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5 Simple & Inexpensive Baby Shower Gift Ideas
A baby shower is an exciting event for a new mom where she and the new baby are the center of attention. Even if you are not attending the baby shower (for example if you are a male family member or friend) it is still a good idea to pick up at least a small gift for the baby.
The new mom may have created a baby registry of some general things that the baby will need, and if she has a list like this, you can check it out. However, frequently you will have to pick a gift without a list. So here are some pretty ‘safe bets’ as far as baby shower gifts go. If you are a parent, then you know exactly what is useful and helpful for a new mom-to-be.
These baby gift ideas are very easy to find and very reasonable at a store like Target, Walmart, or even an online outlet such as Amazon. For $50 you can get a whole assortment of goodies.
- Clothing: All babies need clothing, and they grow very fast! If you have ever shopped for baby clothes you may be amazed to see that there are several different sizes of clothes needed for the baby during the first year! There is 0-1 month, 3 to 6 months, 6 to 9 months and on and on! Therefore, there are plenty of types of clothing that will be needed in plenty of different sizes. Just remember to keep in mind how old the baby currently is, because baby clothing sizes change rapidly, and you would not want to buy a gift that is already too small by the time you present it to the parents!
2.Teething toys: All babies go through the teething stage and will need little chew toys of sorts. These may become dirty quickly and it is probably smart to replace them often, so a number of these teething toys may be useful. You might find ones with rattles or bells.
3. Stuffed animals: A cute stuffed animal may make a nice gift. The softest kind available may be liked the most for snuggly comfort. Additionally, some of these stuffed animals may have sounds built in. You may want one that makes sounds, or you may want an old fashioned one without noise. A good example is Winnie-The-Pooh or Eeyore. My grandmother bought my son a Dumbo stuffed animal. It was so cute! I noticed the same stuffed animal was given to my friend at her baby shower. I didn’t know that stuffed animal was as popular as it was, but any animal is a great idea and comfort item.
- Diapers: Parents always need diapers and they are a very practical and useful gift. Pick a size any size!
- Baby books: It is great to read to young children and really helps their little minds grow. While a very young baby won’t be able to understand stories yet, parents are always looking to build a nice little library of quality books to read to their children. I have a complete book shelf filled with books for my son. I have been reading to him since before he was born. He will be 2 soon, and he loves to get books off of the shelf and just sit down and turn the pages of the book and really gets into it like he is reading the book. It is great to instill this in children at an early age. And it is also a great bonding experience for you and baby.
There you have 5 simple baby shower gift ideas! Hopefully you will be able to find a nice gift or even a shopping bag full of little gifts to bring the baby and the parents enjoyment.
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