Do You Bring a Gift to a Gender Reveal Party?
Do You Take a Gift to a Gender Reveal Party?
People often wonder whether they need to bring a gift to a gender reveal party. And the answer is, yes — if you want to. Typically, in this case, the gift you take is for the mom and/or dad to be, not the baby because gifts for the baby are given at the baby shower. If the baby shower and gender reveal party are combined, you should consider bringing a gift for the baby and the parents. Check out these gender reveal party gift ideas for inspiration.
What to Bring To A Gender Reveal Party
As we said, you want to purchase gifts for the soon-to-be parents, not the baby. But what else should you consider when purchasing gender reveal party gifts?
Ideally, you want to purchase something for the mom and dad to enjoy either right away, while they’re waiting for the baby to arrive or that they can enjoy after the baby is born — something to cherish or relieve some of the stress that comes with adding a new family member.
But there aren’t any specific etiquette rules to follow when you purchase gender reveal party gifts so really you can gift the soon-to-be parents anything. Consider the type of things they typically enjoy individually and as a couple. Do they have any hobbies? If so, maybe you can gift them something hobby related. Books, movies, and gift certificates are always good options, as are gift baskets.
Gender Reveal Gift Ideas for Mom
When looking for gender reveal party gifts, consider things the mom-to-be may enjoy after the baby is born. For example, you could purchase a wine glass labeled with “Mom'' or “Queen” if the mom-to-be enjoys having a few drinks on occasion. If not, you can purchase a tumbler or a coffee mug with “mom” on it instead. Some other items you can consider include candles, a gift certificate for a massage, or a gift basket filled with some of her favorite treats.
Gender Reveal Party Gifts for Dad
Gender reveal party gifts for the dad-to-be are easy to find too. Instead of purchasing a wine glass for dad, consider purchasing a “dad” beer glass. Of course, it’s also easy to find coffee mugs that say dad on them, especially if the gender reveal party happens to be hosted close to Father’s Day. Some other gender reveal gift ideas for the father-to-be include a #1 Dad T-shirt or a matching T-shirt and onesie set for dad and the baby.
Couples Gender Reveal Gift Ideas
Gender reveal party gifts can be as simple or as elaborate as you want. You can also choose to purchase a gift for the soon-to-be mom and dad as a couple instead of buying individual gifts. Consider purchasing Mom and Dad Coffee Mugs that includes two coffee cups labeled mama and papa (or mom and dad). Or if the couple likes to enjoy a few adult beverages from time to time, opt for the New Parent’s Starter pack, which includes a “mom” wine glass and a “dad” beer glass.
Other gender reveal gifts for couples include:
- Matching T-shirts and a matching onesie for the baby so they have cute matching outfits to wear together on family outings
- A family photoshoot session that they can redeem after the baby is born
- Matching PJs for the whole family and a few movies for the parents to watch while they’re home caring for the baby in the evening
- A subscription to a meal prep and delivery service to make getting dinner ready easy after the baby is born
- A couples spa package or a gift certificate for a couple’s massage
Baby-Related Gift Ideas
Even though you don’t want to purchase gifts for the baby to give the to parents-to-be that are baby-related. Consider purchasing gifts they can cherish for the rest of their lives such as a baby handprint kit or a kit that makes it easy for parents to make a clay mold of their baby’s handprint or footprint. You could also think about gifting them a family picture frame or album.
Ultimately, when you’re purchasing gifts for a gender reveal party, you should focus on the parents. Gifts that are labeled “mom” and “dad” are always good options because they celebrate their status as new parents. But you can also purchase gifts the couple can enjoy together or gifts they can enjoy as a new family.