Buying gifts for a new baby can be pretty easy, just head to the high street and get a 6 pack of baby grows…But you don’t want to be as generic as that do you?
Finding something that little bit different need not be so difficult. The great World Wide Web is full of little gems if you just know where to look and what to look for!
That’s the key isn’t it….Knowing where to look! Well we are going to make life that bit easier for you….you don’t even need to get up off your seat! Here are50 gift Ideas you for baby and mum.
Posy Tots have a great collection of really unusual baby socks & tights by Jazzy Toes. Some of them look like little flip flops and others look like golf shoes, seriously cute! Check out babyboos , they have sourced some stuff that I haven’t seen anywhere else.
There is a site called Susan Elizabeth that will make up gift baskets to order and deliver them for you too.
Check out hairybaby their little baby t shirts or hats with matching bibs are definitely different. Eg. “Wine makes Mummy silly” or “Outlook Windy” yes the corny ones are still the best !
Maybe personalised is the way to go..get a silver plated tractor money box or cutlery these guys will even name a star for you!
Peekaru is a quirky blanket, fashioned – and I use that term very lightly, after the Snuggie – its like a cross between a snuggie and a Kangaroo – just have a quick peek..
Madnmi are proof that useful gifts need not be boring. The creators of Breast Buddies have come up with several innovative gifts that are practical too. Bet this one has roused curiosity! Go have a look, they’ve got really cute bracelets for kids that they will personalise with Mums phone number , dummy clips that will make sure that soothers need never hit the floor again and breast of all they have a necklace designed to distract baby while feeding so no more broken jewellry or bald patches from ripped out hair!
Wigs for Babies – I kid you not! These guys have a selection of wigs especially for babies – lets not get sensationalist, I think the point here is for mugshots and not necessarily because you’re not so keen on the poor little baba’s barnet !! Well worth a look & they have more than just wigs – you could buy the wig, take the mugshot and have it made into a place mat or even an elegant bone china mug! More tea vicar..
Now something for the discerning baby! All babies need bibs and they need lots of them, so it may as well look the part! This site has some really Cute Bibs. There is one that looks like a big delicious ice cream. Just you try not to lick it..yum!
Music makes memories! Get some chill out Sounds for Mum & Baby to help them both relax and unwind.
Water water everywhere and not a drop to drink..so swim in it ! Swimbabes have some great swimming gear for babies. They probably have the tiniest baby wet suit in the world! If you think the swimming pool is a bit too ambitious then check out their cool range of Bath Toys.
Brain Development is a bit of a buzz word, but it doesn’t have to mean boring toys. Lamaze have lots of beautiful colourful interactive toys like rattles and play mats.
Stork Gifts have almost gazillion different gifts for babies – try make your mind up!
Cowboys & Pixies – if the name of the site isn’t enough to bring you to this one, then the lovely range of sleeping bags and baby wear will be. This site is full of uncomplicated and classy little numbers.
Pressieport have unusual looking gifts from Babygrows to Baby Soaps . They have something for all the family – remember Mum has done all the hard work and she might appreciate some of their lovely Pampering Gifts.
We all have to eat..babies too believe it or not ! Practical gifts often work best in times of recession and the guys at Tiggle have a full range of related products and I don’t just mean cutlery – think bottles, breast pumps, bibs & munch munch more.
It’s a well known fact that new Mums suffer from serious sleep deprivation. There is a nightlight to suit even the tiniest budget at the Baby Sleep Shop. When you are done here, head on over to Cowshed on line and pick up some lovely oils for Mum so that when baby is catching some zzzz’s, Mum can be making the most of it! They have a great range of relaxing candles called knackered cow – and then sure why not throw in a set of horny cow for yourself while you are there!
Exhausted Mums need to be cosy.. Funzee’s are like onesies or babygros for grownups.Not sure what I think of these – make up your own mind, could be a cool gift – check out the male version – pretty hilarious!
We really love this next one, why not give “A Gift to Grow” and have a tree planted in honour of the new baby! We are not surprised that these ladies won an innovation award. The trees come gift wrapped and with planting instructions, please give the baby a hand with digging the hole though, fair is fair.
Gaga Baby have GAA babygrows for every county in Ireland this is a great one to send to friends abroad – and an easy one to post ! A definite Dad pleaser!
If your preference is for the oval ball, then have a look at the smallsports selection of baby rugby jerseys and accessories. These would turn the biggest rugby guy to total mush.
Traditional gifts can be great too and they have stood the test of time – personalised gifts have some traditional gifts like scroll and box holders for birth & christening certificates, or for cute “my first curl” boxes The Keepsake Company have some seriously cute ones and they are a little different too.
On the practical side, the tummy tub is a great invention to assist with easy bathing; these are available from bella baby .
We never get fed up of the trusted teddy and Rachels Bears have the biggest selection of the cutest bears that I have ever seen!
Daisy Park have nice baby albums for storing memories and photos, their prices are good and you will be sure to find something nice for Mum here too.
Charm bracelets are a handy gift for baby girls and whats more, you have covered your choice of gifts for several years to come..simply buy a different charm each year – check out Pickle and Pumpkin for charm bracelets and other cute children’s jewelry.
For premature babies Happy Tiny Babies have gorgeous handmade blankets & hooded towels that can be made to order – they have many other gifts for premature babies too.
Eazz wraps have lots of blankets to choose from and some specially crafted for twins, some especially for feeding, swaddling and more…
Little Giggles have some really creative gifts like edible bouquets, clothes bouquets and nappy cakes!
Babypotz have come up with a great solution for parents who want to make and freeze their own baby food – these are a great idea if you want to make life easier for the new Mum.
A personalised baby blanket from the ever so arts & crafty people at Pippa Blue is a great gift and definitely something to be treasured and kept forever.
Garrendenny Lane have plenty of gifts for Mum, perhaps you could get a lovely teapot so that Mum can enjoy that well earned cup of tea all the more, or some beautiful soft furnishings so that relaxation may come that little bit easier!
For pampering products that are free from parabens and other nasty chemicals, Boo Boo have developed cosmetics for Mum & Baby.
The Front Page
Create a news paper front page to celebrate the day that new baby came into the world with personalised headlines and article if you wish – the paper will be a replica of a daily paper of your choice! Plenty of scope to have some fun with this one. This could be a great gift for a baby shower too!
Most new Mums will admit to feeling somewhat out of shape after giving birth, and shopping for clothes could be pretty stressful – very few women slide back into those skinny jeans for their exit from hospital! Wouldn’t it be great to have a stylist help Mum to regain her body confidence by showing her what clothes will show off her best assets? A gift voucher from Styletalks could be just the thing.
How great would it be to have someone come in and clean the house – get some of your mates to chip in if need be and you could present Mum with a gift certificate for home cleaning service for the first 6 months of having baby home.
Getting some exercise can be tough for new Mums, but what if there was something that Mum & baby could attend! Buggyfit classes are a great way to exercise, get into the great outdoors and perhaps make some friends, and, baby gets to come along too.
Its Your Story will create a book especially for baby, including pictures – not everything should stay on the shelf forever but this is one exception.
Help Mum & Dad to photograph baby in a way that no one else can by getting a gift of a professional photography session. Even if you don’t fancy this gift, the website is worth a look.
Do you want to buy the soft toy that baby carries around forever? Jelly Worms soft toys are just gorgeous; Poilodos the Sheep is my favourite!
Bibs are bibs..Unless they are the coolest bandana bibs, the ultim ate accessory! Hip baby have a good selection of these and lots of other cool things to choose from.
Max Benjamin candles are a really lovely gift and perhaps something that we would rarely go out and buy for ourselves. They are made from 100% natural resources so are a gift to the environment too.
It can be difficult to get funky looking baby clothes, Funky Monkey seem to have this covered, some of their babygros are really unusual.