An addition to the family always leads to heightened excitement. Becoming an aunt or an uncle for the first time would leave you a little perplexed as to what exactly to get your expected niece or nephew as a gift when they are born.
You may have a couple of decent ideas about what you would want to get your little bundle of joy, however, you may not be entirely sure if buying that right now is a practical choice. If you are indeed confused at this point, speaking to the parents and asking them what they would need Is an option. Buying a small yet important item that would be required by the parents would be the ideal choice however if you want to come up with something on your own, consider a Do It Yourself gift basket. Go online and look at the baby gift baskets available on sale and you would have a clearer idea about what you can include in it.
The next step would be to budget. Decide on a reasonable amount you are willing to spend. Remember those baby items are not as affordable as you may think. Do a bit of window shopping to get an idea about how much you would need to keep prepared when you come out to actuals shop. Visit a number of stores and don’t forget to mention that the items you are looking for are for “newborn baby”, because yes, they come in a large variety of sizes too.
It is also possible to ask the sales team in the shop, the best items to include in baby gift baskets. They would probably give you a few good ideas on what to include and probably offer you a good deal on the cost if you choose to buy all the items from their shop.
Fill It Up With Things For The Parents Instead Of Things That The Baby Will Outgrow
As a general idea, you could include a few items such as feeding bottles, pacifiers, a few rompers, baby shampoos, baby formula, baby soaps, bottles of powder, rattles and a soft blanket. Arrange these items into your basket and finish it off with a soft toy. If this gift is for a baby shower where the parents are aware of the sex of the baby buy your items accordingly, pink for a girl, blue for a boy, and if you are not sure of the sex of the baby yet, stay within a safe yellow / green choice.
Choose Smaller Gift Boxes
If you are not sure what to get your newest bundle of joy because the parents would most probably be getting many arrangements such as baby gift boxes since they are usually a common choice in terms of the presents they would receive from the guests, you may not be quite sure where to get gifts, you along with other members of your family could decide to buy one large gift for the parents to be.
The advantage in selecting this type of gift shows that you have put in a lot of thought to make the gift a personal one.