A gift basket is one of the most popular gifts to buy for a shower, a newborn, or to celebrate a baby’s first birthday or Christmas. You can either buy the baby gift baskets ready made or for more of a personal touch you can select the goods you wish to include. It’s always a good idea to check whether the actual basket can be reused at a later stage. A wicker case can make an excellent choice for a gift basket as it can be used afterwards to store baby supplies etc.
If you’re looking for ideas; something other than the traditional wicker option, you could also use a radio flyer wagon filled with toys, a toy bulldozer packed with toys or a bath tub filled with baby bath products.
The price of a gift basket varies depending on what products are included. A deluxe basket with all the trimmings may cost several hundred dollars/a hundred pounds. At the other end of the scale you can also find a simple but cute gift basket for around 30 dollars/15 pounds.
If you’re looking at putting together your own gift basket, here are a few ideas of what you could include:
Practical Items Gift Basket: This can include some of the essentials items that a new parent will need to take care of baby such as, diapers, baby powder, pins, towels, linen and bibs.
A New Parents Celebration: This could be filled with lots of special gourmet treats for the new mum or dad. You could even include a bottle of champagne for a celebration toast.
Play and Learn: Instead of using a wicker basket you could use a brightly colored bin and fill it with toys and books to encourage and stimulate baby’s visual, auditory, motor and sensory development.
Peter Rabbit: Peter Rabbit has been adored by children for more than 100 years and it is a classic baby gift that can be enjoyed for years to come. The Peter Rabbit baby range is renowned for its quality. Some of the favorites include: A plush Peter Rabbit, Wedgewood china cup, bowl or plate, books, photo album, first year calendar, baby rattle and bath wash or lotion.