18 responses to What’s a good gift for an Amish baby?
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    Comment on Amish Baby Gift (January 23rd, 2018 at 08:23)

    Amish Baby Gift

    I gave an Amish baby a very fancy pink gown with matching panties, blanket, silver rattle,hat and booties.

    The family was thrilled and I received a very nice thank you note in time.

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      Comment on What’s a good gift for an Amish baby? (January 23rd, 2018 at 08:46)

      Neat, thanks for sharing Carolyn!

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        Ed Smith
        Comment on Baby Gift (February 2nd, 2018 at 10:36)

        Baby Gift

        Since the Amish in the community where I grew up, shop at Walmart, I have given Walmart gift cards so they can buy what they need and they are always appreciative. For example, I once gave a $50 Walmart gift card and in their thank you note, they told me they put it toward a baby stroller.

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    Judith Stavisky
    Comment on Baby gifts (January 23rd, 2018 at 08:27)

    Baby gifts

    A home made dinner like a big lasagna or roast chicken enough for the entire family is always appreciated. Thick baby towels are a treat in Amish homes. I have also purchased small gifts for the other children celebrating their new sibling (markers, crayons, etc.) which was also welcomed.

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    Comment on Gifts (January 23rd, 2018 at 09:44)


    kid’s Tupperware, battery operated nightlight, hooded towels, baby soap

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    Alex Knisely
    Comment on Amish baby gift (January 23rd, 2018 at 12:22)

    Amish baby gift

    A set of the LITTLE HOUSE books.

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    Beth Russo
    Comment on What’s a good gift for an Amish baby? (January 23rd, 2018 at 12:43)

    Great question!! We bought all the makings for ice cream sundaes for everyone (but make sure they’re home or they may not have a place to keep the ice cream cold), pizza gift certificates (gotten in town at local places), bubbles, colored pencils, and paper for the older ones, and diapers for the baby. It’s so hard to know what to do so I asked my Amish friend when we brought the gifts. She said diapers are always good because they used cloth and disposable when they go out. I think a meal is always good for a break when there’s a new baby. Oh, and Wal-Mart gift cards – the Amish near us love Wal-Mart!

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    Comment on Amish Baby Gift (January 23rd, 2018 at 19:38)

    Amish Baby Gift

    Just last month I had to buy a baby gift for an Amish friend from PA (they live in Narvon). It was their first baby and after searching many hours on the internet, I ended up going with a very large pack of diapers (plain white ones). I figured that even if she has too many, I’m pretty positive there will be another baby on the way soon enough and she could use them for the next baby. She had mentioned that they do use disposable diapers when they go out. I am in Connecticut, so it was easy to use Amazon to buy and ship the diapers. I also thought that a Walmart gift card would be good. I normally wouldn’t give a such an impersonal gift, but I truly believe that the Amish would appreciate a gift like that (gift card).

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      Comment on Wal-Mart gift cards for Amish (January 29th, 2018 at 13:35)

      Wal-Mart gift cards for Amish

      Gift card sounds very practical. And only slightly less useful than cash. You can’t really go wrong with Wal-Mart, quite a popular store with Amish – as long as they have one within reasonable distance (and given how prevalent Wal-Mart is – close to 5,000 US locations – that’s a pretty safe bet). The only thing that comes to mind is that the plainest Amish (thinking about Swartzentruber) do not generally hire vehicles for things like shopping trips so helps if there is one within buggying distance.

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    Loretta Shumpert
    Comment on What’s a good gift for an Amish baby? (January 23rd, 2018 at 22:05)

    I was spending the day with my amish friend and her daughter and daughter-in-law. Both were new mothers. We went to the outlets in Lancaster County. Both the daughter and d-i-l were buying blankets as baby gifts for someone else. When we left that store they pulled the blankets out to show us. No pretty pink or blue or yellow. Both had chosen a blanket of gray and white. I felt like that was due to them being OOA whereas I would have gotten something more colorful, not thinking. They themselves wear some pretty colorful dresses, all of them except my friend who tends to wear mostly dark dresses.

    If you want to get something for the other kids some appropriate stickers would be nice. I asked one time what I could buy for her youngest who was turning five years old and she said stickers.

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    Comment on What’s a good gift for an Amish baby? (January 24th, 2018 at 11:14)

    One can never go wrong with the gift of cloth diapers. I used them myself and they are also great for baths, burping babies, wiping faces. Nice post.

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    Comment on Plain and Simple Baby Gifts (January 24th, 2018 at 11:33)

    Plain and Simple Baby Gifts

    We’ve given our Amish friends a box of disposable diapers, pacifiers, rattles, baby spoons, bibs etc. Just common must-have items for a newborn. Even lotions and baby soaps and shampoos are in order. Nothing too fancy!

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    Comment on Kids (January 25th, 2018 at 21:07)


    I got our Amish friends kids a bubble machine…something I knew they would all like, all ages. They have 8 now…I jokingly told the mother she may be running out of names. She said she hasn’t used “Sue” yet..my wife’s name. We will see how that works out

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      Comment on What’s a good gift for an Amish baby? (January 29th, 2018 at 13:46)

      Kids of all cultures seem to love bubble machines. I see bubble makers in action in the summer in the tourist area near where I live, with kids running around like crazy. Still some wonder to be found in something as simple as a little water, soap and air.

      Hoping your wife gets the honor!

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