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The Perfect Gift for First-Time Parents

Updated on December 10, 2012

Gourmet Dinner and a Movie of the Month Club

Oh, the magic and wonder of having a child... and then you come home from the hospital, the "honeymoon" ends, and the reality of becoming a parent for the first time sets in! It can be quite overwhelming, especially if you do not have any family nearby to help you out.

That's where this gift idea becomes the star of the show, because it will offer first-time parents a way to "get away" once a month without even having to leave home! And you, the gift-giver, will become an immediate hero.

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Any sleep-deprived mother will thank you, and possibly hug your neck, if the entrance to her movie theater looks anything like this!

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What's Included

  • a specialty pasta
  • premium pasta sauce
  • one additional gourmet item (oil, dessert, seasoning, or appetizer)
  • a Blockbuster single movie rental card
  • gourmet popcorn
  • Optional: a free greeting card announcing your gift by US mail (to do this, include a gift message with your order).

    Details: This card will also explain what you have bought them and when they can expect the first shipment. (Each shipment arrives the LAST WEEK of the month, regardless of when your order is placed. 2) Any order placed after the 10th of the month will begin shipping the FOLLOWING MONTH.)

    Greeting cards take 5 to 7 business days to arrive.

Perfect for a Variety of Situations

  1. When we adopted our son, it was important for his attachment development/transfer and adjustment to keep him close to us for some time.
  2. People spending a lot of time caring for elderly parents.
  3. Parents of a disabled child who requires lots of physical care.
  4. People home bound due to illness or recent surgery.

Can You Think of Other Situations Not Included in My List?

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    Movie Theater vs. Movie Rental at Home?

    Do you generally prefer to watch a movie out at the theater or do you usually prefer renting the movie and watching it at home?

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      • TheChefsWife 4 years ago

        @PiccadillyPunkin: Oh, yes!! The JUNIOR MINTS are a MUST for me too! :) Or Reese's peanut butter cups... or maybe both! ;)

      • PiccadillyPunkin 4 years ago

        Definitely love the theater experience...complete with terrible for you popcorn and junior mints!


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        • TheChefsWife 4 years ago

          @Starzz30: I agree.... loved Netflix when we had it!

        • Starzz30 4 years ago

          I prefer to watch movies at home instead of going to the movie theater. It's cost efficient and besides netflix has never disappointed with the wide selection of movie titles offered.

        • Li-Li-ThePinkBookworm 4 years ago

          It is a lot cheaper and I can lounge in my pj's.

        • maryseena 4 years ago

          At home is my choice as going out for movies seem like lot of work.

        • TheChefsWife 4 years ago

          @ItayaLightbourne: I agree!

        • Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

          It has to be a very special movie before we go to the theater anymore. Home is way more cozy. :)

        Any final thoughts about this gift idea?

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            TheChefsWife 4 years ago

            @Li-Li-ThePinkBookworm: :)

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            Li-Li-ThePinkBookworm 4 years ago

            Good idea. It would be wonderful to help out new parents who go through so much in the early months of child rearing.

            Li Li

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            PiccadillyPunkin 4 years ago

            great ideas for first time parents...people are always thinking about the new baby (which new parents love), but not many people think about doing something special for them when they're sleep deprived and trying to figure life out. awesome idea!

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            TheChefsWife 4 years ago

            @artbyrodriguez: Thank you! :)

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            Beverly Rodriguez 4 years ago from Albany New York

            Very nice idea and well presented.

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            TheChefsWife 4 years ago

            @ItayaLightbourne: This is very true, although, my daughter, who I guess is "backwards" lol, slept much better as a newborn than she does now. Go figure. :)

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            Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

            A very thoughtful gift for first time parents! They may have to wait until the little one sleeps long enough so they can enjoy their special evening. :)