Stuck for inspiration? Look no further -- we’ve come up with a great range of ideas for the perfect gift... Buying a gift for a child can be really good…
Written by Paula Jones Last updated: June 6, 2006
Buying a gift for a child can be really good fun — particularly if you don’t have one of your own! Let your imagination run wild, and don’t just think of the here and now, but the future too. A gift that they can enjoy or benefit from when they’re older is always a good idea, such as jewellery, premium bonds or commemorative glasses.
You might also like to think of the parents. With all the attention focused on their new addition, sometimes it’s nice to receive a gift just for them to mark the arrival of their new child — a voucher for a restaurant, for example, to give them a precious evening to themselves.
If money’s a bit tight, there are many other ways you can show your affection. Of course, you could get out the knitting needles and rustle up a few baby outfits, but if that’s not really you, how about offering to do a week’s shopping to give the new mum a helping hand?
From the cute to the financially astute, here’s a host of suggestions you might like to consider: