My group of friends and I have been celebrating new babies for 10 years now! Most of my friends are on their third, fourth, fifth, or even sixth (!) baby, so we are pretty seasoned in what a new baby really needs. It’s time for us to get creative in the gifts we give for these new sweet additions to our families, so here are the 5 most amazing new baby gifts.
5 Amazing New Baby Gifts:
Babysitting the siblings
The new soon-to-be parents again will be happy to have at least one more date night before the craziness begins. Offer to take the older kids off their hands for an evening so they can go to dinner and have some time to talk without having to cut up anyone’s food.
Stock the freezer
I’ve participated in Meal Trains but having a meal already in the freezer when things aren’t going as planned is darn convenient. I’m currently working on this housewarming gift for my brother and sister-in-law, but this is easily something you could gift when you find out your friend is pregnant and isn’t feeling like herself.
Here are some of my favorite meals that can be easily stored in the freezer:
Chicken Enchilada Casserole (“Stacked” Chicken Enchiladas) from Gimme Some Oven along with her recipe for Red Enchilada Sauce
Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli from Damn Delicious
Freezer-Friendly Shepherd’s (Cottage) Pie from The Pioneer Woman
Pot Pie from The Pioneer Woman
New Baby Family Photo Shoot
When my daughter was born, we were fortunate enough to be in a hospital where they had a professional photographer offering newborn photo sessions in your hospital room. If she hadn’t come by, I can guarantee we would not have those photos today, because honestly, sometimes life events get lost in the rush of life. Offer to pay for a photo session on you so they can live life and not be stuck behind a lens.
I mean, come on, we’ve all seen the new baby shoots…the ones with all the siblings…and the dog. Just…ah.
Professional cleaning service
Need I say more? For pregnant mamas, this is a life-saver. It’s tough trying to avoid all the horrible fumes while maintaining a clean home (especially if the green cleaners cause nausea) and not spend time bending over.
For new parents, a Professional Organizer could be useful in reorganizing a nursery, closet, or playroom to make room for the new baby…or a PO could be a big help for mama while she’s going through the nesting stage and feels the need to declutter and organize the WHOLE house. Her husband and doctor will thank you for hiring someone to keep her from doing the physical work, and mama will have peace of mind when she comes home from the hospital knowing that everything she needs is where it should be.
Have you given a unique baby gift? I’d love to hear about them! Please comment below!