We have suggestions for some unique baby gifts that will delight and impress the new mom in your life. Many of of the ideas include crafts tutorials for items that you can make yourself. We have many excellent suggestions for gifts that you can buy or make for a baby boy or girl or gender neutral gifts if the family prefers not to know the sex of the baby a minute before baby is born.
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Find personalized baby gifts that give everyday new baby care products and clothing a modern and exciting look yet are practical, useful and that mom will love. Or perhaps you prefer to fill your gift boxes with decorative keepsakes and collectibles that will be treasured for a lifetime rather than an item that will be outgrown in a very short amount of time.
With so many unique baby gifts to pick from, how can you possibly make an informed decision? Which is the best gift idea; the one that will be most appreciated and admired? If you are not a parent of a newborn or have never had a family yourself, it’s difficult to know how to give a special gift that won’t end up in the re-gifting pile or stuck in the back of the closet.
UNIQUE BABY GIFTS - PERSONALIZED
Many people confuse unique with unusual, rare or even odd. Not that a unique gift idea can’t be unusual or rare, but to me unique means something special and personalized.
How could any unique baby gift be more special than an item that baby will use everyday that has his or her name embroidered or engraved on it? Unique, personalized baby gifts in silver, pewter or even gold are some of my favorite baby gift ideas because I love the thought of them being used hundreds of years from now. I can picture a new mother a century from now taking a sterling silver baby bracelet out of the family time capsule and wondering about the child so long ago associated with the name engraved on the piece.
In my opinion the very best, unique baby gifts are:
EMBROIDERED BABY GIFTS – Handmade, embroidered baby gifts are inexpensive but are favorites with new moms especially if they coincide with the nursery’s decor
BABY BLANKET GIFT – Homemade or personalized with baby’s information
MONOGRAMMED BABY APPAREL – Clothing of any kind with baby’s monogram is so special
BABY PHOTO GIFTS
QUICK AND EASY GIFT IDEAS
If you are not a personal friend or family member, you might not feel comfortable giving something as intimate as the gift ideas mentioned above. Co-workers or neighbors might not have time to chase down the necessary information required to complete unique baby gifts personalized with specific dates and details. These acquaintances might want some gift ideas that aren’t quite so time consuming. Here are some of the best baby gift ideas in this category:
BABY GIFT BASKETS – Specialty baby gift baskets are available for everything from bath time to a day at the beach. Combination newborn baby gourmet gift baskets have a little something for mom as well as the baby
BABY TOYS – Wooden baby toys, educational or musical baby toys often do double duty as nursery decorations as well as to entertain
BABY WREATHS – After the baby is born, a pink hospital door wreath for a baby girl or a blue one for a baby boy takes no more effort than a telephone call to the florist. They will even go to the hospital or the house and hang the custom newborn baby wreaths on the door for you!
BABY GIFTS in THEMES
Most nurseries are decorated according to particular theme. If you happen to know what this theme might be, then you have hit the mother lode of unique baby gifts ideas. You can pick up collectible figurines, toys or storybook in the theme and there’s no doubt that your cute baby gifts will be a big hit. Here are some popular themes that have an extensive line of merchandise to pick from:
CURIOUS GEORGE – There’s all kinds of Curious George merchandise, baby clothes and toys
DR. SEUSS – From Cat in the Hat, Horton Hears a Who or Lorax there are cool, creative items that you can use to stuff a newborn baby gift basket in a Seuss theme
PUPPY DOG GIFTS – Dog lovers adore anything with puppy dog pictures so find out their favorite breed and get some baby stuff with puppies printed on it.
LADYBUG GIFTS – Ladybug baby dresses, baby and new mom jewelry are very popular
BEACH and OCEAN THEME GIFTS
PRACTICAL BABY GIFT IDEAS
Practical but unique baby gifts are not decorative or flashy; they are practical and the story ends there. In this category you will find boxes of disposable baby diapers, gift certificates to the neighborhood discount store or cases of baby formula. There’s not a lot to get excited about, but many moms ask that the hostess of their baby shower request these items rather than have piles of fancy baby stuff that they will never use. This style of gifting has its benefits in that you don’t have to search to the ends of the earth for something cool and unusual to fill newborn baby gift baskets and mom has some money that she would otherwise have to spend on diapers and jars of baby food to spend on something pretty for her infant that she picked out herself.