You’ve been invited to the baby’s first birthday and haven’t the foggiest idea what to take for the baby? Not to worry. We’ve created a list of unique and useful gifts that will be appreciated by the parents. Read on.

During a survey conducted over a two year span and covering 114 baby first birthday parties, you might be amazed to know we found that roughly 50% of the invitees bought baby hampers containing the same three or four assorted items, another 30% bought diaper and nappy sets, 19% bought soft toys and only 1% bought some unique personalised item for the baby or its parents.

Consequently, the baby’s parents ended up with loads of baby powder, soaps, diapers, feeding bottles and baby suits suitable for one year olds. With so much of each type of baby use products, the one-year-old baby’s parents either end up wasting most of it (using a couple of times before discarding), or simply dumping it because the child had quickly outgrown the need for the item. The long and short of the story is that there is a lot of wastage.

Cary instead something that is unique, is useful and would be highly appreciated. Even though the party is for the one year old, you do not have to necessarily carry something for the baby – you could buy a gift for the parents instead. Monogrammed bath towels or bathrobes for instance. If the baby is named “Cinderella”, you could monogram “Cinderella’s dad” and “Cinderella’s mom” on the bath robes.

If you decide to gift the parents rather than the one-year old child, then sky is the limit. There’s no shortage of ideas and items you could gift. But ideally, it should be something connected with the baby – think practical deodorants and air-fresheners included.

If you’re thinking for gifting the one year old birthday girl or birthday boy something, think bath toys, bath books or waterproof mp3player loaded with nursery rhymes and songs. The parent could alternately read the child a story while giving it a bath or select a nursery rhyme or song from the waterproof mp3 player. A child’s waterproof camera is also a wonderful gifting idea. These cameras while highly functional, have a toy like appearance and colour – something the kids love and insists on being photographed with this camera. The camera has a sturdy build and can take a few knocks while still delivering the perfect snapshot.

While on the topic of camera’s you could also buy a nice picture frame or two. With a new one year kid in the house, the parents tend to take lots of photos and a nice picture frame or two would be quite handy and much appreciated as would a photo album.

If you love the idea of presenting the parents or the one year old birthday boy or girl with a personalised gift, the best place for such Gifts For New Baby is http://babystitch.com.au As an online store it saves you time and they have loads of choices for the birthday kid and the parents too. Every item at http://babystitch.com.au can be personalised and you can even select your own font. Rather than opt for a ready-made gift hamper with a few pre-selected items, how about creating your very own 100% unique gift hamper? At http://babystitch.com.au you could do that too.

Also, if you cannot attend the birthday party for the one year old, http://babystitch.com.au will courier the gift to the receiver and include a card too. http://babystitch.com.au charges a flat delivery rate of $13.95 within Australia. World-wide Baby Gift Baskets Australia deliveries can be done as well.