gifts for newborn

Ask Granny’s Gift Ideas for New Baby and Mama

The gift of a new life is always a time for wonder and celebration. And the imminent arrival of the new baby is the perfect time to gift both baby and Mama to show your love and all good wishes. You may have a baby shower for friend or family member, possibly virtual, in your future. If so, now is the time to check out what’s new in baby world and some of the best ways to show your love and care for the new Mama as well.

Gifts for Baby

Don’t want to buy the same old sets of onesies and matching pants for this new baby? Then select from one of the unique gifts below.

Hudson Baby Unisex Fleece Booties are really something special. These super-soft booties wrap around and close with Velcro fasteners for no slip-off when baby kicks. They come in a variety of colours, are machine washable and have non-skid soles for toddlers. 

Melissa and Doug Flip Fish Toy. Melissa and Doug toys for kids have won all sorts of awards for quality. Plus, they encourage sensory development and such skills as eye/hand coordination, grasping for finger strength and bright colors and textures for baby to enjoy. This Flip Fish is bright and colourful, offers both sounds and a variety of textures to feel and even has the added benefit of a rubber teething piece on the top. It is hand washable.

SSK Soft Baby offers wrist rattles and animal socks to help baby find his or her feet. These entertain baby with their bright colours, sounds and encourage eye/hand/foot coordination. They are machine or hand washable and are one size fits all. 

Bestowe Gift Box: Welcome Baby Kits for first-time moms are a unique and classy gift. Each box from Bestowe is curated especially for the new mama and includes such items as baby balm, an eco pacifier, a swaddle, an organic teether and a journal for Mama to use to record the birth experience and baby’s first months. Baby and Mama will be pampered.

Gifts for Mama

Mama will love all the gifts for her new baby, but she won’t mind a little spoiling for herself. 

Baby Handprint/Footprint Keepsake Kit from Kea Babies. This kit allows mamas to create both a handprint and a footprint at baby’s birth. Everything you’ll need comes with the kit including the clay, the printing pieces for names and dates, the mould, paints and paintbrushes and even satin ribbons to turn the prints into Christmas ornaments or a stand on which to place them. Some prefer to make a hand or footprint at birth and then a second one when baby turns one year old.

The Mama Bird Box can be a one-time gift or a monthly subscription for one lucky Mama. Each box is filled with self-care products including lotions, nail polish, socks, health bars, skin scrubs or massage oils. The monthly subscription makes a very thoughtful gift for a special Mama.

The gift of a professional photo shoot is both unique and very welcome to new parents. Check with Mama before delivery as many photographers prefer to do a new baby shoot in the first few weeks of life.

Meal delivery gift cards make a wonderful gift for a new Mama. And while a real meal delivered to the door is wonderful, a gift card means Mama can use the gift when she needs it most. 

New Mamas are very appreciative of all the gifts they receive, especially for their first child. It’s such a special time of life. You can add to the joy with your thoughtful gift for baby and for Mama.