For Fall 2022 ,Here’s A Fresh Take on The Best Gifts to Bring to a Baby Shower or Gender Reveal
Expecting parents have a lot on their plates. The impending arrival of their newborn has them thinking about what lies ahead and what it takes to get there. With only a few months to go before the due date, their attention narrows on the immediate future; getting their house ready, stocking up on supplies, and readying themselves for the ups and downs of being new parents.
Simply put, those with a baby on the way need all the help they can get. This is where friends and family come into the picture. The first chance they have to lend a helping hand comes in the form of gifts bestowed at the baby shower or gender reveal party.
But like most gift-giving opportunities, it can be difficult to think of what to get them. A baby registry comes in handy, but not everyone uses them. Besides, what happens if you discover all the items have already been purchased?
Fortunately, we have you covered. Here are the best gifts to bring to a baby shower or gender reveal:
Expecting parents will be stocking up on plenty of supplies in the weeks leading up to the due date. This includes plenty of baby diapers, rash cream, and wet wipes. But chances are they haven’t gotten around to buying a diaper bag. While you might think a regular backpack or tote can get the job done, diaper bags are specially designed to include extra pockets and storage space. Moreover, modern diaper bags are sleek, stylish, and discreet. With this in mind, designer diaper bags make for excellent gifts for baby showers and gender reveals.
If the expecting parents have a stroller, or if you know someone else is bringing a stroller as a gift, consider buying several stroller accessories. Clip-on fans, cupholders, phone mounts, rain covers, safety lights, snack trays, and support pillows are sure to get put to good use. What’s more, they’re the sort of items that often get overlooked by expecting parents stocking up on essential baby items. Just remember to learn the size and style of stroller they have or will receive in order to ensure these accessories will fit.
You might think baby blankets are a boring and basic gift idea. And you might be right. But that doesn’t mean they won’t be valued. The truth is new parents can’t get enough baby blankets. While the recommended amount is 10-12 per infant, many blankets will be lost or damaged over the course of a year. Having a surplus means new parents won’t have to restock at a later date.
If you’re having a hard time thinking of a single gift to bring to a baby shower or gender reveal party, consider putting together a custom care package for mom. Start by finding a pretty-looking box. Next, assemble a neat collection of various products and other items. The care package can include things like bubble bath, hand lotion, and other self-care products, as well as items for postpartum recovery as well as baby care.
When it comes to gift-giving, gift cards have an unfair reputation as being dull and uninspired. While pretty bows and wrapping paper look nice, a gift card will come through clutch when new parents need it most. Besides, a nice card with a generous gift card tucked inside an elegant-looking envelope still stands out on the table of gifts.
Those attending a baby shower or gender reveal party may think about buying various novelty items. Examples include a rattle disguised as a dumbbell, a tortilla baby blanket, silly onesies, a mustache pacifier, and the Baby Owner’s Manual.
Have you been invited to an upcoming baby shower or gender reveal party? If so, check to see if there’s a gift registry available. Perhaps one of the best options is still available. But if everything has been taken, or there’s no registry, consider one of the gift suggestions provided above. They’ll come in handy if you’re lacking in ideas. Better yet, they’ll provide parents with what they need to take excellent care of their newborn.
Julie Steinbeck is a freelance writer from Florida. She enjoys covering topics related to business, family, and travel.