Affordable, Practical Gifts That New Parents Will Actually Use

Need some stress-free, affordable, but yet, practical gifts for new parents? This comprehensive list is your one-stop-shop!

Thank you to Kristin Louis from for this guest post. Take it away, Kris!

It’s easy to become so busy shopping for holiday gifts that we forget the reason for the season: goodwill, generosity, and love.

A holiday gift guide can help you stop stressing over what to buy or how to afford the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

For instance, if you know anyone who’s had a baby this year, you may not want to buy them yet another item for the baby. Practical gifts are your best bet for those parents who already have all the baby necessities.

No Guilt Mom Favorites

  • ABC Mouse (Perfect for those parents of preschoolers and kindergartners!)
  • Meals at Home (Great for anyone like me who’s always dreading figuring out dinner)
  • Stitch Fix (Because we all love to look great and feel confident)
  • RocksBox (Nothing peps you up like new jewelry. Use noguiltmomxoxo at checkout for a free month!)
  • Living Well Planner (Because everyone could use a little help focusing)

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Around-the-House Helpers

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Partner-to-Partner Gifting

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A LeTote Subscription to Boost Their Wardrobe

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Other Gifts

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Although it can be stressful finding an affordable gift that you think your loved one will actually use, try to remember one crucial fact:

The holidays are less about presents than they are about presence.

The new parents in your life — and anyone else on your gift list for that matter — will surely appreciate spending time with you this year. Enjoy the moments together and show them you care.

Beyond that, any gifts you give will be frosting on the gingerbread cake.

Trying to find the perfect, affordable, yet practical gift for new parents? Here is stress free guide with everything that any parent with a new baby would LOVE!

Brie Tucker

COO/ Podcast Producer at No Guilt Mom
Brie Tucker has over 20 years of experience coaching parents with a background in early childhood and special needs. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Central Missouri and is certified in Positive Discipline as well as a Happiest Baby Educator.

She’s a divorced mom to two teenagers.

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