Every new parent appreciates a little help gathering together the necessities for clothing and maintaining an LO (that's a 'little one' on the parenting forums, FYI).
Unfortunately, baby gifts are often purchased by well-meaning humans who enjoy buying cutesy things, and this can send necessity and practicality flying out the window.
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For FTM Ms Ardern (that's first-time mum) and SAHD Clarke Garyford (are you catching on yet?), a drawer full of onesies is a good place to start. Shout out to Mark Richardson and Theresa May for getting that memo.
Note to gift givers: no parents or newborn needs a shelf of 37 teddy bears, so get a grip in the gift aisle. Put the fuzzy bear down.
The best gift I was given was a bottle of argan oil, which allowed me to quit conditioning my hair and save a desperately needed four minutes every day. Note to Ms Ardern: I never looked back and have saved 97 hours of my life thus far.
The worst gift I got was the 37th teddy bear.
If you're looking to buy for Jacinda, I'm confident a bottle of single malt wouldn't go astray. Once that baby can STTN [did you get that one?], and unless she's planning to EBF, Ms Ardern is going to have earned a few drams of that peaty Islay we know she loves.
And Prime Minister, you can consider these acronyms our gift to you. HTH! GL!
The faux sheepskin
Never miss an opportunity to push your agenda. Animal rights fanatics PETA (jk, it's a great charity) gifted the Prime Minister a fake sheepskin, which honestly looks much nicer than a real one.
The middle name
Ratana offered Ms Ardern the gift of a middle name for her child - Te Waru o Noema. It means November 8, the day Tahupotiki Wiremu is said to have received a holy command to establish the church.
Another pair of gumboots
As Mr Gayford revealed in a tweet, the couple has tiny sweet gumboots coming out of their ears. Don't buy them any more gumboots.
This one is lovely. Good job Kai-A-Te-Mata Marae in Morrinsville, which welcomed Ms Ardern home to Morrinsville with a wahakura (baby crib) they named Tau te Rangimarie.
"Tau te Rangimarie means may there be peace and we hope that this wahakura brings you, your baby and your family peace."
Another onesie from Theresa May
You really can't get enough, but Theresa May's No. 10 onesie came in early - she gifted the stamped outfit back in April at when Ms Ardern was visiting the UK.