Has your family or someone close to you been blessed with a newborn baby and now you’re wondering what to buy the little bundle of joy for the holidays? Shopping for a newborn baby can be a bit challenging, but we have a few ideas to point you in the right direction.
A Special Stocking
Be sure Santa knows this is an extra-special Christmas by gifting that special baby boy or girl with a stocking to celebrate his or her first Christmas. Personalize it with the baby’s name and stuff a few sweet gifts, such as plush animals and rattles, inside to create a treasure trove that is perfectly in keeping with the holiday spirit.
An adorable Christmas bib is a great way to not only add some holiday cheer baby’s outfits but also keep them stain free. Embroidered or appliqued lettering that spells out “Baby’s 1st Christmas” or “My First Christmas” is a great way to commemorate this special holiday season.
Everyone loves holiday music, and when you choose a holiday CD with sweet lullaby versions of your favorite Christmas carols, you’ll be able to keep baby soothed and calmed during this hectic time of the year.
Commemorative ornaments are the perfect gift for that sweet little newborn in your life. Options run the gamut from small animal figurines to ornaments that can serve as lifelong keepsakes, such as an engravable photo frame. Handprint kits are incredibly easy to use, allowing you to create a special, personalized ornament using baby’s tiny handprint. Simply press baby’s hand into the material and then allow it to dry.
Babies go through a lot of changes of clothing, so Christmas clothing is always a great option if you’re looking for gift ideas for a newborn. Choose something dressy or a comfortable lounge set. Personalized pajamas are another sweet option that could even become treasured keepsakes long after baby has already grown up.
While it can sometimes be difficult to find toys for newborns, it’s not entirely impossible. Consider such options as a soft, cuddly plush toy or even a music box that will lull baby to sleep with a sweet lullaby. Plush rattles are always a good option, as they are fun for even newborns to touch. As soon as baby is able to grasp and shake, the rattling noise produced by this toy will provide yet another reward.
Even though this might not sound like an exciting gift idea, you can be assured that new parents will be overjoyed to receive diapers as a gift. Along with the joy of a newborn baby come a lot of extra expenses, including the need for an abundance of diapers, and this is one gift that parents can never have enough of. By gifting parents with diapers, will you be saving them not only money but also the hassle of having to dash out to the store, giving them even more time to spend cuddling their sweet baby. In cases in which the parents may not wish to use disposable diapers, purchasing a supply of cloth diapers can also be a welcome gift, as the purchase of cloth diapers can represent a significant investment. Another great idea is to gift the parents with a diaper service, something that is certain to be welcome for new parents.
A handmade quilt could be the perfect gift for that special newborn in your life. Not only will it help to keep baby snuggly warm during the winter months, but a beautiful quilt could also become a treasured keepsake that is passed on for generations. Not particularly crafty or simply don’t have the time to make a quilt? Consider contacting someone who specializes in making handcrafted quilts or order one online. You could even have the quilt personalized with the child’s name and year to make this gift even more special.
A baby bouncer is a fabulous gift for any newborn, as it can be fun as well as soothing. This is also a great gift for parents, as it offers a few minutes of free time for eating or showering. Incredibly versatile, bouncers generally offer an array of features, such as those that play soothing songs. Many bouncers also have seats that recline in several positions and can even be converted to a toddler seat once baby is a little older. Bouncers can be found at a range of prices to fit practically any budget.
Baby Sling or Backpack
The holidays can be incredibly hectic, especially for new parents. A backpack or baby sling is a great way to help new parents be able to handle chores and run errands, including Christmas shopping, while still keeping baby close and secure. There are many different options available, including baby sling and backpack options that are also dad-friendly.
Although it might not sound very exciting, setting up a college account for a newborn baby is a gift that will be tremendously appreciated in the future. As college costs continue to soar, most parents are naturally concerned about how they will pay to send their son or daughter to college in the future. A college account is not only a wise but also a valuable gift.
New parents always treasure photos of their newborn babies, but with so many extra expenses, it can be difficult to budget for professional photos. Why not remove some of the burden by paying for a photo session to capture this special holiday season for the parents with their newborn baby? This is certain to be a gift everyone will enjoy for many years.
Even though it might seem as though there are few options to buy for a newborn baby for Christmas, with a little creativity, you can come up with a gift that is certain to be appreciated and could even become a treasured family keepsake for many years to come.