Top-Rated Christmas Gift Ideas for Parents of Twins and Multiples
Written by Elizabeth Batt, November 2010
These top-rated Christmas gifts for parents of twins and multiples will keep on giving, long after the holidays are over. Useful gifts are always welcome.
Parents of twins and multiples bear extra worries and an increased workload not just at Christmas time but throughout the year. A practical Christmas gift is always a welcome one and these three top-rated or award-winning holiday gifts can be put to good use anytime.
Founder of Baby-Everywhere, Florence Weiner, says that there gifts began with, “An idea and important goal: to provide parents with help in preventing and handling an emergency.” This idea, developed into a series of gifts that have earned a bevy of awards from The American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Parenting Media, Best Products Media Guide and Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA).
The Safe Baby Kit at $14.95 is a combination picture frame and safety book that parents can add their child’s critical information to. This information can then be accessed by any caregiver from the babysitter to Grandma. The safety book offers valuable and sage advice from pediatricians, nurses and paramedics and the included first aid guide, covers emergency situations such as CPR steps and how to treat a choking incident. With a special area for baby’s medical information, parents can rest assured that everything a caregiver will need to know is readily accessible in any emergency situation.
The Safe Baby Kit is just one of several products manufactured by Baby-Everywhere. Other products such as the Information Station and the Safe Baby Organizer, are tools all parents can use to create a comprehensive safety net for every baby and toddler in their family, whether at home or on the road.
Emergency responders love seeing these kits when responding to an infant call, as they provide immediate and valuable information that can be used to determine immediate treatment protocols. When panicked parents call 911, the Safe Baby Kit can relay information to responders, that flustered parents themselves, cannot. With prices this reasonable, a gift-giver can afford to buy more than one of these kits for multiple families.
A Netflix gift subscription
Time is precious and of the essence for families with multiples. Whether bottle or breastfeeding, feeding time can be a long process. How about something to accompany them in the wee small hours of the morning? A Netflix gift subscription is as adaptable as parents themselves have to be. Available gift subscriptions range from one month to one year and this idea was chosen as one of Oprah’s most favorite things for 2010.
With three plans available, parents can rent between one and three DVDs a month, or instantly watch unlimited TV episodes and movies streaming over the Internet to their computer, or television via an Xbox 360, PS3, Wii or any other streaming device. Movies are also available at the parent’s own time of choosing and can make sleepless nights shorter. DVDs are conveniently delivered through the mail and returned through the mail, and there are no due dates or late fees, ever.
Plans start at $8.99 a month for one DVD out at-a-time, to $16.99 a month for three DVDs out at-a-time. Gift subscriptions are $13.99 for one month and $167.88 for one year.
Gift certificates for restaurants that deliver
Gift certificates for ready-cooked food that is also delivered can truly be a lifesaver for busy parents of multiples. After an extra arduous day with both parents chipping in to care for multiples, cooking a meal when feeling exhausted is no fun. Parents can choose when they want to eat without the inconvenience of having to leave home.
Well-meaning friends can make food and deliver it, but then parents feel forced to entertain or tidy up the home and quite frankly, sometimes that is the last thing that they need. Send a gift certificate instead. Many local restaurants offer free delivery, find one that has food to suit several different tastes and includes healthy options.
The biggest help or gift can be something quite simple and these ideas for Christmas gifts for parents of twins and multiples are just that. They don’t require a huge time investment by gift givers, but they’ll certainly be a hit with any new parent. Showing someone you care is the best Christmas present anybody can give, what better way to do that, than with a gift that expresses thoughtfulness?