The birth of a child is a special time. Not only will there be much excitement and visits from friends and family, but the giving of gifts is also encouraged. But gifts given to mark a birth can’t just be any old thing. The arrival of a new baby is a momentous occasion and the gift that you give may well be kept to commemorate the day. In this case, you’ll want to ensure that whatever you give you will be both suitable for the occasion and appropriate for the future.
First up on the list are the practical items. These things are usually given at the baby shower, and the mother-to-be may even have registered in order to receive the items she really needs. These can range from beds and baskets to diaper genies and bottles. They may even include items which are specifically designed for mother, such as maternity bras, breast pumps or a pot of a special moisturising lotion which will help her feel better after the birth. These gifts can be bought by anyone and are designed to make the new parents’ lives easier.
Commemorative Gifts for the Family
If you have a special bond with the family, such as a close friendship or familial relationship, you may want to push the boat out and invest in something which will mean a little more to them than a Moses basket. One popular choice is the commemorative portrait, which can take the form of either an artist piece or a professional photograph. This gift won’t be able to be completed until after the baby arrives, but you could ‘give’ it before the birth in the form of a beautiful card. Other commemorative gifts for the family might include framed newspaper from the day of baby’s birth, or a personalised scrapbook which the new family can add to as their baby grows up.
Commemorative Gifts for Baby
Another wonderful gift-giving route to go down is that of a commemorative gift for the baby themselves. There are many traditional baby giftshttp://www.ehow.co.uk/list_7410478_traditional-english-baby-gifts_.html which you could choose from, such as a silver spoon, rattle or baby bracelet. One of the more popular choices is the charm bracelet, of the sort you can find on giftandwrap.co.uk. Charm bracelets have the added benefit of being able to be added to year by year, so as baby grows up their beautiful gift will grow with them.