Baby gifts can be fun and frivolous or practical and necessary. All babies need the essentials; a place to sleep, some clothes to wear, blankets to keep warm, shampoo and soap to keep clean and bottles to drink from. Those are the basics. Of course even the basics have thousands of choices to choose from. Parents can choose from different themes to help coordinate all their stuff. No longer are you stuck with just picking different colors for your babyís nursery. You can choose different themes for boys, girls or if you donít know what youíre having; you can stick with a neutral theme that will go with either. Baby gifts can also be fun and frivolous. Millions of dollars are spent on toys for babies who canít even really play with them yet. You have to wonder sometimes who the toys are really for. But it has been found that baby toys are essential in the babyís developmental growth. Toys allow the baby to interact with their parents and others around them. While many may think that toys as baby gifts are just meant to be fun, it is also a necessary part of the babyís growth and a way for them to start socializing with the world around them.