Baby showers are the best place to show the mother-to-be that you are on her side. Formula, diapers, clothing, high chairs, and cribs are all wonderful ideas. They are pretty expensive too. If you have a party, in the near future, and need some budget-friendly ideas; I am here to help. I have combined five of the best baby gifts. These gift ideas are less expensive and include a personal touch. Feel free to use them for your next party.
Finding a Needle in a Haystack
Ever feel overwhelmed while shopping? It almost seems that the more we search, the more confused we become. The cute clothes and baby accessories capture our eyes, but can sting our wallets. Our purse straps tighten as we reach the furniture section. Let’s face it, in today’s economy, we cannot afford to have crazy spending habits. We need to find a great gift for less money. One that says “use me daily” or “remember me” is obtainable; you just have to find the needle in the haystack. Look through the registered gifts and browse the children’s isles. Sometimes, it is the simple things that say the most. Mom and Dad are concerned with the big important items and the everyday needs. During their tour of the store, lots of great items are overlooked. Some of these items are important, just overlooked. Keep your eyes opened and your mind running. Let’s find the needle.
Sanitizing Is A Must
New baby needs a clean place to roam. The amount of cleaning triples for the new parents. What more could they use? Start searching for a simple gift basket at a rummage sale. There are Eco-friendly cleaners sold everywhere; cheap. Buy several cleaners and put them in the basket. For under $25.00 you can put together a super useful baby shower gift. This gift definitely says you understand all the chores associated with a newborn. Trust me, mommy will love this one.
Lists Become A Necessary Evil
With all the responsibilities mounting, our minds tend to wander. Imagine adding twenty times more to your daily routine. When a new member arrives, our households become chaotic. Organizing our ideas and listing our needs and wants become a necessary evil. Forgetfulness is a great result of a full plate. What a fabulous gift idea! Add organizing tools for mom and dad’s guidance and peace of mind. Start by gathering a few to-do-list writing pads. Be creative. Variety is the spice of life. Find themed pads, writing utensils, and a mail organizer. Put all these good finds in a two drawer filing cabinet. There you have it, a super organization station for under $60.00. Baby showers are filled with cards and presents that require thank you notes. Now, the family will have a great start on organizing all the items.
Making Car Rides Fun For Everyone
We always think up household items, but what about vehicles? Baby is going to spend a ton of time in the family’s car. Why not make it a pleasant journey; add a few fun-time car toys. Car seats keep the young one from the front view of their older companions. Pick up an adjustable mirror for the proud parents to glance at their precious cargo. Next, add a car seat organizer/tote. These great gadgets are fabulous for carrying all the child’s needs. Stress free car rides begin with comfortable passengers. A cute shade to block sun, a portable fan to attach to a seat (children safe, of course), and an assortment of soft toys are also good companions for the next ride. You can put these together inside the car tote for less than $75.00.
Tub Buddies Never Get Old
Remember all the bath time fun we had? Now, it is time to pass on the torch. Baby tubs are great, but only for a short time. Find items to keep baby entertained during this task for years to come. Squirting water toys, baby painting kits, bubbles, and floating sponges are bath-time needs. They keep baby occupied, while teaching the importance of good hygiene. With the excellent prices on the water goods, you can afford a few towels too. Wrap the goods in the towels and you have a useful gift for about $30.00.
Utilize the Growing Factor
If you are able to stretch the wallet, for $80.00, you can have a wardrobe starter kit. Buying onesies, small booties, and tiny sweaters is always great, but why not expand? Find great outfits, at least newborn to twelve months, and help start the baby’s future style. One item in each size will be a super gift that just keeps giving. As the child grows, they can sport the new outfits. When I received this gift, I was so grateful. I bought a disposable camera and took pictures of my child in each outfit. I developed the film when the last outfit was worn, and wrote a message on each picture. I sent the pictures to my friend (who gave the outfits to us). Needless to say, it was a touching moment we both loved.
Give From Your Gut
Use your instincts. Do not give a gift that isn’t right, or doesn’t say what you want. Baby showers are for spending quality time with the mother-to-be, not spending the savings account. It is the important time, energy, and support lent that means the most. Enjoy the party treats, games, and company. Have a fun time and rub the tummy every chance you get!