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 picking out a bigger gift for a baby shower, or as a group purchase, here are some top picks.
Despite the challenging moments, they're really only teeny tiny for such a short time and you always end up looking back, desperate for one more sleepy cuddle. Amongst the sleepiness, it’s important to take loads of photos and track all the amazing milestones such as the first smile, so the Milestone Cards are ideal to put into a DIY baby shower hamper. They are the modern alternative to a baby book and the illustrative designs are just too cute.
An Heirloom Blanket
Whether one day old or 100 years old, being cosy under a blanket is the best and they make a great gift idea for a new bundle, which can be passed down through the generations too. From nostalgic, illustrative designs to block colour, cellular baby blankets there are gorgeous choices to suit different budgets and tastes.
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.
From lotions and towels to use after those first few baths, such as the Liewood Augusta Hooded Towel there’s some great ideas to cater to various budgets. Preparing for your own special arrival? The Organic Zoo collection makes a wonderful ‘going home’ outfit.
Introduction to toys
You probably won’t be giving a newborn a rattle the day they arrive into the world, but within a few weeks, you may like to introduce some newborn-friendly toys. Soft items with black and white patterns are sure winners, as the high-contrast designs encourage brand new babies to focus. The Wee Gallery Cuddle Comforter and Petit Collage Organic Soft Book Set are both suitable from birth and encourage crucial, sensory development
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 large item for the nursery can also be a lovely present. A Toy Chest, like this one from Kid's Concept, is s a durable furniture piece that will see a child through numerous years - from holding blankets in their nursery, to storing fancy dress props in their pre-school years. The Larisa and Pumpkin
Organic Cotton Ball Pit is the ultimate in active play for toddlers and babies, made in high grade foam with an organic washable cover.
And there it is. A gift guide to give you a helping hand. Article hit the spot? Good news. There’s more. We’ve put together gift finders for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers little gifts and those big gifts too. Enjoy...