10 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for New Moms & Dadsby Elizabeth MacDonald
Whether you are shopping for your husband or wife – or if you are about to be the aunt, uncle, or grandparent – a couple about to become parents can be fun to shop for! Instead of putting another gift under the tree, think about stuffing their stockings with a few treats that will make them smile. I'm not talking about baby items or even parenting items, just thoughtful gifts that will come in handy and be enjoyed throughout the remainder of the pregnancy and into the beginning of parenthood. So grab a stocking and get to stuffing it.
10 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the Parents-To-Be
#1 Crossword Puzzles and Word Searches: Pregnancy brain is real. Include a little note encouraging Mom or Dad to work out their brain and stay sharp after baby.
#2 Champagne: “Don’t pop until you pop!” A nice bottle of bubbles to celebrate the new baby can be shared with friends or enjoyed just by the couple.
#3 iTunes Gift Card: Let the parents-to-be enjoy a movie night at home without thinking about the $5 rental fee. Include some popcorn and a favorite candy.
#4 Magazine (plus a subscription): Keeping up with celebrity gossip, hobbies, or latest trends can be fun while sitting at home with a new baby. Look for magazines that follow their interests and hobbies instead of the generic drugstore selection.
#5 Amazon Gift Card: There will always be something little needed. A giftcard is an easy way for the new parents to be able to click 'add to cart' without stress.
#6 Card Games: Easy to store, fun to play, and it may even come in handy during the early hours of labor.
#7 Mani/Pedi Items: While Dad may not opt for pink piggies, he would still enjoy a foot massage. Mom on the other hand, will want her toes painted, so don’t skip the polish.
#8 Stationary: There will be plenty of thank you cards written in the coming months.
#9 Emergency Cash Stash Key Chain: No one will know what this little item is until you explain it, but when they open it to find the $100 bill you have hidden inside, their jaws will drop. It’s just a little something that helps a new parent feel prepared for even the worst day. You know the day when the wallet is left at home, a flat tire occurs, and everything that goes wrong will.
#10 Restaurant Gift Card: Dine in or take out, it won't matter! A nice meal will be appreciated. You can suggest a date night before the baby arrives, or they can save it for an easy option afterward!