New Baby Gifts & Ideas

A stuffed animal is sure to make the sleep-deprived parents say, “Awww."

“It’s a Boy!” “It’s a Girl!” You’ve received the joyful announcement, accompanied by a picture of tired but happy parents holding their squishy-faced newborn. Now it’s time to welcome the little one into the world with a special baby gift.


Best Baby Gifts

Practical gifts, like onesies, washcloths, bibs, booties, and bottles can feel a little unexciting when purchasing, but trust us, they are not boring. Most new moms never have enough of them and can always use more. Not that she doesn’t love that frilly pink tutu, but right now, she just wants to swaddle her baby in a soft blankie and wipe the drool off her chin. Other great baby gifts include photo albums, growth charts, hooded towels shaped like animals, and classic wooden ABC blocks. Gifting your kids’ favorite baby books to the new arrival is a wonderful way to start a library for the little one.


Tip: When buying baby clothes, it’s best to size up 3 to 6 months (also keep in mind the upcoming seasons).


The Name Game

The new parents have probably spent a good part of the last nine months deciding on a name, so they’ll be tickled pink to see their little girl’s name everywhere. A personalized gift screams “thoughtfulness,” as there’s no way you could’ve just pulled it out of your gift drawer. Great personalized baby gifts include onesies, photo frames and wall prints, ceramic plates and cups, blankets, pillows, and piggy banks (hey, it’s never too early to start saving for retirement!).


Oh-So-Cute

Of course, if you’re strapped for time and/or money, just go for the cute! A too-cute stuffed animal, rattle, outfit, or toy is sure to make the proud, sleep-deprived parents say, “Awww.”


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