Finding the perfect present to celebrate the arrival of a newborn baby with family and friends can be a tricky task. We want to pick out a baby gift that’s special and meaningful for the new parents, but also a little bit different... that’s an awful lot to juggle on a shopping trip!  

To help you mark these very special occasions, we’ve put together a quick list of gift ideas. We’ve covered everything from practical presents like robes, all the way to gifts that can be treasured forever such as stunning children's jewellery.  

All of the gifts on this list do have at least one one thing in common — the baby’s parents will be over the moon with any of them.

Sentimental Gifts for Newborns

The works of Beatrix Potter never lose their appeal for parents and children alike. We adore this charming hardback Peter Rabbit Baby Record Book from Penguin (£19.99, below), a cute and memorable way for new parents to track the big milestones of their baby’s first year.

If you want to find something that’s completely unique, why not try browsing the personalised gifts available on My 1st Years? You’ll be able to find gifts of all shapes and sizes that you can add a personal touch to, from money boxes to tiny clothes. 


Practical Gifts for New Parents

Let’s be completely clear — there’s no reason that practical presents can’t be cute too. Just because we want to gift something that’ll be helpful amongst all the sleepless nights, it can still be a fun and imaginative present.

The Hydrocotton Baby Robe is a bestseller at the White Company (£28.00, below) and we can see exactly why. This hooded robe is absorbent and fast-drying, perfect for wrapping a little one fresh from the bath. By far its best feature has to be the lovable teddy bear ears on its tiny hood. 


Timeless Gifts and Jewellery for Children

For close friends and family, sometimes you need to find something truly unforgettable — in that case, a children’s christening bangle would certainly fit the bill. If you want to pull out all the stops, you could even add an extra special touch by giving the piece a personalised engraving

For an idea of what’s on offer, take a look at our range of children’s bracelets. Depending on the parents’ taste, why not consider a tasteful butterfly design (see below) or a gem-set heart bracelet? For even more ideas, try our recent blog post about jewellery gifts for a christening.

Adorable Gifts for Babies

It’s no secret that cuteness and babies go hand in hand, so a beautiful soft toy or charming gift that will stimulate young minds makes a great choice. For an original take on a beloved children’s book, try The Very Hungry Caterpillar Activity Caterpillar (£24.00, from JoJo Maman Bébé).

When it comes to the softest toys for newborns though, they don’t get much cuddlier than Jellycat soft toys. We love their adorable Bashful Puppy (£18.50, below), a cute and cheery companion for babies who’s suitable for big hugs from birth.


Presents to Help Parents Plan Ahead

In preparation for their arrival, new parents have a huge list of items to purchase, from a pram and a cot, to a bottle steriliser and new-born clothing. If you know they already have everything they need for their baby, why not help them plan ahead by gifting 3-6 month clothing? 

For a fun present, there’s an almost endless selection of early learning toys designed for 0-6 months. We adore this cute Jungle Animal Soft Activity Cube (£20.00, below) that’s not only perfect for developing motor skills, but can also be personalised for that extra special touch.


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