The baby season seems to have hit us. New moms receive so many repeat gifts most of which go unused. To make sure you bring a newborn gift that impresses the new parents, here is a list of unique new baby gifts. Each of these gifts is gender neutral making it even easier to make a correct choice for the new parents.
Before we start I want to make it a point you don’t forget about the new mommy, here is a list of unique gifts for new mom.
Let’s get started,
UNIQUE NEW BABY GIFTS
- Diaper cake
This is one idea that is unique and practical at the same time. One search on Facebook for a diaper cake and many mom run shops pop up. I have used such services many times now, it’s a great way to support mompreneurs and present a diaper gift that parents are not expecting. Diaper cakes can be made based on a theme or color scheme of your choice.
- Modern cloth diapers
When I was first started building my son’s cloth diaper stash there was nothing I wanted more than a cloth diaper as a gift. Modern cloth diapers are quite an expensive buy when you are building a stash and often puts a strain on the family budget. You can help them with a few cloth diapers as a new baby gift. Not many people use this as an idea so it will come as a pleasant surprise to the new parents. There are many Indian companies making these modern cloth diapers. Here are some of my favorite cloth diaper brands in India; Superbottoms, Cloth diaper shop, and Bumpadum
- Baby hand cast
This is a personalized gift that the new parents will treasure. A unique way to capture babies growing moments in a cast form. The cast can be made into a keepsake or added to a frame for the wall.
- New baby photoshoot
New parents want to click as many pictures as possible of their little ones. Not many can afford an additional expense in the form of a newborn photo shoot. Goes without saying this gift will stand out from the rest.
- Baby carrier
A baby carrier is essential for a new mommy who lives in a nuclear setup. Strap baby in and go about doing your household chores. No need to stress about the baby crying in the crib or rocker as you complete your chores. A baby wrap style carrier is perfect for the newborn stage.
- Motorola baby monitor
A baby monitor is one of the big-ticket expenses on a new parents list. The Motorola baby monitor features an LCD monitor, remote pan, title and zoom, infrared night vision, room temperature monitor and five lullabies.
- Milestone cards
Don’t have a big budget but still want to add something unique as a baby gift. Milestone cards are in trend right now. Every new mom is taking monthly pictures the first year of baby’s life, a milestone card enhances that monthly photo. There are many varieties to choose from, take a look here;
- Personalized nursery frame
Surprise the new parents with a customized nursery frame that captures all of the baby stats like birth date, star sign, height and weight at birth. Many parents want such a personalized wall frame but sometimes leave it out because of other baby expenses. Here are a few stores that can help you design a personalized frame – My baby babbles and Vistaprint.
- Winkel rattle
The new baby will get many rattles, but the Winkel toy is a unique new baby toy made for when the baby first starts to grip on things. Perfect for when the baby is about 3 months of age. The Winkel toy is colorful, attention-grabbing and lightweight for baby to hold and manipulate on their own.
- Gift card
There were many times in those initial months with the new baby where all we wanted was a gift card or some cash. For example, Amazon has an Amazon email gift card that can be sent by email. I like giving gift cards because they are customizable according to my budget. At the same time, the receiver can decide what to buy leaving the guessing work out.
We received many of these unique new baby gifts when we first brought baby home, my favorite was receiving a lovely Anmol baby wrap. That baby wrap was my introduction to babywearing and helped me in the initial months as we settled into a routine.
What were some of the unique baby gifts you received? Which one did you want the most?
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