Baby Gifts for Second-Time Parents

Ever puzzled over baby gifts for friends who already have a little one? Such presents can be tricky, considering the family likely has “big” items like cribs and strollers covered — and could be overloaded on baby clothes or baby toys. So, how do you help them celebrate their new addition without contributing too much to the clutter? At Magpies Gifts we’ve put our heads together on the topic! Here are a few suggestions for baby gifts geared toward families who already have children.

 

Personalized Baby Gifts Make for Lasting Keepsakes
As anyone with older siblings can attest, younger kids wind up with lots of hand-me-downs. Personalized baby gifts, such as bibs or bloomers embroidered with the child’s name, are something Mom and Dad will cherish. Our 3 Marthas hooded towels look great with monograms and are useful tools the child can use for years! Visit our Monogramming webpage to learn more. You might also consider our do-it-yourself stamp kits, which allow families to preserve footprints or handprints on keepsake canvases.

 

Opt for Baby and Children’s Gifts That Get the Family Involved
There are plenty of great baby gifts that are suitable for bigger kids, too! Why not get the new arrival’s book collection started with fun reads Mom and Dad can share with everyone at story time? Bath toys are another great option! Of course, matching or coordinating outfits — one for baby and one for big brother or sister — can be welcome gifts around the holidays, or for those gearing up for a family photo shoot.

 

 

Think Outside Traditional Wrapped Gifts
Do you have a special talent that might serve the family well during this exciting time in their lives? Put it to good
use! Offer to snap pictures of their little one, provide them with a tasty meal so they don’t have to cook or even babysit so Mom and Dad can enjoy a couple of hours to themselves. If you want to throw a baby shower or a “sip and see,” ask guests to bring diapers and wipes rather than big gifts!

Buying baby gifts for families who already have children can seem a bit complicated, but don’t worry too much. Remember, it doesn’t have to be fancy. It just needs to come from the heart. If you have questions or need a little more inspiration, we’re always glad to help you out. Stop by and see us or reach out through our Contact page!

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