Are you looking at a drawer overflowing with white 0-3 month onesies while your loving but persistent family members and friends text you asking you what you need for your baby? Or maybe you’re reading this because the expectant parent you know already has it all–either because they’re that attuned to detail or maybe it’s not their first run at this baby thing.
REGARDLESS, WE KNOW WHAT TO BUY FOR PARENTS WHO HAVE EVERYTHING.
Instead of baby gear or clothes, consider gifting one of the following:
1) A COFFEE SUBSCRIPTION
It’s the gift of wakefulness that keeps on giving, day after day, month after month. A couple of our local favorites: Metric Coffee and Metropolis.
2) AN AUDIBLE SUBSCRIPTION
Let’s be real–becoming a parent means sitting down to read a bookis a thing of the past. While you’re circling the block with your little sleep evading bundle, at least get some good reads in.\
3) A POSTPARTUM MASSAGE
Affiliate doula Amanda Herlihy can provide massage services in the comfort of your home, or check out Pulling Down the Moon for in-office massage.
Homemade or premade, new parents appreciate it all. Check out Kitchfix and use code TCD2017 for $30 off your first order. Or, really give a gift that keeps on giving by setting up a Meal Train.
5) POSTPARTUM DOULA
New and seasoned parents alike can benefit from the expert support of a postpartum doula. A night of sleep or an opportunity for an uninterrupted nap during the day is precious.
6) WINE SUBSCRIPTION
Yep, they’ll need it.
7) BABY PROOFING
It’ll be some time before the baby is crawling or walking, but having a professional come in and take care of all of the baby proofing can be a huge relief for new parents.
There’s nothing like some good old-fashioned help for new parents, especially from a trusted friend or family member. Every couple is different in terms of when they’re ready to have a date away from baby–for some its six weeks and others six months.
Documenting family memories is a gift that will be forever cherished. Bestow maternity or newborn photography upon the excited new parents.
10) JENI’S ICE CREAM SUBSCRIPTION
It goes well with wine!