Looking for personalised baby gifts or gorgeous newborn gift sets for that special arrival? Here are the top baby gift ideas to say congrats with!
How do you choose a beautiful present that will be super useful for parents and much loved by bub? We check out some fun ideas for newborn baby gifts, from gorgeously boxed newborn sets to baby hampers, personalised baby gifts, and big-ticket ideas!
1. Gorgeously boxed baby gifts
If you are after a gorgeous gift all boxed up beautifully, hit up the premium baby gifting brand, RAPH&REMY for their stylish, sustainable and personalised bamboo baby essentials, baby gifts and gift sets. We love how everything from their blankies to snuggly plushies come in pastel colours and can be personalised for that extra touch. RAPH&REMY use only high-quality materials chosen both for baby’s comfort in this tropical climate as well as their low environmental impact, because RAPH&REMY believe that doing good for your family shouldn’t come at the expense of Mother Earth. Their uniquely designed baby gifts are made with love from silky soft and sustainable bamboo textiles that are OEKO-TEX100 certified, so you can be assured they are completely free from harmful chemicals and perfect for newborn skin. They ship worldwide from Singapore so you can gift friends abroad with these beautiful sets too.
2. Comforting baby gifts
Buying a soft toy could go two ways. Your plushie could join a sea of soft toys on the nursery shelf or your chosen baby gift could be the one toy that baby grows up with and covets above all others! It’s worth a gamble – choose an adorable animal plushie (Jelly Cats are always a fave) with a textured touch or soft snuggly material and chances are your baby gift will still be with them for many years to come!
3. Baby gifts to record memories
Milestone cards help parents document the firsts of their baby. The first smile, the first week, the first time they said “mama”, the first time they walked. Gift one of these sets and you can be sure you’ll be remembered every time mum or dad gets these Milestone cards out and snaps a pic of their growing baby! Looking for a local twist? ersonalised Baby Milestone Cards with baby’s name, ‘Born in Singapore’ and a ‘Welcome to the World’ card and Kinderfolk do very cute Singapore themed milestone cards too like ‘My First Deepavali’ and ‘My First CNY’.
4. Gifts for the Nursery
What do you get when parents are already all decked out with baby clothes, toys and books? How about a gift for the nursery like artwork (a personalised framed artwork of baby’s name and important dates), or something super practical like an air filter or a big-ticket item they haven’t purchased yet? It may mean clubbing together with friends who would be happy to know they are getting something that will be really appreciated! The Airfree Babyair Filterless Air Purifier ($199 – $599), promises the gift of improved baby’s sleep thanks to purifying the air they breathe. Babyair is completely silent and keeps your little one safe by destroying viruses (hello!), bacteria, pet dander, and mould with its filterless technology (which also means it is maintenance-free!). This purifier doubles up as a nursery light too with its unique star and moon-shaped stars night light projection, perfect for a soothing night’s sleep! And isn’t that the greatest gift of all?
Read more: Watch How to Create the Perfect Nursery
5. Baby gifts for bonding
New parents will soon realize the joy of having a good bedtime routine. Bath, milk, story, bed! Having some great bedtime storybooks to read to baby is key. Some favourites include Margaret Wise-Brown’s classic Goodnight Moon, and Rod Campbell’s Dear Zoo (which is also available as a pop-up book – so much fun!).
6. Functional baby gifts
Baby swaddles are always handy for new mamas who can use them as burp cloths, and nursing covers too. They are also great to have on hand to cover the stroller with (make sure to leave big gaps for airflow) or use as a blanket when in an air-con mall. There are lots of cute prints out there to choose from – make sure your swaddle material is cotton (organic cotton is even better) and that they can be machine washed! An alternative to the traditional swaddle is the snug-fitting stretchy swaddle suit (basically you zip your kiddo in – so much easier than folding a swaddle which takes some practice to get right). Plus this stretchy suit won’t come undone in the night. The Little Black Bump Book is another invaluable gift for new parents (and it’s FREE for Sassy Mama readers). Compiled by Taxi Baby and PramFox founder Elise Mawson, this book is a no-brainer for navigating the early days. Just download the e-book and gain access to tips from some of Singapore’s top perinatal specialists – from lactation consultants and postnatal physios to baby gear engineers and sleep specialists!
Read more: Baby Gear: Your Downloadable Baby Checklist
7. Educational baby gifts
Stimulating toys make a great baby gift – whether its a pram toy that can be clipped on to the pram so there’s no chance of dropping it, a black and white patterned toy for brain development, or sensory toys like a rattle, activity balls and blocks.
8. Personalised baby gifts
If you know the new baby’s name, you can buy wooden letters often with great designs at many good toy stores like The Better Toy in Tanglin, so the proud new parents can personalise the nursery room door. Other ideas for personalized baby gifts include a towel or blanket with bub’s name or initials from Lovingly Signed.
9. Baby clothes for the most adorable gift
Can we just say how broody looking at baby clothes makes us! Those little booties! Those teeny tiny rompers! Safe to say that buying a baby gift of gorgeous baby clothing will be much appreciated – just make sure you consider the size (ask ahead to see what sizing parents are low on). Often newborns live in plain soft onesies so if you have your eye on a gorgeous “big boy” shirt and pants or an adorable frilly dress, get it in a much larger size, say 6 months- 12 months so there’s more chance of them wearing it!
10. Baby hampers
Maybe you don’t know the parents that well and you just don’t know what newborn gift to choose? Baby hampers are a brilliant way to say congrats, especially as you can have these newborn hampers delivered to the door at the click of a button! Noel Gifts do baby hampers with baby gifts, toys and essentials, Far East Flora do newborn hampers with baby clothes, flowers and other gifts too. Mums will always appreciate a beautiful bouquet so check out this roundup of florists in Singapore for flower deliveries or how about a bundle of lactation goodies from one of these lactation bakes brands?