Welcoming a new addition to the family is an exciting time, especially for first-time moms. While there are plenty of essentials to help ease the transition into parenthood, why not make this journey even more memorable by surprising the mom-to-be with a unique baby gift that she’ll always remember. Need some inspiration? Take a look at our list for the best gifts for new parents.
1. A Personalized Start to Baby’s Book Collection
It’s never too early to start building literacy skills. And new parents are usually eager to start reading to their little ones right away. This unique baby gift is perfectly suited for trendy showers that ask guests to bring a book for a raffle entry. Wonderbly makes it easy to gift them a story that they are sure to love.
2. Something to Amuse the Overtired New Parents
The first several weeks after bringing home your new bundle of joy can be exhausting. Whether you’re a first-time parent or seasoned veteran, moms and dads can surely understand the challenges of adjusting to a newborn’s schedule. While a remote island getaway would be the ideal gift to help combat some new parent fatigue, perhaps a good laugh could be a runner up. Try a novelty gift of exceptionally bad dad jokes to mark the beginning of fatherhood and provide some lighthearted reading material for the waiting room. Or use humor to lighten the mood during a midnight diaper change with a comical approach to putting on a onesie.
3. A Little Bit of Luxury to Pamper the New Mom
Who says that your baby gear has to be decked out in animal prints or little bulldozers? While baby themed patterns are cute, there's no need to transform the entire house into a nursery. For the trendy mom, consider a luxury baby gift like a stylish leather diaper bag that's both fashionable and functional. Bonus points if you fill the diaper bag with essentials like diapers, wipes, creams, and other goodies that would be boring on their own.
4. A Trendy Educational Toy
Have you ever heard of a Montessori busy board? If you’re looking for unique baby gifts for a girl or boy, an early investment in their education is always a good choice. Montessori is an educational curriculum for early child development that promotes hands-on learning. With the busy board, babies can explore with shapes, zippers, snaps, buttons, and other tactile details.
5. A Sweet Memory Box
Speak to the new mom’s sentimental side with baby shower gifts that offer a modern alternative to baby books. The best baby shower gifts build an emotional connection like a one-of-a-kind memory box that helps protect those important newborn keepsakes. When done well, these boxes can make a show stopping presentation at a baby shower. We love the selection of handcrafted options on Etsy!
6. Help Keep the Peace with a Sleep Soother
New parents will try just about anything to get their newborns to sleep. Find the perfect gadget that provides the ambiance of soft lighting with a little white noise bundled up in a cute, cuddly crib buddy. For more unique baby gifts for boys or girls, check out this Sweet Dreamers Ewan the Shushing Sheep.