However, while choosing gifts for new babies is relatively straightforward, finding something special for the parents can take a little more thought. So what type of present would be suitable for the new mum and/or dad?
Gifts For Mum
Most new mums will love anything that leaves them feeling pampered or that makes getting up countless times each night to constantly change nappies a less draining experience. How about a luxurious pure cotton dressing gown or some soft fluffy slippers to snuggle into when baby needs yet another night feed?
Perhaps some indulgent bath bombs or body lotion and some funny ecards for those occasions when the new mum finally gets some time to herself and if she needs a laugh now. Never underestimate the power of a boxed set of her favourite DVDs, either; most new mums are going to find themselves sitting and feeding the baby at four o’clock in the morning, possibly for an hour or two, with not very much to watch on TV.
Gifts For Dad
Many modern dads are taking a hands-on approach to fatherhood, so the chances are that he will be changing his share of nappies. The problem is that a lot of the changing bags on the market are very, very feminine. So the new dad will be happy to receive a manly changing bag, in a neutral colour and made from rugged materials. There are some great messenger-style bags on the market today, which are ideal for this purpose and that would make a great gift. As a final touch, pop some nappies, wipes and baby clothes in there too, just so he’s well prepared. A camera would also make a great present, as dad will be taking lots and lots of photos. Alternatively, why not take a picture of father and baby and then frame it beautifully for a wonderful, personalised gift? Lego is also a great present; It can always be argued that it’s for the baby “when he/she is a bit older,” but chances are that dad will have opened the box to ‘practice’ long before the child’s first birthday.
Gifts For The Couple
When buying a gift for new parents as a couple, it should be something particularly well chosen and able to stand the test of time, since it is likely to be kept as an heirloom. Silver, gold, glass or crystal, are suitable materials for a present of this type. Look also for high class, high quality manufacturers with an impeccable history. For example, consider a beautiful bud vase that can be hand engraved with the child’s name and date of birth, to make an elegant and highly personal gift. Photo frames are another classic gift that can be engraved, while collectable coins and stamps are slightly more quirky, but nonetheless thoughtful, gift ideas.