Having a child is like opening a brand new chapter in the book of life, so this holiday season celebrate the new parents in your life with these 10 gift suggestions to get their family off to a smooth start. Browse this holiday gift guide to help you pick out the perfect gift for the perfect new family!
GET YOUR KID TO LEARN AN INSTRUMENT. Breaking the fourth wall here, but one of my biggest regrets from my childhood is not being pushed by my parents to continue piano, guitar, viola, and percussion. Now I'm sitting here wishing I could read music. Get your friends' kid hooked on music at an early age. Head on over to Ted Brown Music for all their musical needs: instruments, lessons, rentals, etc. Click here to save $5 on any one item.
2. Pet Products
Raising a child alongside an animal creates a kind of bond that is unlike any other. If you have dog or a cat, or you're thinking about getting one, make sure to stop in at Pet Pros. Pet Pros is partnered with Good Neighbor vet to bring you all of your pet's necessary vaccinations. Wander through the store aisles and pick out anything from toys to beds and everything in between. Click here to save 15% on your entire purchase!
Look into getting your friends some sustainably made and ethically sourced children's clothes. Check out Bootyland and click here to save $5 on your next purchase. Looking for thrifted children's clothes? Explore Kids on 45th and get the best bang for your buck when you click here and save 20%. Childish Things has a wide selection of consignment clothes and when you click here you can take 30% off the price of any one item. Looking for more whimsical clothing? Head over to Bainbridge Island and browse through the stock at Lollipops Children's Boutique, then click here to knock 20% off your entire purchase.
Yup that's right, with a new sleep schedule and crying from the next room they're going to need a LOT of coffee to keep them on track for the week. Stop by Seattle Coffee Gear and click here to get 15% off of any item in the store. They will love you.
5. Trinkets and Things
Help prepare a new family's home in a quick and thoughtful way with a store that sells everything. Small treasures, recycled art, toys, pet products, stationery, you name it, Three Birds is your one-stop-shop for your holiday shopping spree. Click here and save 20% on your next purchase!
6. BABY GEAR: Gear for Babies 2: the Reckoning
Do you know a couple that needs some more newborn-oriented things? Baby gear, if you will? Head on over to Satsuma Designs and pick out some new sustainably made baby gear to give those new sleepless parents. Click here to save $5 on your next purchase! Would you rather get them used or thrifted clothes? Boston St. Baby has your back, and if you click here you can get 20% off your entire purchase!
Third Place Books is not only a bookstore, but also a community gathering place and event venue. Third Place regularly hosts book signings, author readings, as well as childrens' story time, so there is something for everyone in the family. Stop in soon for a reading and take a gander at their children's selection; click here to save 10% on your next purchase!
8. Sleep Gear
A new kid means a new sleep schedule and new stress for their parents, so why not get your friends some nice, new, organic sleep materials? With all the crying from the next room, they're going to need a really comfy bed to keep them on track for the week. Stop by the Sleep Store and click here and save 10% on your entire purchase.
9. Dry Cleaning
Ok I'm just going to address the elephant in the room... children are messy so therefore a great gift that you can give new parents is a dry cleaning service to help with the excessive stickiness. Call up Blue Sky Cleaning and treat the new parents in your life to a toxin-free stain-removal and professionally cleaned wardrobe; it'll be like there never was a giant glob of strawberry jam on their brand new suit jacket.
Less of this: (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻ more of this: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Click here to save 15% on their next service!
In a similar vein as #9, to fix some non-wardrobe cosmetic mishaps, head over to Quality Sewing and Vacuum to pick out a high-powered vacuum for all those crumby messes around their house. Pick out a nice vacuum because in a few years they will be able to teach the youngins how to help clean the house! Click here to save $25 on your next purchase.
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