Discover the best presents for newborns and new parents in our edit…
If you have a loved one who’s expecting or just had a baby and you have no idea what to give them, you’re not alone. Finding a present that they’ll actually use and that they also don’t receive 10 of is a tricky gifting predicament. But get it right and it’s certain to be something they’ll be eternally grateful for as they make the transition from expectant to new parent.
Not sure where to start? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re visiting a new parent or have a baby shower on the horizon, we’ve got something special to help commemorate the occasion.
For new parents, you can’t go wrong with some de-stressing treats to help them unwind. As for newborns, buying (or contributing to) a new stroller, baby carrier or car seat could be the perfect way to show you care.
Whatever your budget or the recipient, we’ve got you covered. Here are 10 of our favourite gift ideas for new parents and babies.
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Best gift for indulging new parents
My Little Coco All About Bump Gift Set, £15
• Paediatrician approved
• Suitable for sensitive skin
Give an expectant mother or a new mum a treat with this bump-er pack (sorry not sorry for the pun) of skin soothers that will help her indulge in some valuable ‘me time’. Inside, she’ll find a Cocooning Bump Butter (cause post-birth bumps still need some TLC), Nourishing Bath Soak and Hydrating Sheet Mask, enriched with conditioning goodies including coconut oil, shea butter, aloe vera and rosehip – everything she needs to help her feel more calm before more chaotic times ahead!
Best gift for parents in need of a rest
My Little Coco Sleepy Head Gift Set, £15
• Paediatrician approved
A bath is like a balm for the soul in our experience. And for a new parent, they’re a much-needed salve for stress levels. This gift set is doubly great as it not only helps destress, but the formula and fragrance are designed to aid a more restful slumber. With a Sleepy Head Bath Fizzer, Sleepy Head Bath & Body Bubbles and Sleepy Head Pillow Mist, the collection is a perfect trio of calming essentials.
Best gift for baby’s first outing
Frugi Organic Puffins Baby Gift Set, £29
• Suitable for 0-3 months
• Made from GOTS organic cotton with Soil Association certification
One of the best parts of new baby shopping is the opportunity to browse baby clothing! This three-piece set contains a baby body, printed babygrow and printed hat (all in a matching fabric bag) to keep them comfortable, coordinated and seriously cute – cue the cooing!
Best gift for promoting sleep
Tommee Tippee Dream Maker Baby Sleep Aid, £29.99
• Suitable from birth
• Developed with sleep scientists
The Dream Maker could be the perfect present for gadget-loving parents. Developed with sleep scientists at Northumbria University, it uses a mixture of pink noise, red light and pulses of soft light to provide a comforting background for newborn babies and new parents to fall asleep to. Think of it as the 2.0 version of a standard nightlight.
Best gift for post-bath snuggles
Clair De Lune White Marshmallow Baby Dressing Gown, £15.99
• Suitable for 6-12 months
Post-bath cuddles just got cuddlier thanks to this super-soft dressing gown. Complete with a hood and made of huggable marshmallowy fabric, it’ll swaddle the baby in the most comforting of cocoons to make sure they’re warm and cosy before bed.
Best gift for the nursery
Ickle Bubba 10 Piece Nursery Starter Set – Cosmic Aura, £199
To help their baby make the switch from babyhood to toddlerhood, give this 10-piece starter set that they can gradually grow into. As well as a sleep aid with a glowing nightlight and soothing sounds, it comes with a cotton cellular blanket, bunting, two sleep bags (one for 0-6 months and another for 6-18 months), quilt, musical mobile, two fitted cotbed sheets and changing mat – it’s all they’ll ever need for a calming sleep space.
Best gift for travelling safely (and stylishly)
Doona + Infant Car Seat Nitro, £329
• Suitable from birth (from 1.8kg up to 13kg)
• Rear-facing only
• Removable and washable textiles
• Two-year manufacturer’s warranty
This innovative piece of tech seamlessly transforms from car seat to stroller in seconds (perfect when dealing with a sleeping child). Safety and style come together in this car seat, thanks to unique three-layer side impact protection, anti-rebound bar crash technology, a five-point safety harness and ergonomic infant insert. Plus, it’s been designed with a team of medical and engineering experts for an ergonomic design that provides great support and comfort.