When welcoming twins into your friends or families lives, gifting is a wonderful way to help celebrate and share your excitement with the new parents. They may feel overwhelmed with this double blessing, so be sure to consider a thoughtful yet practical gift that will help them transition into this world of wonderment without worrying about the simple things.
Gifting for twins is really no more complicated than other gift-giving ideas, but can quickly become an exciting adventure as you explore the opportunities of personalized gifts and synchronized ideas. While matching outfits are always acceptable gifts and a fun way to capture their special identity, don’t be scared to think outside the box and bring something unique to each newborn in turn.
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Our Top 5 Practical Baby Gift Ideas for Parents of Twins
A Double Stroller
A double stroller is an expense but is also a must for all new mom’s who have more than one child, but with twins, the need to be able to travel becomes twice as demanding and immediate. This item should be at the top of every new mom’s list, so be sure to ask before purchasing to make sure you buy exactly the one she feels will be the best fit in her new lifestyle.
Lots of Baby Bottles
Baby bottles are a traditional gift that is always welcome to any newborns home, but with two mouths to feed instead of one, buying an extra set or doubling up with a friend or family member is a great way to help relieve any financial worries that may come from two bouncing babies and provides long-term value to the parents.
High chairs are a practical gift that you can offer to a mother of twins. She will appreciate the addition to her home as breastfeeding can become a timely task, and having two mouths to feed at the same time will present a unique problem for these families. A high chair is a great way to help the new mom balance her time, and will always be a welcome and thoughtful gift.
A nursing pillow is also a wonderful addition for any new mother, and buying a few means she will always have somewhere comfortable to share her twins. This gift is also perfect if you are unsure on her feeding preferences are, and can also be used throughout the day and night for other times she wants to spend close with her children. Chose fun and colorful pillows to help stimulate the twins, and luxurious fabrics for downtime.
Not a traditional gift by any means, but if you consider how many diapers a newborn will go through in their first few months, and then double that amount, you can quickly appreciate why this tongue-in-cheek gift will be greatly appreciated by any new twinned parents!
Baby socks make a great gift to keep twins feet warm and to match any outfit. Many baby socks are shrink in the wash or slip off too easily, but our favorite brand, Cheski Sock Company is great for twins and comes in grow with me gift sets.
When buying gifts for twins, keep in mind that if you are able to learn more about the family unit you will be able to provide a thoughtful and practical gift that will be welcomed twice as much!