Personalised New Baby Gifts
Looking for the perfect gift to give your best friend for her new baby? Or perhaps you’re trying to design your own nursery without going mad? Relax! This should be fun! But if you’re having trouble trying to find just the right things for your baby’s nursery or that of someone you love, we have some suggestions that will take all the guesswork out of finding a great personalised baby gift they’ll treasure, even long after baby has grown up.
Many things are obvious for a nursery such as a crib, a changing station for baby, and some type of chair for you to sit in to nurse your baby and rock her back to sleep. But there are other things your nursery needs for that perfect touch!
Quilts and receiving blankets are a common gift but they’re useful too. A beautiful design made from a soft, plush fabric will feel soft on baby’s skin. It can be used to swaddle the baby or even draped across your rocker for a cosy touch in the nursery.
While pillows should never ever be inside the crib with a baby, one of the best personalised new baby gifts is an embroidered pillow with the initial of your baby’s name. It looks stunning tucked into your armchair where you’ll spend many nights holding that little one snug in your arms. Once she’s bigger, she’ll love arranging it on her bed alongside her favourite stuffed animals. It’s a classic gift with staying power.
No nursery would ever be complete without at least one snuggly teddy bear in it. Again, it shouldn’t ever be in the crib, but it looks sweet up on the shelves and he’ll love to snuggle it when he’s bigger. Teddy bears come in all colours, designs, and sizes so you can match your nursery theme perfectly with one.
Night Light/Sound Machine
One thing that most new parents overlook is a night light/sound machine combination. A gentle light is soothing for baby plus it keeps you from tripping over something in the dead of night, resulting in waking the baby. A sound machine that plays white noise will keep baby soothed and sleeping longer. Most new parents don’t realise that silence is upsetting for new babies. If you’re giving a new mum a baby gift, this is a brilliant choice.
A hanging mobile over baby’s crib is a classic nursery item. It doesn’t just look pretty, but it also serves to stimulate your baby through colours and shapes. Finding one that matches the theme of the nursery will add a lovely touch to your nursery décor.
It’s true that the baby won’t be playing with it anytime soon, but a wooden toy is a wonderful accent for any baby nursery. Wooden toys are safer than plastic ones too and they have more staying power. That wooden toy will last and last throughout his childhood and into his adult years when he can give it to his own child.
Perhaps it’s not the most exciting item on the list, but what most new parents neglect to think of when they’re putting together a nursery for their baby is where they’re going to store everything. They design these glorious rooms and then when the baby comes they realize they’ve nowhere to put any of the essentials. As bookcases can be dangerous if toppled once baby starts pulling himself up and trying to walk, a smart option is something that can be hung on the wall where Mum and Dad can reach it without worrying about the wee one.
Particularly if you have a hardwood floor, a rug adds a touch of warmth and comfort to a baby nursery. It can also add a pop of colour to a carpeted floor. But regardless of flooring style, a rug can be a great place for tummy time and add more cushioning for things like activity centres.
Speaking of activity centres, these are a delight for any baby. They’re soft with fun textures and baby-safe toys that your baby will want to touch and explore. Babies start learning right away and giving them things to stimulate their minds even as infants is a great way to give them a head start.
And finally, there’s something to be said about getting personal when it comes to new baby gifts. Personalised new baby gifts that you design yourself are the best choice of all. The Oh So Studio makes it easy to do without ever setting foot in a shop. You can choose the design you want from hundreds of gorgeous styles. Then customize it with your baby’s name or initials, download it for free and print it. You can find a chic frame and make it your own. No need to be an artist either. The Oh So Studio takes all the tough work out of that. The most difficult part is choosing which of the beautiful designs you like best.
If you’ve just discovered you’re expecting, you can print designs from The Oh So Studio for your baby shower invitations, thank-you cards, stationary, christening announcements, games, and more and keep it all with the same beautiful theme that you’ve personally selected and customized. How’s that for a personalised new baby gift? With all these ideas, you’re bound to find the right one that makes any new parent pleased as punch, including you!