Tips for getting gifts for baby showers
Buying gifts for baby shower is one of the toughest choices. Selecting gifts for birthdays, anniversaries or even marriages is not that hard, but when it comes to baby shower, many people have not a single clue; let alone any choice. You can’t buy big clothes, or toys so what exactly could be a good gift for baby shower? Following are few tips that might help you decide.
- Suggested Gift
If you have had the experience of being a mother, you would know what you needed back then or the things you needed when your baby came into the world. That should solve the problem. However, if you haven’t had the experience of being a mother or you’re a man, try getting suggestion from someone who has had this experience, for there can be no better guide than someone who has travelled this road.
- The Hamper
You can also go for a hamper or a basket full of necessary items like towels, face washers, wipes etc. Pool in your money and get these items that the mother-to-be might love.
- Budget friendly
If you don’t have a big budget for a hamper, you can hide this fact by buying any luxury item that the mother-to-be might not buy for herself because it’s a luxury not a necessity. This can be cool bibs, funky cloths or any cute accessory for the kid.
- The Necessities
If you care for the mother-to-be more than you care about what impression the gift makes, go for the necessity items. This can be napkin, wipes, singlets etc. This includes all the stuff that they mother is definitely going to use.
Some gift ideas for Baby Shower
If you want to make the mother-to-be remember your gift, following are some of the most genius ideas for a gift.
- Nail Trimmer
There are nail trimmers that are made especially for newborn kids. Any mother would thank you for one of these.
- Noise Machine
Yes, as the name says, this machine makes noise and it fits perfectly under the category of ideal gifts. This is because, this machine gives the background noise that the newborn child needs to sleep.
- Travel Seat
Travelling with a newbie is tough so this bag will be a blessing for any parents, not just a mother.
- Soothe Shirts
This can really help the fathers carry around their newborn kid. It is a great alternative to that bag with straps that can really make 100 meters feel like a mile.
- Wearable Thermometer
This is a great alternate to the traditional thermometer that is used for adults. You can stick the thermometer strip on the child and stay updated about the child’s health at all times through an app.
Deciding the budget for Baby shower
Money doesn’t grow on trees so if its baby shower, you can’t be spending without knowing what budget you should’ve set. Following is the list of appropriate budgets, depending on your closeness with the parents-to-be.
- If it’s a coworker or a distant friend, stay within $20-$25
- If it’s a close friend or relative, go for $30-$50
- If it’s your best friend or a very close relative, go for $60-$100
- If it’s neither of the above, improvise! But do not cross the budget that you decide.
Going for DIY
If you are short on budget or if you want to put some extra thought to your gift, you can go for DIY gifts. For those who don’t know, DIY stands for Do-It-Yourself, which means you can make an impressionable gift at your home. This will not only save you some cash, but also it will show your effort which means lot more than money; at least for most people. If you need items for DIY gifts, you can search the internet or just brainstorm yourself, but the simplest option is to make a basket full of necessary items like towels, wipes etc. and decorate it in a cute way. A ‘baby care kit’ is often well-received.
If it’s not their first born?
If the parents have had a child before, most likely they will have stored clothes for the child. In such a case, it is wiser to give the necessary items like baby shampoo, wipes or even diapers. Alternatively, you can bring meals for the party as it can be tough for the parents to manage the meals with other decorations. If you don’t want to do that, another alternative is to get the older kid a gift so that he/she doesn’t feel neglected.