There’s a plethora of baby gifts available online, but it can take some serious surfing to find one that is a little different from all the mass produced baby paraphernalia - one that is unusual. New mums and dads will be grateful for any baby gift, but something a little different is guaranteed to take centre stage and be remembered for years to come.
Unusual baby gifts don’t need to be expensive or designer made, sometimes the most treasured gifts are those which have some sort of homemade or do-it-yourself element.
Here is a bit of inspiration in your quest to find that unusual baby gift:
Horoscope Chart: You could visit an astrologer with the date and time of birth of the little tyke you plan to gift it to. Can be lots of fun for the mum and dad to read about what’s in store (according to the stars) for their little prince or princess. Word of warning, this can be a very expensive gift, if the parents have a limited belief in astrology.
Elvis for Babies CD: This album includes fourteen of ‘The King’s classics arranged into musical box melodies. A pleasure for little ears and perfect for new mums and dads, who might feel like they’re caught in a trap.
A Mood Enhancing CD: An unusual find, this album contains the familiar and soothing sounds of a mother’s heartbeat and womb, mixed with beautiful harmonies to create a calming atmosphere for baby to slip into slumber.
Hand Painted Mural: If you’re a dab hand with a paintbrush and dollop of paint, you could offer to redecorate the room set aside for the baby’s nursery with your own hand painted mural. If you have limited artistic leanings, you could commission an artist to do it for you.
New Parent Survival Kit: A cute gift for any baby shower, in this kit you could include any special treats to help relax and revive new mums and dads after endless nights of broken sleep. Some good options could include; a bath soak with essential oils (lavender, sweet orange and tea tree), bubble bath, candles, massage oil and an acoustic CD to their liking.