It's so exciting to receive that birth announcement or red egg and ginger party invitation from a close friend or family member. There's a new baby on the way!
If you're like me, the next impulse is to think of a perfect gift, something that welcomes the new baby to the world...or maybe just helps out the bleary-eyed new parents.
Whether you're mailing a gift across the country or preparing to meet the new baby in person, here are the 7 most popular gifts selected in our Chinese American Family shop.
1. Premium Chinese Red Envelopes
Gift giving starts with lucky money in a Chinese red envelope. Our collection of premium red envelopes features the Chinese characters for good fortune (福), happiness (满) and luck (祥), allowing you to choose the perfect sentiment. Luxurious paper, timeless designs and hot foil stamping combine to produce quality that's noticeable to the touch.
2. Luck & Prosperity Fleece Baby Blanket (40" x 30")
This super soft fleece blanket is our most popular gift for new parents! Why? It's the colors. Red and gold, the most auspicious Chinese colors, combine to convey warm wishes for luck and prosperity. Machine washable with a sherpa backing and finished edges, it's perfect as a cuddle blanket, play mat, stroller cover or burp cloth.
3. Abundant Joy Nursery Collection
Lucky swimming fish decorate this collection of baby blankets, crib sheets, lovies and changing pad covers. These playful golden carp on a baby blue background fill any nursery with good fortune, abundance and strength.
4. 2019 Year Of The Pig Baby Onesie
Our 2019 Year of the Pig onesie features a cute and contemporary design, making it a welcome addition to a baby's wardrobe. Made from ultra-soft wingspan cotton with a reinforced three-snap closure and available in red, pink and blue.
5. Little Lion Dancer Onesie
This cute onesie is a "like" magnet on Facebook (just wait until the toddler lion dances start at age 2!). Grandparents will love the illustrated child-sized lion dancer, a traditional symbol of good luck and prosperity during Chinese celebrations. Available in key lime, blue and pink.
6. Shine Brightly! ABC Nursery Print
Brighten a baby's nursery with this colorful ABC print featuring hand-drawn red and gold Chinese lanterns for good luck. A whimsical, light-hearted design sure to add a playful touch to any child's bedroom wall.
7. 2019 Year of the Pig Tote Bag
An ideal diaper bag for running errands around town, this sturdy tote stylishly celebrates the 2019 Year of the Pig. It's decorated on both sides with a festive red zodiac pig and the Chinese American Family letter logo on a natural background. At only $20, it's also a great deal.
Give these gifts with confidence! Bundle them together to create a gift set — for instance, the Luck & Prosperity Fleece Baby Blanket and the 2019 Year Of The Pig Baby Onesie are frequently purchased with our Premium Chinese Red Envelopes.
A great Chinese baby gift combines the contemporary with the traditional, the practical with the aspirational. It's a great opportunity for gift givers to beautifully balance Chinese and American influences in a gift's design, materials and sensibility.