As an Aunt, it is your privilege to shower gifts upon your new little niece until she is spoiled rotten. Finding something unique to give her can be a little overwhelming because there are so many options available and companies offering customizable gifts. Just remember to keep it simple because she's just a baby, and sentimental gifts go a long way.
Create a scrapbook with pictures of the baby's mother and father at different stages of their lives. It should include childhood pictures up to pregnancy photographs, and pictures of your niece. If there are not any pictures of the newborn available, leave a space labeled specifically for her picture so it can be added at a later time. While you're at it, throw in a picture of her favorite auntie with a little poem or letter from you to her. This type of gift is a sentimental gift that both mother and the baby will enjoy. It also makes a great keepsake gift.
Create a Customizable Gift
There are numerous companies giving buyers the option to create customized gifts. Gifts For You Now, Bonny Babies and Cafe Press allow their customers to create personalized gifts. Create and customize matching shirts to wear when you're out together. Customize a bib to say something as simple as, " My Aunt [ insert name] Loves Me" or personalize a picture frame and place your picture or a picture of the two of you together in it.
Create Coupons for a Weekend Away
These coupons are not for mom and dad but for your niece. Give them to her mom for her to put away in a safe place until she's able to understand the use of them. Write a fun little note on them explaining the directions on how to use them. It could say something as simple as, "When you need time away from mom and dad or just want to play, call auntie to redeem. Good for one weekend of fun and excitement." These coupons can be created at home using Microsoft Word and then taken to an office supply store to get laminated.
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