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Choosing a baby gift that will make a lasting impression can be difficult. However, personalizing items can turn an ordinary gift into an extraordinary gift.
You know how it goes; you are invited to a baby shower or a bringing home baby party. Of course, new parents always need the day-to-day items such as baby wipes, diapers, diaper covers, baby wash, lotions, and powder. Giving those items is a good idea because a new parent can never have too much of those things.
What about other things though? You can bet there will be lots of baby clothes, baby blankets, and nursery décor given as well, along with baby toys and stuffed animals. While those are also great gift ideas, you can step it up a notch by personalizing them.
Personalized baby gifts are always a hit because having the baby’s name, initials, or date of birth o a blanket or plush toy suddenly makes that item truly theirs. If you are unsure of the baby’s name or exact birthday, you can have the birth month embroidered on any item.
Often times, it is difficult to have gifts personalized if the gift is to be given at a baby shower, simply because you may not know the sex of the child—doctors can be wrong sometimes which is why parents often choose a girl’s name and a boy’s name.
If you are going to a bringing home baby party, monogrammed baby gifts are easier to decide upon since you already know the sex, name and birth date of the child. In fact, one fun idea is to have the baby’s astrological sign embroidered on a baby blanket or perhaps a plush toy such as a teddy bear.
Do not forget about the baby’s room. Gifts that match the nursery décor such as picture frames, baby bedding, and plush toys, are excellent gift ideas. These gifts can also be personalized, even the picture frame.
If you are close to the family—or if you are a family member, create a scrapbook filled with photos of the parents before baby, during pregnancy and then leave room for the parents to ad pictures of after baby. A scrapbook makes a wonderful keepsake gift and one that is treasured by parents and will be treasured by baby, as he or she grows older.
Remember, anything can be personalized. Once you decide on the gift you can then decide if you want to personalize it yourself or have it personalized. Many online baby gift stores will do this for you—an option is usually given when you place the order. It may cost a few extra bucks but it is worth it.
If you are going to go all out on a gift for a new baby, be sure to take the time to have the gift wrapped properly to add to the sophistication of the gift. While gift bags are a practical idea they often take away some of the beauty of the gift. So make sure you gift looks as pretty on the outside as it is on the inside. Choose baby gift baskets to put smaller items in. You and your gift will make a lasting impression.