24 Useful Gifts For New Parents

New parents with baby and a gift

From the gender reveal party to baby shower and everything in-between, you’ve been there supporting the parents-to-be and their bun in the oven. Now that the little one has arrived, continue to show your love and care with special gifts for the new parents!

In the exhausting trenches of new parenthood, mom and dad will appreciate a gift that’s fun and thoughtful but also helpful and practical. If you’re struggling to come up with ideas, we’ve got you covered!

Check out our list of 23 useful gifts for new parents!

Gifts For New Parents

Parents with newborn in hospital

1) Loungewear Or Athleisure

Especially during the first couple of months, mom and dad will probably stay home a lot with their little one. But, even if they’re in the house all day, wearing cute, new clothes is a much-needed confidence boost.

New loungewear or athleisure will help them be both comfy and stylish while spending the days looking after their newborn.

2) Well-Fitting Clothes For Mom

Maternity clothes are a common gift for a pregnant mom, but don’t overlook the need for new clothes during the postpartum days as well! After the baby’s arrival, finding clothes that look good and fit well can be a challenge.

If you know the mom’s style and size, give her a couple of new outfits that will flatter her post-baby body and make her shine!

3) Restaurant Gift Cards

Brand-new parents might not be ready to go out to eat at a restaurant, but they will be happy to pick up to-go food!

Check out which restaurants are near their house, and give a gift card so they can pick up or order out on the days when cooking dinner just doesn’t happen.

4) Meal Delivery Service

meal service as gifts for new parents

When their baby starts sitting up, walking, and playing, some parents find that they have even less time to prep food than they did when their baby was a newborn. The gift of food never gets old!

A subscription to a meal delivery service will bring all the necessities for lunch or dinner straight to their door. Talk about one of the most useful gifts for new parents!

5) House Cleaning Services

If a ready-to-eat meal is a great gift for tired parents with no extra time, how much better is a clean house at the snap of their fingers?

Pay for a house cleaning service to give the new parents’ home a thorough cleaning from top to bottom.

6) A Robot Vacuum

If providing house cleaning services doesn’t seem like the right gift, a robot vacuum might be just the thing.

This handy machine makes cleaning the floors 100% hands-free so mom and dad’s hands are available to hold, feed, and nurse their little one.

7) Baby Feeding Supplies

baby feeding supplies as gifts for new parents

To the parents of a tiny newborn, it might seem like baby spoons and adorable plastic plates are way in the future. But their little one will start tasting solid food for the first time in just a few months!

A set of baby spoons and a plate or bowl make a cute, useful gift for new parents. Plus, you can choose a plate that suits the tiny tot perfectly.

Between princess plates, construction zones plates, funny faces, animals, and more, you’ll find something that both the parents and the baby will love!

8) A Blender

Once their baby ventures into the world of solid food, mom and dad will need a blender to quickly whip up healthy baby food!

Make it easy for them by giving a high-quality blender. It’ll be ready and waiting for when their baby is old enough for solid foods and, in the meantime, they can use it for smoothies and such.

9) A Shopping Cart Cover

With their little one sitting up and touching everything in sight, parents can’t be too careful when it comes to germs. Give the gift of peace of mind with a shopping cart cover!

For a complete gift, pair it with hand sanitizer for mom and dad and wipes for their baby’s hands.

10) A Calendar

Once those precious newborn baby photos are taken, get ahold of the files and turn them into a calendar! Who doesn’t want to see that sweet baby face on the fridge or in the office?

11) Photo Props

In addition to newborn photos, most parents like to snap pictures of their growing baby each month. Photo props will make documenting their baby’s growth easy and fun.

12) Crib Sheets 

Baby lying in a crib

Babies create a lot of dirty laundry and bed linens! Having a spare crib sheet or two means that midnight messes are no big deal — mom or dad can throw fresh sheets on their baby’s crib so everyone can go back to bed.

That’s why Newton Baby’s Breathable, Organic Cotton Sheets make great gifts for new parents. They’re made with pre-shrunk, organic muslin cotton that’s 100% breathable (hint: these sheets go great with a breathable Newton Baby Crib Mattress!).

And with four patterns to choose from, this gift is both practical and fun!

13) A Baby Carrier

New parents might not have anticipated how much time they would spend holding, rocking, and bouncing their little one.

While that parent-child bonding time is precious, there are some tasks around the house that simply can’t wait!

A baby carrier is a good gift for new parents because it allows them to have the best of both worlds — they can keep their baby close but have their hands free to complete their to-do list.

14) Your Time

There’s nothing quite like the gift of your own time to show someone that you care!

Get creative with a hand-made gift card to let them know that you’re ready to give of your time and do some cleaning or cooking, take baby duty, or chauffeur the older kids around.

15) Big-Ticket Baby Items

Parents who waited until the last minute to put the final touches on the nursery and buy the big-ticket baby items might have been caught off guard by a little one who decided to make an early appearance.

If that’s the case, ask the parents what big baby items they never got around to purchasing, or check their baby registry for a gift that will blow their socks off!

16) Baby Essentials

Another gift that is always welcome: baby essentials — especially the expendable stuff. Yep, we’re talking about diapers, wipes, diaper cream, baby lotion, and the like.

Babies never stop dirtying diapers, and new parents will appreciate having plenty of the necessities!

17) A Multi-Purpose Swaddle

swaddle baby sleeping

Brainstorming gifts and thinking about a baby blanket, burp cloths, stroller cover, or nursing cover? Instead, opt for a multi-purpose swaddle that can be all of those things!

Newton Baby’s Organic Swaddle Blankets are soft and cozy, breathe-through, and machine washable for easy care. Keep your gift simple with this one baby item that can serve as a blanket, changing pad cover, or anything in-between!

18) Coffee Warmer

It’s no joke that new parents drink lots of coffee. And sometimes that warm cup of joe gets neglected when their baby needs attention.

The remedy: a coffee warmer that keeps their mug hot all morning (or all day; let’s be real). That way, their coffee stays hot and yummy for whenever they have a chance to sip on it.

19) Coffee Gift Basket

Kick the coffee gift idea up a notch by creating a coffee gift basket. Add coffee beans, “mom” and “dad” mugs, and snacks or chocolates for caffeine-loving parents.

20) An E-Reader

A heavy book can be hard to hold one-handed while also supporting a breastfeeding baby. A new mom who is a reader will appreciate a lightweight e-reader for all the time she’ll spend nursing.

21) A Bookstand

A bookstand is another gift that will help mom keep her hands free for breastfeeding and enjoy a book at the same time.

Include a couple of your favorite books and the gift is complete!

22) Netflix Subscription

If the new mom isn’t into books, giving her a Netflix subscription will allow her to enjoy all of her favorite shows while she’s sitting with her little one.

And, of course, it’s a gift for both mom and dad. For the first few weeks, date night might be Netflix on the couch after the baby is in bed!

23) Framed Birth Announcement

With their baby here, mom and dad are up to their eyeballs in diapers and bottles and probably haven’t stopped to think about framing a custom birth announcement. Do it for them!

Personalize a birth announcement to include the family crest or match the nursery theme. Then have it framed so it’s ready to hang.

Show Your Love With Gifts For New Parents

New mom with family and baby

Some parents will love to receive Newton Baby’s Breathable, Organic Cotton Sheets, and others will ooh and aah over Organic Swaddle Blankets. In the end, you know what they need and what will make them feel cared for.

The point of gifts for new parents is to express your love and support. Use the above list for ideas, and then let your imagination run wild!