What baby gift should I get for my best friend’s baby?

Author: Nicole Adler   Date Posted:24 July 2016 

Baby gifts come in all shapes, sizes and prices, so you will have a great number of options. As her best friend, you’ll know what the new mum-to-be likes and dislikes, so that will give you a good starting point. Should you go for something practical, something cute, or something funny? Whatever you decide, let Gifts Australia help you find the perfect baby gift.

You may know if the new arrival is to be a boy, a girl, or even twins. Think of the colour scheme or design in the nursery or baby’s room – you could get something like a blanket or ornament that fits in perfectly, which will also show her that you have thought about the idea carefully. Many children’s rooms feature animal or cartoon décor, and Gifts Australia offers many fun ideas such as plush jungle animals, Sesame Street characters and Disney classics. If she hasn’t decided yet on a design or colour scheme, there are neutral options such as Larry Cuddly Soft Sheep, who will be at home in just about any baby’s room!

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If your best friend is someone who likes to make her own decisions and enjoys the chance to select her own choice of gift, it is also possible to send her a Gifts Australia gift voucher. These are available in various amounts ranging from $50 to $500 and will allow your friend to spend some time selecting her perfect gift on-line. If you prefer to give her a “real” gift, read on for some more suggestions on lovely baby gifts for best friends!

Is your best friend a first-time mum? 

In this case, she might enjoy some handy hints and tips as seen in Jenny Scott’s How to be a Hip Mama Book, based on the real-life experiences of a cool mum and her friends. Alternatively, our amazing hampers make great baby gifts; check out the Ollie Owl New Baby Hamper which features a cute owl ornament, a little book of quotations, plus a cute Babygro and a very versatile wrap to keep baby covered in draughts. There are many other hampers too, that include delightful baby booties or little outfits, useful toys, pretty ornaments or even goodies and bubbly for mum and dad-to-be to enjoy to celebrate the new arrival.

Whatever you decide on, make sure you give it some thought and put yourself in your best friend’s shoes. If money is in short supply with all the expenses a new baby brings, she’ll appreciate something practical such as for instance the Nappy Pack for Full Time Use. Apart from the cost of disposable nappies, research has also shown that they can take generations to decompose, so more and more people choose to use cloth nappies. The pack features a complete starter kit including a number of cloth nappies, nappy covers that grow with baby, and even a carry bag to transport wet nappies. If your friend lives in the Melbourne region, you could even gift her a two-week or four-week nappy wash service, available from Gifts Australia! A lifesaver for exhausted parents, the package includes washing, drying, pick-up and delivery. The parents are even able to extend the service at their own cost once the period comes to an end if they so choose!
Other practical gifts can include baby clothes, towels, blankets or even a teething ring as these are all items that will be needed in the first few months of baby’s life.

Bath time fun

Bath time can be a very special time for new mums (and dads), where they get to spend very personal and quality time with their newborn baby. They’ll be certain to enjoy a baby gift such as the Bath Time Natural Baby Hamper complete with hooded baby towel, organic cotton face washers and all natural baby shampoo and bubble bath, specially designed for baby’s soft delicate skin. For extra fun, add some Bath Squirts Toys, suitable for playtime in the bath for babies aged 6 months and upwards.

Moments to remember

With all the activities surrounding the birth and the first few months of baby’s life, it can be hard to keep track of everything that is going on. A wonderful present idea from the Baby Gifts range is the Welcome Baby Girl Hardcover Book or the Welcome Baby Boy Hardcover Book, an exquisite cloth-bound book with beautiful illustrations and quotes that will allow your friend to record all the new baby’s milestones throughout his or her first year. If you’re not sure yet if the baby will be a boy or girl, you could also opt for the Bambino Linen Baby Album in soft cream, with delicate silver decorations, which will hold 100 photos. This will allow your friend and her family to build up a wonderful record of all of the new baby’s achievements and it will, in turn, become a great keepsake to look back on all those wonderful moments in the first months or years of baby’s life.

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Send a virtual hug in the post!

If your best friend lives some distance away and it is not practical to go and give her a real life hug to celebrate the great news, why not think about sending her a “virtual hug” from you to her in the shape of a gorgeous teddy? Gifts Australia delivers nationwide, so nothing could be easier. Delightful Freddy the Teddy (or any one of his cuddly companions) can be gift wrapped and sent with your own special message on a card through Gifts Australia’s Premium Gift Wrapping Service, and this will leave your best friend in no doubt that you are thinking of her at this special time.

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