Essential baby items for a gift: any ideas?
My 17-year old cousin is giving birth this month and I won’t be able to make the baby shower, but I’d still like to get her a gift since they aren’t well off financially (which is a bit of an understatement..) so I know they will need some essential baby items. I also don’t want to spend a ton of money (between $25-$50) and I won’t be giving her the gift until about a month or two after birth. She’s loaded up with hand me down baby clothes, so what are some other essentials that I could get for relatively inexpensive that would help them out?
I’m pretty crafty and was thinking I could make a cute gift basket with shampoo, baby wash, diaper cream, etc. Is this a lame gift, or are there any other essentials you could think of adding to it? I don’t have any kids so I’m not sure what some overlooked essentials would be and what would really be appreciated by a young couple having their first baby.