Becoming a new parent or expecting a new baby can be both scary and exciting, and for you, the gift giver – stressful. There are plenty of interesting and innovative items to choose from that can make the shopping experience stressful and daunting. How are you sure you are choosing the right present? But, with this gift guide stocked with a sample of our favorite Must-Have Christmas Gifts for Expecting and New Parents, you will be good to go, and the parents will be happy when unwrapping these gifts on Christmas Day.
Baby Carriers are the bee’s knees when it comes to getting things done with a new baby around. Just strap them in, and get your regular day-to-day tasks completed without any hindrances.
We’re huge fans of the Ergobaby carrier. I used one with my daughter and my sister used the new and improved Ergo Omni 360 with my niece. I guess you can say it is a family tradition at this point? But, this just goes to show how much we love and believe in the Ergo.
Hugaboo infant seat offers 360-degree support, stabilizing your baby’s back, sides and legs while they learn to sit up on their own. A plush cushion wraps around the baby, keeping them secure so parents don’t have to worry about the infant sliding onto the floor or toppling over.
You can choose from a variety of animal prints and a combo of vibrant colors. Prices range from $59.99-$69.99 and are available on Amazon.com.
High-Tech Baby Thermometer
With cold and flu season right here, what better gift to give a new parent than something that will help give them peace of mind? Because I know from experience that it is no fun when kids, especially the little ones are sick with a cold and fever. TempTraq, a wearable, Bluetooth patch monitors body temperature continuously for 48 hours and sends that information to the parent’s smartphones through a FREE app, letting both the worried parents and sick child get the rest they need. Another cool thing about TempTraq is that it allows the parent to send information to the child’s doctors and monitor multiple kids at once for those times the entire household gets sick.
TempTraq is a must-have addition to the medicine cabinet and is currently available at Target.com.
Make Baby Feedings Easier
Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Baby Products
We love Tommee Tippee products. They are a personal favorite, especially with my baby niece. We (her parents) have grown to love the breast-like nipple that that Closer to Nature bottle has to offer, especially since she was having trouble with latching and would only take the bottle. Plus, it is a great bottle for transitioning to bottle-feeding.
Tommee Tippee has super cute Comfi-Neck bibs that are soft and helps to keep baby’s sensitive skin dry and rash-free with its special dribble-catcher. The bibs are available in pink, blue and beige.
Tommee Tippee TuffStuff tumbler is the perfect gift for parents of kids 18+ months. It is a cute, yet durable sippy cup made of insulated stainless steel, which keeps the kiddie’s beverages at the perfect temperature.
Give the Gift of Relaxation and Free Time
From personal experience, I know just how tough pregnancy and parenting can be for both mom and dad. A well-deserved pampering session can do wonders and is hands-down a Must-Have Christmas Gifts for Expecting and New Parents. Trust me!
Body By Brooklyn has some pretty amazing holiday gifting deals going on right now. This holiday season, enjoy two 60-minute aromatherapy massages in the VIP Suite for 20% OFF and say goodbye to the stress of finding the perfect gift for your special someone. Not sure what spa service to select, then a gift card should suffice. Plus, Body By Brooklyn is offering entry to win a $50 gift card for gift card purchases of $100 or more. For more information please visit http://www.bodybybrooklyn.com.
Luxury wellness spa, Modrn Sanctuary has the following specials going on, that will make the perfect holiday gift for expectant and new parents:
MODRNpass – one month – $250 (value $890)
UNLIMITED salt room sessions
Four 25-Minute Crystal Light Bed Treatments
Four 20-Minute Somadome Sessions
MODRNsalt – unlimited monthly 30-minute halotherapy sessions – $99
Halotherapy is a holistic method that reproduces the natural microclimate of a salt cave by dispersing saline aerosol in a high concentration in a room whose surfaces are covered with layers of salt.
Crystal Light Therapy– Unlimited Monthly 25-Min Sessions -$350
Also called Crystal Bath, this therapy promotes emotional, mental, physical & spiritual healing and opens, balances and clears the Chakra system. In addition, this therapy balances and restores the body’s biofield.
For further information on, Modrn Sanctuary’s monthly gift certificates visit: http://www.modrnsanctuary.com or please call 212-675-9355
Make it a Date Night: Dinner and a Movie
Give both Mom and Dad a well-deserved night out. It’s the perfect opportunity for new parents to get reacquainted after their lifestyle change of becoming parents. Dinner for two and childcare for a few hours will do wonders for a couple’s relationship. We know!