A newborn child is indeed a cause for celebration. Gift giving is a common way to for friends and family to wish the new parents well as they take their first steps into the world of child rearing. And while gifts are always appreciated by new parents, personalized baby gifts are often the most treasured.
A personalized gift can be made from most anything that would normally be purchased for a newborn. One of the more common personalized baby gifts is a baby blanket. A child’s first blanket is not only a great source of security for the child, but they often end up becoming valued keepsakes as the child grows into adulthood. Parents often keep these blankets for decades and give them back to their child when they have kids of their own.
Baby blankets can be purchased through nearly any retailer that specializes in baby-related items. Personalizing a baby blanket can be done one of two ways; either by purchasing a “blank” and having it embroidered with your own personal message, or by having the blanket custom made. Mass-produced blankets do tend to be less expensive than those that are made to order, but the latter is often a more treasured keepsake. Whichever way you choose to go, there is no doubt that a baby blanket will be invaluable for both the child and the parents.
Baby clothes are also commonly given personalized baby gifts. Nearly any type of baby clothing can be easily customized, from onesie’s to t-shirts and hats. The onesie in particular, is a great medium for personalization. There are many online retailers that specialize in unique and sometimes irreverent baby bodysuits. These articles of clothing can be found sporting anything from a university logo to quips such as “my mom is hotter than your mom”. Onesie’s can also be easily customized through the process of silk-screening. Anything that the imagination can conjure up can be applied to the front of a baby’s onesie.
Memory books are perhaps one of the most treasured personalized baby gifts. These books are designed to keep track of all of a baby’s “firsts”; including hair, hand and foot prints, as well as dates for a baby’s first steps. These books can be made quite easily from a small photo album, but many people prefer to buy them directly from a local or online retailer. Much like a baby blanket, these books are typically kept by the parents for decades after the child has grown. They are sometimes handed down from one generation to the next as well.
Personalized baby gifts can also include nursery furniture. Baby rocking chairs, meaning those for a child to sit in, are commonly customized gifts. These tiny chairs can be purchased from any number of sources and can be custom painted to fit any nursery décor. The name of the child is often painted on as well, so everyone knows just who the chair belongs too. Again, these miniature pieces of furniture are often kept for decades and are considered treasured keepsakes.