We can all agree that even though babies are the cutest beings ever, they are also high maintenance! So, if we have a friend or a family member who has just given birth, it’s time to set ourselves apart from the other guests with a DIY gift basket.
In order to create a gift basket, the first thing we’ll need is obviously a basket or something that RESEMBLES it. It doesn’t always have to be a real basket; we can even use a bigger toy truck or anything else that offers enough space for us to fill it with small gifts.
What to put inside? The options are endless.
Although babies are simple creatures, in that they eat, poop and sleep most of the time, they still need a lot of stuff. What’s more, baby products are on the higher end of the price spectrum, so by making a gift basket filled with all the essentials, we would be helping the parents too.
Here are some great ideas that will make life a lot easier both for the new parents and their little offspring:
Baby cosmetic products
Since babies have sensitive skin, it’s important to make sure the parents know what they’re using while they’re bathing them. Thus, we can help them out a bit by selecting a few items from some organic or baby-safe ranges of baby products. Lotions, oils, wipes, diapers and baby powders are all great ideas. What’s more, if we find a fantastic diaper rash ointment, the gift basket will be a huge success.
Of course, new parents (and their offspring) cannot get enough of clothes. Thus, cute onesies, rompers, socks, and hats are a sure thing here. Today, plenty of stores have incredible baby clothing, so we won’t have a hard time finding the right size. We’ll just have some trouble picking just a few items!
Practical items every parent needs
On a more serious note, babies have to be taken care of properly, as their development depends on various factors. Therefore, we ought to think in advance and send the parents a few practical essentials. For example, we can pack a baby thermometer, bibs, pacifiers, bath towels (look for the hooded ones), and bottles. These are the pillars of proper baby care, so the parents will certainly be grateful we’ve sent them some back-ups.
Finally, we mustn’t forget that babies won’t be babies forever. At some point, they’ll be old enough to play with toys, rattles, etc. Wouldn’t it be great if we could give the baby something it will love to play with every day? Of course! Therefore, we can find the perfect buggy activity chain, a few colorful rattles, and a sizeable teddy bear to include in our gift basket.
These are just some of the basic items that a gift basket should consist of. However, don’t be afraid to go the extra mile. Consider making themed gift baskets; for example, an organic baby gift basket, a basket filled with the most wonderful baby books, and even a food basket. Those will surely put a smile on the parents’ faces and make you the baby’s favorite new person.