Upon reading the headline, you may wonder, “Is there a list of do’s and don’ts when buying a baby shower gift?” Definitely, yes.
There are a few quick rules to follow when choosing a baby shower gift for this new arrival. Moreover, the mommy will appreciate you for knowing the dos and don’ts.
Personalize Your Gift
Traditions are called traditions because someone keeps them going. This is the reason why a personal gift is always lovely and pleasant.
Did your grandma knit your baby bonnet, and you’d like to do the same? Do you still have our personalized blanket? These baby shower gifts are superb and sentimental ideas for a new baby that can be put into their memento box.
Give a Gift Card
Gift cards seem to get boring, but admit it or not, we’re all for them. Sooner or later, those stocked diapers will run out or some baby item that will just be used a short time – this is where gift cards come in handy. They don’t need to be to places that mom is registered at either. Things like manicure, housekeeper, postpartum doula, or even food delivery services are welcome and very useful gifts for new parents.
Buy Diapers and Wipes
Diapers and wipes are gifts you can never go wrong with. All parents need wipes and diapers. Don’t just buy them in small sizes. Diapering lasts for up to 4 years, and that’s a lot.
When buying, skip the newborn size things and go directly into larger size as babies grow out of them very quickly.
Throw in Toward a Group Gift
Many people have been more interested in this throughout the years. Baby gifts can be costly, and the ease with which you can pay people using PayPal, Venmo, and QuickPay takes the hassle out of getting people to pay you back.
So, if you and your girlfriends want to contribute to Mom’s ideal crib or assist Mom in splurging on a hands-free pump, we say go for it! Many retailers are making it more straightforward by including a multiple-person payment option at checkout as a bonus!
Not Include a Gift Receipt
You can omit gift wrapping, a handwritten message, and bows, but the gift receipt is required! There are several ways to get baby gear, so do your new mom friend a favor and help her make it easy to return or exchange your present. Every store has a distinct return and exchange policy, and determining where something came from isn’t always straightforward! Carrying 100 diapers only to be informed they can’t be returned with a 7-month pregnant belly isn’t easy or okay (and may induce hormonal tears)
Bring a Bunch of Gifts to the Hospital
If you’re going to see mum and dad and their new baby, leave the giant stuffed animal at home. They’ll have many other items to pack and bring with them, in addition to a whole different person, so reserve more significant gifts for a visit at home. Instead, food, mom’s favorite coffee, or flowers make excellent delivery room gifts.