Post # 1
Our downstairs neighbors aka landlords are having a baby girl at this very moment. We have a good relationship with them and like them alot. I want to get a nice gift for when they come home. Can you give me some ideas? We have no children so I am clueless on the subject. I was thinking either a baby basket or a gift card to Buy Buy Baby.
Post # 2
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
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
I would either give the gift card or try googling for their registry to see if there’s anything left to buy.
Post # 5
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
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
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 # 8
I’m looking on Buy Buy Baby and they have such cute stuff!!!! It ALMOST makes me want my own now LOL I do like the idea of making a basket and getting books. The husband is a big reader so I am sure they will like that. I also remember the wife telling me how much she missed wine so I was thinking of getting a bottle of pink rose for her as well.
Post # 9
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 # 11
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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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
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!