Post # 1
One of my good friends has had her third baby and I’d like to send her a gift, except I don’t know what to get her! She already has all the baby equipment she needs, plus since she also has one kid of each sex, so she’s got both boy and girl clothes and enough toys/books etc. to last a lifetime.
I wanted to get her something useful, like something to help make her life easier (I’d do the cooking and cleaning thing, but she lives in another state). I was thinking diapers are always appreciated, but is that sort of humdrum?
Any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks!
Post # 3
Call a local pizza delivery place near her and let her know that a pizza and salad will be arriving every Friday night for X days. I am sure she and her husband would love a night off from cooking and cleaning and not have to spend the money for it as well.
Post # 4
I don’t know how much you are willing to spend, but The Honest Co. (www.honest.com) has diaper cakes. They include: 92 size 1 diapers, lots of wipes, body washes and lotions, healing balm, laundry pods, and a few other things.
These diaper cakes come in a few styles and everything in them is natural and non-toxic. They are $124.95 each, according to the site.
It’s still a gift of diapers, but it’s definitely not a humdrum gift. If anyone in their family has allergies and/or sensitivities, the other products in the diaper cake could make a big difference for them.
Post # 5
@ThreeMeers: this is an awesome idea!
i was gonna say gift cards for diapers. or a couple months of a diaper service. my mother got 6 months of diaper service when i was born- they would drop off a ton of cloth diapers every week, and pick up the dirty ones at the end of the week.
Post # 6
what about something more personized for just that baby? a keepsake item. like a kit that allows you to take foot and hand prints in plaster and then frame it with the baby’s name and birth date.
Post # 7
These are great! Thank you so much for your suggestions–I’m bumping to get a few more ideas, so keep ’em coming.
To clarify a couple things, though:
1. I’m looking more in the $40 price range. I’d love to spend more, but can’t do it.
2. I’m reluctant to do anything food-related because this gal is a picky, picky eater and one of the kids has allergies to so many things, it’s really hard to make or purchase anything unless mom gave you the recipe or has told you exactly what brand and item to buy. 🙁
Post # 8
@BothCoasts: Petunia Pickle Bottom has some baby accessories that are in the $40.00 range. They have nursing covers, totes, stroller blankets, and swaddle blankets, but I don’t know if those interest you.
This gift is $50.00, but it’s a pretty good gift. There is a bag called the Mighty Be at http://www.ju-ju-be.com. It is big and very useful, especially for someone with more than one child. It has lots of uses and comes in several great designs. There is also the Super Be, which costs $50.00, and is also handy and pretty. The Ju-Ju-Be website has more information about the great features these bags have, as well as pictures and video.