One of the most indescribable, exciting times is when a parent is able to bring a new soul into the world. The miracle of life is special, thrilling, and definitely daunting. Most of all, it’s undoubtedly a cause for celebration.
When you’re looking to find the perfect gift to celebrate the arrival of a new baby, you’re really finding something for the baby’s parents. A newborn isn’t old enough to use anything, of course, except for maybe a pacifier (and even then, they won’t know the difference.)
That being said, you should make it your goal to find a gift that commemorates the new baby but will ultimately be appreciated and enjoyed by its parents. When you do that, we’re sure that the child will cherish it as they grow older too.
Common Challenges for New Parents
Being a new parent is incredibly mystifying and rewarding, but it is also extremely challenging. The pressure of caring for another living being is no small feat. According to developmental psychologists, new parents develop heightened attention to their child’s needs, and they face both physical and psychological challenges that come with the onset of parenthood.
That being said, new parents will value support from their friends and family more than ever. Showing them you care through a thoughtful, heartfelt gift is just one, small way of providing this support, and it can only positively impact your relationship.
The Importance of Self-Care
As parents lose sleep and expend copious amounts of time and energy caring for their new child, it is extremely important for them to take a moment to themselves every once and a while. Engaging in self-care, like quietly meditating or taking the time to do something they enjoy just for themselves, can be crucial for new parents to stay refreshed and healthy.
Given the importance of self-care, our guide to the best gifts for new parents is made up of functional, calming gifts that will help parents relax and unwind, all while still celebrating the unique personality of their new child. How do they do this, you might ask?
Your Gift-Selecting Guide
Birthdate Co. creates products that are customized to a specific birthday (which, in this case, let’s say belongs to the newborn) but are also sleek, modern, and functional. They are deeply unique gifts because they outline the personalized astrological details that are associated with each particular birthday.
For example, depending on when the baby was born, you can gift their parents either of the below items for an intricate exploration of their child’s distinct astrology:
- Candles are a wonderful tool for self-care because they add a little bit of spice to any room with their peaceful, flickering ambiance.
- They also serve the more functional purpose of filling a space with their pleasant scent.
- This gift is perfect for parents looking to relax in a candle-lit bubble bath or to set a calming mood before bedtime.
- Finally, these are covered in astrological birth date descriptions, perfect to customize for the birth of a new child.
- Like with candles, leisure reading is a great way to relax and unwind while getting a break from screen-time.
- A book like this can serve both the purpose of being aesthetically pleasing when on display and functionally informative when you open it up.
- This gift is perfect for showing off to guests, for reading to yourself while you lounge, or for showing your child when they grow older.
- The main focus of this gift is its extremely nuanced, in-depth astrological descriptions that will uncover the innermost parts of the recipient’s personality.
- This item lends itself perfectly to being passed down from parents to their child and can become something the child cherishes long into their lifetime.
Both of these gifts are parent-geared in their design because their neutral, crisp colors and sleek, geometric shapes are more modern and mature than your typical pastel, animal-printed baby items.
It’s awesome that they have got style and function covered, but as we’ve mentioned already, what makes these gifts especially unique is their personalized, intricate astrology. If you are not familiar with astrology, let’s talk about why it is so personal and, thus, why it makes for such an intimate, thoughtful gift.
Why Personalized Astrology Makes a Great Gift
Like we said above, an individual’s astrology and zodiac sign are rooted in the very moment they were born. If you’re new to this, you’re very likely asking, “how?”
Astrology is the study of the placement of celestial bodies in the sky at the time of a person’s birth and how their unique placement influences the person’s essence and personality traits accordingly.
You’re most likely already familiar with what is most commonly referred to as someone’s “sign” that falls into the 12 categories of Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and Capricorn.
These 12 signs describe 12 sections of the sky that the sun may have been placed in at the time of your birth. Your sun sign is famously used to generate the horoscopes you see online and in magazines, and it determines the most dominant, driving characteristics of your personality.
What you may not know is that each of the other celestial bodies, like the moon and planets, all have their own placements in your personal astrology as well and create a more fully fleshed-out look into every part of your personality. Birthdate Co.’s gifts include much more than just a sun sign horoscope by uncovering other elements like the following:
- Ruling Planets
- Ruling Numbers
- Tarot Cards
- Rising Signs
- Moon Signs
- Mercury, Mars, and Venus Signs
- The House System
All this is to say that astrology is incredibly personal to the individual because, after all, we are talking about the innermost qualities of a human being as well as their defining habits and behaviors. So, why go personal when choosing a gift?
The Power of Personalization in Gifts
Personalized gifts are hugely popular and make up a booming market in the U.S. They show your gift recipient that you put in the extra thought and time toward finding something specific to them, rather than just grabbing something generic off the first shelf you saw in the department store. How we see it is that personalized gifts show the following:
- You took into account details that are unique and special to your friend or family member.
- They’ll be cherished longer because they are distinctive and harder to come by.
- The time and effort associated with them will boost your bond with the recipient.
Customization is great, but why not just get a monogrammed baby blanket? Why choose astrology?
How Astrology Provides Comfort
We discussed earlier how being a new parent does not fall short of its fair share of challenges. Diving headfirst into caregiver life can come with a wide host of fears, as parents try to navigate the stresses and anxieties surrounding their child. Some of those fears may include:
- Wanting to protect their child from harm
- Practicing the best parenting style
- Wondering what kind of person their baby will grow up to be
Let’s take a moment to focus on number three. Exploring their baby’s astrology can be a fun, exciting way for new parents to predict and anticipate future characteristics that their baby will later grow into. Instead of stressing about doing everything correctly, they can instead look forward to the complex, interesting being that their child will become.
Therapists say that astrology encourages self-awareness, is validating, focuses on the positive, and is healing. As a result, it can be a great way for parents to seek comfort and to nurture their own mental health and will inevitably serve the same purpose for their child, as soon as they grow old enough to process it all.
Indulging in this self-reflection provides an outlet for people to discover celestial bodies as an outside, external influence on their personality. By doing so, they take some of their internal pressure off.
Not only that, but astrology can be a fun topic of discussion to share between friends and loved ones, as you bond over your similarities and differences. It is not only personally comforting but also socially beneficial.
Taking Home a Gift Like No Other
New parents are so deserving of a little bit of luxury. Expressing your support and love through something that not only lends itself to self-care and comfort but also is deeply special and personal to their new baby is an achievement not found in many gifts.
Whether it be a candle or book, when combined with astrology, its healing powers become unstoppable. When a new baby has arrived in the universe, it’s worth celebrating their absolute one-of-a-kind, unique existence through astrology in the form of something extra special.
Ten Changes New Parents Face | Greater Good Magazine
Pictures: Tips for Taking Care of Yourself With a Newborn | WebMD
Personalized Gifts Market in the US Worth USD 3.47 Billion by 2022 - Technavio | Businesswire
Obsessed With Astrology? Here’s What Therapists Think About This Trend | The Healthy
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