There are many ways to welcome a new baby into the world. Whether you’re welcoming a brother, sister, nephew, niece, daughter or son, celebrating a new life is something many of us do, often by sending the mother and father a gift.
This could be a bold bouquet of blooms, a balloon with messaging, or even a trinket or other piece of jewellery, which can be worn by the baby when he or she gets older.
Throw an arrival shower
Most of us are familiar with baby showers, but have you ever thrown an arrival shower? This is a great way to celebrate the arrival of a new child and is an easy way to introduce him or her to family members and friends in one go.
This can be as low-key or as OTT as you desire, and depending on the time of year can be thrown indoors or outside. If you intend to invite a large number of people, hiring a venue may be more apt and means you don’t have to tidy up after or cook!
Send a bouquet of blooms to the hospital
Who doesn’t enjoy receiving a bouquet of blooms? You can either send these to the hospital or the parent’s home. Try to pick a shade that you know they will love and flowers that are in season.
Everyone has a birth bloom, and if you really want to push the boat out, pick flowers that are in line with the baby’s birth month. This is a great option for individuals who live further afield, as they can send a gift even if they’re unable to welcome the baby in person, allowing them to provide a bright, fragranced gesture.
Online florists such as Serenata Flowers offer next day delivery and a wide selection of New Baby bouquets and floral arrangements suited to all occasions too, so you won’t need to look far if you’re in need of some inspiration.
Plant a tree
Planting a beautiful tree in the garden (or a forest) is a gift that will honour the baby into adulthood and is a unique and special way to celebrate a new life.
You can even place a plaque under the tree with the baby’s name and birthdate on it. As the baby grows, so will the tree, and they’ll also be a story behind it.
Create a personalised birthday cake
Whether you’re an expert baker or not, this is a fun project for the entire family to get involved with and a great gift to give new parents. You can decorate the cake any way you please with the likes of kid-friendly sweets, gummy bears and more.
This personalized gift is guaranteed to put a smile on the faces of the baby’s parents and their siblings, and gives them something to tuck into when they fancy a snack!
Get all of your friends and family members to sign a card with cutesy messages inside, as this can then be framed and hung in the baby’s room.
When he or she gets older, they can read these special messages themselves and carry this frame into every new home they move into as a reminder of their nearest and dearest.
Another similar option includes creating a scrapbook. This can be filled with pictures of family members, messages and life tips.
The recipient can go through the scrapbook whenever they feel like it, throughout the years, and learn valuable lessons, read thoughtful messages and look at cute pictures. This is something parents will often add to as their child grows.
Jewellery isn’t just for parents, as babies can also be privy to a little bling. From tiny pearl bracelets to gold and silver bands, to charm bracelets and necklaces that spell out the baby’s name – there are a huge number of options to choose from.
They can be worn instantly or saved for a later date when the child is really able to appreciate the piece of jewellery they’re being given.
A balloon (or several)
Surprise mum on her return home by filling the living room with an array of balloons in blue or pink, or several random shades.
There are many places you can buy helium balloons, and it’s often possible to add a personal message to the balloon such as ‘congratulations’, ‘welcome home’, ‘proud parents’ and more.
These are only seven of the unique ways to celebrate the arrival of a new baby, but there are many more to choose from, meaning there is something to suit all!
Whether it’s a first child or a fourth, every birth is worth celebrating and what better way to do this than by presenting the parents (or the baby itself) with a gift that captures the moment perfectly?