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Enchant and delight little ones with great gifts for babies
Is someone in your life expecting a bundle of joy? Whether you're gearing up for a new arrival in your immediate family or one of your coworkers has announced their upcoming maternity or paternity leave, gift giving is a great way to show how excited you are for the expectant parents or grandparents in your life. Walmart's Gifts for Baby department has a variety of baby-care essentials, clothes, toys, furniture items and linens designed especially for babies. From bath time gift sets to personalized decor for the nursery, you can choose the perfect gift items at Every Day Low Prices. This section is a great place to start if you're registering for a baby shower, too. Our baby registry tools at Walmart.com and via the Walmart mobile app make it easy to put together your ideal wish list of supplies so you're ready when the baby finally arrives.
Choosing the right gift
If you're shopping for someone rather than making a registry or shopping for yourself, it's important to do a little bit of research before you make your final gift selection. Find out if the parents-to-be have registered for gifts; if so, it's usually best to pick something from that list, even if it seems unexciting. While fun statement gifts are often more enjoyable to shop for, expectant moms and dads are often much more concerned about getting their basic bases covered. Many new parents might prefer a basic gift like a big pack of diapers from their registry over a fun statement gift like a piggy bank. If the parents-to-be don't have a registry, you can ask what kinds of items they'd like to get and pick out something that's along those lines. If you'd rather surprise them, try to find out what kind of nursery theme they've chosen and pick out something that matches well with that theme and is also practical. For example, if the nursery is themed with baby jungle animals, you can pick out a hooded baby towel in the shape of an elephant, zebra or monkey.
Shopping for baby gifts by gender
Modern parents often choose not to learn the gender of their baby until the baby shower where a gender reveal can be a big event or even until the baby is born. Whether for these reasons or others, some parents prefer not to receive baby gifts that are strictly defined by the child's gender. In these cases, it's best to stick to the registry or buy gifts in neutral colors like green, yellow, gray, lavender or peach. If the parents-to-be do know the gender of the baby and haven't made any statements about preferring gender-neutral gifts, you can use that gender information to narrow down your gift options and focus on traditional blue for boys or pink for girls. When parents are expecting multiples, you can pick out identical items in a variety of different neutral colors so each child can have their own things.
Choosing registry items
Walmart.com has product review features that can be quite helpful in selecting the best-possible products for your baby. You can check out our Top Rated section in the Gifts for Baby department to filter your product options and focus only on the most beloved baby gear, or you can browse through individual sections to see if the products that catch your eye are noted to have any valuable features in the reviews. When you take a careful approach like this, you can use customer reviews to your advantage and really make the most of the experiences other parents have had before you.
Choosing your gift budget
Targeting the right budget can be important for baby gifts. For coworkers and neighbors you aren't particularly close with, a modest gift of $20 or less is often appropriate. In these cases, the gift is more of a gesture of joy and good wishes than anything else. The new parents will appreciated a simple gift set or stuffed animal for the sweet gesture it is. Spending too much on people you aren't really close to can be inappropriate in some cases, so it's best to set your budget low. On the other hand, if you're shopping for your own child, a sibling or a close friend, spending a bit more can be appropriate and appreciated, especially if you're in a more secure financial position than the expectant parents. If you know the parents-to-be need help purchasing big items like a stroller or crib, consider grouping together with other family members and friends to purchase one of these big items together.