October 05, 2021 / by Emma Jones

Having a baby is like no other experience, but it also sets a series of changes in every new parent’s life. No wonder why preparing for a newborn can get be so overwhelming for most parents. Not only are there so many things to learn and get used to, but there are also so many products to buy. And on top of that, you have to do all of that while being constantly tired. This is why, when you are buying a gift for a new mom or for her newborn, it’s always a good idea to get something that you know they need but still don’t have. Or, something that will make the new parents’ life easier.

The best way to know for sure that you are getting a useful present is to ask the parents what they need but still don’t have. Of course, you can also decide to go for a surprise gift, but not before doing some research. There are many different baby products you can get in any price range you set – small newborn gifts, such as nappies, bibs, swaddles, blankets, towels, etc., to bigger and more expensive choices, such as strollers or prams, baby cots, etc. or somewhere in the middle, like baby monitors or some other useful baby product.

What Can You Choose?

newborn clothes

Regardless of whether you are good at finding gifts or not, buying gifts for babies can be fun. However, babies have lots of needs, and there is an incredibly wide range of products you can choose from – which can make your task both easier and harder. When looking for a newborn baby gift, consider the products little ones need for their basic needs, namely sleeping, feeding and walking.


Both babies and parents need their sleep, but as you know many newborns can have a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep. This is why buying some type of sleeping aid as a baby present is a great idea. There are many different products intended to help the baby sleep. You can find vaporisers that can help the baby breathe better (some of these products may even include a speaker, so the parents can shush their baby, record themselves or play something), other types of recording devices, white or pink noise machines, products like the Lulla doll, which is a sleep companion and a soother for babies with many features, and so on.

baby monitor
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Of course, there are many other types of products that you can get for your loved one and her baby’s good night’s sleep. For instance, you can go for simpler things, such as swaddles or blankets, or if you are ready to spend some more money on the newborn gift, you can also go for bigger things, such as nursery furniture, including a baby cot, a changing table, a nursery rocking chair, etc.


Even though any newborn baby gift you buy for the baby is technically also a gift for the parents as well when it’s time for walking new moms have to carry a lot of things and they have many difficult tasks. There are many different products that you can buy in terms of going outside with the baby.

baby carrier
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Strollers are a great gift if the parents don’t already have one, but they might be a little too expensive, so instead, you can go for an ergonomic, comfortable baby carrier. But carrying the baby isn’t the only thing parents need to think about when going out because they also might need nappies, bibs, change of clothes, and so on.

While there are many ways to carry all of these objects, if you want to surprise a loved one who just had a baby, you can buy her a fashionable nappy bag. You can get cute backpacks, totes, satchels, designed specifically for this use. These kinds of bags aren’t only are also specifically intended for that use (because they are easy to clean, they are made of water-resistant fabrics, they feature insulated pockets, etc.), but they also look really good and stylish.


newborn milk bottle
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Because, obviously, babies can eat on their own, and they need to be well fed always, so they can grow healthy and strong, there are many different products that help with this important part of their lives. The most obvious newborn gift in this category would be a baby bottle. Of course, you could also buy bibs, baby cookbooks, bottle holders or sterilisers, etc., and even something bigger, like a high chair for feeding. You can also go for a breast pump if you know the mom doesn’t have it but she needs one.

Final Thoughts

So, essentially, you can choose between gifts for their nursery, sleeping, bathing, feeding, going outside with the baby, keepsakes, etc. However, regardless of what kind of present you decide to buy for the new mom or the newborn, there are several things you need to always pay attention to. It’s crucial that you find a baby gifts shop that is reliable. This way you can make sure that you are getting products that are high-quality. Moreover, don’t forget to check the fabrics, the materials, and the craftsmanship, and learn about their quality, their safety, their durability, etc.