Is it your job to plan the baby shower? Or has a friend of yours recently gave birth to a healthy bouncing baby? How could you express that you care for that friend of yours and her baby? A baby gift basket could be the best present to express your delight.
A baby gift basket is one of those themed gift baskets that are presented containing items that are of value to the recipient. Gift baskets contain many items for the new born and the parent and can be useful or simply play things. You may find that you would like to create your own gift basket and select the items yourself rather than buying a ready made one. Another idea is to use a changing bag instead of a basket and fill this with useful items for the new mum.
You can theme your basket on items for the nursery. This could include soft lights, lullaby music, nursery rhyme cd’s and perhaps a mobile for the crib. The larger items such as the layette, cribs, changing tables and designer changing bags are of course gifts in there own right. Many parents will be delighted if your basket contains educational items to stimulate their baby.
Here are some other great items to include and they are all really easy to come by. Soft toys, rattles, teethers, feeding bottles and wash cloths are all great items to add.
Another theme that is often used is bathtime. These include baby shampoo, baby powder, baby towels, wipes, bubble bath, brush set and tub toys that the baby will surely enjoy in the near future. A great basket could be based on clothing, who can resist all those gorgeous tiny outfits. Just be sure that the clothes you’ll give suit the gender of the baby.
If the new baby has an older sibling it is a nice idea is to include something for them too as they might be feeling a little put out by the new arrival. Just find something suitable that will make them feel special too.
If you are intending to give the baby gift basket as a baby shower present, it might be nice idea to include baby cookies, baby cakes, jelly beans and other foods. Announcement and invitation cards may also bring some added surprise to the recipient of the basket. Surely, this sweet gesture will be appreciated.
Don’t forget the parent either as they will need to celebrate so perhaps a goumet basket filled with champagne and fine foods would go down a treat.
Baby gift baskets are often predictably flouncy. But you could still be more creative by doing a decoupage of baby pictures or baby items. Other handmade crafts may add personal touch to your basket. You could make picture frames out of decoupage, or paint a ceramic bowl or sew something personal.
If you gift is to given at a christening or baptism consider a small gift to relfect their religion.
It’s the thought that counts and how much effort you put in will really be noticed. Giving a well thought out gift is always a pleasure for both the recipient and the giver.Tags: gift baskets, basket, gift basket