For people who don’t have children, buying a baby shower gift can sometimes be overwhelming. You may have questions about what to buy, what colour, and what size. Here are several top tips that will make your choice a little easier:
1. Look For Or Ask About A Baby Shower Gift Registry
The easiest way to buy a gift for a baby shower is to buy something the parent(s) put on the registry list. This way, all you have to do is look at the list, choose something out of your preferred price range, and tell the cashier that it’s a registry purchase.
2. Ask If The Parent(s) Will Be Using Cloth Or Disposable Diapers
There’s no point in buying a pack of disposable diapers if the parents plan on using cloth, or vice versa. It’s best to ask first. In either case, if you can, buy diapers in two different sizes; babies grow and it will be nice for them to have the next size up once the baby gets a bit bigger.
3. Choose Clothing Sizes Wisely
You can buy baby clothes in size or by weight, depending on the manufacturer. Beware that if you buy the smallest size that the baby might actually be too big when it’s born to even wear the newborn size.
If you’re buying for future wear, calculate how big the child will be by counting forward from its due date to the season. For example, if the baby will be born in October, and you want to buy summer clothes, then you should buy clothes that will fit a 9-12 month old baby.
Just be aware that if you don’t know the gender of the baby, it’s hard to find clothes that are gender-neutral for that age.
4. Consider Gift Cards Or Certificates
If you really can’t choose, then a gift certificate or gift card is a great choice. Many specialty baby stores offer them, as well as the bigger chain stores that sell kid’s toys, accessories, clothing, and baby furniture.
Buying a gift for a baby shower isn’t as hard as you may think if you just take a few moments to consider your options. You can buy off the registry, get some diapers, choose some clothes, or give a gift certificate. No matter what you buy, your gift is sure to be appreciated.