The 24 Best Newborn Baby Gifts of 2019

Choose the perfect present to celebrate new life

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First Look

Name Puzzle at Etsy

"Makes a fun keepsake."

Cashmere Baby Gift Set at Parachute Home

"100 percent pure cashmere."

Baby Bandana Drool Bibs at Amazon

"Made of absorbent material."

Wood Age Blocks at Amazon

"Can be arranged to mark a baby’s age."

Baby Shusher at Amazon

"Nothing short of miraculous."

Letters to My Baby at Amazon

"Record your hopes and dreams for your child."

Boppy Newborn Lounger at Amazon

"Provides a safe place for your baby to lay."

WubbaNub Infant Pacifier at Amazon

"Easy for little hands to hold."

Frame Kit at Amazon

"Sure to be a treasured keepsake for years to come."

Baby Bee Box at Burt's Bees Baby

"The ultimate gift for any newborn."

Our Top Picks

1

Name Puzzle

Name Puzzle Engraved

Etsy

A puzzle personalized with their own name is a great way to introduce letters and spelling. It also makes a fun keepsake and comes in a variety of colors and styles to choose from.

2

Cashmere Baby Gift Set

Cashmere Baby gift set

Parachute Home

If you want to give a swanky baby gift, it’s hard to beat cashmere. This set features a waffle blanket made from 100 percent pure cashmere and a matching bear hat. It comes in either soft grey or dusty rose, and the cuddly factor is off the charts.

3

Baby Bandana Drool Bibs

With ten bibs in all, this set will have little ones covered. The cute bandanas are made of absorbent material that makes them perfect for mealtime, teething, and beyond. 

4

Premium Solid Wood Milestone Age Blocks

Oh, the cute photos they’ll be able to take with these cute milestone age blocks! From weeks to months to years, these blocks can be arranged to mark a baby’s age. They come in two different color choices and make a fun accessory for nurseries.

5

Baby Shusher

The Baby Shusher is nothing short of miraculous when it comes to getting newborns to sleep. It features a real human voice that makes a shushing sound and is small and lightweight enough to take on the go. The award-winning product runs on two AA batteries, which are included, so relief is ready right out of the box.

6

Letters to My Baby

Talk about a gift that will keep giving for years to come. This set of 12 letters helps parents record their hopes, dreams, and memories for their child to read one day in the future. Some letters are blank, while others feature prompts such as “I laugh when you…” and “All the things I hope you’ll try someday…” and they come with stickers to seal them until one day when they’re grown.

7

Boppy Newborn Lounger

Loved by moms and dads, the Boppy provides a safe place for your baby to lay while they're awake and supervised. The shape provides support and comfort, and it comes in a variety of cute patterns to complement any nursery.

8

WubbaNub Infant Pacifier

This sweet duck will be baby’s best friend as it helps hold their pacifier in place. Soft and cuddly, it’s easy for little hands to hold and makes for less frustration when babies struggle to keep it in themselves.

Looking for more options? Read our article on the best pacifiers for newborns.

9

Newborn Baby Handprint and Footprint Photo Frame Kit

Save a memory of your baby's precious little fingers and toes while you still can. This kit includes "Clean-Touch" ink which is safe for your baby and a wall hook for mounting. This frame is sure to be a treasured keepsake for years to come.

10

Baby Bee Box

Baby Bee Box

 Courtesy of Burt's Bees Baby

This box is the ultimate gift for any newborn. It contains a crib sheet, washcloths, bibs, shampoo, and much much more. What makes this pick even more special is that it gives back: For every box purchased, Burt's Bees makes a contribution to Save the Children.

11

Things Remembered Silver Plated Rattle

Silver rattle

Things Remembered

This sweet silver rattle will be a treasured heirloom. It can be engraved with baby's name, birthdate, weight, and length for an extra-special touch. 

12

HALO SleepSack Micro-Fleece Swaddle

Swaddling is a technique that helps babies sleep, and this SleepSack from Halo makes it safe and easy to master. You simply slip baby it, zip it up and fasten the Velcro closures. It’s available in a variety of colors and patterns and in sizes starting at preemie. Before swaddling your newborn, make sure to read up on how to safely swaddle your baby.

Read our reviews of the best swaddles.

13

Charley Harper Bird Mobile

Charley Harper Bird Mobile

 Crate and Kids

Bright and fun, this bird mobile will capture baby’s attention and imagination and add a fun touch to the nursery. There are six birds in all who are attached to a rubberwood frame, and it comes in a pretty box perfect for gift giving.

14

Gold Milestone Star Stacker

newborn gifts

Pottery Barn Kids

Sweet and sentimental, this wooden star stacker is a great way to track their age as they grow. It’s great for photos, and when they’re older, they can play with it too.

15

The Wonderful Things You Will Be

A great book makes a cherished gift, and parents love this one from Emily Winfield Martin titled, “The Wonderful Things You Will Be.” With its pretty illustrations and sweet message, it’s one that’s sure to get read over and over for years to come.

16

Mustela Newborn Arrival Gift Set

Everything needed to keep baby’s delicate skin feeling good is contained in this set from Mustela. It includes shampoo, diaper rash cream, lotion, and more—all of which are made from natural, plant-based ingredients that are safe for your little one.

17

Animal Bank Collection

Animal Bank

Pottery Barn Kids

It’s never too early to start them saving, and this sweet elephant bank makes it fun. It comes in grey or white, and a matching giraffe bank is available for purchase separately if you want to give them a zoo.

18

Comotomo Silicone Teether Bundle

When little teeth start making their way into the baby's mouth, it can be painful. These simply designed teethers can help baby feel better though. They’re easy for little fingers to grasp, and they’re made of flexible silicone that's free from BPA, PVC, and other potentially harmful chemicals.

19

Baby Banana Infant Training Toothbrush and Teether

As cute as it is practical, this baby banana toothbrush and teether is perfect for little ones. It helps establish good dental habits out of the gate, and its peel handles make it easy for little hands to grasp. The adorable photo ops it presents are a nice bonus too.

20

Baby Bib Large Toddler Burpy

Good baby bibs are a godsend to parents to help protect clothes and skin from food, drool, and drinks. These ones are super absorbent and come in an array of fun patterns. The snap closure makes them easy to take off and on.

21

Little Giraffe Luxe Baby Blanket

Little Giraffe Baby Blanket

Nordstrom

There are baby blankets, and then there are baby blankets of the softest, most beautiful materials like this one from Little Giraffe. It comes in an array of soft pastel colors, trimmed in satin, as is perfect for keeping baby cozy and comfortable.

Before choosing a blanket for your little one, it is important to remember that babies under 1 should not be given blankets while sleeping, as they can pose a risk of suffocation, entrapment, or SIDS. For more information, please read the American Association of Pediatrics' updated guidelines for safe infant sleep or visit the AAP homepage.

22

Premium Ultra Soft Organic Bamboo Baby Hooded Towel

This cute and cuddly hooded towel will have everyone looking forward to bath time. Made of bamboo and cotton, it’s soft and durable, and the bear design is beyond adorable.

23

As You Grow: A Modern Memory Book for Baby

This book will help parents record all those precious memories from pregnancy through age 5. It features pretty hand-drawn images surrounding spaces to jot down all those milestones as well as poc

kets to help store mementos. It’s sure to be a treasured keepsake. 

24

aden & anais Around the World Swaddle Blankets

swaddle blanket

aden + anais

Inspire a sense of wanderlust from a young age with these adventurous swaddle blankets from aden + anis. The set comes with four blankets adorned with sights from around the world including volcanoes, cactus, ships and more. They’re great for swaddling or anytime a soft blanket is needed.

Need more ideas? Check out our roundup of the best baby blankets.

Our Process

Our writers spent 5 hours researching the most popular newborn baby gifts on the market. Before making their final recommendations, they considered 50 different baby gifts overall, screened options from 40 different brands and manufacturers, read over 150 user reviews (both positive and negative), and tested 5 of the gifts themselves. All of this research adds up to recommendations you can trust.

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