Baby Gifts Which Will Always Be Remembered
There are baby gifts which stand out from the crowd and there are those which get lost in the crowd. It is not a surprising fact that it is not really the cost that matters to the recipient, or to the parents when talking about baby gifts. It is the thought that counts and this rings true even when it comes to baby gifts. In order to help you choose the best gifts possible, here are some useful tips.
Take into account the magnitude of the gift
Godparents are expected to give gifts with bigger values or gifts which are more expensive. If you are a friend or coworker who has been invited to the christening or baby shower, you can rest assured that expensive gifts are not expected from you.
Needs vs. Wants
When purchasing baby gifts, it is always a good idea to look at the needs of the new parents, rather than the wants. Yes, cute stuff will be admired but the new parents will appreciate practical gifts more, gifts which can use daily for their new baby. They will be very thankful for the fact that you took the time to look at the baby’s needs will be. If there is a register, you can choose your baby gifts according to it.
Choose a gift which will remind the parents of you
As a giver you want to be practical but also you want the parents to remember you. You want to give a gift which will remind them of you. If you happen to be a member of the band or a very good piano player, you want to give a gift which will remind them of music. Your gift should reflect your personality.
Get an attractive packaging for your gift
The packaging matters a lot. A very expensive gift will not look very appealing or attractive if it is packaged well. Plain paper bags will make your gift look cheap. Do not limit yourself to papers which you can buy in stores. Be creative with your packaging and the parents will even be more impressed.
Include your receipt
A sensible gift giver will always include a gift receipt. Why does this matter? Well, if you give baby clothes as a gift and it does not fit the little one, you would want the parents to be able to exchange them for a different size or a different item. Make it easy to return the gifts and the parents will be grateful.
Put your name and address discreetly on the gift
Putting your name and address discreetly on the gift will make it easier for the parents to send you a thank-you note. The parents already have their hands full with the new baby and the last thing you want to do is give them a hard time trying to figure out who gave the gift.
Include everything the parents will need to enjoy your gift
If you are giving a battery-powered toy it would make good sense to also include batteries so the baby can enjoy the gift right away.