Or transform a simple baby book into a "Remembering the Moment" baby gift basket, by adding a copy of the local newspaper from the day the baby was born, copies of Time and People magazines from the week the baby was born, a current postage stamp, and a sales flyer from the local grocery store.
Twenty years from now, the parents and grown child will
have fun looking back at everything from the price of a dozen eggs to who the hot celebrities were back when junior
was a baby.
Include Everything the New Parents Will Need to Make It Work
Nobody likes extra work. So do whatever you can do to makeit easy for the new parents to enjoy your baby gift.
For example, if your present requires batteries, include a small package of batteries (the correct type, of course,)
Put it Together For Them
The best baby gifts for new parents are those that require
no work on their part to enjoy. However, this is a strategy that's best used when you are
absolutely positive the new parents want what you've gotten them. Remember, baby gifts that are put together aren't so
easily returned. So do this when you're buying something off the registry or when the recipients have specifically
asked for what you're giving them.
Include a Gift Receipt
They may love what you've gotten, but they may have also
gotten two or three baby gifts just like it. Make it easy
to return yours, and they'll be grateful.
Include Your Full Name and Address on the Card
After 36 hours of labor and two weeks of sleep deprivation, a new mommy can't be counted on to remember her own last name, let alone yours. That's true even if she's your sister or best friend. So make it easy for her by writing your full name on the card. Including your address, too, makes it easy for to write the thank-you note.