Baby number one – you get all the muslins and blankets you could need for your baby and all their friends too….and you want them right? Because you love all the pretty clothing gifts and you don’t know yet that your baby is going to spit up and ruin them all with explosive yellow poo….
By the time you get to baby number two, three or (really?) four…you’ve wised up. You’re asking if there’s a gift receipt in the teddy box. Forget twenty pairs of baby booties…you need the double (eek – triple!) pram. We are talking the gifts you were too polite to ask for the first time around but are desperate for now.
We have been researching the top most desired baby gifts in 2017 and have compiled a list especially for you. So drop a quiet word to your bestie and direct them to GroupTogether and make the aspirational accessible this year!
GroupTogether is fast becoming the ‘thing to do’ to solve this common problem. Setting up a group gift collection takes a few minutes and then GroupTogether does the rest: invites friends, collects contributions, sends polite reminders, keeps track and transfers the collected money and group card with everyone’s messages and pics. No more awkward chasing! Just take the money to buy the perfect gift.
So let’s see the gifts you told us you’d LOVE in 2017…
It feels like it’s a luxury but with all the clever pockets and compartments it’s really a life saver (and we all secretly want one, right?) Our research showed the most popular designer baby bags were Marc Jacobs Baby Biker bag and the MimCo bag:– here are some pics to drool over…..
It is one of those items that you always have on your wish list. Totally worth it in the long term but a big amount to lay out in one go…so it’s the perfect group gift from all of your mates, stylish, practical and thoughtful! According to George Gregory from Australia’s largest baby shop BabyKingdom, “parents want expandability in their high chairs, products such as the Stokke tripp trapp can be used from 6 months all the way up to 80kg’s, which is quite remarkable”.
We love that we don’t have to look at mushed banana and sao bickies stuck permanently between the plastic cushion and plastic frame. It’s actually a nice piece of furniture!
Another thoughtful gift for a second or third time Mama. This stroller ranked at the top of our survey results because it folds down brilliantly and we all know that after swooning over the huge prams the first time around really what we want is light, stylish and fits in the boot of your car….
This is the latest in baby swings – it replicates the movements of Mama to keep baby feeling comforted and best of all, settled! The Mamaroo has taken the old vibrating swing to a whole new level. SSSSssssshhhhhhh…..
Stylish, easy to set up, lightweight, comes in pretty colours….nuff said!
Such a nice gift to give a voucher from an agency such as Mothercraft.com.au who provide Nannies, babbysitters, lactation consultants or (get excited) Night Nannies! The best part is that you can choose which service is best suited for you, it’s the ultimate indulgent gift for any mum.
It’s an old classic but delicious, healthy meals that you don’t have to cook are definitely high up the list of desires for a new mum! Group together to make sure Mama gets fed, and so does her family! We love this Yummy menu from Phil & Guys.
Precious memories of a newborn a hard to capture. DEFINITELY high up on our countdown of special gifts that will last a lifetime…
Ok so its not big news that this is one of the most popular strollers, however with a GroupTogether gift not only can you give that aspirational stroller as a gift but you can even splurge on the super desirable limited edition fabric…Best. Gift. EVER!
According to George from BabyKingdom “Bugaboo seems to be the brand that many expecting mums want to push. The problem with this is now that so many people seem to have a bugaboo, parents want to stand out from the crowd. People seem to be going for the limited edition variants that we stock, as they aren’t available at many shops.”
It’s free and easy to set up. Go to www.GroupTogether.com.
Set up your collection in a few minutes. Let us invite friends to chip in (link or email)
Friends pay online by credit card and add a personal message to the card. (Friends can see each other’s message but not the amount they’ve given). Phew!
We send reminders so you don’t have to chase anyone.
We send you the money and the card to print.
We asked lots of primary and pre-school teachers what they really appreciated. Here’s the cheat notes on the YES vs the NO!
“We don’t expect anything but it’s nice feel