The announcement of the birth of a new baby is wonderful and joyous news! A photo of the happy occasion certainly deserves pride of place in stylish personalised baby photo albums.
If you have a friend or family member that has just become a parent, you’ll undoubtedly want to celebrate the event by presenting them with a baby gift. If you’re stuck for an inspired idea for what to buy for an adorable infant, here are our top 2022 recommendations…
Sensory Stimulating Toys
To ensure that your baby gift stands out from the big pile of toys received that he/she is quite likely to be too young to play with, choose something that promotes the sensory stimulation of baby’s development.
A bright and colourful, soft fabric discovery playbook features a myriad of designs and textures to engage and tempt baby to explore. The interactive, anti-tear book may be themed with animal illustration prints, feature a peek-a-boo design, or show off a variety of fun ‘touch and feel’ smooth, fuzzy, and crinkle fabrics in a range of vibrant colours and bold patterns. Some soft books even include a baby mirror.
You can also choose a soft cloth baby book that tells a story and doubles up as a teething toy. Most discovery books for baby include a handy clip, so that they can be easily attached to a baby buggy or infant car seat.
If baby loves bath time, you can gift a baby discovery book that is plastic coated and water-resistant. This picture book is sure to become a favourite, as baby won’t need to be parted from playtime fun when it’s time to have a bath.
Sensory toys and educational activity soft books, that deliver songs and phrases at the touch of a button, are also available.
Personalised Baby Hampers
If you want to spoil baby and his/her parents at the same time, it’s a lovely idea to gift a uniquely personalised baby hamper. This versatile and practical gift can include any number of elements, but mostly features a baby romper suit or an outfit set, a baby toy, a comfort blanket, baby skincare products, plus an extra gift for mum. You can also add personalisation in the form of an embroidered name or initials.
You can create a fabulous multi item gift hamper yourself, and complement it with personalised baby photo albums, wooden toys and luxurious designer baby clothes. The hamper can be presented in a beautifully wrapped gift box that’s tied with a bow, or in a chic and sturdy oversize cardboard box that can be recycled and used as a container for toys later on. Alternatively, you can select individual items that make up a hamper online.
You can also select a letterbox baby hamper, containing baby clothes, a blanket, bibs and muslin cloths, or pampering treats for mum, and mail it direct to the lucky recipient. This package is small enough to fit through a standard UK letterbox.
Super Soft Cuddly Toys
One of the most popular gifts to buy for baby is a cute and cuddly plush toy. Teddy bears, puppies, lambs, bunnies and other assorted creatures make a delightful bedtime companion for a child as they grow up.
If you can’t resist the appealing appearance of a traditional cuddly toy, it’s recommended that you choose a character with soft, faux fur that is 100^% polyester and surface clean or machine washable. The cuddly toy should also be suitable for children aged from birth.
Luxury designer cuddly toys made by the world famous company Steiff are designed to stand the test of time, and are often handed down through family generations. These fluffy plush fabric toys are expertly crafted and fitted with a signature tag on one ear.
Not everyone has the urge to rush out and buy a gift for someone who is too young to enjoy it. If you prefer to present parents with a thoughtful gift that is more meaningful, a christening memento may be the ideal baby gift idea for you.
Unlike cuddly toys, and toys that are designed for little fingers whilst encouraging the development of hand-to-eye coordination, christening gifts for baby are traditionally keepsake items. Although a moneybox has long been a popular choice, you can easily upgrade this personalised gift by opting for a special modern keepsake box instead.
A keepsake box can have any shape, and be made of any type of material. A handcrafted heart shaped metal tin that is decorated with the child’s printed name on the lid is the perfect receptacle to fill with an assortment of things. The box can store precious baby items like a lock of hair and their hospital bracelet, as well as special cards.
Luxury Keepsake Photo Albums
While gift trends may come and go, there is one timeless present that has delighted new parents, and grandparents, for decades. Beautiful and luxurious personalised baby photo albums are far more that a stylish coffee table worthy look book to be shared with family and close friends. An elegant bespoke photo album that’s reserved for baby will also become a treasured keepsake and family heirloom.
Surprise and wow parents by gifting them a stunning handcrafted photo book that features high quality paper pages and chic monogram detail on the cover. If you already have a few photos of their adorable infant, you can use them to start off the collection of photographs that are displayed inside.