Buying presents and gifts can be a tough task, and when it’s a new mom you are buying for it is even harder to blend functionality with style in your gifts. You want to gift something that will make the recipient go wow, but at the same time, you know that this is not a time to gift something fancy that will serve no purpose. The best idea is to create a new baby hamper that can have useful items for new parents, and some fun stuff as well just to remind the couple to keep smiling throughout the baby’s growing up days (because heaven knows rearing a child is hard work!). So, if you have been looking for ideas to create a baby shower gift that is both personal and practical then look no further. Here are some ideas that will help you nail the perfect gift:
Pick a colour scheme
Blue is traditionally for boys and pink spells a girl. Start decorating your hamper with this basic colour theme in mind. You can keep the hues completely traditional or you can choose to play with them a little and include some other colour in the mix. A little lilac with the blue perhaps and some gold and shimmer with the pink will work wonders for your hamper.
Choose a basket
The basket you pick for your hamper has to be big enough to hold the things you want to place in it. And it has to be stylish, as well. You can pick up cane or wicker baskets and do some DIY painting on them to make the basket look brighter and attractive. Wicker baskets can be used later as storage or as planters, and this just enhances their appeal. But you can also go for unconventional material like tin ware or a hand-woven jute or cloth bag to hold all the essentials. Make sure to personalise your bag/basket for a true gift-from-the-heart feel.
Mix up your gifts
It’s true that you are creating the hamper for the new born babe. But it will do you no harm to fill up the basket with gifts for the new mom as well. Teddy bears are de rigueur gifts for an infant, so are essentials like baby soap, formula, feeding bottles, baby food, and massage oils, etc. Toys like mobiles for the crib and teething toys are also welcome. But, at the same time, you can also include bath oils and scented candles for the mummy. You can also include some home-made chocolates and sweets for the parents. Just ensure that whatever you buy food-wise adheres to any dietary restrictions the new mom may be following post child-birth, especially if she plans to breastfeed.
The birth of a baby is an occasion for celebration. It is also a time for friends and family to gather and rally around the new mother and give her all the love and care she deserves. Along with the gift or goodies, do remember to offer your support to the new mom – that is indeed the best gift you can give anyone!