So, your friend or your coworker or even your child finally had a child of their own – that’s a reason to celebrate. Celebrations require gifts and this is where things can get a little bit complicated. Since you don’t want to end up spending for a disappointment, and since your friend, coworker, and son or daughter deserve the best…
Let us look at some of the most common gifting mistakes that you need to avoid with new parents.
Surprise visits that aren’t pleasant
The parents haven’t slept properly for a considerable time and they have limited energy. Hence, it’s never the best idea to break in at the night more or less. Instead, make it a day event or at least evening.
Being unaware of fabric allergies of the baby
The skin of a newborn baby is extremely delicate and sensitive. In fact, it takes so long until the skin develops to a point when it can sustain fabrics as adults can. But even adults end up having fabric allergies, don’t we? Thus, it’s better to double-check if there are any allergic reactions to common fabric materials such as cotton, wool, silk, and etc.
Assuming the incorrect size of the clothes
This is probably the most common problem that you’d encounter even if you got the fabric right. Had this been a surprise party, you wouldn’t want to ask for the size of the clothes for the baby and ruin it for everyone.
At the same time, you don’t want to gift clothes that need exchanging later since that’s an added hassle. The solution for this is adhering to a baby clothes size guide. Usually, the most accurate ones are not usually based on dimensions of any sort. Because that’s a parameter that can be a bit hard to follow for manufacturers.
So, what you should be looking for is the weight of the baby. But are we asking you to ask the weight of the parents? No – you can deduce it by considering the age of the child. That’s how you make decisions like an absolute pro.
Not double-checking the already fulfilled requirements
Sometimes it’s not so bad to double-check whether the parents already have what you’re planning to get. Does this mean anything close to things like teethers, toys, nutritional food, and things like that? No – we’re talking about more expensive things that a pair of new parents could use. Hence, be sure to double-check in the most subtle way.
Disregarding gift cards as a whole
This goes without saying; if you feel like everyone is buying different things and you do not how to make a decision, go for the classic gift card. But make sure that the value is sufficient enough as well.
Over to you
At the end of the day, buying gifts shouldn’t be this hard, you might think, but you know why. When you avoid these mistakes, the alternatives for the decisions of these mistakes is what helps you better decisions; that’s how your gift in the best possible way.