So, you’ve been tasked with the job of finding a gift for someone in your office who is having a baby. You might not know them very well, or at all, so it's difficult to know what to buy and how much to spend. You want to show your colleague that you care and that the company cares and supports them during this exciting time, but you don't want to come across as inappropriate or insensitive.
Here are some dos and don'ts of corporate baby gifting that will help you navigate this situation with ease.
- Check out their registry. The new parents have likely spent a lot of time curating their baby registry, so it's always a safe bet to choose a gift from their list. At Bebe Gift Box, we have a wide selection of baby gifts that are perfect for any registry. You can choose something that is similar to something on their list for a small element of surprise.
- Do consider a group gift. If you want to give a larger or more expensive gift, consider pooling funds with other colleagues to purchase a group gift. This ensures that everyone can contribute, and the new parents receive a meaningful and substantial present.
- Do personalize the gift. Adding a personal touch, such as a monogram or customized onesie, can make a standard gift feel more thoughtful and special. We offer company-branded onesies as a special add-on service. This is a favorite among the recipients and reminds them what a great company they work for.
- Do keep the gift professional. Remember that this is a corporate setting, so it's important to keep the gift appropriate and professional. Stick to practical items, such as swaddles, bibs, or blankets, rather than overly cute or humorous items.
- Do include a heartfelt message. A handwritten note card expressing congratulations and well wishes will show that you truly care about the new parents and their growing family. We will handwrite the card for you on our signature ‘Hello Baby’ card.
- Don't give an overly personal gift. Steer clear of anything that might be too intimate. At Bebe Gift Box, we have a selection of practical and thoughtful gifts that are perfect for any new parent.
- Don't assume the baby's gender or name. Avoid gifting items that are gender-specific or have the baby's name embroidered on them unless you're sure of the gender and name. Our gender-neutral baby gifts are a great option for anyone looking for a safe and thoughtful gift.
- Don't blow the budget. Be sure to find out from the decision-makers at your company what the budget is and stick to it.
Corporate baby gifting can be a great way to show your colleagues that you care and support them during this exciting time. By following these dos and don'ts, you'll be able to give a thoughtful and appropriate gift that is sure to be appreciated. Check out our collection at www.bebegiftbox.com for some great ideas.