For some people buying baby gifts is a real pleasure. The choices today are so wide, with such variety and so nicely presented, that the final selection of a baby gift can be quite difficult. That is especially so if you do not know what gender the baby is going to be.
Other people, perhaps those who have never had children themselves, will wonder what on earth is the right thing to buy. If baby toys, are they safe and will the baby be interested at their age? If baby clothes, will they be the right size, will they be comfortable, and will they last very long? Do you buy practical baby gifts that are really for the parents, or a gift that the baby can really enjoy?
A new born baby is only really interested in security, milk and comfort. As far as a baby gift goes, you can forget about milk, so priorities when choosing a gift that is really aimed at the baby should include items that that are comfortable for the baby, and gifts that are safe, gentle and unthreatening.
When choosing a baby gift there is no need, of course, to stick to one item. The baby's parents have lots of practical needs when they have a new born baby, and no doubt for many years afterwards too. Perhaps that explains why a baby gift basket is so popular. By opting for a baby basket, you then have the choice to select a variety of gifts to present in an attractive way that the parents, at least, will appreciate.
The gifts to go inside a baby gift basket can be of a practical, playful or pretty nature, or even a combination. Baby soaps, talcs and shampoos can be presented nicely with nightgown, napkins and safe toys and mobiles for the crib. It really is down to your own imagination, and what you may have discussed with the parents beforehand.
If you are in a rush, but still want something special, today there is a wide choice of ready prepared or pick 'n mix baby baskets. You can buy these online, so they can be very convenient, and the selection really is outstanding, and with a wide price range.
By making the selection of baby gifts yourself, you have already brought the personal touch to your gift choice. You can then go a step further, and have all or some of your gifts personalized. It is now common practice to have personalized baby gifts, and there are so many gift items that you can have personalized with the baby's name or initials.
The personalized gift really is a nice touch which the parents will appreciate. For long lasting items that may become mementoes, you never know, the baby may come to appreciate them too as she gets older.
Then of course there is the baby shower gift, which is most likely to come before the baby has even been born. The gifts given at the baby shower are going to be the same type of baby gifts you would give at any other time, but with the celebration and social element thrown in. There is no reason why you should not consider personalized baby gifts or baby gift baskets for the baby shower too. But it is particularly wise to liaise with other shower goers and mum-to-be so that the bouncing new baby, when she arrives, will have just about everything she needs ready to hand.