We’ve all had that exasperating moment trying to buy for a notoriously picky person who doesn’t need anything new when we’ve asked ourselves ‘What do you buy the person who has everything?’ Well, buying for a newborn baby poses the exact opposite problem: ‘What do you buy the person who has nothing at all?’
When you’re buying a gift to celebrate the birth of a new baby, you won’t necessarily be buying for the baby as they are now. Most of the practical items will have been bought already by the baby’s parents or will have been provided at a baby shower, but obviously it is silly to buy anything too frivolous for a newborn baby.
The best new baby gifts are those which will last long into their future. For example, we love this silver photo album which has lots of little spaces for photos of the little one to track the first year of their life. This isn’t just a great gift for baby, who will be able to learn more about their early life when they’re older, but for the whole family, as the attractive silver cover means this album doubles up as a picture frame and can be enjoyed by everyone.
If you want to buy something really special to spoil the new baby boy or girl, we think that you can’t go wrong with one of these baby boy and baby girl celebration gift hampers. They come in adorable pink or blue with themed toys, and the luxury wicker hamper containing all the goodies can be kept as a toybox or for storage. We particularly like the piggy bank to start their savings collection, and the silver birth certificate holder makes this special document even more precious.
Of course, the one who’s done all the hard work is Mum. Mum needs spoiling too, which is why we recommend this Mumms the Word gift basket. It contains a bottle of Mumm Cordon Rouge champagne (see what they did there?) to give a no doubt frazzled mummy a well-deserved treat. It also contains some beautiful toys for the little one, including a rattle and a teddy bear.
Sometimes, it feels like a baby really does have everything already. If Mum and Dad have said that they don’t need any gifts, we suggest sending a bouquet instead. You can never have too many flowers, and these pink and blue arrangements of pretty blooms are a unique way to signify the birth of a new baby.
If you need more ideas for new baby gifts, check out Sparkling Direct for inspiration.