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Gifts for Newborns

by Beth | Updated: February 16, 2024
Gifts for Newborns

Welcoming a new baby into the world is a time of joy and celebration. Whether it’s for a baby girl, a boy, newborn twins, or struggling parents, finding the perfect gift can be a challenge.

We’ve handpicked the best baby gifts from top UK merchants, to help you give something appropriate but also stand-out gifts that are extra special and unique.

In this post, we’ll explore a variety of new baby gift ideas, handpicked to help you celebrate a new life and congratulate the family.

See our top picks below, but before you shop remember it’s important to focus on the baby’s (and family’s) needs and care. Here are some things to consider before buying:

Safety: The most important aspect is to ensure the gift is safe for a baby. It should be free of small parts, sharp edges, and toxic materials. Always check for age-appropriate labels and safety certifications.

Developmental Benefits: Choose gifts that support the baby’s developmental stages. Items like soft books, sensory toys, or simple musical instruments can stimulate a baby’s senses and aid in their cognitive and motor skills development.

Comfort: Babies need comfort. Soft, hypoallergenic fabrics in clothing, blankets, or plush toys are ideal. Avoid anything scratchy or too stiff that could irritate delicate skin.

Practicality: Parents appreciate gifts that are useful. Items like swaddle blankets, bibs, or a high-quality diaper bag are not only practical but can also be stylish.

Durability: Babies can be tough on their belongings, so look for gifts that are durable and easy to clean. Machine-washable items are a plus.

Timelessness: Classic gifts like a silver spoon, a hand-knit blanket, or a beautifully illustrated storybook are timeless and can be cherished for generations.

Personalisation: Adding a personal touch, like a monogram or a custom-made item, can make the gift more special and memorable.

Educational Value: Gifts that encourage learning and exploration, like age-appropriate puzzles or building blocks, can be beneficial for a baby’s early education.

Fun Factor: Above all, babies need fun and joy. Bright colors, interesting textures, and gentle sounds can provide entertainment and laughter.

Parental Preferences: Consider the parents’ lifestyle and preferences. Eco-friendly, organic products or items that match the family’s style and values can be thoughtful choices.


Baby Gift Guide: Top Picks

Some of our favourite gifts for newborns this year:

Bamboo Fox Plate Suction Plate

These plates are really good for stopping babies throwing their food in the floor. Made from sustainable bamboo.

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Large Rainbow Play Blocks

Bright colours are good for babies as they have limited colours they can see. These wooden rainbow blocks are really nice and versatile and children play with it in different ways as they get older.

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#1 Beeswax Crayons for Toddler's and Children

This best-selling beeswax crayons have a short, chubby shape that is specifically designed to make it easy for small kids to grasp. Beeswax crayons are better for the environment and non-toxic in case children try to eat them!

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Hobbycraft Colour-in Cardboard Shop Playhouse

This sturdy cardboard shop playhouse features cool shop details, all ready to be coloured in with pencils, pens or paints. It can be recycled when they’ve finished playing with it.

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Philips Video Baby Monitor

A video baby monitor with a unique handset pairing for a private, secure connection. Has a crystal clear infra-red night vision that automatically switches on. Finally, has a perfect clear sound video.

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LED Duck Night Light

The surface of the duck night light is made of BPA-free silicone, which is soft and comfortable to hold. This silicone LED night light is very easy to use. It is multifunctional and has adjustable light modes.

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The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright

A bestselling story about confidence, self-esteem, and a shy little mouse who sets out on a journey to find his roar.

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Free-Range Freddy by Rachel Bright

A colourful new arrival turns the chicken coop upside-down in this delightfully funny rhyming picture book from Rachel Bright, multi-award-winning author of The Lion Inside.

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Bear Head Rug

A sweet and stylish bear head rug made from hand-tufted pure wool that's soft and gentle against your little one's skin, it will make a great soft space for playing and tummy time.

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Warm & Wonderful – Children's Cotton Sheep Sweater

A children’s version of Warm & Wonderful’s iconic Sheep Sweater made from 100% cotton and featuring updates inspired by the recent discovery of Diana’s original jumper from the 80s — like hand-embroidered eyes and cream-colored sheep.

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Collapsible Outdoor Utility Wagon

A utility wagon that has a roomy interior, convenient compact storage, and functional features. Promotes easy transport

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Baby Clothing

One of the most requested items from new parents is something cosy, comfortable and cool for the baby to wear.

Looking for more adorable baby clothing gift ideas? See our full guide »

Dog Baby Booties

These sweet baby slippers are knitted in 100% cotton, machine washable and have just enough elastic at the cuff to keep them in place.

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Bonnie Highland Cow Leggings

Made from lightweight, soft cotton which includes a wide, ribbed waistband for comfort. Leggings are stretchy and seamless to enable total freedom when playing. Also, bottom is designed to stretch around nappies, including cloth ones.

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Bumble Bee Jumpsuit

Handmade in Cumbria, the beautiful bumble bee print jumpsuit. Legs have with snaps buttons up to age 18-24m.

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Jacquard-Knitted Jumper

Jacquard-knitted cotton jumper with ribbed trims and buttoning at shoulder. Cut for a loose fit with slightly dropped shoulders.

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Wool Jumper

Wool jumper knitted in a half-cardigan stitch featuring a polka dot pattern. Ribbed trimmings around the neck, at cuffs and at bottom hem. The jumper contains 100% RWS wool.

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Organic Cotton Hat

Hat made from 100% organic cotton. Slips on. Pom Pom embellishment at top, all-over check pattern on crown, striped pattern on brim, brand label at side. Machine wash mild. Lightweight, non-stretch

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Toastie Bear Padded Shell Snowsuit (Seagrass)

Shell snowsuit in the color of Seagrass, made from 100% polyester; filling 100% sorona. Zip fastenings at front. Regular fit, hood, ear appliqués, long sleeves, brand patch at front, quilted padding, lined. Lightweight, non-stretch

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Ribbed Leggings (Red/White)

Comfortable for everyday wear, these red-white rib-knitted leggings are made from organic cotton and feature a pattern of yarn-dyed stripes. Adjustable elastics at waist.

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New Baby Hamper

Gift a hamper brimming with essentials such as cozy blankets, adorable tiny booties, and gentle skincare products, the perfect balance between practicality and charm.

Baby Shampoo

A fragrance-free baby shampoo suitable from newborn and upwards which gently cleanse hair and scalp. Created for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Vegan, safe for sensitive skin and babies prone to eczema.

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Reusable Baby Wipes - Everyday Pro

Even if you decide not to go for reusable nappies, we still recommend getting reusable wipes, as so they're so easy to use, wash and reuse.

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Rattan Raya Rattle, Natural

Handmade from 100% natural Rattan, this charming rattle from Olli Ella features the loveliest of jingles from the bell hidden inside. The perfect keepsake to celebrate a newborn, this is a piece that will surely be treasured for years to come.

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Organic Wash Cloth Puppets

Three-piece puppet with embroidered face made from 100% organic-cotton wash cloth. Machine wash mild. Lightweight, non-stretch

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Stella Mccartney Changing Bag

Recycled-polyester changing bag with zip fastening, double top handles, adjustable strap, buttoned pocket at front, zip pocket at front and back, branded trims, one main compartment, internal buttoned and zip pockets, two internal slip pockets, fully lined, changing mat included

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And perhaps something for Mum and Dad to celebrate!

The Fortmason Hamper

Wicker hamper full of treats including scrumptious biscuits, delightful tipples, chutneys, and marmalades bursting with flavour

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Congratulations Hamper

Comprises 8 items including honeycomb milk chocolate bar, milk chocolate enrobed sea salt caramels, all butter shortbread bites, British strawberry and champagne jam, Gavi DOCG, Milk chocolate salted caramel truffles box of 9, Prosecco, 18” wicker hamper

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Newborn Gift Sets and Baby Gift Box

These carefully curated gift sets are readymade to gift. Packed with adorable but also practical and appropriate presents for their early stages in life.

Silicone Tableware Set (Cat Rose Blush)

Silicone tableware set made from 100% renewable PLA. Includes bowl, plate, bowl, cup, and spoon with animal design and printed bear face. Freezer safe down to -20 degrees

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Bear Cub Necessities Feeding Hamper

A hamper of feeding essentials for babies from 0 to 12 months. It includes a set of silicone tableware in a bear shape, two sets of bibs in animal prints, and a gift box.

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Baby Gift Set Hamper

The ideal gift hamper. Great for baby showers or a first Christmas gift. With 4 gorgeous themes to choose from, this gift set makes the perfect gift for any little boy or girl.

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The Looker Play Kit

This Play Kit helps newborn build new brain connections with high-contrast images and black and white sensory mittens.

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Wild at Heart Baby Hamper – Selfridges & Co

Includes mini Rodini stretch-jersey babygrow 1-4 months, Liewood organic-cotton cuddle toy, Liewood recycled-cotton soft toy, Liewood pack of two organic-cotton muslin cloths, Liewood pack of three organic-cotton wash cloths, Liewood pack of two silicone bibs, Liewood pack of two natural rubber bath toys, Liewood set of four silicone tableware set

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Fun Toys for Babies

Young ones can never have enough toys, games and entertainment. Give the gift of fun with these engaging and stimulating presents.

Welcome to the World Seedling Musical Mobile

A musical mobile with a hand-crafted felt style. It has a natural hessian ring and four cute characters that spin gently to soothe your baby.

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Foam Play Set with Ball Pit

For the ultimate playroom. A fun and versatile play set with five soft foam obstacles, a ball pit, and removable covers for easy cleaning.

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Set Of 60 Building Blocks With Bag

Crafted from sustainable rubberwood, this set is designed with smooth edges for their safety. Ethically made from sustainable wood, this 60-piece building block set encourages toddlers to create their own stories and magical worlds.

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Very Hungry Caterpillar Double Sided Soft Unfold Book

A fun-packed unfold and discover activity toy that features multiple textures, crinkles and activities that encourages sensory play and helping to develop baby’s early motor skills.

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Winnie The Pooh Double Sided Soft Unfold Book

Encourage sensory play and help develop baby’s early motor skills with a fun-packed unfold and discover activity book.

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Globber – Learning Bike

A learning bike with four patented steering modes, adjustable seat, synchronised wheel movement, and combined steering modes.

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Globber – Childrens Explorer Trike

A trike with four modes, parent handle, screwless design, 5-point harness, and adjustable seat.

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Geometric Stacker

An educational geometric stacker toddler toy that features 25 colourful wooden pieces of rings, octagons,and rectangles that can be matchedand stacked on three rods.

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Personalised Gifts for Newborns

Unique, thoughtful and truly special, these custom keepsakes are the perfect way to celebrate a new member of the family.

When You Were Born – Personalised Baby Stories

Welcome a new baby with a personalised tale based on the letters of their name. Printed as a unique, one-off edition. Made with thick, high-quality paper sourced from sustainable forests. Available in softcover, super-sturdy hardcover, or luxurious layflat.

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I'm a Name-O-Saurus – Personalised Baby Stories

Take a child on their very own adventure to Dino Land. Printed as a unique, one-off edition. Made with thick, high-quality paper sourced from sustainable forests. Available in softcover, super-sturdy hardcover, or luxurious layflat.

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Personalised Large Polka Dot Storage Bag

This storage bag is generously sized and sturdy enough to provide a comforting home for all of your little ones' favourite toys, but soft enough to fold away neatly for extra space during playtime.

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Custom Name Crayons for Kids

A rainbow Crayon letters in a gift box with the name or word stamped on the front of the box. Its measurement approx. 1.5-2", but will vary depending on the actual letter ("M" will be wider than the letter "L" for example) - Not recommended for children under 4 due to parts that could break off.

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Illustrated name prints

Lovely personalised name print with a woodland animal theme. Choose your own name and colours, framing options.

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Soft Toys and Teddy Bears for Baby

For a sentimental gift, personalised teddy bears for newborns are a wonderful choice. These teddy bears can be embroidered with the baby’s name, birth date, or a special message, making them a treasured companion for years to come.

Classic Paddington Beanie Toy

A beanie of toy with embroidered button details. Suitable from birth

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Steiff Soft Cuddly Hoppie Rabbit

A plush toy stuffed with synthetic filling material, safety eyes, stainless steel. Made from 100% polyester. Suitable for years 3+

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Steiff Stegosaurus

A plush toy stuffed with synthetic filling material, safety eyes, stainless steel. Made from 100% polyester.

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Slackajack Monkey

Soft and cuddly small slackajack monkey. It is s uitable from birth. This measures 33cm tall and its surface is washable.

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Blossom Bashful Silver Bunny

A gorgeously soft and fluffy bunny, finished in super-soft Jellycat plush. Made from 100% polyester. It is 0+ tested to and passes the European Safety Standard for toys: EN71 parts 1,2 & 3 for all ages

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Dog In Red Soft Toy

With their hand embroidered faces, each cotton knit doll has their own personality. Handmade in South East London by Sophie Home.

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Jellycat - Winter Warmer Munro Scottie Dog

Jellycat’s Winter Warmer Munro Scottie Dog soft toy is a cosily characterful and comforting companion for you and your little one.

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Gifts for Newborn Twins

Celebrating the arrival of twins requires a special touch. Consider gifts that come in pairs or twin sets, like matching outfits or coordinating plush toys. View our full list of Gifts for Baby Twins »

Baby Girl and Boy Twin Mice in Matchbox

A gift that will be kept to remember childhood for years to come. Two adorable baby girl and baby boy twins comes in adorable matchbox with a blanket included. Mice are machine washable and made from cotton and linen.

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Newborn Beanies Set

A set of newborn beanies that are perfect for new twins. Personalise them with your own colours and words. Keep forever as a lovely reminder of those precious first moments together.

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Bugaboo Duo Pushchair & Carrycot

Highly rated. Bugaboo's side by side double pushchair and carrycot set is pricey but worth it for the ingenious design, high quality materials and packed with useful features.

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Twin Feeding Pillow

A twin feeding pillow that makes it easy to feed twins at the same time. It can be used for breastfeeding or bottle feeding, or just chillout time.

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For Mum and Dad

After the stresses and strain of pregnancy and childbirth, mum and dad most definitely deserve something special.

Sony Alpha 7CII Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

Capture the joy before they grow up. A high-resolution camera is an amazing gift for a new family. This compact camera will take professional quality pics on manual mode but also has advanced pro features. Capture those first special moments forever.

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Aesop Majestic Melodies Bodycare Gift Set

A composition of resounding pleasures for the skin, nose and ears, Majestic Melodies comprises a hand wash and balm with woody, herbaceous notes, an intensely hydrating body balm and a verdantly scented body cleanser.

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Freddies Flowers Subscription

Flower subscription service, delivered to your door weekly or monthly. Hand-picked and curated fresh flowers inspired by the seasons.

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TheraGun Massage Gun

A massage gun that is perfect as a therapy tool for all types of common pain and tension. Portable, convenient, and customizable for tailored pain and tension relief

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Smart Colour Changing Mood Lighting Bar

Create a soothing environment for the new baby, controlling lighting and colours has a big impact on a child and can help establish routines.

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The Headland Spa, Newquay

The perfect setting for restoring your sense of balance and wellbeing. Let yourself unwind, with the help of some expert pampering and a range of swimming pools, at a truly stunning location.

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Celebrate these precious moments with a gift that speaks from the heart, big or small it’s the thought that counts.

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