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

 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!

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

 Timber Gym by Clover & Birch

 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!

Soft, gentle silicone teether on white back ground.

Dandelion Arch Teether by January Moon

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.


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

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.


Baby lays comfortably on Organic Muslin Swaddle by Wee Gallery.

Organic Muslin Swaddle by Wee Gallery

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!


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

Baby Booster with Tray by Upseat

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!

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

Dewdrop Signature Teething Necklace

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.

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.