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One day you’re waiting to hear news, and refreshing your Facebook page for any signs of an announcement. The next thing you know, a simple update brings a new life into your world. Now you’re tasked with scouting gifts to celebrate that sweet baby. We’ve got you covered, so boomark this guide to special gifts for a baby. That way you can spend less time shopping — and more time soaking up that newborn.



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Your Essential Guide to Baby Gift Ideas

With a new baby in the world, there's no limit to the types of gifts that will delight a family! Whether you choose something serviceable, whimsical, timeless, functional, sentimental, cute, or just plain celebratory, you really can't go wrong. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the perfect present from a plethora of baby gift ideas.

1

Be practical

Babies have a lot of needs, so anything that tends to those needs in a tangible way - think bathing accessories, burp cloths, or diaper supplies - will be welcome baby gift ideas.

2

Go nostalgic

Baby gift ideas that remind parents of their own childhoods are extra meaningful. Frame a cute baby photo of the new mom or dad, gift the newest edition of a favorite childhood toy, or have a quilt made with icons that represent mom and dad's lives (their home states, college mascots, or favorite hobbies, for instance).

3

Get scholarly

Research shows that reading to children from infancy is one of the most valuable things parents can do, so help get baby's library started with a few board books. Try a mix of beloved old titles and recent works - there are new classics written every year!

4

Give an experience

 New parents spend a lot of time in the house - but babies are portable, and a membership to a local museum, zoo, or play space (anywhere that kids are welcome) can be just the inspiration they need to get out and enjoy family time.

5

Personalize it

People think long and hard before choosing a name, and any baby gift ideas with those significant new initials on them feel thoughtful and unique. Considering a towel set, special onesie, or baby bag? Emblazon it with a moogram or the baby's full name.

6

Soften up

New babies don't start playing with complicated toys right away, but a plush pal is appealing from day one. Choose a high-quality, extra-fluffy stuffed animal to add to the friendly faces in baby's room.

7

Remember the parents

Moms and Dads have needs too, but there's no time to tend to them with a newborn around! That's why gifting a week of premade meals, scouting extra-luxurious bubble bath, or showing up with a bottle of nice champagne to celebrate will always be welcome. Cheers!