What to buy for that new baby?

If there is a new baby in the family and you want to buy something to welcome them it is a problem to know what to buy. Do you go for something practical or do you buy a gift that can be kept and treasured for years to come?

Many people these days buy a new outfit for the little one but unless you know the tastes of the parents it is difficult to choose one that the parents will like. One solution is to buy items that all babies wear, that is sleepsuits and vests as these are used frequently and because they are washed often soon wear out. If you are not certain about buying clothes then a good solution is to buy a gift voucher for a specific store so that the parents can choose their own gift. Although not as personal it is sometimes more practical especially if you are unsure of the sizes that the baby will need.

Gifts that can be kept are always popular and were often given at christenings, but fewer people are having their babies christened now and so some people buy this type of gift on the baby’s birth. Gift ideas that are popular are money boxes, teddies and jewellery which can be personalised with the child’s name and date of birth to make it a bit more special.