>> Nov 23, 2015
Christmas is coming up soon and many of us are looking for something for everyone on our lists. Here we’ll give you a few great ideas for gifts to buy new parents, including some things that aren’t just for baby.
It’s also nice to be able to buy something for the family unit, instead of having to focus on the likes and dislikes of each person, so these gifts will be perfect, and possibly even less awkward, to give to everyone.
Whether they choose to take baby or not, new parents can often use a night out, at least as an excuse not to have to cook dinner. Many chain restaurants offer easy-to-use gift cards, which are a breeze to pick up. Some can even be found near the register of your local grocery store. But don’t hesitate to buy a certificate from a local smaller restaurant either.
Cool Baby Gear
From baby bibs to mini sneakers, clothes that represent mom or dad’s profession (mini doctor or fireman shirts?) to an amazing stroller, there is a world of fun things you can buy for new parents that will be different from anything they have. You’ll also find tons of great natural and organic options online for conscious parents.
New Books or DVDs
Mom and Dad may be sticking pretty close to home these days, as it’s not always easy to go on outings with a tiny infant. Consider stocking their DVD or BluRay collection with some new releases, or gifting them one of your favorite recent reads. If in doubt, check the New York Times’ bestseller list for the best new books to hit the market.
Spa or Beauty Salon
Having a baby does a number on your body, and after baby is born there may not be much time for beauty rituals. Give Mom (and Dad!) a pick-me-up with a certificate for a new hair style, manicure, pedicure or massage. They may even be able to escape for a couples massage- bonus points if you offer to watch baby while they go! These shorter outings are easier for new parents to schedule, as they don’t require a huge time commitment.
These are another great way to make staying home more fun, especially when it’s cold outside. Pick up a limited edition of Monopoly or a fancy chess set and they’ll have something to do during another night in.
From baby bibs to board games and those luxurious certificates for pampering and meals, there is a range of good gifts you can spoil new parents with this year. Do you have anything to add to the list? Share them with our readers in the comments below.