(Closed) Future or present Mom’s advice appreciated

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2004

Food is ALWAYS appreciated–especially if they have three! What were you thinking of, budget-wise? You can do a small token gift, a little outfit, a baby blanket (my kids each have a crib blanket–they LOVE them, and they’re so simple and classic).

If you can, I’d also recommend a small token gift (book, etc.) for each older child.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Too bad you don’t know where they live because food is the best option! That is the one thing that stuck out to me when people bought us stuff after both our kids were born!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

A gift card maybe?

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have three children. Blankets were always appreciated. Babies get messy a lot (spit up, etc.), so I think a nice fleece blanket would be great. You could even make one yourself for not too expensive. I have great no sew blanket instructions, if you want them. You would only need about a yard of material, since it is for a baby. Or you could use more, so it could grow into it. I would say a yard and a half for a toddler.

Also, mom would appreciate some nice lotion.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

If the next older child is 5, I wouldn’t be so sure that they are set on the necessities. Sleepers, onesies, blankets, and outfits I’m sure would be much appreciated. Even a gift basket filled with baby goodies would be a great help!

As far as something for the older kids,its a nice gesture and doesn’t have to be anything large at all.

If you don’t know where they live,how will you get a gift to them? Through your inlaws?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

It has been 5 years since they have had an infant so maybe they do need some baby things.  Blankets, or onesies might be good.  You also said they are religious  (not sure about the religion) but maybe a child’s bible would be a nice gift? You could always have it engraved.  Or maybe go to a store that carries stuff with their religion, usually they have gifts specifically for a new baby.

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

How about something keepsake-y.  I know that the only things that I have left from when I was a baby are a small silver rattle, a little bracelet and a beautiful blanket that someone bought.  Could you do something that was a small token like that, but that would be saved?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I second the suggestion of sending something like a blanket or a child’s bible. Something that is meaningful and will be used for a long time. If you get the child’s bible, definitely have it engraved, but you don’t necessarily have to have your name anywhere on the gift especially if you’re nervous about the parents not liking the gift coming from you.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

You could mail them a Schwan’s gift card.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I love to give classic children’s books for new baby presents… I think books are one of those things that can be cherished for years and enjoyed by several members of the family.  That said, a children’s bible, as suggested by previous posters, could be a great choice.

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Ooh, classic children’s books are a great idea!

Post # 16
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Helper bee

I’d say a gift card or children’s books.

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