Congratulations! You get to help welcome a new baby into the world. It’s an exciting time for everyone. The new Mum and Dad get to start adjusting to parenthood. New grandparents begin to think about ways to spoil their new grandchild. Friends and workmates can buy cute little baby gifts. But what happens if you want to do something big, something memorable or even something different? We’ve got just the ideas for you …
Creative Ways to Help Welcome a New Baby
For years and years, a hand knitted layette was the must give gift for a new baby. Older generations often still give these and while any gift should be gratefully received, there is only so many woollen baby clothes they can wear. As New Zealanders, we known for our creativeness and thinking out of the box mentality. That has led to some unique and exciting baby gift and party ideas. Here are a few of our favourite ones:
- Bring out the camera – a new baby is always well photographed. However, the new parents don’t often get to see these photos. Send the parents the digital files via email or loaded onto a DVD to let them enjoy them forever.
- Host an arrival shower – give the new Mum a break! She’s going to have plenty of visitors wanting to see her newborn baby, so why not invite them to one place at one time. An afternoon tea gives everyone the chance to see and coo over the baby and lets Mum enjoy time to chat with her friends and family.
- Plant a tree – planting a tree on the day a baby is born is a fabulous way of celebrating a new life. If you don’t have anywhere to plant it, sticking it in a pot is just as good. The child can then have their photo taken next to their special tree each year on their birthday.
- Message canvas – while pre-printed new baby canvas prints are lovely, there is something special about a handmade canvas. I’m not saying you need to draw fabulous pictures all over it. Rather that you could create a special message for the new baby’s bedroom wall. Popular phrases and quotes are neat, as are handwritten messages from the heart. If you are feeling crafty, you could create the messages in a collage or stencilled format.
For the perfect newborn gift, we have an amazing range of personalised jewellery. How about a hand stamped bracelet or a fingerprint charm? We’ve got the perfect gifts to help you welcome a new baby boy or girl!