My best friend has just had her first baby and I want to give a mixture of the normal baby type gifts but also something nice for her and some useful items as well as the typical cutesy stuff. Problem is, I'm not yet a parent and don't know what type of thing would be appropriate/ useful and was hoping some of you could fill me with wisdom as to what kind of things might be nice?
Ask her what she needs. She’ll appreciate it - I promise! I’m currently 40 weeks and a bit (overdue) and I could set up a shop with swaddle wraps, baby wipes and nipple cream as well as tiny baby gros.
I suppose it depends what your friends preferences are and what she's already got. We received a little box filled with baby medicines, paracetamol, teething sachets, colic things, cradle cap shampoo. All things related to baby ailments. They came in handy when the baby was older and teething.
I got vouchers for COOK which was fabulous because I couldn't think about cooking meals for a while! It was such a good idea. I had SO many baby clothes etc and so some of them were barely worn before they were grown out of!
Some great ideas here, thanks! Will def go with some of those Are toys/ bears etc. for baby a bit pointless at this stage and something she would get a lot of from others? And is something like a personalised bracelet with baby's initial on a little OTT from a friend? She always gives the most thoughtful & lovely gifts and I really want to spoil her but don't want to step on any toes either.
Posh ready meals for her. Not vouchers, actual food that she can shove in the oven as needed. Vouchers rely on her having a moment to order, as well as a moment to eat. Tesco Finest, M&S etc. Puddings too. Several meals. Prepared veg too.
We got sooo many clothes! I really liked it when people gave us books as we didn't have many.
For her, how about some chocolate? Only one person sent me chocolate and it was very gratefully received! Also if she's breastfeeding maybe a suitable nightie? I have 2 from mothercare that have poppers down the front which are so comfy and practical