If your friend or a family member has just had a baby, one of the best ways to congratulate them is to buy a gift for their new addition.
However, buying a gift for a newborn can be a difficult task. From choosing something for them to wear to going all-out with a gift that they’ll cherish forever – finding the perfect present can take a lot of time, effort and thought.
These new baby gift ideas will help you to find the ideal present for the new arrival that their parents will love. But if you’d rather buy something for the new parents to help them on their exciting journey, we’ve got some wonderful gift ideas for new parents too.
For the Baby
When you’re looking for new baby gift ideas, there are plenty of options to choose from, both for the new baby and the new parents. However, if you want to buy a gift that the baby is going to cherish for years to come, then the following gift ideas are perfect for you.
Personalised baby jewellery is the most wonderful new baby gift idea because it is something they can cherish forever. Whether you choose to have a gorgeous Molly Brown London bangle or necklace engraved, it will be a keepsake piece of jewellery that they can keep for the rest of their life – and may even regift to her daughter in the future!
However, the most difficult decision you’ll have to make when choosing their jewellery is whether to treat them to their first diamond or first pearl and what to have engraved onto the jewellery. But whether you choose to have their name engraved, their date of birth or just their initials – it’s a truly unique gift that shows how much you really care.
Additionally, if you want to send the gift directly to the new parents, you can also have your present gift wrapped. Your chosen jewellery will be protected in a luxury organza pouch and placed in a gorgeous jewellery box, before being placed inside an exquisite gift bag and tied with a ribbon, ensuring your gift arrives as beautifully presented as possible.
Baby’s First Soft Toy
Every newborn needs a soft toy to get them through the early years. With so many options available, you can choose between a traditional cuddly teddy bear or stuffed animal for a truly wonderful gift that will keep them safe and happy in the early years.
However, it’s important to only buy baby-safe toys for a newborn, so avoid soft toys with buttons, wire or small objects which could come loose or fall off and cause harm to the baby. Additionally, it’s important to ensure that it’s machine washable to keep it free from dirt and germs.
When it comes to new baby gift ideas, you simply cannot go wrong with clothing, your friends will certainly thank you for it! Some of the best clothing options for a new baby include:
Although babies grow incredibly quickly and will rapidly outgrow their newborn clothing, it’s a great gift that will certainly come in handy during the first few weeks of the newborn’s life.
Baby Handprint Gifts
A personalised handprint gift is a perfect option for a newborn baby to truly show how much you care. From clay to paint, there are a number of different handprint gift options available depending on how much you want to spend and what you’d like the finished product to look like.
Whether you opt for a handprint gift kit or arrange to take the newborn to a studio along with your friends, capturing their little fingers and toes will create a truly gorgeous gift that your friends are sure to treasure forever.
Newborn Photography Package
Anybody with a newborn will tell you how much the time flies by, so help them to remember those moments forever by booking them in for a newborn photography package, providing them with some gorgeous photos that they’ll cherish forever.
Most newborn photography packages are for babies up to 10 days old when they’re super sleepy, squishy and tiny. The experiences tend to last anywhere between 1-2 hours and provide up to 30 photos for the parents to take home.
So if you’re looking for a truly thoughtful, unique gift, then you can’t go wrong with a newborn photoshoot.
Personalised Art Prints
If you want to buy a gift that’s a bit different from a teddy bear, clothing or blankets, then a personalised art print is the ideal choice and will add a gorgeous touch to their new nursery.
There are hundreds of print options available, with many of them coming with the option of personalisation. From star constellations prints from the day they were born to gorgeous, dainty prints of their initials, you’re sure to find the perfect print for the newborn baby in your life.
If you don’t want to go down the route of a soft toy for the new baby, then a personalised blanket is the perfect alternative.
From fleece and cotton to wool and cashmere, there are hundreds of blanket options available for a newborn baby. But what makes this gift extra special is the personalisation. Whether you choose to have their name, initials or date of birth embroidered onto the blanket, it’s a beautiful gift that’s sure to be used for years to come.
New Baby Gift Ideas for the Parents
Gifts are not exclusively just for the new baby.
New parents will appreciate a thoughtful present to help them out at this no doubt exhausting time too. Look for something that will make their new baby journey that little bit easier. These gifts are sure to be appreciated.
Baby Memory Book
A baby memory book is a perfect gift for a new baby, giving their parents the opportunity to document all of the key moments in the early stages. From their first steps to their first words, they can fill their memory book with pictures, notes and anecdotes to remind them of their little ones’ early stages for the rest of their lives.
From personalised memory books to the most gorgeous illustrated options, you’re sure to find the perfect memory book for your friends from all of the choices available.
From eye creams to tummy creams to help a post-baby stomach, putting together a bundle of skincare products will remind new mother’s to take five minutes for themselves to keep them looking and feeling as healthy as possible with a new baby.
Some of the best products include:
Vitamin C moisturiser
Stretch mark oil or cream
Whether they get five spare minutes a day, or five minutes a week, a bundle of skincare products will encourage new parents to look after themselves whilst caring for their newborn child.
Meal Kit Subscription Box
A food subscription box is a perfect gift for new parents. Arriving on their doorstep once a week or fortnight, it includes all of the ingredients and recipe cards they need to create quick, delicious meals whilst their baby is asleep.
Whether they’re vegetarian, avid meat-eaters or love all things organic, their subscription box can be tailored to their exact tastes and dietary requirements to make cooking delicious meals that little bit easier.
A Restaurant Gift Voucher
Give new parents the night off with a gift voucher for their favourite restaurant. Not only will this give them an excuse to get out of the house, but it will also provide them with the chance to spend some quality time together away from their new baby.
However, you might have to offer up your babysitting services with this gift, so you’ll need to be prepared to spend an evening caring for a newborn child whilst their parents go out and enjoy your thoughtful gift.
You’d be surprised at how much time you spend on your feet as a new parent, so a pair of matching slippers for the new Mum and Dad will definitely be appreciated.
Whether you get them personalised, or just buy a pair of matching his and hers slippers, they’re the perfect gift for couples who’ll be spending a lot of time in their house over the coming months! They’ll also make those 3 am wake-up calls just that little bit more comfortable too. After all, getting up to soothe your little bundle of joy while your feet are encased in some comfy, cosy slippers can’t be all that bad.
Weekly Wall Planner
Caring for a new baby can be all-consuming, leading to forgotten plans and appointments. However, a weekly wall planner can help to keep new parents organised and reduce the number of things on their mind, they just have to remember to update it each week!
From chalkboards to whiteboards, there are hundreds of options available so you’re sure to find the perfect one for your friends to fit in with their existing home decor.
Offer Your Time
One of the best things you can give to new parents is your time, offering to help them out to take away some of the burdens of having a new baby.
Whether you offer to babysit for them so they can have some time alone, or simply pop in on them a few times a month to bring them supplies, tidy their house or simply have a chat and a cup of tea, new parents will certainly appreciate you volunteering your time to help them out.
No matter which gift you opt for, the new parents will certainly be grateful to know that you’re thinking of them at the most exciting time of their life. Explore our range of baby jewellery for all of the exciting occasions which will be coming up in the newborn’s life, such as a Christening, first Christmas and birthday.