You’re obviously trying to be thoughtful. (And on behalf of every person who’s ever had a baby: Thank you!) And cute outfits are frequently not very useful. As others have said, new parents often have more hand-me-downs than they know what to do with–even new or nearly new items. And they’ll be getting lots more outfits from other people too. But onesies, socks, and ordinary bibs weren’t so likely to be handed down because they get ruined or lost.
Of course, with a gift card to someplace like Target or Babies R Us, the parents can buy what they need, be it onesies or cute outfits or both.
Don’t get me wrong–clothes are a good gift. But they’re not the only good gift.
Great idea! When the Sprout was born, some friends gave him some chickens. Or rather, they made a donation to a charity that buys livestock for people in underprivileged areas. It was a wonderful present.