This time when your sister, girlfriend or co-worker has a baby, give them something different and fun. After all, they probably will receive more clothes and toys than they'll know what to do with. These ingenious and memorable gifts will be appreciated by the new parents.
2 Week Dinner Circle - We all know that the first few weeks are so overwhelming that they just go by in one big blur so during this period of adjustment for Mom & Dad, put together a plan for your group of friends to cook dinner and dessert to bring to the family each day. This gift does double duty by relieving Mom of the daily grind of cooking and by giving her a chance to have some adult interaction with her friends. It is a great excuse for you to stop in a make sure that she is doing OK. Depending on how close the friends are, they could stay for dinner and then clean up to do the dishes or a little housework for an extra special treat.
Diaper Service Gift Certificate - When it comes to giving gifts to welcome the new baby to the world, giving the gift of time can be the greatest gift of all. Having a baby can be very stressful and takes a great deal of time. Diaper services can help relieve some of this stress so give the new parents a gift certificate for a week or two of services to help get them over the adjustment period hump. They have the option of extending the services as long as they'd like. They might love this gift so much that they'll extend it until baby is potty-trained!
Disposable Diapers - Diapers might not seem like a great gift, but with the astronomical cost of diapers these days, this is a practical gift that will surely get rave reviews. If you'd like to dress the diapers up a bit and really turn them into a unique gift, you can make a diaper cake using instructions from someone like WikiHow or buy one online from Baby Gifts & Gift Baskets. Diaper cakes are beautiful, yet practical, gifts that are constructed from usable items so that nothing is wasted.
Photography Gift Certificate - Grandparents and family members love getting pictures of the little one so why not give a gift that'll help offset the cost of professional photography? Places like Sears, Wal-mart and JCPenney have great package deals for baby photographs so buy a gift certificate to one of these photo studios and wrap it up with a beautiful 8" x 10" photo frame for a beautiful and unique gift that will certainly be used and enjoyed by all.