The fourth instalment of my Christmas gift guides brings you a selection of lovely gift ideas for new parents and their little bundles. From beauty must haves to baby carriers, I’ve tried to include a variety of gift ideas to suit every budget and taste.
1 // Anorak Rabbits Grobag, from £32.99
I have a slight obsession with British design brand Anorak and their gorgeous wares and swear by Gro bags for the little lady, so when I came across this pretty Anorak Rabbits Gro Bag and saw the two combined, I was over the moon! There are three other designs in the collection; Rolling Hills, Kissing Squirrels and Trundling Tractors that are as equally charming.
2 // Baby milestone cards, £12.95
These baby milestones cards are perfect for capturing precious moments such as baby’s first smile and first steps. This pack contains 30 beautifully illustrated cards featuring all the major milestones. Simply fill in the date and take a picture of your baby together with the card to create the perfect gift for friends and family or a lovely keepsake for yourself.
3 // Patternology Chevron Knitted Blanket, £14.98
I’m a big fan of Mamas and Papas blankets. Not only are they pretty to look at, they are also exceptionally well made and this chevron blanket is no exception.
4 // Sophie The Giraffe Original Teether, £11.20
Relieving sore teeth and gums since 1961, Sophie the Giraffe is the classic, must-have teether. Brilliant for little hands and featuring a little squeak too, Sophie will go down a storm with any baby that can get their hands (and gums) on it.
5 // A Little Lovely Company DIY Letter Banner, £11
I adore this multilingual DIY letter banner. Containing 138 letters, symbols and metal clips, these fantastic reusable banners are perfect for birthdays, announcements or to uniquely style your home and they look fantastic in nurseries, bedrooms and play rooms.
6 // BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier We, £70.01
This versatile baby carrier from BabyBjorn offers both comfort and security for parent and baby. With three carrying positions (front and back), it can be used from birth until 3 years and has been acknowledged as a hip-healthy baby carrier by International Hip Dysplasia Institute. It’s not only easy to put on and take off, it’s also incredibly comfortable to wear as a parent and comfortable for baby too.
7 // Babymoov Lunch Set , £18.74
Make mealtimes fun with this adorable, five-piece lunch set for baby. Each lunch set contains a colourful plate, bowl, cup, spoon and fork and is beautifully packaged in a stylish gift set box.
8 // Mummy Mitts, £19.85
Mummy Mitts are ingenious and are definitely my saviour in the winter months. Cleverly they attach to the handle bar or handles of any pram or pushchair, so you can slip your hands in and out easily whilst tending to your little ones. Easy and convenient, Mummy Mitts are the perfect buggy accessory for the winter months.
9 // Original Kids Rule Height Chart, from £110
These gorgeous softwood growth charts are designed as giant vintage-style rulers and make the perfect personalised present for new parents. Available in 3 colours (Aged Oak (dark), Mid Oak (light) and Washed White), they come in either Imperial or Metric and make a brilliant focal feature in your home.
10 // Fisher Price Rainforest Jumperoo, £99
With its 360 degree spinning seat that allows your baby to explore 5 different toy stations including the main toy with light up friends, fun spinning balls and activity play, the Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo is a must-have for any parents. Little ones love jumping like mad and playing with all the different attached toys and they are so distracted, new parents might even have a few moments peace to drink a hot cup of tea!
11 // Kiehls Baby Products, £various
Kiehls is a brand I adore and trust and their exclusive product line for babies is fab. Not only does the range smell great, it’s also paraben free and perfect for baby’s delicate skin. This Kiehl’s Nurturing Baby Cream for Face and Body is formulated with Shea Butter, Apricot Kernel Oil and Purified Honey and is brilliant to even out dry patches.
12 // Liberty Print & Denim Mix ‘queue for the zoo’ romper, £42
There is nothing cuter than a baby in a romper and they don’t come much cuter than this liberty print romper from Coco & Wolf.
13 // Babymoov City Changing Bag, £74
For me, a changing bag has to fit two criteria; stylish and functional, but with a plethora of bags on the market, it can be a huge undertaking finding the right bag. When I was kindly sent the City Changing Bag from Babymoov, I was blown away with the quality and style of the bag. For starters it doesn’t look like a changing bag, it looks like a ‘real’ handbag, which garners a huge tick from me. Secondly it’s incredibly spacious and feels like it should belong to Mary Poppins thanks to its seamlessly never-ending space and multiple pockets. The Babymoov City will make the perfect present for your stylish ‘new mum’ friend.
14 // Mamas & Papas Comforter, £5.45
Both Jack and Phoebe have Mamas & Papas comforters (or three actually, I stocked up when they were born just in case we lost one!) and they have been the perfect companions for them. Jack and ‘Mr Ted’ are truly inseparable and Phoebe and ‘Pixie’ are fast becoming firm friends! They wash well, are pretty to look, have a teething ring attached for the early years and a gentle rattling sound when shaken. They are also super soft and snuggly, making them the ideal comforter.
15 // Babymoov Nutribaby, £79.56
The only food processor that you can use right from birth, the Nutribaby has been a godsend since Phoebe was born and I can’t recommend it highly enough. With 5 functions; steam cooker, blender, bottle and jar warmer, steriliser and defroster, it’s incredibly versatile and is a must have for all new parents.
16 // Dream Big Little One Fine Art Print, £24
I’m a huge fan of Freya’s quirky works of art and Phoebe’s walls are covered in her gorgeous prints. These charming, whimsical illustrations make perfect presents for little babies and their parents.
17 // Don’t Buy Her Flowers Recovery Package, from £41
Perfect for weary new parents, this gorgeous recovery package will go down a storm with its worthy recipient. Containing a host of lovely products including Skin & Tonic Gentle Facial Scrub, Sister & Co Coconut Oil, Laughing Bird Shea & Cocoa Butter Body Cream, Laughing Bird Lemon & Walnut Body Scrub and Love & Peace Tealights, this recovery package should definitely be up there if you are looking for a ‘thoughtful’ gift.
18 // Frugi Muslin Squares, £12
Never underestimate the importance of a muslin square, or ten. Every new parent knows that these soft pieces of fabric will be your constant companion over the next twelve months or so, so they may as well be pretty to look at! Made from organic cotton, little one’s will adore these fun and vibrant Frugi muslin squares and they are also super soft on your skin too!
I hope you found this guide helpful, do you have any other Christmas gift ideas for new parents and babies that you’d like to share?