(Closed) Gift Idea for new baby…suggestions wanted

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

Always a gift card IMO, or at least include the receipt so they can exchange it if they need to. Nothing worse than having duplicate items! 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

The latest baby present I got for somebody was a boxed set of Beatrix Potter books. They are so darling and the box is so nice that it is something that could be read to a baby and they could eventually pass it down to their own baby one day. Everybody oohed and aahed over them and several people in my family asked where I got it so they could get a set for their baby or their grandchildren.  

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would either give the gift card or try googling for their registry to see if there’s anything left to buy.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was going to say, books are an awesome gift. Toys and blankets are things she’ll get a million of, but a book is something she can use again and again. A few people have bought our baby their favourite book as a kid, which I always think is so sweet.

Also, it’s not fun, but you can never go wrong with diapers.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

kitty_cupcake:  Go with a nice gift basket that you put together, not a premade one. Add a cute book for the card – you can write a note in the cover. Then give the parents a gift card to a place that offers groceries delivered OR hot food delivered. OR you can make them a meal and drop this off – don’t stay. They will be over whelmed with family visiting the first few days. Give them time to breath. – leave a note – “let me know when you 3 have settled in and I can stop by or please let me know if you need anything.”

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

There is a brand of baby cologne and bath products made in Spain called Nenuco. Their quality is great and babies al over Latin America have used them for ages!  I checked and they can be bought through Amazon.  I confess I use Nenuco baby cologne for myself also, as it’s so fresh and clean. Maybe you could arrange the gift similar to the photo below? 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

kitty_cupcake:  I would suggest a nice book. Like a really nice hardback copy that the baby can be read to from it and grow up with it and keep.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

A big tray of lasagna.

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

If she’s nursing she probably won’t be drinking much alcohol.

Without knowing what they already have, I’d do books, diapers, wipes, things like that. Food is always appreciated too.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

gift card (because they cane buy diapers and wipes and little things they realize they need as they need them) stuffed into a basket of baby wash, lotion and cloths is cute (and flexible depending on your budget) 

also FOOD. FOOD. FOOD. make them a meal, even breakfast (which so many people forget but is so nice!!!) 

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Some previous posters have given great tips but I just wanted to say that don’t get baby lotion/wash etc because there are vig differences between brands. For example, I doubt that anyone close to me knows that we only use organic baby washes etc and any other type would just go into the bin. The same goes for diapers, parents often prefer a certain brand (there are actually differences!) and some just use cloth diapers.

I think a good present would be books or a giftcard for the baby and a deli basket for the parents!

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