Beautiful gifts for babies and new parents
When there's a new baby on the way, whether it's your own or not, your mind automatically turns to gifts. From something they can keep and treasure, something to wear, a toy to play with or something to stimulate their early development.Baby shower gifts
Baby showers are gatherings of friends and family that happen before the baby is born, when usually the women get together, talk about babies, reminisce about the things they could do when they were baby-free and bring gifts for the anticipated arrival.
These gifts are traditionally cute and a little bit quirky; cupcakes made from rolled baby socks, facecloths or a bib; a new beginnings gift set such as the one by Aiden & Anais, or a hand and footprint set so that those gorgeous newborn prints can be treasured forever.
Other popular choices include a baby rattle, booties, a soft blanket or a little hamper of luxurious organic skin and bath products, for both baby and Mum. Don't forget that if you don't know the baby's gender before the baby shower, go for a gift that is comfortably unisex.Personalised baby gifts
Some people prefer to give a keepsake gift and to have it personalised with baby's birth details. A ‘Day you were born' certificate is a lovely gift for after the birth, detailing all the things that were happening in the world on the birth date; sporting winners, which politician held office, an average cost of living information and other events which are likely to prove historic.
Personalised clothing, comfort blankets, engraved money boxes and baby books are also popular choices; anything which lists the baby's name, birth date and birth weight would be considered a personalised gift.Personalised teddy bears
A teddy bear is something that no baby should have to do without, and a personalised teddy bear ticks several boxes all in one go. Baby's name, birth date and birth weight are embroidered onto the teddy's tummy and feet; making the perfect cuddly keepsake that he or she will treasure for years to come.