If anyone is hard to buy a present for then it is a baby. They have only just come out of the womb, what do they need a present for? The answer is they don’t really need a present because they certainly cannot understand it, however, society and custom dictates that you should buy them one anyway just to show you care. This leaves you in an awkward situation because you are back to square one, namely what do you buy a baby? They can hardly lift their heads up so you can’t get them anything strenuous, or in other words good, and if you buy something boring you take the risk of looking like you don’t care or looking like you are a bit of a cheap skate. To avoid this scenario here are a few tips when it comes to presents for babies.
Of course in reality you are correct and babies don’t really have any need for presents so what it boils down to, then, is what you can buy the parents to help them with the baby. Bringing a child into the world is probably the hardest work you could ever do and if you are a parent then you are going to need all the help you can get, which is where the code of conduct for presents with regards to babies comes from. You can just buy them singular presents but babies are notoriously fast growers and constantly needing new things so the best thing to do is to buy them a couple of different items. Baby hampers really come into their own in this aspect because this is exactly what they are made for. With a baby hamper you can fit as much stuff into it as possible so that the new parents have a selection of clothes, food or baby equipment at the ready to help them during the night when their child starts screaming the house down.
As babies do grow at an incredible rate it isn’t shooting the gun to start looking into the future because before long the future will be right in front of you. They don’t stay small forever and before long they won’t fit into any clothes that you have bought, or the nappies, or the Moses basket. However, because they are needy (how dare they!) they also need essentials that they can use in the here and now, which means you need a present which is readily useable but which will also last. A car seat should last them at least five to six months. On the other hand, if you going to have baby shower you will get a lot of gift baskets from the visitors. Click here for more details on baby shower gift baskets.
If you are the cool uncle then forget all this and get them something… well, cool. It may not help anyone and it may be useless but at least you’ll get a kick out of it.