A home brew kit is the perfect gift for the parent who loves beer. They may not be able to go to their favorite tap house regularly anymore, but they can create their own concoctions from the comfort of their own garage.
Pearhead Baby Hanging Keepsake – $14.95
This is a simple kit to make a sweet keepsake ornament recording baby’s footprint or handprint. There’s no mixing or baking involved…just a little bit of luck.
For parents who don’t already have a video monitor, the Foscam FI8910W is an incredible monitor. You can sit it on a dresser or mount it to the wall, hook it up to your WiFi, and access it from any device–desktop, laptop, tablet, or smart phone–in your home with a screen that’s connected to your WiFi.
Shutterfly provides a ton of great services for doing more with photos, from photo printing to scrapbooks to stationary and more. You can purchase a gift card from $10-100 to Shutterfly for parents and help them make the most of all the pictures they’ve snapped of their kids.
Lush Buffy Body Butter – $18.99
Lush has a ton of great cosmetics, all hand-made in Canada from fresh, natural ingredients. This body butter bar is incredible, moisturizing and exfoliating. It smells delicious and feels even more yummy. Parents don’t get a lot of time to take care of themselves, so this is a wonderful item to help get in a little pampering at home.
Skip Hop Studio Diaper Tote – $63.00
Diaper bags take a lot of abuse. After several months of being dragged hither and thither, it may be time for a new one. If you notice your favorite mom or dad is toting around a banged up diaper bag, this Studio tote from Skip Hop is an elegant, high-quality, and supremely functional diaper bag.
Lush Butterball Bath Bomb – $8.75
This is another great hand-made product from Lush. As a new mom, I can’t tell you how many times all I wanted was a hot bath and half an hour of quiet. Lush bath bombs are a nourishing addition to any bath.
Ergo Original Baby Carrier – $114.99
For new parents who don’t already have a baby carrier, or who only have a wrap, the Ergo is one of the best carriers around. It works just as well for toddlers as for infants and is perfect for hands-free travel with little ones.
Personal “Gift Certificates” for Babysitting
One of the best gifts you can give new parents is the gift of time. New parents often get so wrapped up in their new little one, they forget to take care of themselves and each other. Give them an IOU for babysitting so they can take a night off (or a few) and spend some much-needed time alone together.
Gift Cards for Movies & Restaurants
Gift cards for date night activities are the perfect complement for babysitting vouchers. Help remind them that there are plenty of things to do outside of the house!