Newborn Baby Gift Guide: What to buy a newborn

Friday, August 01, 2014

It can be so difficult to buy for other people's babies at times, especially if either you haven't had children yet yourself or you just simply don't know what they might already have. Here I have just a few fantastic suggestions of unique gifts for a newborn baby. I hope it inspires you if you are currently looking for the perfect gift!
                                                                    Bright Starts Safari play mat from Amazon

I had a mat very similar to this when I was pregnant with Gracie and it was fantastic for helping her experience tummy time for the first time. I love the safari design on this one. This would make a great gift for a newborn as it is so compact (great for travelling or visiting friends/family) and it is such a good price! It is currently available to buy here on Amazon for £11.98


Play to Learn Neville The Newt from Amazon

I fell in love with this toy the moment I saw it and I have to say the size is deceiving. It looks like your average small cuddly toy in the picture but it's actually really big! The bright colours make it so appealing to little ones and it's not just the colours that make him great fun. His head rotates, his tail bends, he has a dragonfly on his back along with a mirror, there are also parts of him that make crinkling and squeaking sounds. Neville The Newt is currently available here on Amazon for £17.60.


Bambeano Baby Bean Bag

This bean bag is probably the most unique gift in my guide. Designed especially for babies, it has a safety harness to keep baby securely in place and it looks so comfy! The raised back positioning of the seat makes it ideal for after feeding as it will help prevent acid reflux common in young babies. My favourite thing about it is it comes with a free toddler cover too so once baby outgrows it you can swap the beans over and pop them inside the toddler cover which can even be used outside. It is them suitable for up to five years (although I think it could be used even longer!). The Bambeano Baby Bean Bag is available exclusively to Bean Bag Bazaar at £49.99

Tiny Tatty Teddy Ceramic Money Box


Well every baby needs savings. Whenever we have visitors my little ones are usually given a few pennies or pounds to put in their money box for a rainy day. The money is usually saved either for their holidays or their savings accounts. In fact they have a box for each. Not only is this gift practical but it's also a lovely keepsake that looks perfect in the baby's nursery. You can buy this beautiful Tatty Teddy money box for £8 from the Me To You online store

I was sent the products free of charge for the purpose of this guide. All opinions are my own and only products I would use for my own baby were featured. All prices correct at time of publication.

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  1. What a great guide, I had to recently buy for a newborn and it was really tough to decide what to get her, when I don't have children myself x

  2. The money box is very cute, and a very good idea - can't start too soon!