Gift Guide

Best Gifts for a New Baby

Posted by Brianna Bell

It’s pretty much impossible to not get excited about a new baby’s arrival, whether it’s your co-worker, your sibling, or your mom’s cousin’s nephew—new babies are exciting! However, buying a gift for a new arrival (or shall we say, for their parents) can be a little bit daunting. To make your life a little bit easier, we’ve curated a list of well-made, sustainable, and swoon-worthy gifts for a new baby.


Baby lays comfortably on BabyMoov Cloud Lounger.

Cloudnest Anti-Colic Newborn Lounger by Babymoov

 Price: $90


This soft lounger is perfect for keeping the littlest babe comfortable and soothed and includes a microwaveable pouch that mimics a mother’s warm womb. It’s easy to move around from nursery to living room, or the grandparent’s house!


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Baby lays on white mat under Clover and Birch Play + Activity Gym.

Timber Gym by Clover + Birch 

 Price: $75


A simple and beautiful play gym that would go perfect in any nursery. The natural wood is made from local pine and is connected by 100% cotton rope. Includes engaging and pleasing toys for babies to reach for, touch, and explore. Stores flat, making it great for small spaces!


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Soft, gentle silicone teether on white back ground.

Dandelion Arch Teether by January Moon 

 Price: $25


This simple and aesthetically pleasing teether is safety-tested and durable for teething babes who need some soft relief. Babies love it, and the modern design will make any new parent swoon.


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Alvin the Elephant by Tikiri Toys sits up on a white background. Alvin has a soft body and a flexible, rubbery head.

Alvin the Elephant by Tikiri Toys 

 Price: $37


This sweet toy has a soft comforting body and a head made from natural rubber, making it perfect for cuddling and teething. The neutral tones of the elephant and their soft blue overalls make Alvin a perfect addition to any nursery.


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Baby lays comfortably on Organic Muslin Swaddle by Wee Gallery.

Organic Muslin Swaddle by Wee Gallery 

 Price: $27.95


Muslin swaddles are a must-have for any new parent, and these soft swaddles made from eco-friendly organic cotton are the perfect gift. The versatile swaddle can be used as a swaddle blanket, car seat cover, or even a changing mat in a pinch!


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Baby sits up supported reading books in the Baby Booster with Tray by Upseat.

Baby Booster with Tray by Upseat

 Price: $109.99

Designed with pediatric physical therapists, this versatile and ergonomic baby seat can be used on a chair or on the floor for feeding time. Suitable for ages four months to two years, this is an item that will be used daily, and for years to come!


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 Silicone Dewdrop Signature Teething Necklace by January Moon, designed by Jenny Lackett.

Dewdrop Signature Teething Necklace by January Moon 

 Price: $54


This is a perfect postpartum gift for parents! The soft silicone makes for a soothing teething moment for babe, but the stylish necklace designed by Nashville jewelry designer, Jenny Luckett, is the perfect accessory in a neutral palette.


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For more items like this, check out our New Baby collection. 


Brianna Bell is a writer and journalist based out of Guelph, Ontario. She has written for many online and print publications, including Scary Mommy, The Penny Hoarder, and The Globe & Mail. 

Brianna's budget-savvy ways has attracted media attention, and led to newspaper coverage in The Globe & Mail and The Guelph Mercury. In April 2016 Brianna will be featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Less, alongside co-writer Brooke Burke. You can find Brianna's website at Brianna Bell Writes.


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