You’ve been invited to a baby shower. You want to choose a gift that strikes the right balance between cuteness and utility. There are a lot of options out there, but with a bit of research, you can find the best gift for the new baby. This guide will show you how to pick a baby shower gift that your friend or family member will love and find useful as that new little bundle of joy grows.
If you want to give a high-value gift that the parents will use for years, then opt for a few sets of monogrammed kids’ bedding sets. By customizing the sheet sets with the child's name or initials, you can add a personal touch to a practical but useful gift. Linens can be a costly item for parents, so having a few extra sets that will get them through the early days of baby and toddler messes will be a great help. After all, who wants to do laundry at 3 a.m. because they just ran out of kids' sheets?
Parents can never get enough crib and toddler-size sheet sets. These extra sets will help your friends and family get through these early years with the confidence that they have enough backups for many cozy nights. Pro tip: While changing sheets can make a bed feel fresh again, an unprotected mattress can still feel wet and a little “icky.” This is why adding a couple of mattress pads to your gift will make it even better.
Though this gift may seem ordinary at first, its usefulness will soon be proven. Chasing after a little one leaves little time to organize toys in boxes or cube storage cubbies. However, canvas storage bins make it incredibly easy to gather all the baby’s toys in one place for a quick cleanup. Toddlers will eventually be able to help with cleanup when it’s made to be easy and fun.
You may choose to give a set of storage bins labeled for toys, diaper wipes, diapers, and clean-up products. This level of organization would greatly help a new parent navigate the new world of life with baby. To make this a unique gift, select the monogram option and label these bins according to their contents. You may also embroider them with the baby's name for extra fun. For an extra level of usefulness, you could also fill one of the bins with essential items like diaper cream, a pack of diapers, baby wipes, and burp cloths. It's an excellent way to create a high-value gift by combining some daily essentials needed during the first few years of child-rearing. If you want to fulfill another practical need, you should also throw in a laundry hamper. Don’t worry about giving “too many” bins. In the newborn stage, a parent can use a laundry bin in every room. Newborns go through a lot of clothes and bibs, especially during the first few months. This considerate gift will certainly be appreciated.
When you want to give a gift that is both useful and unique, personalized backpacks make an impressive gift. At first glance, you may think that backpacks are more for toddlers and bigger kids. However, parents of babies can also use these monogrammed backpacks to easily keep track of baby's items for small outings. This gift is handy for parents who love to be on the go and take their babies on adventures.
When you have the bag labeled with a monogram of their initials or full name, it will be easy to keep track of whose things are where. Also, as the baby grows up, this toddler backpack can be taken to preschool and playdates, fostering independence and responsibility at a young age. To make sure the backpack ages well, choose one that is well-made with secure straps and a timeless design that will outlast trends. This means you should avoid trendy cartoon characters or patterns that might soon be outdated.
By selecting one of these unique gifts to bring to a baby shower, you can make a lasting impact on a friend or family member. These thoughtful, personalized gifts show how much you care and will be used by the new family for years to come.