I’m at that stage in my life when lots of my friends are starting to have babies. This means that every couple of months, I find myself diving into some online shopping, trying to find the best buys to congratulate them on their new arrivals.
It’s exciting, but it can also be a little bit of a minefield. How do you know what to buy, and where can you get the best possible deals? Here’s what I’ve discovered so far about making great buying choices for your friends who have just welcomed their little bundle of joy into the world…
Check out deals sites
If you’re not already using deals sites, then you really should be! It can take just a few seconds to search for offers, and you’ll quickly discover that there are some absolute bargains out there to be had. From clothes, to toys, to accessories, and everything in between, you should definitely take the time to look for the best baby deals. You could save yourself an absolute fortune! Deals often change on a daily basis, so if you don’t see anything that fits the bill, simply check back tomorrow.
If in doubt, choose a practical item
If you don’t have children yourself, then it can be really tricky to know what to buy. If you’re feeling uncertain, choose something that will prove to be useful. A few ideas here include clothes and nappies. They might not be the most sentimental choice, but the reality is that your friends who have just become parents have probably already been bombarded with sentimental knick knacks and photo albums!
For close friends, give the gift of time
Bringing a new baby into the world can be stressful and overwhelming, to say the least. If it’s a close friend, then think about how you can offer your time as a gift. You could offer to go round and cook a nice dinner for them, or offer babysitting services. Though it’s always nice to give a physical gift – even if it’s just a small token – showing your love and support doesn’t have to cost you money. The gift of time can often be much more meaningful! Living frugally can be extremely rewarding.
Buying a gift for new parents can seem like a hard task to navigate, but if you follow this advice, it can be really simple. Enjoy congratulating your friends on the start of their new family!