The 35 Best Newborn Gifts For Expecting Parents

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Buying newborn gifts can be difficult if you don’t know where to start. We know you want to make sure you choose just the right one, kind of like Goldilocks.

To keep you from making buying a newborn gift more stressful than it has to be, we’re here to help you find the right one with our list of the 35 best newborn gifts for expecting parents!

Newborn Gifts For Baby

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Books, Toys, And Clothing

1) Sensory Books

Looking for a perfect gift for a newborn? Give them books that engage their senses.

Parents spend many precious moments reading their baby books. You’re giving the expecting parents more than just a book; you’re giving them a memory!

2) Timeless Books

Build the newborn’s library by giving them timeless books. Books like Goodnight Moon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, or Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? Will never go out of style.

These days, many parents are opting out of cards and asking for books instead, so this is a great gift!

3) Personalized Lovey

Every baby needs a lovey — a stuffed animal and blanket combo that they can hold onto. What makes it even more special is personalizing the lovey for the newborn.

This little touch makes for a top-notch gift!

4) Sensory Ball

A sensory ball rolls around, makes noises, and lights up. The baby can press buttons to turn on the sound and lights. This toy engages the senses and entertains babies, making it a great gift!

5) Floor Mirror

A tummy time floor mirror makes the perfect gift for newborns. It’s great for their development, and they’ll love to play and learn on the floor!

6) Play Mat

Babies of all ages will stay busy during play time with an entertaining play mat. It’s the perfect gift to help babies learn and grow while playing!

7) Teethers

At some point, the new baby will start teething, which can cause pain and discomfort. Give them the gift of comfort with silicone teethers that help soothe their gums.

8) Onesies And Other Clothes

A newborn can never have too many onesies, or you can even give them their “first” holiday outfit. Mom and dad will love this thoughtful gift!


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9) Personalized Decor 

Nothing is sweeter than personalized nursery décor. Make a sign with the baby’s name on it, or a special saying that mom and dad love, to have displayed in the nursery.

10) Crib

Surprise baby (and mom and dad) with a new crib for their nursery. Helping the expecting parents create the baby’s nursery is a priceless gift!

11) Mattress

A crib mattress is more than just a piece of nursery furniture. It’s where the baby will find comfort and rest at the end of the day. Give the baby a better night’s sleep with a Newton Baby Crib Mattress!

12) Sheets

Newton Baby’s Breathable, Organic Cotton Sheets give babies a soft and gentle sleep experience. These 100% breathable sheets make the perfect gift for babies!

13) Swaddle Blankets

Newton Baby’s 2-Pack Organic Swaddle Blankets are a great addition to any baby’s sleep experience. These breathable swaddle blankets keep babies safe and comfy while they sleep.

14) Blankets

You can never go wrong with gifting a baby with blankets!

Blankets can be used for many purposes: to keep them warm and cozy, cover the car seat when it’s windy or cold outside, or keep them comfortable when they play on the floor.

15) Rocker

When you give a rocker as a newborn gift, you’re giving the family more than just a chair. It’s where cuddles happen and memories are made!

16) Sound Machine/Nightlight Combo

This two-in-one gift is for the baby and the expecting parents. It’s perfect for those late-night feedings when parents need to see their surroundings, but it can also be used to soothe the little one and help keep them asleep.

Baby Gear

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17) Newborn Lounger

Give the parents-to-be the gift of a hands-free moment with a newborn lounger!

Not only will their baby be comfy and cozy in the lounger, but parents can also take a minute to relax while they watch their baby!

18) Floor Seat

Floor seats can be used for play time or feeding time. This interactive gift will entertain the baby but also allow parents to keep an eye on their little one while they play or eat.

19) Baby Swing

Sometimes babies just need to be swayed back and forth, and a baby swing can do just that! Give the baby a gift of movement (and parents a moment to relax!) with this must-have baby item.

20) Bassinet

Help the parents welcome their newborn home by giving them a bassinet. A bassinet is a moveable bed for newborns, so parents can choose to place it in their bedroom, living room, or nursery.

21) Stroller

One of the most coveted gifts is a baby stroller. Parents will use this gift time and time again.

It will be a lifesaver on those days when mom and dad want to get out of the house and go for a stroll as a family!

22) High Chair

If the baby market has left you guessing on which high chair to get as a newborn gift, a portable high chair is the way to go. This way, parents can take the seat with them when they travel or visit family and friends.

Plus, it won’t take up too much space because they’re not as bulky as traditional high chairs.

23) Car Seat

If you’re looking for the ideal present for the baby (and parents), consider purchasing the car seat for them. This is one gift you know will be put to good use!

Hygiene And Bath Time

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24) Diapers And Diaper Cream

You can never go wrong gifting parents with diapers! Help mom and dad stock up on hygiene products by helping supply diapers and diaper cream for their little one.

25) Baby Grooming Kit

A baby grooming kit is an ideal gift for newborns! It contains many of their essentials, like a brush, comb, nail clippers, toothbrush, and a nasal aspirator so the baby can stay well-groomed and healthy!

26) Lotion And Baby Wash

Parents can never have too much lotion and body wash for their little one. After all, they’ll give lots of baths over the next several years!

Choose a baby wash and lotion that’s gentle on a baby’s delicate skin.

27) Cozy Baby Towels And Washcloths

Up until now, mom and dad have only dreamed of wrapping up their sweet baby in a towel after giving them a bath. Make this a reality by giving cozy baby towels and washcloths as a gift!

Newborn Gifts For Expecting Parents

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28) Keepsake Box

Give the parents-to-be a gift of memories that will last a lifetime! More than just a book, this keepsake box can safely store important paperwork, baby’s first outfit, shoes, blankets — you name it!

29) Parenting Books

If mom and dad are avid readers, give them the gift of wisdom! If there’s a parenting book that helped you or a book you know of that’s a must-have for parents, consider buying it for the parents-to-be.

30) Baby Carrier

Parents want their hands free every now and then, whether it’s to get things done or simply to have a break.

A baby carrier is just what they need! It allows mom and dad to have free hands while they safely hold their baby.

31) Diaper Bag

The expecting parents will use a diaper bag for a few years, so find one that will last and has lots of storage. This will be a gift that keeps on giving!

32) Postpartum Recovery Kit For Mom

Mom is going to go through a lot during and after birth, so create a postpartum recovery kit with all her necessities.

Think of things like pajamas, a water bottle, snacks and candy, lotions, or anything else that will bring happiness to her day!

33) Survival Kit For Dad

Moms aren’t the only ones who may struggle during and after birth. Dads do, too! Consider making dad a survival kit with all of his favorite goodies. This thoughtful gift will encourage him when times are tough!

34) Keepsake Ornament Kit

Baby’s first Christmas is a day parents will always remember. Help mom and dad savor this special time by gifting them with a keepsake ornament kit.

Their little one can make an ornament with their handprint or footprint so parents can relive the memory year after year when they decorate their Christmas tree!

35) Time Capsule Book

Help the parents-to-be remember their baby’s first year with a time capsule book!

This special calendar lets parents mark milestones, like their baby’s first time rolling over, sitting up, crawling, walking, and many more firsts that they want to remember forever!

Showering The Parents-To-Be With Love

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From onesies to car seats, the possibilities are endless for finding amazing newborn gifts. Try not to stress too much about it and use our list as a guide. Remember the most important thing is showering the parents-to-be with love!

Newborns sleep quite a bit, so don’t forget about their sleep needs when you’re in the market for a baby gift. Check out Newton Baby’s sleep essentials and give the gift of a good night’s sleep!