Between weddings, birthday parties, end-of-school celebrations and showers of all kinds, summertime can be a busy season. Baby showers in particular seem to be a summertime staple, and SampleHouse is ready to help you pick out the perfect baby shower gift.
New parents can only use so many bibs, so here are our three favorite ideas for gifts new moms will actually use (but may not even know they need).
1. Gift cards
The truth is that new moms need more than what they register for, including things for themselves! Gift cards to big box stores are a great way to give new parents the freedom to get what they need and make the next few months easier. This is especially helpful for moms who are on baby No. 2, because chances are they already have the basics covered. Gift cards are great for diapers and wipes, which run out quickly and don’t come cheap. Plus, they’re easy to give and require minimal wrapping.
2. Combination purse and diaper bag
Carrying around two heavy bags doesn’t sound like anybody’s definition of fun, especially for a new mom. Make a new mama’s life easier with a combination bag that is smart and sturdy enough to do both jobs in style. Form and function are especially important for new moms who are already experiencing one of life’s most difficult adjustments. Combo bags are a great gift that can be used even after the little one isn’t so little anymore. Because who really stops carrying around wet wipes once kindergarten starts?
3. Cute baby socks
As every mom knows, there will come a time when someone chases you down in the store to return a lost baby sock, so they might as well be cute! Themed socks—especially pairs that look like shoes—are always a big hit at baby showers and make for some seriously cute newborn photos. SampleHouse has a great selection of adorable and funny baby socks, including some cowboy boot socks that are simply irresistible. These are definitely a must-have for any brand-new baby Texan!
Other popular ideas from around the web (OK, Pinterest) include homemade freeze-and-eat meals, a baby first-aid kit, books for both baby and mom and a spa day gift certificate for both parents (along with a homemade coupon for free babysitting).
Of course, SampleHouse doesn’t have a masseuse on staff (yet), but we are ready to help you stock up in the books and stuffed animal categories. Stop by today and let one of our experts turn you into a baby shower hero!