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BIRTH GIFTS FOR BABY / PARENTS

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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
What was one o0f the nicest / most practical or thoughtful present you got on the birth of your children. ??

As a grandmother, feeling bit out of touch with what people want as a gift these days. I know people don't expect gifts but we all know what a stressful time it is and want to make the life of new parents a bit easier.
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6y, 10m agoPosted 6 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Ear defenders
And dummies
:whistling:
suspended#2
Umm my mil buys more materialistic things..

for my 1st girl she got the pram moses basket and some clothes

for my 2nd she bought some gifts and gave us £100 for him

My mum buys more sentimental things

for my 1st she bought the nursery set and a antique victorian ratttle

for my 2nd she bought a cooin collection thing of coins of the day my boy was born and a silver engraved star in a silver trinket box
#3
to be honest a bit of peace and quiet was the best thing.
every hour it was someone else wanting to see the baby.
got on my london blitz
#4
most practical babygrows and vests always needed
#5
jamstaruk1972
most practical babygrows and vests always needed


and bibs:thumbsup:
#6
the nicest present i got was a hamper of mixed bits, soft blanket, sleepsuits, hand knited cardi, bongella, infacol, baby bath/gel/talc, photo frame, babys first year book, and then some bits for me like molton and brown bits and some lush bath bombs, non alcoholic sparkling wine, chocolate ect . I thought it was a very thoughtfull present. I loved it :)
#7
ilovepink
and bibs:thumbsup:


+1
how could i forget
#8
The best gift I got was the offer of 2 hours 'ME' time a day for the first month. My mum would look after baby, do any laundry/ironing, get the shopping in, basically anything I wanted doing in that 2 hours. I could chose wether to have my 'ME' time or not, but the offer was there for any or every day for the first month.

Of course she bought gifts for her grandson, but this was a gift for me and I loved it.
#9
leilahfun
the nicest present i got was a hamper of mixed bits, soft blanket, sleepsuits, hand knited cardi, bongella, infacol, baby bath/gel/talc, photo frame, babys first year book, and then some bits for me like molton and brown bits and some lush bath bombs, non alcoholic sparkling wine, chocolate ect . I thought it was a very thoughtfull present. I loved it :)


I agree with this. A box / bag with essentials in and a couple of luxuries for mom / dad. Maybe a voucher for mom for a massage or hair cut somewhere.
Or if you really wanted to splash out a really nice quality item that can be used to pass down. I would have loved a really nice quality crib that could have been passed down
#10
my closest friends all chipped together and bought us a camcorder............this was 11 years ago and were pretty pricey then but we still use it to film my wee boy. I love looking back at old footage and was definitely the best present ever!
#11
Alcohol... Lots of whiskey...

For when the child starts teething of course :p
#12
I would say it depends who you are buying for and your budget.

In my opinion, the nicest gifts are always something that you wouldn't buy for yourself because they are a bit too expensive/ frivolous!
If it is for someone very close and your budget is high it would likely be very appreciated if you helped them to buy one of the *big* things - e.g. the nursery set or the travel system/car seat (the later of which can easily cost hundreds!)
For a smaller budget, the gifts I really enjoyed were a friend who sent me a lovely designer dress and cardigan - something I would not buy myself as I couldn't justify it, and also the person who bought some Baby Uggs - I love them, but could never have justified spending the money on them. But in this case it depends on if the mother would appreciate this stuff, as clearly the baby is not going to care one way or the other!!
If you live close enough the offer of your time to babysit would be very appreciated - my daughter is 8months now and just to have someone pop in for 2 hours in the day while a get some jobs done would be soooo appreciated!! (not happening though :roll:)
#13
do u know what they have already got?
im due in march and have already bought loads of nappies and wipes etc so maybe they have already bought stuff like that.
do they know what they are having? if not i would prob give them some vouchers for next or something,so when baby is born they can buy some boys or girls clothes for the baby
#14
Time to thereselves after the baby is born.

I would give ANYTHING for someone to have my daughter for one afternoon (shes 17 months now and not had the priveledge once of having some time to myself)

Practical things my parents bring up when the visit a few times a year, nappies, wipes, bath stuff and clothes for her to grow into.
#15
Id agree with the basket, toiletries, wet wipes, dummies, bottles, bibs, vests etc for the lil one as they always get used even if mum/dad has already got them and then something for mum/dad What about an I owe you voucher - say for being their babysitter for the evening, whilst the parents can go out for the night together for a meal etc or mum/dad can go out with friends. As they wont be getting any time to their selves and they would appreciate the thought :)
#16
You sound like a lovely thoughtful grandmother. What I liked was people bringing food, something like casseroles that we could just put in the oven. Was so busy with the baby that I didn't get time to cook! Also practical help with the baby.

If you want to buy something what about a really nice photo frame or album?
#17
for me it was tiny baby clothes both mine needed them for a while i didnt get chance to get them before because of being in hospital for 4weeks before the first was born and havin an under 1 and "bed rest" on the second.

And baby grows/bibs/vests

and wipes you can never have enough wet wipes :)

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