Your Future Self Will Thank You
When it comes to baby registries, cribs, strollers and car seats may immediately come to mind. But what about those essentials that aren’t sold in stores? From meal kits to cleaning services to college savings plans, here are the items that add a sense of security and confidence to any parent’s arsenal.
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Getaway Gift Card
A BnBFinder Getaway Gift Card is the ideal way to enable hard-working mamas (and their partners) to go out and explore, stretch their legs, and try on a different landscape for a few days. Plus, whether they use it pre- or post-baby, new parents can always use some time to reconnect, and that’s a gift better than any that come in a box, for sure.
Gift of College
Gift of College
Sure, right now your baby’s brain is still developing, but it’s never too early to start thinking of their future. Help them achieve all their dreams by starting a college fund with their baby registry! Many 529 savings accounts have gifting options that you can share with friends and family, or you can add Gift of College gift certificates to your registry that you can apply to a 529 account when you’re ready.
We know, we know, life insurance doesn’t sound like the most exciting gift for a baby. But think about it this way: A good policy is about more than protection—it’s an investment that grows with your child, building value their whole life and even becoming a nest egg for their future. Check to see if your own policy offers a giftable option for your child, or check out Gerber’s Grow-Up Plan.
Meal Kit Delivery Service
Want to take another thing off your plate—while still filling your plates for dinner? Put Gobble’s meal delivery service on your registry immediately. Their lifestyle-customized kits come pre-chopped and measured, meaning you can have dinner on the table in 15 minute. (Even if you only have one hand available. WYKYK.)
Especially in those first few months of precious newborn squishiness, we wholly support holding your baby instead of doing the dishes. But because the dishes might not be going anywhere, we also recommend adding a gift card for home cleaning to your registry. Hire someone else to do the heavy lifting while you rest and enjoy a few extra cuddles.
Right now it might be hard to imagine your baby ever leaving your sight, but trust us, the day will come when you’re ready for a little alone time or a date night with your partner. When that day comes, you’ll be prepared—because you registered for Care.com gift cards. Their easy-to-use platform helps you find qualified caregivers in your area that you can trust, making it easier to get a break if (and when) you need one.
Ovia Health: tracking for fertility, pregnancy, & parenthood
Ovia’s family of apps is designed for every family journey, from cycle tracking through pregnancy and parenting. Download the app that’s right for you to access personalized family health support, clinically-backed tools & content, and answers to all your fertility, pregnancy, and parenting questions.
An Investment Account for Kids
Help them grow their portfolio—even from birth! Set up an Acorns Early account for baby and grow it over time with recurring payments starting at $5 per day, week or month. It’s an excellent way to sock away savings over the years while teaching your child from an early age about investing.
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