The dreaded baby shower gift… What do you get them?
So your good friend is having a baby… That is always lovely news to hear!
After the initial excitement dies down, hopefully along with any morning sickness and yuckiness, talk will often turn to a baby shower.
These are becoming more and more popular. It’s a great way for a mum to be to make sure she catches up with all her close friends before life changes completely.
However, as a valued friend and guest you are of course expected to bring along a present. We are all happy to spend some money on our lovely friend and share her exciting day but that doesn’t help solve the problem of what to buy??
You are essentially buying a gift for someone you don’t even know, have never met and let's face it isn’t even in the world yet!! I mean no pressure right?!
So you can go one of two ways… The practical or the sentimental.
Now I’m a practical kind of person but when it comes to gifts I rarely want someone to buy me what I would easily buy for myself.
The ideal gift is something they would never justify purchasing themselves and sentimental enough to want to keep forever.
Hence why a personalised gift is ideal… You get to avoid the awkwardness of anyone else turning up with the same thing and they get a treasured gift they know you put some extra thought into.
A normal teddy bear has a slight chance of being the baby's favourite but a much bigger chance of being cleared out as time moves on and the stack of unused bears grows.
A personalised message bear like this Snugabudz Bear gives them a message and a memory. Every Time they see the bear they are reminded of a close friend and quite likely what a fun baby shower you had together.
Friendships come in all different packages and a personalised message can reflect that… I have a friend who fondly referred to her unborn girl as Gingernut… We would often joke about the poor little one not being able to be in the sun because she’s inherited her mum’s pale skin and ginger hair.
So when I chose her gift a tongue in cheek message was on obvious one for our humorous friendship. “Welcome to the world Gingernut”
To me a gift is far more valuable for the memories it creates then how much money was spent on it and bringing back all our pre-baby conversations was really nice.
So next time you get that exciting invitation in the post you don’t need to panic over gift ideas… Just take a browse through our site and add that personal touch to your valued gift.
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