(Closed) Gift idea for non-registered first-time parents (of twins!) – help!

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1659 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Honestly, I’d give a $50 gift card for a takeout place, preferably one that delivers – keeping everyone fed can be such an undertaking when you have a new baby!  If they haven’t registered, they probably don’t need/aren’t asking for much and especially with twins getting more blankets or onesies is just something else to put in the washing machine. 


Post # 4
658 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@oracle:  My favorite gift to give any expecting parent is a care package. Get a great basket, something that they can use for themselves or to store extra diapers etc in the nursery and fill it with the essentials.

Baby wash

laundry soap

butt cream




a couple books 

teething ring


I have never given this to a parent who wasn’t very appreciative and excited about it. 

Post # 5
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Diapers and Wipes!!! Seriously those things are expensive. Though I was extremely grateful for everything we did get I was kind of disappointed I didn’t get more diapers at my shower. My sister got so many diapers she didnt’ have to buy any for almost a year.

Post # 6
407 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@oracle:  have you looked on Amazon? Or checked bump? If you have and they’re still not on there – perhaps some onesies? With twins, they’re likely to need a lot! I like the suggestion for take out gift card/certificate though! 

Post # 7
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I would agree with a takeout gift card!  But my ALL TIME favorite gift for new parents is a selection of children’s books.  You can get them all your favorites from when you were little, in a selection from toddler to older kid books.  Who doesn’t love books?!  (People who suck, that’s who.)

Post # 8
3625 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would go with books too. Generally speaking, it’s fairly hard to be at over-capacity for kiddie books.

I know everyone says diapers and wipes, but some parents are pretty set on a specific brand or type (e.g. cloth, fragrance free or eco-friendly) and it would be a waste, unless you include a gift receipt. Plus, given that he is a doctor, there’s always a chance that he’s not “hard up” for money so they may be set for all the practical items.

Post # 9
3461 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Our friends had twins a year ago, and a few months ago she forwarded me a list of items she’d recommend for gifts which I pasted below. (Not sure if the links will still work.)  They also RAVED about the friend who called once and said “relax, takeout is arriving tonight”


Star turtle: http://www.amazon.com/Cloud-Twilight-Constellation-Night-Turtle/dp/B000BNQC58/ref=sr_1_5?s=baby-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1325178191&sr=1-5

Other things that are a must….

Swaddle Me blankets

Plain cloth diapers for burp cloths

Lots of terry bibs, esp. those that velcro on the side 😉

Post # 10
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

DIAPERS! my best friend just had twins 3 weeks and go and they’re almost out of the diapers they got. and burp cloths! lots and lots of burp cloths 🙂

Post # 11
902 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012


nuff said haha

Post # 12
3718 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

To echo PP, takeout or delivery is awesome. My coworker just had a baby last week. He said that our gift was their favorite– a gift certificate to a local restauant that delivers. He said everyone brought them pasta (which was awesome), his breast feeding wife just wanted meat and a salad and loved being able to pick what she wanted to magicly appear.

Post # 13
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@lilbluebird:  +1 on the specific preferences they may have. Unless you know the people pretty well, it can be risky.

I love the idea of takeout gift card – I’m only expecting one baby next month, but man I can see how getting a free pizza would be awesome those first few weeks!

If you really want to do a physical item, here is a Products for Multiples area on Amazon.com that was informed by real-world moms of twins. Our friend who has twins said it’s a great list – in fact she and her daughters are pictured on the tile.

Products for Multiples

Post # 14
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’m a twin, and I’ve talked to my mom about this before. The most helpful things she said are things they need anyways- diapers, wipes, bibs, cream, ect. The more useable stuff people buy the less the parents have to.

Also echo getting the parents something. A Netflicks coupon, a free Red box, a gift card to some delivery food places, ect. 

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