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

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 31
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

Gift card!

Post # 32
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Sugar bee

I usually gift a Sofie the giraffe and those muslin-y swaddle blankets.

Post # 35
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Bumble bee

I probably wouldn’t go diapers. If you go sizes up, they may not have anywhere to store them in the meantime and you don’t know how long they’ll be in newborn size and she may have ample already. 

i’d go either books or a giftcard for something she can do for herself. 

Post # 36
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Books- since she tries to avoid corporate, see if you can find a locally-owned kid’s book/toy store. A variety of books are really for the parents, not the kids. Clothes that are 6-months or larger (everyone buys little clothes, and 6 months was really when I had to start shopping.)

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

amanda1988:  based on what you shared about your friend, she might like a onesie for the baby from Baby Hero. The clothes are adorable, and they donate medical supplies to mothers and babies in developing countries.

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

amanda1988:  gift card  or a variety pack of diapers …practical gifts that she will need. 

Post # 39
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Busy bee

Amazon gift card, because Amazon has great deals for baby stuff and for expecting moms.

Post # 41
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017 - Canvas Event Space

My go-to gift is Sophie the Giraffe and a copy of Love You Forever by Robert Munsch and maybe a blanket or small outfit.

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

amanda1988:  The take out giftcard sounds like a good idea!  I think you can get ones from take-away online services which can be used at almost any local takeaway.

I also like gifting expectant mothers with a little first aid kit.  I buy a cute little container and purchase childrens panadol, thermometer, teething ointment etc.  Pretty cheap and you can have it at home or have one for the nappy bag etc.  They have always gone over well.

Post # 43
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Busy bee

A multi pack of white organic onesies! My mom taught me that is the ultimate fail safe. I grew up around a lot of “crunchy” types, as my family is also!

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

In my 9 days with a newborn, my favorite items have been:

halo sleepsack swaddle (the neckline doesn’t ride up.  Summer infant swaddleme and swaddle blankets made me nervous near baby’s face)

aden and anais burpy bibs

baby leg warmers with gerber long sleeve side snap tee shirts (quick diaper change, mitten cuffs and easy in the hospital)

one of my favorite shower gifts was the Little Remedies starter kit from babies r us with a forehead thermometer.  

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Not sure

Best thing is a gift card or something for the mommy. Not everyone uses the disposable diapers and wipes… Sorry, my sister was eco friendly, cotton only, no BPA… She was a toughy! Lol! So to prevent that, gift card! Or I’d totally suggest diapers. 

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