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It may not always be double the fun, but your friend or family member who is expecting twins has a lot in store for them. They’re also going to need a lot from the store. That’s where you (and their other friends and family) come in. If the twins are the mom’s first birth, then not only does she need everything, she needs two of everything!
Here’s a look at some great gift ideas for future moms of twins. One important aspect to remember is: she will have her hands full – literally. That means any gift you can offer to ease her burden, will go over very well – and be much appreciated. You can make gifting easier for both of you, by looking for beautiful gifts already compiled to the mom’s needs and sent to her home. Visiting www.babygiftbox.com.au can help you put together a wonderful package consisting of things wanted, needed and much appreciated. This means, the basket can consist of a combination of toys and must-haves (think colorful and educational baby toys, plus the always welcome onesies).
In just 30 years, from 1980 to 2009, the United States experienced a twin boom. In fact twin births went up 76%. Granted, this could be a result of many things, but most will tell you it’s because of the innovations in fertility treatments. As science becomes more precise, “surprise” multiple births may become less common. Even if the number has “evened out” in recent years, it’s still a pretty viable possibility.
Here are the top 3 items you can give to moms who are expecting twins:
- No. 1 – The most wanted gift for twin mothers is diapers. It’s important to be respectful of the mom’s decision on whether she wants to use cloth or disposable diapers. Be sure you check their registry, which will likely indicate what kind they’re asking for. For disposables, you can gift them at one time, or on a delivery plan. If you’re purchasing cloth diapers, find out what specific brand they want. This information should be listed on their registry. Another alternative is to offer a certain amount of diaper service (through a professional company; we’re not suggesting you do their laundry!). Plus, with diapers come wipes. Don’t forget this other must-have!
- No. 2 – Gift cards from restaurants that deliver! Nothing’s more appreciated than to have delicious, prepared food arrive ready to eat. You could put together a basket with disposable dishware – there will be people dropping by! Or, another alternative – if she has the freezer room (check first!) – you could prepare a week’s worth of meals for two. How sweet and lovely would this be!? Be sure to make something that only needs to be put in the microwave or oven. Other gift card ideas: Amazon.com, Target, or another large chain.
- No. 3 – Boppys! A couple of boppys can be a lifesaver to a parent who is taking care of both babies. You could add gift certificates for free babysitting, too. Offering babysitting services can save the new parents a lot of money. Another welcome helping hand is to give her a coupon book with cleaning days – you can make a creative and fun book for laundry days, bathroom cleaning, living room cleaning, closet organizing and dishes washed. With being a new mom the last thing you want to think about are the dishes!
If you have other gift ideas, share it with us in the Comments section. We would love to hear them!