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Christmas presents for soon to be first time parents

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bringonyourwreckingball Sun 30-Oct-16 20:36:27

My BIL and SIL are expecting twins early in the new year. I have 2 children so am aware enough that their lives are about to change beyond all recognition and they won't have a great deal of time for the things they enjoy doing now or space for 'stuff'. So I'm at a complete loss for ideas for Christmas and would really like to get them gifts which will genuinely make life a bit easier or nicer at what will be a really difficult (although joyful) time. Does anyone have any suggestions/ideas? They're both 40, into football and gaming, travel a lot

jools20 Mon 31-Oct-16 00:00:20

meal delivery vouchers from "Cook" usually go down well

NapQueen Mon 31-Oct-16 00:03:20

An Amazon fire stick or similar as box sets are a saviour during the foggy new baby weeks.

KC225 Tue 01-Nov-16 03:25:26

A single party (male) friend bought us the box set of The Wire and loads of microwave popcorn when we had twins. He handed it over with 'cause I don't suppose you'll get out much now' As mad as it sounds, it was one of my favourite new baby presents. He was right.

A good box set and microwave popcorn.

MTWTFSS Tue 01-Nov-16 06:40:00

aden and anais muslin

ChristmasEvePJs Tue 01-Nov-16 07:29:21

Two good quality thermos travel mugs and a national trust pass!

doodlejump1980 Tue 01-Nov-16 07:38:03

Get them a perfect prep machine. With twins on the way they're a godsend. (If not bf-ing).
Agree box set and snacks sound great. Or a jessops voucher / photo shoot voucher for when the babies arrive?

BeaLola Tue 01-Nov-16 09:49:17

I think box set and popcorn supply sounds great !

What is yr budget - could you extend to adding above to a hamper with say vouchers for cook or similar, "Dad" key ring and say Emma. Ridge water mug with "Mummy" on it , some lovely handcream, lovely book to read yo babies, cd of music etc etc

BeaLola Tue 01-Nov-16 09:49:41

Do you know what sex babies are ?

PixieMiss Tue 01-Nov-16 10:08:26

I would definitely lean towards presents for "them" as opposed to things for the babies.

NickyEds Tue 01-Nov-16 14:44:13

Our first baby was due on Christmas Eve and MIL bought us warm pjs, socks, some fleece blankets, nice hot chocolate and lots of nice biscuits- they all came in very handy as it did get chilly being g up in the night. It was one of those things that you don't really think about until you have kids- how will I be comfortable whilst being awake all night in January!

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