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When you ask a new parent what they need, they will most likely say “sleep” or “an extra set of hands.” Unfortunately you can’t gift “sleep” or “an extra set of hands,” but you can gift items that will make a new mom or dad’s life easier. Forget the baby blankets and stuffed animals, below are a list of unique new parent gift ideas to fit every budget.
New parents don’t have the time to shower let alone make weekly trips to the grocery store. Make sure these new parents never run out of milk with a grocery delivery. Safeway offers free delivery on your first order of over $49. Want to go above and beyond? Deliver the groceries yourself or assess what they need and schedule the delivery.
Another great option is the gift of Amazon Prime. New parents are able to get what they need with two-day free shipping. By gifting Amazon Prime Mom you’ll be extending 20% off diaper subscriptions, which cuts down on diaper costs. This also will make sure they never have to make a midnight run to the store for more diapers.
A subscription to a video streaming service such as Amazon Prime or Netflix is another great option for new parents. Those 2 a.m. feedings are a lot less brutal when you can stream House of Cards or Transparent.
Everyone needs to eat, so give the gift of restaurant gift cards or better yet, freshly prepared meal delivery, because people can only take so much Chinese and pizza. Don’t know their culinary tastes? Purchase a food delivery service credit. Services such as Grubhub, Postmates, or Waiters on Wheels offer several restaurant delivery options.
You’ll often hear a new parent ask “How am I suppose to sleep while the baby is sleeping when there is so much to do?” Gifting a cleaning service is like giving a new mom an extra set of hands. Lucky for your wallet, flash deal sites such as Groupon often offer discounted home cleaning services, allowing you to give a normally expensive service at a fraction of the cost.
All of these options are not only budget friendly but will allow new parents to take a deep breath and kick their feet up, if only for 5 minutes.