23 Apr 19
WELCOMING a new baby girl into the world is just bliss for friends and family members, now you just need to choose a great gift for your new favourite little one.
The best baby girl gifts can be sentimental, practical, unexpected, playful – or all of the above.
The best baby girl gifts to buy the new baby in your life
We’ve rounded up some of our favourite baby girl gifts based on items we’ve been given and loved and those other parents found fabulous.
When buying new baby girl gifts, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to deliver an item that will soon become a firm favourite.
Baby clothes can be a fun, practical choice, especially if you can deliver something with a personal touch or a bit of humour (new parents get lots and lots of baby clothes).
Baby girl gifts that are personalised, or that help capture this moment in time (which will quickly become a blur of sleep deprivation), will also delight parents.
Of course, a little something for mum won’t go amiss either…
Best gift for the nursery
Baby blanket, £18/£22 at The White Company – buy here
Every new baby girl can use a cuddly, lightweight and breathable cotton blanket, for crib or buggy.
The White Company’s is widely considered a favourite, which happens to be great value for money.
Best practical gift
Gro Egg Room Thermometer, £15.99 at Argos – buy here
A changing-colour room thermometer reassures new parents that baby isn’t too hot or cold when sleeping.
This is a good one for calming over-stressed new parents who worry about every little detail.
Best gift for the social media baby
Ferm Living wooden age blocks, £25 at This Modern Life – buy here
Wooden age blocks are a gorgeous way to commemorate baby girl’s earliest days, weeks and months – and not typically something parents will buy themselves.
Ferm Living’s stylish Scandi design with four larger and four smaller blocks will also entertain an older child as a stacking toy.
Best on-the-go gift
Manhattan Toy Baby Whoozit, £9.99 at Amazon – buy here
Baby toys can be a bit hit and miss, but parents universally love the Whoozit, which attaches to the stroller, car seat or crib and has a variety of textures and patterns to entertain a newborn baby girl. There’s also a rattle, squeakers, crinkly bits and a mirror.
Best gift for baby girl… and her mum
Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Mother & Baby Organic Collection, £45 at Neal’s Yard – buy here
Nothing is lovelier for new parents than snuggles with their babies. Bathing with a baby can also be relaxing and bonding for mother and child, and Neal’s Yard Remedies’ gorgeous bath products for mum and baby will help you transform your bath into a lovely-smelling sanctuary.
The baby oil is ideal for baby massage and applying to dry areas or cradle cap.
Best all rounder
Aden & Anais silky soft swaddles, £42 for a pack of three – buy here
These ultra-popular swaddles are good enough for royal babies (the Duchess of Cambridge is a fan), and they’re one of the most versatile baby girl gifts you can give to new parents.
These muslins work as swaddles, lightweight blankets, burp cloths, nursing blankets and more. Plus, the prints are just fabulous.
Best personalised gift
My 1st Years Pink Fleece hooded robe, £24 at My 1st Years – buy here
This super-soft dressing gown doubles as a towel and makes a gorgeous personalised gift.
You can even get a matching one for mum, too – if she’s into twinning.
Best baby clothing gift
Storm Pooper body suit, from £6.99 at Amazon – buy here
Sure, lots of people will buy a new baby girl clothing items. But not all of them will be able to illustrate how well they know you and your Star Wars obsession, or how much you love a bodysuit that says “Straight Outta Hackney.”
A bodysuit that will make new parents crack a smile is a winner.
Best for sleep
Baby Mori Clever Sleeping bag 0.5 tog, £59.50 at Mori – buy here
One of the more useful gifts you can buy a new baby girl, this bamboo and cotton sleeping bag is the easiest way to safely put baby to sleep and keep her warm without worrying about blankets being kicked off in the night.
Mori’s design is a breathable, thermoregulating piece that won’t overheat little ones. There’s a handy seatbelt/puschair opening so it works on the go, too. Bonus: it can also be personalised.
Best soft toy gift
Jellycat Bashful beige bunny, £17.50 at Jellycat – buy here
Yes, we know perfectly well that all new babies get given way too many soft toys, but not all stuffed animals are created equal: Jellycat’s ultra-snugly toys are far superior.
Plus they come in a variety of sizes, which range from able to be thrown in your handbag to entertain baby when out and about, to doubling as a giant floor pillow in baby’s bedroom.
Best gift to grow with them
Little People, Big Dreams series board books, £19.99 for a set of five at Amazon – buy here
A book will never go amiss as a baby girl gift, especially if it’s one you loved as a child, a classic they need to own or something to inspire them down the line.
The Little People, Big Dreams series features historical women (Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie) and men (Stephen Hawking, Muhammad Ali) to inspire the next generation. The board book versions can inspire… while being chewed.
Best toy gift
Sophie la Girafe teether, £11.99 at Smyths Toys – buy here
This classic giggling rubber giraffe has been delighting babies for decades and is an ideal first toy that’s designed to be chewed.
Technically it’s a teether, so it also helps with those pesky sore gums when baby’s teeth start to come through.
Best sentimental gift
Jollie Rodney Hand and Footprint picture frame kit, £17.99 at Amazon – buy here
Those tiny baby fingers and toes are precious, and they grow so quickly.
This gift allows new parents to capture the moment and turn it into baby’s first art piece.
Best cool gift
Converse Chuck Taylor First Star infant shoes, £25 at Converse – buy here
Baby booties may be the more ubiquitous baby girl gift, but we’ll let you in on a little secret: they fall off all the time.
Whereas baby Converse don’t. They also look completely adorable, will keep baby’s feet cosy and can be chucked in the wash when they end up covered in broccoli puree.
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