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Things to Consider When Buying a Baby Gift

2009 August 10
by Angels Avenue

When looking for a gift for a young baby there are many things to consider. For instance, if you are buying a gift in advance of the birth of the child, then you should probably consider buying gender neutrally. We all know that it’s possible to tell the sex of a child before it is born, but sometimes there are surprises and you really do not want to buy a baby boy something for a baby girl, or vice versa.

Whatever you’re buying, it’s worth considering if you can buy environmentally friendly items. Babies are massive consumers, so there’s never been an easier opportunity to contribute positively to the planet. Eco-friendly clothing, toys and gifts are all available from shops and online, so you can help reduce Junior’s carbon footprint, before they can even walk!

There are clearly some essential items that each baby needs, but these are probably best left to the parents. This allows you to focus on fun, enjoyable gifts for the child. However, I’m sure every parent would appreciate a baby gift that is useful and practical at the same time, so don’t rule it out altogether.

Buying baby gifts shouldn’t be about price, but it’s worth considering that quality items often cost a little extra, but they do last – meaning the child can continue to enjoy the gift for much longer. If you can’t afford to buy a big, expensive gift, don’t worry, a small one will always suffice. However, if you do want to get a more expensive gift than you can currently afford, why not chip in with other family members or friends to buy a larger gift all together?

If you need gift ideas, here are some starting points:

Remember the baby has very delicate and sensitive skin. There’s a wide selection of high quality lotions, balms and oils, that will help keep baby happy and healthy. It is advisable to choose an organic baby skin care range with top quality ingredients; they offer the best natural care without any harsh or unsafe additives.

Shoes make an excellent gift, and children are always growing out them, so buying baby shoes is a thoughtful gift indeed. These days, baby shoes come in a huge range and varieties, so there’s plenty of choice too.

A nice idea if you’re stuck for a gift, is a nice, soft baby blanket. People get very sentimental about baby blankets, their own or their child’s blanket. It’s a thoughtful practical gift that baby and mother will both thank you for.

Of course, if you can’t decide on one gift, why not create a gift hamper of smaller gifts, putting a few choice baby gifts together as one big gift, perfect for uncles and aunties, grandparents and godparents.

Lastly, if you’re really struggling for an idea, why not ask the parents. They’re the people most likely to be able to tell you what the baby needs. It also helps you to avoid buying the child something that someone else has already bought them.

Here are our Top 5 baby gift ideas:

  1. My First Little Luxuries Baby Gift Box
  2. Sophie the Giraffe in a Gift Box
  3. IsaBooties Eco-friendly Baby Shoes
  4. Angel Baby Kit – Organic Skin Care Gift Set
  5. Organic Cotton Baby Sleeping Gown

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