Ok gift givers, you have 48 hours (give or take) to show up on Christmas with a gift for your brother/sister/daughter/son/friends/etc. who are new parents. Here are 5 cannot-fail, last-minute new-parent gift ideas that they'll actually use and appreciate.
Gift cards for meals. New parents need easy meals. In fact, it might be their number one request (after more sleep, of course). Whether it's gift cards to restaurants that serve hearty meals, or a subscription to a prepared meal delivery service, like Freshly or RealEats, you cannot go wrong with this gift. Plus, it takes very little effort for you to purchase and package!
Postpartum doula hours. Postpartum doulas provide a multitude of helpful services for new families, including help with baby care and breastfeeding, meal preparation, light housework, running errands, and more. Find a local postpartum doula by searching on DoulaMatch.net or Google "postpartum doula near me." Most postpartum doulas offer packages or purchase of hour blocks, which can be gifted to new parents.
Self care gift card. Self care can come in many forms, depending on the person's preferences. Think about your recipient (or ask around) to find a quick gift that will make their heart sing. Some ideas: pedicure, manicure, massage, acupuncture, Reiki, salt scrub, float treatment, chiropractic session, yoga or Pilates classes, sessions with a nutritionist.
Photography session. If you know that these new parents aren't yet working with a professional photographer, find one near them who will be available to take a family photo in the following year. Most photographers offer giftable sessions/packages. This gift lasts a lifetime!
Cold hard cash. Or, Visa or Mastercard gift card. New parents have a lot going on, including stresses over finances. Cash might seem thoughtless, but it's almost always very appreciated. Dress it up in a pretty card or cute gift card box and voila, shopping's done!
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