Gifts for a newborn baby

Gifts for a Newborn Baby

We’ve recently had a lot of babies born into our friendship group generating a lot of excitement, pictures being shared on What’s App, and the need to purchase a present for the newborn baby and parent’s. But what do you buy for a newborn? There are the obvious presents like sleep suits and clothes that the parent’s probably have loads of, and may not be fully appreciative of another pack of baby vests. Although don’t get me wrong I was grateful for all the beautiful gifts we received when our daughter was born. So without further ado, here is my slightly alternative list of gifts to buy for a newborn baby.

Dressing gown from My 1st Years
These dressing gowns are brilliant. They are super soft and snuggly, and any newborn baby will look really cute wearing one of these, especially wearing one that has the little mouse ears. They come in a range of colours, and can be personalised with the baby’s name too. We were bought one of these when our daughter was born and have also been known to purchase some for friends too.

Sock bouquet from baby blooms

I was lucky enough to receive one of these bouquets and I loved it. On opening the box I was greeted with what looked like a bouquet of flowers wrapped up in tissue paper.  On closer inspection it was 6 pairs of socks held within the bouquet. What a fab present. The socks are of a really good quality and have lasted the test of time. Not only do Baby Blooms do sock bouquets, there are also bouquets hand tied with baby wear and soft toys. I really recommend the soft toy bunny, our daughter has been inseparable from hers since Day One.

Lulujo swaddle blanket
These gorgeous swaddle blankets make for an excellent present. They come in a range of colours and styles to suit any parent, and are super soft too, perfect for keeping your newborn snug. If you don’t want to use it as a swaddle blanket you can also use it as a large muslin or soft mat to lay your baby down on. I know that I could have done with these for our baby sensory classes last year when our daughter was tiny.

Lamaze toys

I love all the toys in the Lamaze range. There are so many different types and styles, and we used ours as a mobile accessory from our pram and then buggy for our daughter to play with on one of my thousands of walks. Our friends were also fans of all Lamaze toys, and I was a little envious of theirs. They are great for your child’s development, featuring a range of bright colours, textures and sounds.

Jellycat Toys

All the Jellycat toys are fantastic, and we are fortunate to have a few that we received when our daughter was born, on her birthday and at Christmas. They are really soft and stylish, and the range is huge from small to large soft toys. Our latest Jellycat toy was the reindeer, and I love its gold antlers, that also make for a pretty good teether too.

Personalised Wooden Blocks

These personalised wooden blocks from Not On The High Street make a great gift for a newborn, christening, birthday or Christmas present. We were bought three blocks when our daughter was born, one block with her name, another with her birth date, and another with her weight on. The blocks can also be purchased with shapes and pictures to suit any style. They look great in our daughter’s room, and are neutral to go with any room style or theme.

The Little Lavender Tree

My husband stumbled across The Little Lavender Tree online when we were recently browsing for a newborn baby gift. I have to say I’m impressed. They make such beautiful gifts for newborn babies, as well as a range of gifts, clothes and homeware too. I really like the hamper sets that contain a sleep suit, hat, soft toy and nappy cream, all put together in a snazzy metallic tin. One of my favourites is the changing of the guard hamper set, which is very apt for living in London.

So that’s my list of gifts for a newborn baby. I hope that it has helped you select a gift if you’re choosing a present. Don’t forget to buy something for the parent’s too. A bottle of prosecco or a box of chocolates would be really appreciated after having a baby.

Claire x


  1. Aleena Brown February 13, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    I always do a pamper basket for mum, with a few essentials thrown in like teething powders and maybe a cute sleepsuit. But I focus on things like bath things for mum, a nice candle, creams etc… Just stuff to help make mum feel good (or just half human!) after having birthed a tiny person! I love these ideas though, and may well steal one or two in the future! x
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  2. Emma February 14, 2017 / 12:38 pm

    Ahhh, some lovely suggestions and I agree that you must not forget mum! Cheese and bubbles for mum!

  3. Kiri February 18, 2017 / 8:37 am

    Some really nice ideas. I got one of the sock bouquets when I had my daughter but I didn’t want to use them as it looked so nice! #fortheloveofblog

  4. Aleena February 18, 2017 / 9:11 am

    Just popped back to say I bought that ch aging of the guard set from the little lavender tree yesterday! So cute!!!! #fortheloveofBLOG

  5. Jaki February 18, 2017 / 9:36 am

    I love Jellycat toys. They are so soft. Little Man was bought lots when he was a baby and he still loves them now. #fortheloveofBLOG
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  6. Sunita February 18, 2017 / 9:55 am

    We were a big fan of LaMaze toys in this house! They’re so cool for the buggy great selection Claire. Great minds think alike as I’ve posted about Newborn Essentials this week – Etta Loves muslins that are like toys! #fortheLoveofBLOG
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  7. Laura February 18, 2017 / 10:26 am

    This is a great selection. My daughter loves her Jellycat bunny – she has about 10 of them but can easily identify ‘original’ bunny from a line up. I also noticed those little building blocks at a friends recently – she had received them for her baby and I thought they were beautiful. #fortheloveofBLOG
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  8. Kirsty - Winnettes February 18, 2017 / 10:41 am

    Both of my girls were bought dressing gowns from My First Years and I loved them but to be honest I think I used them once. Lamaze and Jellycat toys are still my favourite. They may have put grown the Lamaze but both of them have a Jellycat that comes everywhere with us.
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  9. Tinuke February 18, 2017 / 2:55 pm

    Great list! I used to love Lamaze toys and you’ve just reminded me to start buying them for baby number two.
    I might bookmark this and subtly post it on my personal page so friends and family can refer to it for gift inspiration lol!
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  10. Angela Watling February 18, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Some beautiful things here. I just want to buy them for my daughter! Haha. I have a couple of friends due in a couple of months so I’ll be bookmarking some of these sites. Thanks for sharing x #fortheloveofBLOG
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  11. Peachy and her Mommy February 18, 2017 / 4:40 pm

    I love Lamaze toys too! When I was pregnant with Peachy, I went overboard shopping for tiny baby clothes. They’re just so darn cute. So when people wanted to buy clothes for the baby, I told them to buy bigger sizes. It worked out very well. I still got to add some outfits of my own choosing in each age range, but I had something to put Peachy in as she grew which gave me time to shop around. #fortheloveofBLOG

  12. From Day Dot February 18, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Great post, it’s something I struggled with until I had my baby then I knew what I would have loved myself. We got a My 1st Years dressing gown, the wooden blocks and sock bouquets are also very cute! #fortheloveofblog

  13. Nicola February 18, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    These are lovely ideas…I wish I knew someone who was having a baby now! I made a nappy cake for my sister in law – it took flippin ages but it looked fab and she loved it! #fortheloveofblog

  14. jess February 18, 2017 / 9:25 pm

    Some great ideas and a lot of them I was lucky to receive when I had my daughter. In fact her Jellycat is her favourite thing now and has to go everywhere with her #fortheloveofblog

  15. Left Back February 18, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Great blog a friend of mine had a baby today so i’ll definitely get one of these #fortheloveofblog
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  16. Lauren Winstanley-bristo February 19, 2017 / 10:12 am

    Some great ideas, I always struggle with newborn gifts as they have so.kany clothes already, buying for mama is deffo a must! #fortheloveofblog

  17. Sharon Parry February 19, 2017 / 7:09 pm

    These are gorgeous suggestions. I love shopping for new borns. #fortheloveofblog

  18. Claire February 19, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    We love lamaze and jelly cat, but those wooden blocks are so adorable! My friend is due any day now and for her baby shower we put together a gift basket with all the baby essentials, as well as gifts for her older children and for her too, of course! xx #fortheloveofblog
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  19. Mrs Hergerburger @ Making Little People February 19, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    I love MyFirstYears! All their stuff is stunning! I like to give a personalised blanket and a bottle of champers. Happy mummy happy baby #fortheloveofBLOG

  20. MomOfTwoLittleGirls February 20, 2017 / 7:26 am

    Lovely suggestions. A list like this really helps people who haven’t had kids yet too. Even if you’re slightly out of the newborn phase, you tend to forget what precious and adorable things are on the market now. #fortheloveofblog

  21. Maria February 20, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    We also loved Lamaze toys in our house, as well as Jellycat soft toys – they are super soft aren’t they? I love the idea of the sock bouquet too. I was given a nappy cake when I had my eldest and that was rather impressive too! #fortheloveofblog
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  22. Helena February 20, 2017 / 7:44 pm

    We love Lamaze in this house and Jelly Cat bunnies are lovely. I got one for Easter last year and then the girls received one each from their great aunt so I guess that Easter bunny qualifies as mine right? #fortheloveofBLOG
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  23. Tooting Mama February 21, 2017 / 2:54 pm

    I love the idea of personalised blocks and jellycats are my favourite soft toys #fortheloveofBLOG

  24. Susie at This Is Me Now February 23, 2017 / 5:57 pm

    Ah how lovely more babies! I also had a bouquet of vests socks and bibs. Was lovely! And we love Lamaze toys. Great post xx #FortheloveofBLOG

  25. Jane Taylor February 24, 2017 / 12:28 am

    Some great ideas here! Love jelly cat toys myself, never mind for newborns! %fortheloveofblog

  26. Chloe Smith March 5, 2017 / 9:03 pm

    Love your suggestions Claire, always great to hear other peoples finds! I stumbled across recently and found some great ideas for newborn babies from here 🙂 #fortheloveofblog

  27. Emma March 23, 2017 / 12:55 am

    Great list! I love giving a hamper full of all the things a newborn and its mum could need. 🙂

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