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4 Great Gift Ideas for Expecting Parents

Jale Mills - Thursday, December 01, 2011

It can be difficult to know what to buy for expectant parents. You don’t want to be the 20th person to buy them a set of swaddling clothes or perhaps you’re even thinking, what’s a swaddling cloth?! Either way, we’ve got a great list of gift ideas you can take to any baby shower or even the hospital bedside when the little one arrives. From the ideal gift basket full of all the important stuff to vouchers for their bubs first ever photo shoot, we’ve got some great suggestions you’ll love!

Bed Linen for the Cot

Quite often, pregnant women receive heaps of wraps, bibs and other similar items, but nothing for the cot. A cot sheet set can make a welcome gift and even if they already have a set, it will need to be changed regularly so it’s good if they have a few sets. If you aren’t too sure about a set of sheets, why not buy them a quilt for the cot or a blanket if they are having a winter baby?

A Keepsake

There are a few items that you can give, that they will be able to keep for their child, as a memory of their birth and early development. This includes things like:

  • A brooch for the baby to wear in silver or gold with their name engraved on it
  • A small box to keep their child’s first piece of hair in
  • A vessel to store the birth certificate
  • A beautiful wall plaque with baby’s name
  • A beautifully written poem, framed around the meaning of the baby’s name

A Gift Voucher For a Baby Photographer

Babies grow so fast and with everything going on, it can be difficult to remember to think about having some professional photos taken. Why not buy them a voucher for a great baby/infant photographer they can use up to a year after their little one is born? It’s a gift that (mostly likely) no one else will think of as well. Bonus!

A Gift Basket

Gift baskets are not only well presented, they also make an ideal gift because everything that’s in them is sure to get used. And there are so many to choose from too. You can buy a gift box or basket that has everything from singlets to socks, or even teddy’s and record books. Why limit yourself to only buying Christmas gift baskets? These items are ideal gifts for so many different occasions, including this one. And they are so well-presented on their own, there’s no need for wrapping!

It can be difficult to know what to buy those close to you who are expecting the pitter patter of tiny feet very soon. But if you follow our list of tips and choose something from our list we’re sure the soon-to-be parents you know will really appreciate the thought and time you put in to choosing them and their bub, the perfect gift.