Twins - gift?

My friends twins are arriving early today and my dithering over a pressie has to end!
Do I get her/them a beautiful bespoke plaque with their names and birth dates on? (Am already having a card personalised, which I guess they could have framed)
Or make up a hamper of tons of wipes, the insulated coffee cup (yup, been reading the hamper thread!) etc etc?


  • Kayalana99
    Kayalana99 Posts: 3,626
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    Thiers loads of cute things on ebay for twins!!! :-) Sorry but had a good shop round as I had my little one 6months back and thier is some really adorable stuff and would be a good place to start looking :-)

    Hamper would be lovely as you can fill it with tiny things literally!!
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  • Meadows
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    Not sure but can I suggest you buy a couple of that days newspapers as somewhere down the line a Newspaper of the day will be sourced as a gift and they will cost £20+, so why not even buy all that days papers and make a larger pamper basket for mum, a basket for the babies (nappy cake, cuddly toy, outfit etc.) and a small keepsake basket of the day they were born for the future (noting the weather etc.)?
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  • I would get some practical bits for the babies, some organic washes/wipes/cream and perhaps a blanket each. But I would spend the majority of my budget on the Mum. Some chocolate and organic toiletries, nice tea or coffee.
  • I wouldn't buy any wipes, cream etc just in case they have a reaction.

    This is the one instance I do think a giftcard (or money) is appropriate.

    That way the parents can get what they want when they need it. TBH I'd go for somewhere practical like Tesco etc as they can get baby clothes, nappies, toiletries or whatever locally.

    Unless there is one very nearby places like Mothercare etc (whilst lovely) will involve a special trip that the new parents could probably do without.
  • dizziblonde
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    Unless there is one very nearby places like Mothercare etc (whilst lovely) will involve a special trip that the new parents could probably do without.

    If they're early like the first post said - I WOULD probably go for somewhere like Mothercare as they'll have a much wider range of tiny/early baby clothes... otherwise - yep possibly Tesco or wherever's near and accessible for them. While Tesco and Asda do have some tiny baby stuff - the range is really limited (speaking from fairly recent experience here) and only for the larger side of the teenies.

    We have a wooden toy maker near here who does things like personalised nursery-wall-clocks with names and dates of birth added... something like that instead of the usual engraved stuff? I'm just thinking if you get A plaque with their details on - in years to come when they move out and take their baby mementos with them - someone's going to have to do without it and there's the potential for a kerfuffle?

    The newspaper idea's a nice one - you can get boxes to keep them in from Amazon I believe... we ended up having to re-order one for our daughter as my MIL tidied up and assumed it was hubby's clutter and chucked it out.
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    BAGGY Posts: 522
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    Get them a photo book for each twin. Or name plates for each. You cant split stuff up when they move. A memory box might be nice - presonalise a nice nonbaby box..I was sick of powder blue and teddies. My best mate bought me a good quality jointed bear for each. That was nice.
    I would've loved an insulated mug and 6 months supply of kitkats.
  • I posted a similar thread not so long back.

    I bought them a lovely soft knitted blanket each, a comforter toy each and baked a massive chocolate brownie for mum and dad. Popped a little bottle of expensive bubble bath and massage oil in for mum too. They were thrilled.
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