What should you buy a baby? That is the ultimate question. When they’re too young to appreciate or even know what you’ve bought them, it’s more about pleasing the parents, rather than the little one.
- Check out our list of the best gifts for girls
- Alternatively, here’s our list of the best gifts for boys
When it comes to buying baby gifts, sizing is one of the major factors to consider. Babies grow at a rate of knots, so making sure you buy them clothing that’ll last a couple of months, rather than a couple of weeks is certainly worth doing.
If you still require some food for thought, hampers like the Selfridges Unisex medium hamper 3-6 months are a great idea, as they’re jam packed full of handy bits of bobs that the parents will greatly appreciate.
Or why not go for a gift that the parents can use further down the line like the NutriBullet Baby Food Processor? They may not be using it for a few months but it’s unlikely that anyone else may have thought that outside the box.
Whether it’s a toy to help them with their development or a contraption like a cradle to make the lives of the parents that bit easier, you can rely on our list for inspiration.
1.SELFRIDGES Unisex medium hamper 3-6 months
A soft as cotton wool bodysuit, a hat and a blanket are just some of the items in this hamper
Best for: When the gender is a secret | Type: Unisex hamper | Age: 3-6 months
There’s no denying the cuteness of the contents of this hamper. From a cotton and bamboo body suit to a pretty little LED cloud light, this goody box is full of lovely things for the baby. All the items are neutrally coloured, so the hamper is suitable for both boys and girls and because the clothing is 3-6 months, it'll get lots of wear.
2.4moms Mamaroo Cradle
A super clever seat that mimics the parents’ comfort actions
Best for: Soothing baby | Type: Cradle | Age: Birth up to 9kg
Some babies are very receptive to the comforting motions of their parents, so they may find it very hard to settle when they’re not in the arms of a human being. This clever little seat has been designed to mimic the rocking and bouncing motions of human contact, so it should be able to settle the little one when the parents are after 10 minutes of downtime.
There’s five unique motions to choose from and you can connect it to an mp3 player so it plays the baby calming music. An overhead mobile can keep them distracted when they’re awake, while the three point harness prevents them from squirming their way out.
3.The Little Green Sheep Baby Wild Cotton Bear Sleep Bag
A baby sleep bag to help them feel comfortable and secure in their cot
Best for: Comfort and security | Type: Sleep bag | Age: 0-6 months
Beautifully detailed to make even the hardiest person go ‘aww’, this sleep bag with its adorable wild bear design will help the baby to feel comfortable and secure in their cradle or cot. It features a tog of 2.5 for standard room temperatures, while the underarm poppers ensure you can adjust the bag to the right size.
4.NutriBullet Baby Food Processor
NutriBullets aren’t just for adults
Best for: Prep home food | Type: Food processor | Age: From weaning age
Once they start moving their baby onto solids, they’ll be happy you bought them this food processor from NutriBullet. It has the ability to blend your home cooked food into puree and other consistencies suitable for the baby’s stage of development. Choose between using a short cup or batch bowl for convenient meal times, and with slicing, dicing and ice-crushing functions, too, it’s not just the baby who benefits.
5.Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature Complete Feeding Kit
The cost of bottles can get expensive, so help them out with this feeding kit
Best for: Feeding time | Type: Steriliser and bottles | Age: N/A
Whether they’re for formula or for expressed milk, there will come a time where the baby will need to be bottle fed. Large bottles, small bottles, slow flow teats, a steriliser, milk powder dispenser, teat tongs; Tommee Tippee have literally thought of everything parents could possibly need with this feeding kit. The entire kit is BPA free, so you don’t need to worry about anything dangerous getting near their baby, while the teats mimic the natural nipple action, ensuring baby remains relaxed and comforted throughout the feed.
Safari Baby Gift Set
An adorable gift set, including a monkey baby grow and a monkey comforter
Best for: Newborn gift set | Type: Bodysuit and comforter | Age: 0-3 months
This unisex gift set is the perfect choice if the parents have decided not to find out the sex of the baby. Made for newborns, the sleepsuit is made from 100% pure cotton for ultimate softness and kindness to their delicate skin. The monkey comforter is super soft, too, and the perfect addition to their cot.
7.Memory Makers Gift Experience- Double Imprint in Wooden Frame
A displayable memento of just how small they were
Best for: Memories | Type: Experience and frame | Age: N/A
This imprint and photo frame gift is the perfect idea. They’ll be able to redeem the voucher to have their baby’s foot and hand imprinted at a time convenient to them, then they’ll be able to pick a frame colour of their choice, too. All they need to do is book an appointment at their nearest Mothercare store and the finished piece will be delivered back to the store once it’s been finished.