It can be fun to buy presents for a new arrival, but where to begin? While mama-to-be may be inundated with onesies, diapers, bottles, and bibs, you can be sure to find something special by looking into personalized baby gifts. This way, your present can truly stand out from the crowd, and be cherished for years to come (long past that bib has seen its last spill). From clothing to wall hangings, the options are endless -; and endlessly unique!
Let’s start with the toys: how about a security blanket with baby’s name embroidered on it? Or a stuffed animal with the name on its shirt? Some companies offer “name trains,” including colorful wooden letters that connect as train cars via magnets. A puzzle can also be made of a name or family photo. When it comes to apparel, you could find anything from hats to sweat suits if you know where to look. If you’re hoping for something that baby can’t outgrow, you could invest in a ceramic picture frame with his name on it, or a plate to hang on the wall. Hoping for a sporty baby? How about a carved baseball bat? Want something sweet and everlasting? What about a charm bracelet? With options like this, it can be simple to buy mama and baby something they will truly treasure.
If you’re crafty, another thought could be to create a customized board book including family photos. This way words like “dad” and “cousin” have tangible meaning. Personalized gifts don’t just have to be a present with a name on it. Handmade gifts can be just as valued, and sometimes even more so! A knitted baby hat or blanket may seem old-fashioned, but what new mommy wouldn’t tear up at the thought? If you and the mother share a common bond, such as an alma mater, you could create a branded onesie using nothing but an iron-on transfer and a good printer. There is also a plethora of patterns out there for goods such as wrap-around chairs, carrying wraps, and car seat blankets.
Give the new bundle of joy something to remember forever -; think about personalized baby gifts!