Published August 10, 2010 by
If a friend or family member is having twins, you can do her a favor and purchase her a double stroller. They are also great for a newborn and a toddler or two older siblings. Relatively new on the scene, and much less expensive than in the past, the double stroller is a modern convenience no mom wants or needs to be without.
If you know the mom well, ask her if she’d mind a second-hand stroller. If she’s open to it, you’ve just made your job of finding the perfect double stroller a lot easier (Great if you’re purchasing it for yourself, too!) Second-hand and consignment shops offer a tremendous selection of double strollers for a twin baby gift. Most resale shops will not take a stroller into their store unless it is in pristine condition. They want to sell it, right? If you check the Yellow Pages, local newspapers and online, you’ll find all kinds of thrift stores in your area. Some are better than others. Don’t go to the Goodwill or Salvation Army with the expectation that you’re going to find a brand new double stroller. Usually, since they take donations, they’re not picky about missing screws, bolts and accessories.
Do yourself a favor and visit a resale shop that specializes in baby and kid items. There, you will find your double stroller at a fraction of the new cost. Don’t give up if you don’t find one on the first day out. Check back often and give the clerk or store owner your name and number and when she gets a double stroller in, she’ll let you know.
But what if you are only willing to consider new? That’s fine, too. You just have to know what to look for. Buy the stroller that’s the best quality you can afford. This will be mom’s go-to accessory and she’ll be using it every day. Look for:
Hopefully this information helps with your search for the perfect new mom gift! Good luck with the search, and check back and post your thoughts or finds!
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