While we all love to mark the arrival of the new born with special gifts, it can be somewhat stressful working out what exactly would be appropriate to buy. In general, there are three main occasions when it could be appropriate to give a gift: at the baby shower before the baby is born; on your first visit to the proud parents after they’ve come home; at the christening or naming ceremony.
So what could that perfect present be?
- Most first-time parents would have purchased the essential items in advance. A gift of clothing or items for the nursery would usually be welcome. Practical items like receiving blankets, sleepers, T-shirts, onesies, crib sheets, mobile for the crib, etc would be appreciated.
- In the event that there is an older child, you could delight the older child with a special gesture to acknowledge his or her important role as the older sibling. You can provide a separate, handwritten card with congratulations on being a big sister or brother – from Mommy’s or Daddy’s office.
- Traditional keepsake items like silver spoons, rattles or simple jewelry, especially for the christening or naming ceremonies, would be perfect.
- And don’t forget the Mom. It’s easy for all the attention to be on the new born so some special pampering for the Mom would be a nice change. A comforting bath or skincare gift set or robe would be great gift ideas.
Regardless of the occasion – acknowledging a job well done, celebrating a special milestone, welcoming a new born, showing your support during a time of personal grief, or saying thank you for a client’s support or business – convert these opportunities to share in the joy and make it a lasting, memorable event.
When you want a gift that is exactly right give Green & Green. Visit us at www.greenNgreen.com and if you can’t find what you are looking, call us at 604-689-5027 or 1-800-397-2882. We will create a personalized gift from you that is sure to delight your recipient.