When you learn that one of your closest friends or family members is expecting a child, you'll need to find a new baby gift to wow the excited parents. There are many different gift options to choose from, some of which can pamper the mom-to-be as she plans for the new baby.
Massages and Spa Treatments
BabyCenter.com reports that when moms shared with the website their favorite baby shower gifts, some of them enjoyed the pampering presents the most - specifically, pedicures and manicures to make them feel beautiful during their pregnancies. If your loved one has been having a difficult time adjusting to changes as she carries her child, do her a favor and give her a gift certificate to a spa. Here, she can receive a massage to ease her aching back or a simple revitalizing facial.
One of the most personalized, unique mom to be gifts you can give is a gift basket full of delectable treats. Think of including everything from chocolate to cookies to quell those pregnancy cravings that your friend may have throughout the course of nine months.
CBSNews.com reports that one practical gift you can consider giving your loved one is a stroller. Specifically, look for a lightweight stroller that she can use to transport her little one, whether it's to the grocery store or a check-up with the pediatrician. To add the finishing touch, include a blanket or a plastic cover to keep the baby warm and dry when the stroller is being used outdoors.
This might seem like an obvious choice, but new moms need all of the clothes they can get for their baby as he or she grows. BabyShower101.com, a baby shower advice site, suggests shopping for baby clothing that can easily be removed for diaper changes and bathing. If you want to take the extra step, personalize the clothing with the child's name or a cute phrase - this will make baby photos more memorable.
There are some items that might fly under the radar when parents are looking for furnishings for the nursery - and this is where you can step in with a practical baby shower gift. Houzz.com, an interior design website, suggests purchasing a functional item to give to the new parents as a gift. This might be anything from a rocking chair to a nightlight. Even though it might seem like an idea that lacks personality, your friend is sure to appreciate the fact that you're thinking ahead.