Many know a couple that just had a baby or have a toddler. If you’re a friend or relative looking for such a baby gift, finding just the right one can be hard. But, don’t pick out just any item for new parents. Instead, get a gift that is both practical and fun. While rules for purchasing Christmas or Chanukah baby gifts are similar to those for a baby shower, the parents already have a child, so the child’s size and age should be taken into consideration. For picking out a baby gift, think about the following points:
• Go practical. While opulence can be saved for later in a child’s life, new parents, and even those of toddlers, need clothing and diapers in large quantities. Every little bit helps, so why not consider this in picking out a holiday gift? For clothing, know a baby’s size or age beforehand. If the parents clearly dress their child in pink or blue, also take this into account. Diapers, on the other hand, are ordinary but can be dressed up to look festive. Rattlecake.com has various holiday diaper cakes that are both useful and fun in appearance. Each cake has 80 to 150 diapers, in addition to various baby products decorating the outside with a holiday theme.
• There’s no such thing as too many toys. Yet, children – and their parents – can be stuck with useless toys. Play for babies and toddlers, on the other hand, isn’t just for fun; it assists with building sensory, motor, creative, and critical-thinking skills. But, don’t think about picking up a Baby Einstein DVD. Rather, find toys in black, red, and white or with different textures, sounds, and patterns for a baby. For a toddler, find general but soft items for creative and active play, such as blocks, stuffed animals, or dolls.
• Think about what a parent needs. Does a new mother want a more stylish diaper bag? Give her one that looks like a designer handbag but has all the features a new parent needs. Does a couple need a stroller, car seat, or other furniture? While most parents already have these items, some may not, and a gift of one is helpful.