parents who had babies with them in their shopping cart what sort of gifts would be good for a new baby and here are some of the answers that I got.
These baby gift ideas are very easy to find and very reasonable at a store like Target.
For $50 you can get a whole assortment of goodies but keep in mind the tip above on buying baby clothing.
All babies need clothing, and they grow very fast! If you have ever shopped for baby clothes you may be amazed to see that there are several different sizes of clothes needed for the baby just during the first year!
There is 0-1 month, 3 to 6 months, 6 to 9 months and on and on!
Therefore, there are plenty of types of clothing that will be needed in plenty of different sizes.
Just remember to keep in mind how old the baby currently is, because baby clothing sizes change rapidly, and you would not want to buy a gift that is already too small by the time you present it to the parents!
7. Teething toys:
All babies ‘teeth’ and will need little chew toys of sorts.
These may become dirty quickly and it is probably smart to replace them often, so a number of these teething toys may be useful.
You might find ones with rattles or bells. Just make sure it is not big enough for a baby to swallow.
8. Stuffed animals:
A cute stuffed animal may make a nice gift.
The softest kind available may be liked the most for snugly comfort.
Additionally, some of these stuffed animals may have sounds built in.
You may want one that makes sounds, or you may want an old fashioned one without noise.
A good example is Winnie-The-Pooh or Eyeore.
9. Baby books:
It is great to read to young children and really helps there little minds grow.
While a very young baby won’t be able to understand stories yet, parents are always looking to build a nice little library of quality books to read to their children.
There you have 9 simple baby shower gift ideas!
Hopefully you will be able to find a nice gift or even a shopping bag full of little gifts to bring the baby and the parents enjoyment.