Last updated on April 2nd, 2020 at 12:06 pm
Last Updated on April 2, 2020 Posted by Colonial Acres Coins
The birth of a baby is a life-changing event worthy of celebration virtually everywhere in the world. In Japan, new mothers have a ritual of eating a sekihan dish (red rice and red beans) while resting in bed after the baby’s birth. In the Netherlands, guests visiting a new child receive cookies or licorice, and mothers from many cultures bury a baby’s placenta to symbolize the child’s connection to the Earth.
Read more about Baby Coin Gift Sets.
Common Newborn Gifts in the United States and Canada
In North America, newborn photoshoots, keepsake jewelry, baby casts, baptisms, naming ceremonies and baby showers are great ways to celebrate the arrival of a child. Shower gifts tend to include practical items such as diapers, baby wipes and clothes but may even include bigger-ticket items such as cribs, changing tables, rocking chairs and baby monitors. Some people choose to gift toys like rattles, teddy bears, blocks or instruments for the baby to use as they grow. These gifts are great, but they can easily get lost in the chaos of life with an infant. If you want to give something long lasting and memorable, consider a Royal Canadian Mint baby coin set.
The Value of a Newborn Coin Set
Coins last lifetimes and can stay in the family for generations. They’re noble, elegant, and considerably more personal than straightforward cash. Other advantages of a coin gift for a newborn include the following:
- The potential of future coin gifts to delight the child
- A variety of messages to choose from
- Coins can appreciate and be a great investment
- Coins blend practicality and sentimentality
Take common newborn gifts such as diapers, clothes, cribs, books and toys. The vast majority of these gifts end up used, thrown out, traded away, sold or otherwise disposed of before the child enters school just a few years later. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this reality, as these items are often essential or fun (or both). However, a coin gift set can stay with a child as he or she achieves milestone after milestone; it can become a family heirloom.
Canadian Coins for Sale
Regardless of your home country, Canadian coins make a great gift, especially with the current trend of collecting foreign currency. For newborns, you may want to focus on coins or gift sets from their birth year. However, it is possible to buy birth-year coins for a child already a few years old. Adults can acquire coins from the year of their birth as well, although they can be expensive.
In any case, birthday gift sets tend to include uncirculated coins with traditional designs from the individual’s year of birth, at least one special piece, personalized messages and an elegant envelope. At Colonial Acres Coins, our 2017 Canada Birthday Gift Set features a birthday coin as well as five different Canadian coins, each with a unique connection to the country. For example, one coin shows a caribou and another coins display a beaver, a bear and a ship. If you prefer something a little different, you have a large variety of unique coins to choose from:
- Hologram coins
- Various mint items from the year of birth
- Oh Canada sets
- Gold coin sets
- Canada proof silver dollars
- Special collections
- Chinese Zodiac coins
- Antique coins
- Justice League collectible coins
There are many avenues to explore with Royal Canadian Mint coins, and you may feel drawn to several options. The good news is that you can choose numerous different sets of coins over the years. As the children in your family grow in number and age and begin to showcase their unique personalities, you can start to choose coins that match their interests as well. To get started, check out our birthday gift coins from 1995 to the present.