There's nothing quite as entrancing as a newborn. That scent… their jerky little movements...the endless cuddles. So it's understandable you'll want to buy them something equally special. Whether you're shopping small for a first visit pressie, or getting a bigger gift for a baby shower or as a group purchase, here are some top picks.
You. Can. Not. Have. Too. Many. Muslins. This is the first law of babycraft. So any new parent will be delighted with some quality muslins and the good news is we have a wonderful array to choose from, in multi-packs of tonal plain colours or cool modern prints.
2. An Heirloom Blanket
Whether one day old or 100 years old, a cosy blanket is a thing of joy, so they make a great gift idea for a new bundle. From nostalgic, illustrative designs to block colour, cellular baby blankets we have gorgeous choices to suit different budgets and tastes.
3. Organic Goodies
They've been tucked up in the womb for nine months, and then boom….life on planet 🌍 commences. Organic products make great gift ideas, because you know brands have baby's wellbeing at the heart of the design. An Organic Zoo Sleepsuit makes a wonderful ‘going home’ outfit and everything from Danish brand Fabelab - whether it's delightful dolls, magical muslins or brilliant bibs - it's all organic and gorge.
4. Some Bathtime Luxury
Eating, sleeping and washing - that's pretty much the order of the day for the first few months. So hooded towels and robes make for great pressies and we stock a wide range to cater to various budgets - plus you can doll them up post-dip as a bunny, lion, dinosaur or even a hippo!
5. First Toys
You probably won’t be giving a newborn a rattle the day they arrive, but within a few weeks, you may like to introduce some newborn-friendly toys. Monochrome items with high-contrast designs encourage brand new babies to focus so the black and white Wee Gallery Art Cards are always a popular gift pick and any kind of soft book can be stimulating to little ones from very early days.
6. Investment items
Babies grow and change so quickly that it can feel like you aren’t getting your money’s worth with all of their gear. Thankfully, there are now plenty of products emerging into the market, which evolve to accommodate their changing needs and these make wonderful big ticket gift ideas.
The Moses Basket by The Basket Room is a brilliant group gift. Ethically made in Northern Ghana, each basket is woven by hand, from veta vera grass and leather, with every one a little different from the other. Made with love and ideal for little snoozes and big sleeps too, it comes with a foam mattress and cotton sheet. When it is outgrown, it makes a lovely storage for toys and teddies.
A play gym is a great joint present and there are plenty of models with removable toys that can also be used in the car. We stock lots of playmats in stylish colours that can be used for many years - first as a safe spot for tummy time, thereafter for a reading nook or as a bedroom rug.
They might not play in it for the first 6 months or so but if you're looking for a great statement piece for the living room or nursery, look no further than the Larisa and Pumpkin Organic Cotton Ball Pit. Made in high grade foam with an organic washable cover, it's the ultimate in active play and will get lots of attention once they're big enough to sit up in it.
So we hope that's helped you pick something special for that special newborn in your life. We’ve also put together gift finders for first birthdays, 2 year olds, 3 year olds 4 year olds and 5 year olds too.
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