05 19th, 2011 |
In many ways the best baby gifts of 2011 are the same as those of 2010 or 2009. That is why the choice of a baby gift should be personal—taking into account the parents and your relationship to them as well as the occasion and the child in question. This will help you to decide how much you are comfortable spending as well as whether to go the utilitarian route or the fun route.
The Best Baby Gifts Fall into One of a Few Categories:
- Baby Care—These are items that make it easier for the parents to care for their child. They include everything from diapers and bottles to furniture like a crib, changing table, or baby bathtub. These items make exceptionally good shower gifts since, at their roots, baby showers are intended to help prepare for the requirements of having a child. A good product is an Avent BPA free bottles 260ml.
- Parent Pleasers—These are items that are given to babies in order to express their parent’s taste and ideals. They may range from outfits with slogans and personalizations to toys and books that are age inappropriate. A copy of Where the Wild Things Are, for example, is an excellent addition to any library, but baby isn’t going to be reading it for a few years.
- Baby Pleasers—These are items that may not impress you or anyone else, but are wildly beloved by babies. They include toys and other incidental items that help to stimulate a baby’s mind as well as their sense of play. Soft fabric ‘books’ or wrist and ankle rattles are good examples of this group.
All of these items make good baby gifts as long as they are given to the right people at the right time. Know what to give and when is how you elevate your gift from good to best.