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Gift Ideas for Soon-To-Be Parents

Sophia McCarthy

The weeks leading up to the arrival of a new baby can be both exciting and crazy, with an endless, ever-changing list of things to plan and prepare for. So, needless to say, it can mean the world to expectant parents to receive a thoughtful gift or little treat from those close to them at such a transitional time. If you have relatives or close friends that are getting ready for their little one to arrive, here are just a few gift ideas for them:



If you have visited any of our three clinic locations, you may have spotted some adorable photos on the walls of newborn babies. These photos were taken by the talented Eszter Szabó, a Dublin-based photographer who specializes in luxury maternity and newborn photoshoots. Gifting soon-to-be parents a photoshoot of their little newborn is an incredibly thoughtful gesture that will provide them with beautiful photos to last them a lifetime. 

For more information about Eszter’s services and to view her portfolio, visit


If you’ve never heard of the word ‘Babymoon’ before, it’s an increasingly popular trend where soon-to-be parents take a relaxing trip away in the weeks leading up to baby’s arrival. A Babymoon is a wonderful way for parents to relax and feel refreshed before all the excitement of a newborn begins! A voucher towards a chilled-out getaway is a great gift idea, especially for anxious first-time parents:

Monart Spa in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, an adults-only destination that promises complete tranquility and pampering for its guests. More info can be viewed on their website here:

Johnstown Estate in county Meath is another luxurious hotel spa set in a peaceful location for a total escape. Christmas vouchers can be purchased on their website here:


One thing that new parents really appreciate in those manic first few weeks of a baby’s arrival is good food! With a newborn taking up so much time, cooking might be the last thing on their minds. It can be a huge relief for new parents to have some easy access to good meals, so a voucher could turn out to be a lifesaver of a gift! These can be purchased online at


Of course, we couldn’t pass up this opportunity to give our vouchers a shout out! We’ve received great feedback in the past from delighted patients who were gifted vouchers for their 3D ultrasounds. It’s understandable that expectant parents wouldn’t want to splurge and treat themselves to a 3D if they are conscious of saving up, so a voucher for this scan is a very thoughtful gift, as it provides them with the priceless opportunity to see their baby’s face in stunning detail. If they haven’t found out the gender, why not include a gender cannon as well?

Vouchers can be purchased by emailing us at


A baby memory book is a wonderful gift for parents to document all of their new arrival’s precious milestones and is something they will look back on and cherish for years to come. These can be readily purchased on Amazon, Etsy (  or even Smyths Toys:


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