Almost everyone knows someone who’s having a baby (you know a woman, right?), and that fact makes baby gift baskets a year-round gift whether made for a friend or a customer.

It’s such a popular gift that many gift basket makers specialize in creating baby gift baskets.

If this life-changing event is something you also want to make, here are products to consider including:

  • Nail clippers
  • Soaps, powders, lotions
  • Bottle and scrubber
  • Comb and brush
  • Bank (think college!)
  • Picture frame
  • Bibs
  • Socks
  • Kimono
  • Blanket
  • Night light
  • Mobile toy
  • Lock of hair container
  • Hangers
  • Lullaby CD
  • Plush animals
  • First tooth pillow

Organic and eco-friendly products are at the top of parents’ list, so be sure to choose items with care. If you make gift baskets for your business, companies listed on GiftBasketWholesaleSupplies.com may help you find products close to your U.S. location.

A dish and cup with “Baby’s First Birthday” inscribed on both items are two of my favorite gift basket products, and parents love displaying the two so they have something new for the child 12 months later.

What about mom, dad, and the container?

The newborn is the focus for this gift basket. However, it’s appropriate to also include items for the new parents. Moms appreciate tummy lotion, and snacks of any kind keep dads happy.

When it’s time to create this welcome-to-the-world gift, consider starting with a container that celebrates the occasion. There’ nothing wrong with baskets, but what about:

  • Large wicker baby bootie
  • Moses basket (shown in photo)
  • Hamper
  • Washing tub
  • Baby travel bag

This is one gift that expands your imagination!

As you make the gift basket, remember that the final result does not have to be huge, as the one shown in the photo. You can make a gift basket with three or four items. It’s the sentiment that counts, not the size of the gift.

What’s missing from the ideas I provide above for the gift basket container and potential gifts?

Shirley George Frazier

In the gift basket world, all roads lead to Shirley George Frazier, the industry’s reigning expert and international authority. Shirley is chief basketologist at Sweet Survival LLC and author of the industry’s best-selling books, How to Start a Home-Based Gift Basket Business, The Gift Basket Design Book, and Marketing Strategies for the Home-Based Business. Shirley works with retailers of all size and home-based entrepreneurs to successfully sell gift baskets to their chosen clients. Shirley is also a frequent speaker at events and instructor of the popular online course, Start Your Own Gift Basket Business. Contact Shirley to speak at your event or call 800-640-8521 to schedule a consultation.

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