People rarely think about wedding gifts until its time to choose them. Most will settle for the most common and readily available options such as crockery sets and lampshades. If you have been invited to a wedding where the couple is expecting a baby or has just had one, it would be sensible to get them something that could help them through their parenthood, especially if they are first-time parents. Here are some ideas to make you an unforgettable guest:
Baby clothes make a very thoughtful gift if the couple has announced that they are expecting a baby. They are even better if the baby’s gender is known.
To choose clothes for a baby girl, consider the most comfortable and safe ones over the ones that just look pretty. Watch out for any designs that may make it hard for the baby to wear, especially newborns. For instance, dresses that need to be worn over the head are a no-no.
Baby boys clothes are much simpler and don’t come in so many varieties. You can go with various designs ranging from great patterns and colour combinations to superhero themes.
Baby furniture is a sure bet to make the couple happy. Please get them something handy or easy to use like a baby stroller or pram. They will need something to help them get the little from point A to B easily and safely without the hassle of passing the baby around when tired. A baby stroller is perfect for this.
You could also consider a baby cot or a high chair.
When choosing the baby furniture, make sure that you check for safety certification. You want to make sure that it is manufactured with reasonable consideration to the baby’s safety.
Every pregnant woman would appreciate some maternity clothes, but it would be wiser to gift them these if you are close to them. Maternity clothes are not ideal if the woman in question has already delivered the baby, but if she is still pregnant, these will come in handy.
The ideal maternity clothes should be genuinely in mama’s style. If you are not sure about that, you can choose something versatile. Remember that comfort is paramount, so you want to get a soft fabric that feels nice on the skin. You will also need to make sure that they are hypoallergenic.
Make you don’t get anything too small or too big as it will either be uncomfortable or look ridiculous. It is easy to get the wrong size when you are getting maternity clothes online, but with some guidance, it will be the perfect gift.
Toys are usually gifted during a baby shower, but if you missed your chance, this is the perfect time for them. Babies will always need toys.
Toys are not just meant for mere entertainment. They help the baby develop crucial physical and emotional skills, such as gross and fine motor skills. They help them accelerate their learning and enhance brain development so they can achieve their growth milestones faster. They nurture creativity and encourage independence while improving the baby’s decision making and critical thinking skills.
They also help the baby learn how to play with others and cooperate. This is important in developing social skills and preparing for interaction with the outside world.
When choosing toys, make sure that you get them from reputable companies, especially those with stuffing. They should not come with safety hazards and should be easy to clean.
Sometimes it is not possible to tell precisely what a couple needs. You may buy all sorts of baby gifts for them but still somehow end up missing on the one or few things they really want. For instance, you could get a stroller only to find that they had one already gifted on their baby shower. The best way to go about this is to grant them a shopping voucher. This way, they can buy whatever they need.
While we try to get them something to help with their baby, we should not forget them too. The experience of being a mom, whether for the first time or not, can be very overwhelming. One can barely focus on anything else and their time is almost always revolving around the baby. Some moms, unfortunately, get anxiety and depression real fast when they don’t adjust well enough to the situation. Dads too can get overwhelmed with the newborn situation. Getting married when expecting a baby (or when you just had one) is a whole experience that will likely change their lives forever. How can you help with this? You can book them a relaxing day off at the best spa in town. No one can say no to this – just make sure you time well. They should be happy to have someone else look after the baby for that one day as they enjoy relaxing and letting off steam at the spa. They will be grateful for this.
In conclusion, a wedding is a happy event, but it is an even better occasion when the couple is expecting a child or has just had one. The best wedding gifts are those that will make their entry to parenthood easier. This could be anything that will help them take care of the baby, such as baby furniture and clothes. You can also let them choose what to get by gifting them shopping vouchers or even cheques! You could go the extra mile and get them something that will help ease their minds and relax when taking care of the baby, like a free spa day.