Newborn baby gift hampers come in all different shapes and sizes. If you know someone who is about to have a baby, a gift hamper is a great way to let mother and baby know your feelings.
Before deciding on what type of basket you want to purchase, first find out if the mother is having a boy, girl, twins, triplets, etc.
Knowing the sex of the baby is not always possible. In that case, you can always stick to purchasing a neutral newborn gift. Since color is a huge factor, refrain from selecting any pinks or blues until you are certain of the sex of the child. If the mother is having a little girl, be sure to purchase a basket composed of lots of frills, pinks, yellows, lavenders and white along with some stuffed animals and other cute girly decorations.
If the mother is having a boy, choosing light blues, whites, yellows, browns, and greens would be an acceptable option. Trucks, tractors, cars, spaceships, frogs, etc. are all great decorations for a boy's gift.
Finally, ask the mother-to-be for her opinion. The key to making newborn baby gift baskets a huge surprise is to simply keep it that way - a surprise. The only thing you should be sure of is the sex of the child and how many there will be.
From there, consider the amount of money you have available to spend. Fortunately, you can find decorative baskets loaded down with goodies for less than $100.00. Many cost much less than $100.00 - the choice is ultimately up to you as to how much you spend.
Think about where you want to shop. Before rushing out to your nearest store, consider shopping online. Most local areas do not carry hampers and if they do, the prices are outrageous (just ask at Charlestown Square!!) Online, you will find varieties that contain all baby's bare essentials and more for a decent price.
Most hampers are based around a theme. Some of them include nothing more than a few stuffed animals, some picture frames, and diapers, while others include the entire package - diapers, wipes, rubber ducks, picture frames, bottles, and much more.
There are also gift hampers that are simply gifts that baby doesn't necessarily need, but are unique nonetheless. The most fun thing about purchasing newborn baby gift baskets is that there are tons of baskets to choose from. You'll find hampers containing towels, teddy bears, blankets, booties, keepsake hangers, socks, burp clothes, caps, rattlers, teething rings and much more.