Gift baskets have become quite popular in recent years, and work for almost any occasion. They make wonderful baby gifts because, after all, babies need so many things, and there are so many really cute things that can be included in baby gift baskets.
There are the standard baby grooming items, such as baby powders, baby lotions, baby oils, baby shampoos, baby wipes, diaper balm and infant nail clipping kits. These items are often combined with linens such as baby washcloths and towels, burp cloths, or a hooded terrycloth robe for baby.
Hand-knitted items for the new arrival are also lovely additions to a gift basket; woolen caps, sweaters and booties, and swaddling blankets, especially, of course if they are hand-made. Other items of clothing such as onesies, footed pajamas, and two piece outfits can also be placed in a gift basket for baby. Many new parents have switched from disposable diapers to the new cloth diapers, and a gift basket made up of these colorful, attractive items would be a great idea for a baby basket theme.
Of course, baby toys are always welcomed into the new nursery. Rattles, teethers, bath toys, and small stuffed animals can all be used to create a darling basket. Feeding items also, are something to consider to fill out the basket. There are warming plates, special spoons and forks, and sippy cups, as well as bibs, feeding mats, and baby food grinders.
Baby gift baskets that are “green” are a widely growing trend of the times, with all of the contents being organic. There are a multitude of organic baby items available on the market, including organic cotton clothing, bedding and bath linens, and soft organic cotton toys. Organic grooming items are available as well, including sunscreen made especially for babies.
Nursing pillows can also be used in a baby gift basket for the mom who is breastfeeding. An unusual, but practical idea are laundry products that are designed to wash clothing and bed and bath linens, toys, etc,, for the baby. Books are always a wonderful idea for baby basket gifts, whether they are stories or poems to be read aloud, or bright and colorful picture books for baby to enjoy.
Another good idea is to personalize items for the baby, by having the baby’s name embroidered on clothing or bedding items, or perhaps a silver baby bracelet with the baby’s name engraved upon it.