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The text, Facebook post, call, or lunch-date has happened and your friend or family member has just broke the news. They are having a baby and you simply couldn’t be happier! Emotions of joy sweep through you as you hug the parent-to-be and start asking hundreds of questions. The moment passes and before you know it, the expected due date is rapidly approaching and the time for gift shopping will soon be up.
The amount of things you can buy as baby gifts these days are enormous and the options online are endless. If you want to narrow it down however, here’s how you do it.
Where to start
Searching for baby gifts online can be time consuming and frustrating when you can’t find what you want. That is why it’s good to have something specific in mind before you open up Google and get searching. Forget about aimlessly prowling through popular brands’ websites as they will have reams of pages where you can choose from a number of items.
Think about what you want to surprise the parents with. What will they really appreciate or if you want to go down the more practical route, what is something they really need before the arrival of the baby? If you want to make things super special you can always personalise your gift and get the name or a special saying printed on whatever you buy them so the gift never has an expiry date.
We have compiled a short but very helpful list of things to start looking for when searching for baby gifts online:
- Cute baby clothes
- Personalised keepsake gifts
- Baby toys
- Bath-time and play-time sets
- Gifts for the mums-to-be
- Teddy bear sets
- Different themed sets from jungles and giraffes to owls and rabbits
The list could go on forever, which is why thinking about what the parents have spoken about in the past will really help you make a decision. For example, did they mention about the décor and colour of the nursery they are designing? Did they talk about a finalised name? Think about the parents’ hobbies and favourite sports which could be incorporated into the gift.
The important thing is to put some thought into the gift and make it personal which shopping online can often supress. This is why finding online stores that offer personalised baby boxes will help you choose the mundane yet much needed necessities and transform them into something more personal that the parents will cherish for years to come.
There is no doubt you can get plenty of unique gift set ideas online but sometimes the number of choices can be overwhelming so narrowing things down at the outset will really help when it comes down to purchasing the perfect present online.
Also there are some websites with really cool apps and tools that help you find a great gift if you need a little help choosing. Take for example Gifts.com which uses a Personality Finder tool that allows you to select the recipient: boy, girl, mother or father and input certain demographics to ensure you get a result that is tailored to the person you want to receive the gift!
But there’s a good chance you know the recipient better than any computerised tool on the planet, so why not jot down some ideas and narrow the search down yourself. Choose some creative websites which offer the gifts you want and give you the freedom to personalise it as you wish. This will help you greatly when figuring out what baby gift to select online.
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