It’s not uncommon for the need to buy someone a gift for their baby shower to create a little bit of stress, but this stress can be a whole lot worse when you find out they’re having twins!
Although twins can provide twice the cuteness and loveliness, finding presents that suit both of them can be twice as annoying.
Do you find something that complements both twins, or do you just give the expecting mother twice as many gifts?
It can be tough to know, which is why we take a look at a few things you should consider when buying presents for twins, as well as offering a few suggestions for the gifts themselves.
Finding the right gift for the right people
When you’re looking for gifts for twins, you might not be able to escape the idea that the gift needs to address both children in some way.
This is perhaps made even more pronounced when you’re getting the gift for someone you don’t really know at your workplace, as finding something for twins, particularly if you don’t the person too well, can be a nightmare.
If you’re otherwise close to the person having the twins, something handcrafted – like a toy from Etsy – is always a nice gesture and can be easily made for both children.
It’s also always a good idea to learn if there’s a baby registry, as this is a good way to very quickly and easily find out what the expecting mother would like.
As for timing, it’s always a good idea to consider how far along in their pregnancy they actually are – for example, you probably shouldn’t be getting them a gift the week that you find out they’re pregnant, or if they just have a tiny baby bump.
Some simple present ideas for twins
If you’re stuck with what to get for twins, we recommend you consider some of the following.
If you are getting a gift along with a few people, or if the person is a very close friend of yours, you might want to consider getting them a pram specifically designed for twins.
Alternatively, a more affordable but much cuter option is to get them a personalized bib set, as you can very easily organize to have their names stitched.
If your friend (or you, even) is just interested in more practical things in general, consider finding a nice basket (or even a baby bath) and use this as a gift basket to contain a whole lot of nice essentials that new mothers will be invariably relying on.
Think things like dummies, blankets, nappy rash ointment, baby lotions, and baby powders and bibs.FT
If your friend has a sense of humor, we suggest the items in this baby survival kit.
Just make sure you get enough of each item for each baby!
Why not provide your services as a gift?
If you’re struggling for ideas, one of the best things you can do is provide your own time as a baby gift.
You can give this in the form of a voucher book or similar that features vouchers that entitle your friend to things like babysitting (so they can have a nice date night if they want) or simply just help around the house, as with twins, it’s going to be an intense time for your friend for the foreseeable future!