Green and Simple Gift Ideas for New Parents

| July 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

Green and simple gift ideas Do you know a new mom or dad? Chances are they’re sleep-deprived, exhausted, overwhelmed and yes, obviously, happy about their little bundle of joy. Take some time out during the holidays to choose a simple, thoughtful and yet-super useful gift that they’ll love. Wondering what would fit the bill?

Here’s a list of simple, practical and eco-friendly presents that you can give them this holiday season and make things easier for them as well.

A Spa Basket

Put together an inexpensive but useful basket filled with goodies such as hand and foot cream, massage oil, sweet-smelling bath salts and probably, a pair of fluffy slippers too. The best part about gifting a spa basket to either a new mom or dad is that it is extremely easy to put together and both mom and dad would really enjoy the few minutes of soothing, fragrant relaxation that the items in the basket would give them. Here is a list of items that you can include in your spa gift basket for a new parent, depending upon your budget and their needs:

  • Bath salts
  • Organic, handmade soap and shampoo
  • Essential oils
  • Organic hand and foot cream
  • All-natural face cream
  • Massage oils
  • Homemade body scrub
  • Incense sticks
  • A CD of calming, relaxing music
  • Soft, fluffy bathrobe
  • Soft, fluffy slippers

 A Gift Certificate to a Favorite Restaurant

Chances are the new parents haven’t had the chance to eat out in a long while. So, go ahead and indulge them by giving them a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant. This is a great gift idea if you’re staying far away from them and can’t send them a big gift via mail.

A 7-day Homemade Meals Gift

This gift idea is perfect if you live close to the new mother and father and enjoy cooking too. Simply plan and make 7 meals that they can toss into the freezer and pull out whenever hungry. Better still, you could include some snacks too, such as granola bars, cookies, muffins, etc., that are perfect for a bite on the go. Some meal ideas that freeze well include casseroles, stews, bakes and pies.

Present Them with Babysitting Services

If you are fond of kids, you can simply offer them your babysitting services while they can spend some time together as a couple, go to the movies or even, spend a day shopping or on a short day trip. If small babies aren’t your cup of tea, you could hire a certified baby-sitter for them for the day and give them a present they’re sure to value and cherish.

Gifts for new parents should aim to ease the pressure on them, bring a smile to their lips and not bust the bank either. Luckily, ideas like these are simple, eco-friendly and can be adapted for any budget with ease. So, go ahead and choose a gift that is bound to make the holidays brighter for a new mother and father.

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Prerna Malik is a freelance writer and work-at-home mom who believes in green living, frugal fun and positive parenting. You can find out more about her at The Mom Writes.

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