There are few milestones more life-changing than welcoming a baby into the family. Whether you’re a first-time parent or new aunt or uncle, there are a bazillion baby gifts to pick from, so we’ve made the decision easier by rounding up 12 unique baby gifts (scroll down!) that will be perfect for the new bundle of joy.
Ryan & Rose — A family-owned business based in Tennessee, Ryan and Rose makes Cutie Clips™, the first short clip pacifiers (aka binkies) that are handmade out of beautiful trims, laces and fabrics that are stylish yet safe.
Gracious May — Got a little fashionista niece or nephew? Making upscale infant and toddler apparel in the US, Gracious May offers adorable hard- and soft-sole shoes like these Mutsi Garden Mary Janes and handsome Black Suede Rider Shoes.
Native Fable — Their handmade, limited-quantity specialty hats that are going to up your Instagram game.
Everyday Baby Milk Hero Bottles — Be the very first to give or get glass bottle that show when the milk/formula is the right temperature by changing colors. Brilliant!
Cuddle + Kind Dolls — A family of five on a mission, Cuddle + Kind creates dolls that are not only adorable but they also help curb childhood hunger around the world since the sale of one doll equals 10 meals provided to children in need through the World Food Program USA. (P.S. We’re loving this Mermaid C+K doll!)
Carter’s — When you’re unsure what the new mommy or baby needs, pick up a gift card good at Carter’s and Oshkosh stores.
Bannor Toys — Rattles, building blocks, wooden toys, Bannor offers heirloom-quality gifts that inspire babies and kids to play.
Land of Nod — Decorating the baby’s room with fun animals or characters? Land of Nod offers soft-construction toy chests and adorable lighting options, such as an elephant table lamp or kitten-eared night light that’ll add character to the baby’s room.
The Honest Company — Created by celebrity mama Jessica Alba, The Honest Company offers a smart Baby Arrival gift set that includes a 7-pack of infant-size diapers, shampoo and body wash, face and body lotion, and a healing balm.
Free Range Mama — For a truly unique, heartfelt gift, choose a pair of hand-painted Minnetonka moccasins.
Boppy — It may not seem like it, but one little pillow can change baby’s feeding time. Invented in 1989 in Colorado, the Boppy Pillow become a pop culture icon when it was used in that unforgettable episode on Friends when Phoebe gives birth. They now make and sell a two-sided nursing pillow for breastfeeding mama.
What gifts do you like to give new parents? Tweet us at @GiftHero to let us know.