Gender reveal gifts, what is the proper etiquette? Gender Reveal parties are a new addition to the party world, meaning there’s still some confusion. Everyone also does them a little differently leaving room for interpretation. One of the biggest questions a lot of us are wondering, both as hosts and guests, is if gifts are appropriate.
The biggest factor determining whether or not to bring a gift is if the expecting parents are also hosting a baby shower. In this case, you probably don’t need to bring anything as the parents will just expect everyone is bringing gifts to the shower instead of a gender reveal gift. If you’d still like to bring something small, go for it!
You can never have too much baby stuff! It might be a little tricky to think of a gift since you don’t know the gender, and that’s where we come in. Just keep in mind, the parents probably don’t want to have to give or throw away items so stick to gender-neutral ideas and save the cute tutus or tiny baby sneakers for the shower. Here are some great ideas for a gender reveal gift.
To Do or Not To Do- Gender Reveal Gifts
Gender Reveal Gifts that Focus on Mama
- Maternity Clothes-
Why not shower mom with a little love? A lot of expecting moms don’t buy very many maternity clothes and just try to work with what they have. Target is a great spot to start looking for basic items, along with Buy Buy Baby and Old Navy. BAE the Label and Pink Blush Maternity are great if you’re shopping for a fashionista mama to be. They have pretty much everything from dresses to kimonos to swimsuits, and they all show off your bump in the cutest way. If you’re unsure about size just grab a gift card from one of the many places that sell maternity clothes and write in the card you’d love for mom to be to spoil herself with new clothing.
- New Parent Pampering-
Pregnancy can be stressful and uncomfy. Gifts like a comfy robe or a pregnancy massage certificate will be greatly appreciated. Mom and Dad mani-pedis are another great gender reveal gift that will guarantee the new parents feel pampered.
- Mommy and Daddy Memorabilia-
Since it’s still probably pretty early on in the pregnancy parent to be mugs or shirts make for fun gender reveal gifts. As you already probably know, Etsy is the place to look for these. These Mom Life hats pretty much give us life and so do all the Mama shirts from RJC Custom Graphics. A bracelet like this is super thoughtful and sweet. We can’t help but love these cute mugs, even if mom can’t have coffee right now just put some yummy hot chocolate mix inside. For expecting dads, this shirt will give them all the credit they’ve been looking for.
- Parent Prep Books-
Every new parent can use some more tips to help them transition into being Mom or Dad. There’s plenty of options out there like What to Expect When You’re Expecting, The Kind Mama, and Parenting with Purpose. There are also some books on the funnier side like Sh!t No One Tells You, Ketchup is a Vegetable, and Confessions of a Scary Mommy.
Gender Reveal Gift Ideas for Baby
- Baby Grooming Items-
Boy or girl, all babies take plenty of cleaning up after. There are some sets you can buy with everything already together (like this one), or you can put one together yourself. You can include towels, washcloths, a thermometer, baby Tylenol, baby nail clippers, and wipes. Some fun things to add in are the Nosefrida, which is wildly popular and honestly a lifesaver for stuffy nosed babies, and The Windy which helps babies toot to avoid stomach pain.
- Baby Books-
The parents to be would also probably love to have books to read to their new little bundle of joy, and you can’t really go wrong with picking from the classics or your old favorites. The Giving Tree, Guess How Much I Love You, and Goodnight Moon are great options. Also, keep in mind board books are a good idea so baby can play with the book themselves as well.
- Keep it Crafty-
Diaper Cakes, a date night basket, or daddy’s new toolbox full of baby essentials all make for thoughtful gifts. This simple guide will help you to create the perfectly shaped diaper cake from there you can decorate however you’d like. Here’s how to prepare a date night box for new parents. And lastly, if you’re looking to do something special for Dad here’s exactly how https://pin.it/va6psnmps6vsck. There’s no doubt he’ll need all these once baby is there!
Other ideas for Gender Reveal Gifts
- Hostess Gifts-
If you wanna stick to a simple gift, it’s always safe to bring over a tray of cookies or brownies. You could also bring blue or pink flowers, it’s fun to choose the color of the gender you’re predicting! There’s non-alcoholic wine or you can bring a normal bottle with a fun label to be saved for after the baby is born. Some common labels are “It’s a pump and dump kind of day,” “Naptime is my happy hour,” and “Save for first Mommy meltdown,” just make sure that the new mom isn’t missing wine too much already!
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