You want your baby gifts to be useful to the parents or maybe you want to step away from the more traditional gift ideas such as baby clothes and cuddly toys. One way of looking at things differently is to consider the type of lifestyle the parents have and buy gifts according to that.
For example perhaps the parents are passionate about the environment and would love baby gifts that are organic. You can buy clothes and toys that are made from organic materials. You could also consider buying some real nappies rather than disposable if this is a route the parents are going down. Breastfeeding accessories might also be an option or a baby sling.
Do the parents like to get out in the great outdoors? Another idea is to buy a baby backpack or perhaps a baby bike trailer if the parents are into cycling. If the parents like taking trips away then perhaps a travel cot would be a great baby gift.
If the parents are very techie-minded then baby items with in-built music systems might be a good choice.
If the parents are enthusiastic about education and learning then there are a wide array of books and DVDs available to stimulate the baby’s brain power.
Whatever your gift idea run it past the parents-to-be so that you don’t double up and you know for certain they will welcome the gift.