I'm expecting my first baby in January. People are beginning to ask what I'd like for baby presents and I'm not sure what to say. I try and say not to worry about it, but I think I need a better response. I know I enjoyed buying baby presents for other poeple in the past! These are not really close friends or family so I can't really ask for big things or for boring things like sterilsers or nappies. They're more like new or work friends and people I know from round the village. Any ideas for small, useful, fun things?
What about just a nice outfit? People, especially women, love choosing them, and theyre nice to recieve. Or, a nice baby blanket? Or an outside suit to keep them warm? Or a cot toy, one of those that plays lights and music onto the ceiling. Or maybe even something for you? Some nice smellies to cheer you up after the birth?
I would mention buying things in a bigger size if they are buying clothing. Nearly everyone I know (including us) ended up with loads & loads of 0-3 stuff, most of which only got worn once or twice before it was outgrown
be wary of mentioning outside suits to too many people - we ended up with 5 (having not suggested it to anyone - obviously they all thought "december baby = pram suit" ) - there are only so many pram suits one baby can wear IYKWIM!
Thanks for tips. I supppose I don't really know how much people want to spend. I usually buy a dress (all my friends seem to have girls). I don't want to say something which sounds too much or too little.