Inexpensive Baby Shower Gifts That Are A Big Hit
Have you been invited to a baby shower and are struggling what to purchase for the baby shower gift. Are you looking for something that is not too expensive or extravagant but still express your appreciate and excitement for the baby. There are a lot of options out there for inexpensive baby shower gifts. Keep in mind that it is not a competition of who gives the most expensive or extravagant gift. In fact most mothers wills ay the gifts they remember the most were the thoughtful ones. With that in mind this article will give you some ideas and way to purchase inexpensive baby shower gifts that will make you look like a hero fo the shower, at least in the eyes of the mother to be.
Think About The Person
First and foremost whenever you decide to go out and purchase a gift the best thing to do is stop and take some time to think. We are all so busy that it is almost impossible to get time to stop and think. So many of us get the mindset that we are going to go out and get a bunch of errands done really fast and the baby shower gift is just another thing to check off the list. This leads to people just grabbing the first thing that catches their eye off the shelf. Instead a more effective approach to gift giving is to take some time and think about the person receiving the gift. This sounds basic but it is something that many people have lost the time and flexibility to do. However, if you are looking for ways to get an inexpensive gift by thinking about ideas before hand and not making a impulse uy you can often save a great deal of money.
Try to think about the mother receiving the gift as a new mother. What types of things does she like? What is her personality like? What do you know about her. Let your mind ponder or wander around these thoughts for a while and see if you don’t come up with some categories of ideas that would work for a baby shower gift. For example if the mother and father to be are in to education and learning and hope to pass this on to their children then you can find a fun educational gift. If both parents love reading then why not try a parenting book or even a book with sayings or poems for parents. It does not have to be extravagant but something for the mother and father to be and something you now they will like and use often.
Often if you can think of something outside of the box or the ordinary baby shower gifts you will leave a lasting impression. There are a lot of easy things that you can do that are off the beaten path of baby shower gifts and for this sole reason they will leave a lasting and favorable impression.
Here are some quick, simple and inexpensive ideas.
1. A Baby Website or Blog - Simply register a domain or even a free blog at Blogger.com and then make a fun card for the parents explaining what you have done. This can then be used by theparents to post pictures of their new baby for friends and family to see. These will often including things like an online picture album and an area for visitors to leave comments and best wishes. It is a great way if the family has extended family members in other states or countries.
2. Painted Picture Frames – Why not purchase two or three inexpensive picture frames and then paint them to make them more personalized with details about the baby or the couple. You can easily get two picture frames and pait them with sayings like Mommy’s Little Angel or Daddy’s Girl. These can be fun and very inexpensive.
3. Hand or Footprint Kit – You can easily purchase these at any art or craft store and at many baby stores today. Theya re a fun way for the parents to make a lasting memory of the cute little hands and feet of their bundle of joy.
4. Plan A Tree – Why not plant a tree in a pot and give it to the family. Someone did this at the birth of both of my children and boy it is fun to watch them grow right along with the babies. It is also one of the only lasting gifts that we received and something we see on a daily basis.
These are just a few quick and inexpensive ideas that you can do there are a ton more but hopefully this has generated your own thoughts and ideas. The most important thing is to take time and think about the couple or person receiving the gift and purchase something for that they will like.
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