(Closed) what to get someone who is expecting who didn't register anywhere

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
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Helper bee

Diapers and wipes! 

Post # 17
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Helper bee

amanda1988:  Wipes, a book, and cash would be my go to if you’re unsure of a store. I’m not a fan of onesies/clothes as gifts. We had a shower on my husbands side where we were only given clothes and our daughter never even wore half of the stuff.

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

amanda1988:  plain onsies in different sizes. Babies basically live in these and every always gets cute little outfits that aren’t practical. But you can never have enough plain onsies. A Target or Amazon gift card is also a great option.

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I bought my friend a gift card for a local hair dressers. After she had the baby her hair started falling out (pretty common) it was super long and thick and she was sure the weight was making it worse and she was so fed up I got it for her to have her hair cut and styled and she was so happy! Sometimes I think people are bought so many babies things something just for them is nice.

Post # 20
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Does she have freezer space?

Make her frozen dinners. Add reheating instructions to the lid so she can just toss it into the oven/crock pot/microwave/whatever and have dinner for her family.

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Amazon gift card for sure 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

A Target (or other) gift card or baby clothes or diapers.

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

amanda1988:  I like to purchase clothes in sizes 12 months or larger for someone who is expecting. It seems like they always get clothes for newborns to 6 months old.

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

I’d go for really nice baby books and some classic handmade wooden toys. Or if you’re good at sewing you could make a stuffed toy or tag blanket (pintrest has loads of tutorials.

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

amanda1988:  My go-to is diapers (either a variety of sizes or for bigger sizes) or books. I always provide a gift receipt so even if they don’t like the brand or aren’t using disposable diapers, they can return them for a gift card. 

I think everyone tends to think of the “newborn” stage for the baby in terms of clothing and diapers, but anything in 6 months+ would probably be helpful. Several of my friends have had children and I’ve always received compliments from them about purchasing bigger diapers. 

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would stick with non-consumable items (diapers/wipes) since she might have a preference

so go with your favorite book or a maybe a CD (or DL) of those cute contemporary http://www.rockabyebabymusic.com/

a cute organic stuffed animal lovey type things

organic cotton bibs or washcloths

Post # 28
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Blushing bee

Diapers, wipes, a cute blanket, or books. 

Post # 29
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018

I was so thankful for diapers and wipes I was gifted. Those things can get expensive. Maybe a little card. I find a card such a sweet present. Books are awesome too. 

Post # 30
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Gift cards are a godsend. My fiance and I were only twenty when our son was born, and we were blessed with lots of hand-me-down clothes and all other necessities. The things we really needed were to be able to buy groceries, diapers, and any other things that came up. I totally recommend a gift card. Plus, that way she can spend it on herself if she wants. Sometimes as a new mom, you really need a little extra pampering. (: 

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