If someone you know has just had a new baby, the urge to buy all the cute, tiny things is strong! But before they end up with their twenty-seventh newborn sleepsuit, check out our list of lovely new baby gifts. We’ve curated our favourite gifts for brand new little ones that their parents are sure to cherish too, whether they’ll be useful in the months to come or provide a lovely keepsake. These gifts are all for the new baby but if you’d like to treat a new mum, we’ve written another gift guide specifically for her here.
1) Personalised Cashmere Cable Knit Blanket, The Little Finery £130
Parents tend to get a little inundated with blankets for their new baby but very few match up to the beauty and softness of The Little Finery, complete with personalised embroidery. This is a new baby gift sure to be treasured forever.
2) Animal Print Sensory Muslin Pack, Etta Loves £27
It’s true, you can’t have too many muslins. These gorgeous sensory print ones from Etta Loves are scientifically designed to stimulate tiny eyes. As well as their traditional purpose, they can be draped in front of a newborn or used for calming tummy time whilst supporting baby’s cognitive visual development. And catching spit up.
3) Under the Sea Pram Toy, JoJo Maman Bebe £19
Newborns don’t play with toys but that doesn’t mean that a new parent won’t thank you later for gifting a lovely one! This super soft sea creature mobile clips to the pram or carseat. Younger babies will enjoy watching it twirl around above them while older ones can enjoy sensory noises; rattles, crinkles and squeaks, by grabbing on to them. We personally still use this toy in the car at 11 months, having been gifted it at 10 weeks.
4) Personalised White Hooded Towel with Ears, My 1st Years £22
These super soft hooded baby towels, available in ivory, pink or blue, are an incredibly useful new baby gift. Parents love seeing their new baby’s name so the free embroidery is a lovely touch.
5) Baby Sleep Bedtime Ritual, This Works £25
This Works baby sleep collection is specially formulated from natural ingredients with dermatologists and paediatricians to try and encourage a better night sleep for little ones. This travel-size ritual comes in a lovely gift box and gives a new parent the chance to try the products out. We particularly love the baby sleep pillow spray.
6) Hydrocotton Baby Robe, The White Company £28
This little 100% cotton robe is beautifully soft and oh so cute. Parents will often focus on buying the practical things, so the not-strictly-necessary but incredibly adorable ones make brilliant new baby gifts.
7) Taf Toys Cheerful Cloud Rattle, JoJo Maman Bebe £5.99
This super cute rattle is designed with developing hand-eye coordination in mind. It’s suitable from birth and perfect for little hands as they grow and explore. The rattly beads, sensory ribbons and chewable plush cloud makes this a gift for little ones to enjoy for many months to come.
8) Mono Baby Milestone Cards, Papertots £20
These scandi-style monochrome baby memory cards are hand illustrated by a lovely small business and are perfect for capturing the months and special moments as they fly by.
9) Keepsake Wooden Building Blocks, What We Made £3
These gorgeous wooden blocks are handmade in Manchester and can be personalised with any text or design. They’ll look stunning displayed in a nursery and are a perfect commemorative new baby gift, with details of birth date, name and weight.
10) Duck Embroidered Baby Sleepsuit, JoJo Maman Bebe £21
I know we said that new parents are often inundated with tiny clothes, but very few sleepsuits match up to the quality of these. They fit beautifully and wash and pass down well too. It can be helpful to size up to 3-6 months or above so the new baby has something to grow into.
11) Baby Keepsake Personalised Memory Box, Etsy £34.99
If you’d rather a keepsake new baby gift then a special memory box will be treasured for years to come. Perfect for storing baby scans, special cards, hospital bands and tiny ‘firsts’.
12) Pull-Along Lilo Lamb, The White Company £26
We love this adorable, fluffy little friend called Lilo. The collar, lead and wooden wheels can be easily removed so that she becomes a cuddly bedtime companion. When the little one grows up, it becomes a fun pull-along toy, perfect for toddler development.
13) Starsnug Baby Wrap, Tuppence and Crumble £22.95
These beautifully soft (and easy to put on!) star shaped baby wrap blankets are an absolute dream. They come in a wide range of coloured fleece and fit safely inside baby carriers and five-point harnesses too. They’re one of our favourite new baby gifts!
14) Jellycat Bashful Bunny Baby Soother, John Lewis £19
Jellycat make the softest cuddly toys perfect for newborns and these soothers are no exception. Sure to become little one’s favourite companion for sucking, stroking and snoozing with for years to come.
15) Sophie La Girafe Teether, JoJo Maman Bebe £15.99
There’s a reason you’ll see chubby little hands clinging to Sophie La Girafe wherever you go, they’re practically a parenting rite of passage. The natural rubber is suitable from birth and Sophie will come in extra handy when baby later begins to teethe. Sophie’s squeak guarantees delight too!