Thoughtful Christmas Gifts for New Parents

[ 3 ] December 15, 2010 |

This holiday season, your loved ones received a holiday bundle who’s here to stay! Trying to think of gift ideas for new parents? We’ve come up with some suggestions that your most-likely-exhausted friends will really appreciate.

Practical Gifts They Need

All new parents come to the same realization just after a few days of having the baby: infants go through diapers like crazy. And the second realization? Diapers are insanely expensive! You might feel embarrassed giving the new parents a few packs of diapers, but you’ll be surprised how grateful they’ll be. Check out some more practical gifts for new parents:

Groceries – They’ll hardly have time to do their weekly shopping. Help them out by bringing over the necessities including fruits and veggies they can easily snack on. To make it look festive, place items in a basket with a bow on top!

Maid Service – It’s hard to keep up on the house chores with a new baby to tend to. So consider getting them a gift certificate to help with the cleanup.

Diaper Bin – One thing many new parents have in common? The gag reflux. Help them banish some ungodly scents with a disposable diaper bin. – Coupon to use: One Step Ahead.

Baby Monitor – Some new parents are a little nervous and lose sleep checking on their baby. This gift can offer some peace of mind.

Photo Frames – As tired as they might be, they’ll still love tracking every moment when they can, so purchase a few photo frames for them.

Parenting Books – For their firstborn, friendly advice is always helpful. Pick out a new parents book like Baby Basics for information on what infants do in their first year. – Coupon to use: Amazon.com.

Gifts New Parents Can Enjoy Together

Most new parents will tell you that in the first few months, they thought they were on the verge of losing their minds. Can you blame them? Their lives have changed drastically, and, just like that, there’s no time for them as a couple… until now! Give them these gifts to enjoy:

Spa Day Gift Certificate – Give them a spa gift certificate that you can print, email or snail mail to them! They might fall asleep after five minutes of the massage, but they’ll return home refreshed and invigorated. – Coupon to use: Spa Wish

Hair Salon Gift Certificate – Since they don’t have much time for themselves lately, this will really help them feel good.

Restaurant Gift Certificate – This goes great with the hair salon gift. They can get all dolled up and enjoy a night out as a couple!

Movie Tickets – Perfect for the couple who enjoys curling up together during a great flick.

There’s only one pitfall with these gifts: it’s hard to enjoy them with an infant strapped to your hip. That’s where the next gift comes in!

Gift of Time

Offer your babysitting services to the new parents. When they feel like they need time alone together for a nice break, it’ll give them peace of mind knowing they have you to help them out. Create some coupons that say “Redeemable for free babysitting services when you need them,” but be prepared to keep your night open as they might jump on the offer.

Have you ever purchased holiday gifts for new parents? Share your ideas with us!

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  3. Shayna says:

    As crass as it sounds, cash is always good. So many parents get bogged down with baby clothes and toys because people can’t resist how cute they are, but money can be put into an education fund that earns interest.

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