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Thoughtful Gift Ideas for New Parents

Few things in life are as exciting as the addition of a new baby. However, welcoming a baby into the family is a huge transition for new parents. If you’re trying to think of a perfect gift to welcome a new life into the world, keep some of these tips in mind.

Father, mother and baby sleeping, indoors

Give Relaxation
Everyone knows that new parents will be lacking in sleep, but most people won’t try to do anything about it. You certainly can’t make their little bundle of joy sleep through the night, but you can put together a gift that will help the new parents relax and unwind during this challenging time.
Consider creating a gift basket filled with relaxation items, like a scented candle, handheld massager and aromatherapy lotions. If you’re feeling extra generous, you can even include a gift card for a couples’ massage.

Incorporate Photographs
There is nothing more precious to new parents than their little one, and the newborn days seem to pass by in a flash. That’s why giving a gift that incorporates photos of their child is sure to be treasured for years to come.
Fortunately, today’s customers can take advantage of more options than ever when it comes to photo-themed gifts. Have a newborn photo professionally mounted on canvas, create a custom photo book or make a Baby’s First Christmas photo ornament. Prints on metal are a uniquely beautiful option for parents that already seem to have everything.

Make It Personal
Although you can find many wonderful gift suggestions online, there’s no “one size fits all” gift solution that is the perfect fit for every family. If you want to find a gift that’s truly meaningful, make it as personal as possible. You know your family members and friends well, so tailor the gift to meet their personalities, needs and interests.
For some families, this might mean giving a gift certificate for a free evening of babysitting. Other couples would appreciate a handmade scrapbook highlighting their baby’s first weeks or a soft crocheted blanket. Since new parents are busy and often frazzled, you can’t go wrong with a gift card to the couple’s favorite restaurant, especially if the location provides take out!

When you put some extra thought into your gift, you can find a solution that will thrill the couple without blowing your budget. Make your gift extra-special by offering to hold the baby so the new parents can rest when you deliver it.

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