(Closed) Gift for new parents?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

What about a gift card to a restaurant so the parents can go out on a date night?  Although, I think all of your ideas sound great!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would just bring something for the baby.  I doubt they would want to go out to eat with a new baby at home, and if she is breastfeeding, wine won’t work.  

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’d say something small for the baby, and if you feel like it would be well received, you could put together a meal that they could just heat up.  Of course, this would depend on you knowing what kinds of things they like to eat.  They probably aren’t going to be going out much anytime soon, and it’s always nice to not have to prepare a meal when you’re kept up all night by a baby.  🙂

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would let her know ahead of time you are bring them dinner so they dont have to worry about it that night and bring a tray of some grilled chicken and veggies or something.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Food! Either a baked good/snack like muffins or banana bread or  a freezable dish like a casserole in a disposable pan.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

OMG…FOOD!!!  Def the best thing anyone brought us!  Something frozen they can easily heat up or a gift card for a place that delivers!  i will always bring people food after having a baby myself!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@LoveMikey:  You can drink wine even if you are breastfeeding.  My sister has breastfed two kids, but had a beer or two every once in a while.  People talk about “pumping and dumping” when you drink, but my sister always talks about how it’s totally not necessary.  She also doesn’t get DRUNK when she drinks, either, though.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

If you don’t know what kind of food they like, I would only get a gift card to somewhere that delivers. Getting a gift card to eat out means you must leave the house, which some are reayd for sooner than others. And getting a sitter or going out with the baby is also daunting to some.

If you want to get something for the baby, just don’t get a blaket! I have so many freakin’ blankets, all cute, but I have run out of places to store them, lol. If she’s huge into wine, I’d get her a nice bottle. I sometimes have a glass just after feeding, or for special occasions (like NYE) when I wanted more than a small glass I just pumped enough to feed the baby for a few hours until my BAC went back down.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I second a gift card for food.

I’m 37 weeks and have been cooking up a storm with freezer meals, and I know my mil is going to be cooking for us right after the baby comes. But, when all this food is gone, I’m stuck cooking again and taking care of a newborn. I would love to order in when all of that happens.

Also, a gift card to Best Buy for movies would be awesome too. Darling Husband and I are movie junkies, but we’re running out of things to watch and the baby hasn’t even come yet. We’re going to have to stock up on some bluerays for those sleepless nights when the baby comes and that’s going to be expensive.

And, for the baby, I have no idea… I would check out her registry and see what’s left and give her a gift receipt with the gift, just in case they got it and didn’t have it checked off as purchased.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

When a friend of mine had a baby I brought her a basket that had a blanket I had monogramed for the baby and a cute little outfit and then a candle and bubble bath type set in it for her. She had a large family and didnt really need a whole lot for the baby, but she LOVED that she had something for her. She said she used it all the time in the first few weeks and that it made her feel so much better to take a bath and relax. It was from Bath and Body Works, and was fairly inexpensive. So maybe something like that? I feel like people buy all kinds of things for the baby, and forget a little about the mom that just did all that work and is probably still healing and exhausted!

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