With a new baby on the way, Christmas is the perfect time for friends and family to treat the new arrival whether they’re here or not. There’s a fantastic selection of gifts on the market for new arrivals and these would certainly make a Mum-to-be smile on Christmas Day.
Bathtimes are an essential part of the bonding process between a newborn and a new parent and this Baby Bath Towel from Cuddledry is a fantastic tool to ensure bathtime is a calm and enjoyable experience. Worn apron style, the baby bath towel keeps hands free for bathing and lifting and helps to dry off baby quickly and snuggly. The towel has a hood too to keep baby feeling safe and secure whilst they’re drying off after their bath. Retails at £29.99.
Looking after baby’s newborn skin is essential and this luxurious gift set from Harry and Rose is a fantastic gift for a Mum-to-be ahead of her little ones arrival. All their products are made in the UK and use only pure, soothing, natural and organic ingredients including Calendula, Coconut, Cottonseed and Aloe Vera amongst others. The Harry and Rose Baby Skincare Gift Set includes a Baby Soft Lotion, Baby Hair and Body Wash (which is easy to rinse with a no-sting formula) and a baby bubble bath. RRP £22.00
Stories are an essential part of the bedtime routine and can really help with the bonding process between a new family member. This personalised book from Wonderbly is a fantastic gift idea to introduce a new baby to the rest of their family. A Letter for the Littlest Bear is customisable and can feature up to 9 members of the family in the form of adorable furry bears; Mama Bear, Daddy Bear, Brothers, Sisters, Aunts, Uncles and Cousins can feature too. At the end of the book, there’s also a fantastic fold out letter which can be personalised for the new arrival. A wonderful keepsake for a new arrival. RRP £16.99
If you’re looking for an adorable gift for a newborn, Babyblooms offer a range of gifts for newborns and Mums-to-be. My top picks from their range of gifts are suitable for all budgets and include their wonderful collection of cupcake gifts. Cleverly rolled, both baby socks and pyjamas appear as sweet treats, wonderfully presented in reusable silicone cupcake cases and accompanying presentation boxes. Cupcake socks are available in blue, pink and white and retail at just £5. Cupcake pyjamas are available in blue, pink and green and in sizes 0-6 months and 6-12 months and retail at £24.00. Babyblooms also offer a range of baby gifts including blankets, hampers and teddy bears.
The majority of a newborns early days are all about sleep, feeding and more sleep so keep them cosy and warm with the adorable Classic Dream Blanket from Aden + Anais. Made from four layers of 100% cotton muslin, this blanket will not only keep them snuggly but can be used as a soft surface when you need to lay them down. Blankets are often a source of security for many babies with their parents scent on them so snuggle up and enjoy those naps together. The Classic Dream Blanket is sized 120 x 120cm and is machine washable. The Classic Dream Blanket is available in 16 different patterns to choose from, there really is a style for every one. RRP £46.95.
In addition to a blanket, muslins are an essential part of everyday life with a newborn. Aden + Anais produce the softest muslins on the market (in my opinion) and they are so so useful, you can never have enough of them. Made from 100% cotton, they’re soft, absorbent and breathable. They’re great for mopping up baby dribble, to be used as a burp cloth, a makeshift bib and an ideal security blanket. Available in a range of 21 different patterns, this set of 3 musy squares (sized 70 x 70cm) retails at just £19.95.
During the colder months, it’s essential that babies are kept warm when you’re out and about but travelling in a snowsuit or pram suit isn’t ideal especially when they’re in a car seat. The Morrck All Season Car Seat Blanket is ideal for quick and easy travelling. The blanket has universal holes to allow for harnesses to feed through allowing them to fit baby securely and not their outdoor clothing. The All Season Car Seat Blanket allows parents to regulate the baby’s temperature when they’re out and about by simply wrapping and unwrapping the blanket and removing the hood from a baby’s head. Made from one layer of anti-pil breathable fleece and one layer of 100% cotton jersey, the All Season blanket is an ideal gift to keep babies safe and warm on their travels this Christmas. RRP £35.95
For those wanting to gift a suitable toy for a new baby this Christmas, the HAPE collection of wooden toys are a wonderful choice. Our top picks are the Penguin musical wobbler and the rotating music box which are both made from natural materials.
Both toys are soothing and gentle toys with sounds to engage and delight little ones. The HAPE rotating music box* is suitable from birth and the HAPE Penguin musical wobbler* is suitable for babies aged 6 months plus. The HAPE Penguin retails from £12.99 and the HAPE Musical Box retails from £16.99.
When it comes to engaging little ones and developing their sense of discovery and self-awareness, a playmat is an excellent gift. The My Little Sunshine Multi-Activity PlayGym from Little Bird Told Me is super soft and padded and can be used from birth. The playgym has a range of activities for babies to discover including squeaks and rattles, hidden crinkles, flexible teething rings and a removable musical pull toy with a (battery-free) musical melody. The toy arches are removable and all hanging toys can be attached to cot sides, car seats and pushchairs. This bright and colourful playgym is retails at £69.95.
If the new baby has older siblings of pre-schooler age, it’s inevitable that they’ll become familiar with the characters from the popular TV series, In The Night Garden. Recently released earlier this year, the new In The Night Garden baby range is hugely popular with favourites Upsy Daisy, Makka Pakka and IgglePiggle featuring as hanging chime soft toys, grabber toys, baby blankets and soft toys. This Makka Pakka Soft Toy* features soft, textured fabrics perfect for little hands and retails at just £6.99 and would make a wonderful stocking filler for a new baby or little one.
Looking after baby’s skin throughout their early days and months is essential and this range of natural skincare from Jack n’ Jill uses native extracts and organic oils to beautifully clean and nourish the whole family. The Australian natural extracts provide a deep cleansing action but its gentle formula is soft and non-irritating for sensitive skin and scalps. The Jack n’ Jill range includes shampoo, body wash, toothpastes and accessories for all the family. The Bathtime range prices start from £9.99.
These adorable baby slippers from Chipmunks Footwear are absolutely beautiful and perfect for tiny feet this Christmas. The super soft baby slippers are a brand new addition to the Chipmunks collection for AW17 and feature fox cubs, baby lions, baby rabbits, unicorns, owls, pandas, sharks and tigers. The range twins with their existing range so older siblings can wear matching slippers too! All baby slippers feature an anti-slip sole which is ideal for those older babies who are just finding their feet. RRP £12.00 from Chipmunks Footwear.
Popular gifts at Christmas are ones that little ones can grow up and develop with and this Leapfrog Count and Colours Band Toy* is a brilliant gift for just that. The interactive toy encourages little ones to press, tap, twist and wobble its features to get Scout singing and playing. There are three learning modes with five colourful instruments along with a light up piano to enjoy. The Leapfrog Count and colours Band Toy is suitable from 6 months plus to 3 years and retails at just £10.90.
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Disclosure: This gift guide contains gifted products and products that I genuinely believe Mums-to-be would love this Christmas. This post contains affiliate links marked with an asterisk*