Creating a Beautiful Baby Gift Basket

March 17, 2009 by  
Filed under Baby Gear

If you know someone who is having a baby and you want to do something unique and special, creating a beautiful baby gift basket is always welcomed. For this, you can take the basket to the hospital after the baby is born or have it delivered to the new parent’s home.

There are a number of things to consider for a gift basket such as this.

Obviously, the number of possibilities for a new baby is overwhelming. This is good in that putting a basket together that the baby and new parents would enjoy is fun and easy. Some of the items that you might think about adding include:

* High quality skin care products for diaper rash
* Bath toys
* Baby pacifiers
* Designer baby bottle
* Sleepwear
* Socks or booties
* Hooded towels and washcloths
* Photograph frame
* Meditation or lullaby CD
* Special gifts for mom and dad such as bath gel, scented powder, candles, etc

While these things are small and may seem unimportant, they actually will be used and they save the new parents money.

You can also make a beautiful baby gift basket on your own.

The first step is to choose a basket, something large and sturdy enough for the items. Next, add blue or pink tissue paper to line the basket or you could also choose colored shredded paper. Wonderful filler is to shred baby wrapping paper, spreading it out in the basket. Add each of the gifts to the basket. Cut a square piece of cellophane large enough to completely cover the basket. Place the full basket on top and bring all four corners together at the top, tying them with ribbons that coordinate in color. From there, you can take the basket to the hospital, presenting it to the new parents.

Now, if you make a baby gift basket but prefer to have it sent to the home after the parents have taken the newborn from the hospital, you would need to find a clean, sturdy box in which to place the basket. Place the basket inside the box, filling the empty spaces with Styrofoam peanuts to ensure it arrives in one piece. Then, use proper shipping tape so the box is secure.

Again, with a baby gift basket, you can go with a blue theme for a boy or a pink theme for a girl but yellow and green work if the baby is not yet born. Of course, these are more traditional choices so you can also choose something completely different, giving the gift basket a unique appearance. For instance, do not be afraid to think outside the box, going with bright red, dark blue or green, or even orange or purple.

Here are some tips if you want to purchase a baby gift box through the internet.

The benefit of making your own basket is that you get to choose exactly the items you want and you can create the look so it is different from anything else. However, if you have time restrictions and simply do not have adequate time to get the basket made, you can purchase one online.

In fact, ordering a baby gift basket through the internet is easy, convenient, and for some people, worth the money in that it saves them tremendous time. Today, you can find some amazing choices and some companies will allow you to choose what you want to have placed in the basket. You can even choose filler, ribbon, and basket.

We recommend you look at a number of online stores so you can see what all is available. Once you have decided where to buy, you can then go through the easy process of getting the basket created and shipped to the parents.