Small gift ideas for friend with newborn
December 9, 2013 9:54 PM Subscribe
A friend's first child arrived yesterday, and I'll be seeing him this weekend. Ideas for a small, useful gift?
posted by zeri to Human Relations (36 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
This isn't someone I'd call a close friend -- we see each other a couple of times a year if that -- but he's done me one or two biggish favors in the past, e.g. helping me move, and I'd like to repay him somehow. I want a gift that could actually be useful to him and his wife, rather than a symbolic gesture of thanks/goodwill (he's the kind of person who tends to be dismissive of such gestures). I'm basically broke at the moment so would rather not spend more than $20 or so; on the other hand, I have plenty of time, so I'm thinking maybe I'll go food, e.g. a nice big batch of homemade hummus. Any other bright ideas, hive mind? If you're a parent, what small things would have made your life easier or nicer when you were home with a week-old baby?