Essential Guide To Employer Gifts for New Parents

Essential Guide To Employer Gifts for New Parents

If you run a business then at some point, you will probably have one of your team members go on maternity leave. When that time comes, you need to make sure that you are showing support to the new parent. One way for you to do this would be for you to give them a gift. If you are a bit stuck here or if you need some help knowing which gift is going to be the best option for them then this is the guide for you.

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Why is Corporate Gifting Important?

Have you noticed that a lot of employees quit their jobs because they feel as though working for the company gives them no benefit? Benefits do matter. Employees who are given benefit packages are often easier to retain, happier and more productive overall. Quality compensation packages are now a necessity and if you work in a competitive sector then now is a better time than ever for you to begin exploring them for yourself. The great thing about giving a gift to a new parent is that it enhances the reputation of your company. Everyone loves a gift, and it can make your employees feel special. It also shows the new parent that they are valued and that you wish them all the best in their new journey.

Hands holding a gift

What Is A Good Baby Gift To Give Someone At Work?

There are so many employer gifts for new parents to choose from. It’s safe to say that you can’t go wrong here either. That being said, it is probably way safer for you to stay away from personalised items, because picking the right style and design can be difficult. Sending flowers can seem generic, and it may look like you haven’t put much thought into your gift in general.

One way for you to work around this would be for you to explore the idea of gifting a baby hamper to your employee. A baby hamper often contains a huge range of useful items and you would be surprised at how much it could help them to feel appreciated by your company. The great thing about hampers is that even if you do not know the gender of the baby, you can still buy them a unisex gift package. Most of the time, they won’t have what you are giving them and if they do, the items will probably still come in handy. View our beautiful selection of baby hampers perfect for your employees at the top of this post.

If you want some more help when seeking a gift for employee having a baby then a cosy blanket is great as it gives the baby something to snuggle up in. This is a very practical gift and any new parent will surely appreciate it. This is especially the case when it comes to late-night feedings. Another gift idea would be a baby book or a memory book. This allows the new parent to document their baby’s milestones and the progress that they make.

baby memory book

'Little One' Memory Book

What Do You Give Someone Who Is Going On Maternity Leave?

If you want to give someone a gift who is going on maternity leave then you need to give some thought to their current situation. Do they have kids already? Or are they a new parent? If you can think about things like this then you will find it easier to choose a gift that they love. One gift idea for someone who is going on maternity leave would be a sensory toy. This is great for entertaining a baby on the go and it is certainly something that will come in very useful. Sensory toys often have very bright and contrasting colours. They also contain various prints so you can stimulate the baby’s senses. As a general rule, you can never have enough muslin cloths, so make sure that you buy plenty of them.

If someone who you work with is going on maternity leave then it is wise for you to think about buying them something, just for their use too. You may want to opt for a beautiful candle, which when lit, emits a calm and relaxing scent. Lip balm is also great because it gives the mother chance to pamper themselves and ultimately relax.

New Mum Pamper Hamper
New Mum Pamper Hamper

So if you want to give a corporate gift basket to someone who is having a baby or if you want to buy something that is thoughtful and considerate then you should have plenty of ideas now. We are proud to say that we have a huge range of gift hampers available, so if you want to give a gift to one of your employees, you can count on us to provide you with something truly special.

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