You’ve been to the (maybe virtual) baby shower, you’ve shopped the registry, and now your friends are new parents. It’s de rigueur to send something when everyone’s home from the hospital, but often, the gifts go to the new bundle, instead of the new parents. And while baby will undoubtedly snuggle all those lovies in a year or so, it’s the adults that may need some TLC right now.
Balloons are lovely, flowers are great, but useful gifts for new parents are a homerun for those running on adrenaline. In between feedings and getting their bearings, they sometimes forget the basics, like dinner, and run out of the necessities, like coffee. These little gifts help take some stress out of those first few weeks and months at home, so new parents can spend their time concentrating on the new center of their world.
There’s little that can prepare you for what it’s like to become a parent. It is wonderful, rewarding, and…exhausting. Not having to think about cooking can greatly reduce some of that early stress.
Caffeine and wine are likely very welcome gifts for new parents, and something that’s hard to spill is always a good idea.
There’s a lot of new baby snuggles and catching a little bit of sleep whenever it can be found (or faking a good-sleep-glow with good skin care). These luxe home and beauty goods will work just as well now as in years to come.
Regardless of how foolproof their registry, when the baby arrives, new parents will realize what they actually need. Here are a few things that will be useful whether this is their first or fourth.