The 21 Best Newborn Baby Gifts of 2020

Choose the perfect present to celebrate new life

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Our Top Picks

Wooden Name Puzzle at Etsy

"As the baby grows, the custom puzzle helps encourage logic abilities and letter and color recognition."

Chamois Baby Blanket at Pottery Barn Kids

"The ultra-soft blanket will keep baby warm and cozy and can be personalized with baby's name or initials."

Sleeper Dream Baby Bundle at Maisonette

"With this four-pack of onesies sold for both 3-month olds or 6-month olds, babies will be on their way to a well stocked wardrobe."

Baby’s First Year Memory Book at Amazon

"A simple, beautiful, and gender-neutral book that helps parents document the precious and memorable moments of baby’s first year."

Zutano Baby Booties at Amazon

"These award-winning baby booties are designed to stay on even the most wiggly baby feet and come in countless fabric choices."

Aden & Anais Harry Potter Swaddle Pack at Amazon

"They can be used as a baby swaddle, breastfeeding cover, stroller blanket, or anything else baby needs."

Sophie La Giraffe Teether at Walmart

"A lovable and amusing teething toy that has become a classic accessory for babies 3 months old and up"

Jellycat Grey Bunny at Amazon

"The super-soft lovey soother bunny has long, soft ears and a pawful of a cozy blankie to share."

Copper Pearl Bandana Bibs at Amazon

"Each adorable baby bandana bib has adjustable snaps to fit babies ranging in age from 3 to 24 months."

Consider it a joy to welcome a new baby to the world with a present. When deciding on the gift, think about the parent’s lifestyle, storage space, and the new baby’s birth order. Parents of first children will likely welcome new baby gear while seasoned parents may prefer personalized gifts or something special for mom and dad.

Here, the best newborn baby gifts.

Our Top Picks

1

Wooden Name Puzzle

Wooden Name Puzzle

Courtesy of Etsy

Welcome a new baby with their very own wooden name puzzle. Infants can enjoy looking at the puzzle and as the baby grows, the custom puzzle helps encourage logic abilities, fine motor skills, letter and color recognition, name spelling, and builds self-esteem.

2

Chamois Baby Blanket

Chamois Baby Blanket

 Courtesy of Pottery Barn

A super snuggly blanket that's made of 100 percent polyester chamois—an ultra-soft fabric that’s both gentle on a baby's sensitive skin and helps keep them warm and cozy. You can even opt to personalize the plush blanket with baby's name or initials.

While the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends keeping the crib free of blankets and other items until the baby is 12 months old, a stroller blanket is helpful for colder days or long walks.

3

Sleeper Dream Baby Bundle

Sleeper Dream Baby Bundle

 Courtesy of Maisonette

Super cute and easy to wear, these sweet footie onesies include a velour sleeper, a kimono sleeper, a clean front sleeper, and a snap sleeper. The four-pack is sold for 3-month olds or 6-month olds. With four onesies, babies will be on their way to a well-stocked wardrobe.

4

Baby’s First Year Memory Book

Baby’s First Year Memory Book

 Courtesy of Nordstrom

A simple, beautiful, and gender-neutral book that helps new parents document the precious and memorable moments of baby’s first year. A modern take on a baby book, this 48-page book includes spaces for keepsakes like ultrasound photos, 12 month-by-month pages, and much more.

5

Zutano Baby Booties

These award-winning baby booties are soft, comfy, and are designed to stay on even the most wiggly baby feet. With six sizes and countless patterns and fabric choices (cotton, fleece, gripper, etc.), there is sure to be a pair for every new baby out there.

6

Aden & Anais Harry Potter Swaddle Pack

New parents will love the versatility and comfort of Aden & Anais swaddles—they can be used as a baby swaddle, breastfeeding cover, stroller blanket, or anything else. Combine the super soft muslin blankets with the powerful and charming Harry Potter prints for a winning gift.

7

Sophie La Giraffe Teether

Sophie La Giraffe Teether

 Courtesy of Amazon

A lovable and amusing teething toy that has become a classic accessory for babies 3 months old and up. The Sophie teether is made out of natural rubber and non-toxic paint. With a soft, lightweight, and easy-to-grasp shape, small hands and gums love to chew on the famous giraffe.

8

Jellycat Grey Bunny

This huggable bunny is bound to become a favorite. The supersoft lovey has long, soft ears and a pawful of a cozy blankie to share. These soothers are suitable to use from birth, as long as done safely and not in the baby’s crib.

9

Copper Pearl Bandana Bibs

Great for teething babies, this giftable four-pack of bandana bibs looks so cute and keeps even the drooliest baby dry. Each baby bandana bib has adjustable snaps to fit babies ranging in age from 3 to 24 months. With tons of patterns, there’s a style out there for every drooly baby.

10

LouLou Lollipop Mint Teether

LouLou Lollipop Mint Teether

Courtesy of LouLou Lollipop 

Best for ages 3 months and up, this modern teether features a mix of textures and materials and is crafted from organic food-grade silicone and natural wood. The stylish look will delight both babies and their parents. To clean the teether, simply wipe it clean or hand wash with warm water.

11

Boppy Newborn Lounger

An award-winning lounger from the pillow experts, the newborn lounger provides parents with a hands-free moment while giving babies a cozy place to kick and coo in comfort. Recommended for newborns to babies 16 pounds (or until babies can roll over by themselves) this pillow is always meant to be used by a supervised, awake baby.

12

Mustela Gift Set

Each of the five products in this gift set is created with a newborn’s delicate skin in mind. Packaged in a keepsake box, the set includes foam shampoo, gentle cleansing gel, no-rinse cleansing water, body lotion, and diaper rash cream. The plant-based formulas are made of only all-natural ingredients.

13

FridaBaby Baby Basics Kit

Parents will love this practical baby kit to tackle new baby snot, gas, nails, and cradle cap in one convenient gift-giving ready set. These products are all-natural, safe, and effective. The kit includes a nose Frida nasal aspirator and four disposable hygiene filters, nail clippers, five Windi baby gas relief single use-tubs, and one silicone baby brush, and are appropriate to use for newborns on up.

14

Personalized Anywhere Chair

Personalized Anywhere Chair

 Courtesy of Pottery Barn

Kids will love a chair that's all their own. This best-selling chair is cute, cozy, and easy to move from room to room. These machine-washable chairs are best for babies over 1-years old to sit in, but will look cute in a newborn’s room from day one. Personalize the chair with baby's name.

15

UGG Bixbee Slippers

Warm, cozy, and secure on tiny feet, these fuzzy slippers are the perfect solution for winter babies that love to kick off tiny socks. Four colors and three sizes ensure there’s a pair of booties for every baby. Depending on sizing, these are suitable for 0 to 12 months old.

16

Personalized Baby Hooded Towel

Personalized Baby Hooded Towel

 Courtesy of Pottery Barn

Give the new baby a warm welcome after bathtime with this super cozy hooded towel that can be personalized with baby’s name. The machine-washable towel has three color options for the striped border and will fit most babies from 0 to 24 months old.

17

L.L. Bean Tote

L.L. Bean Tote

 Courtesy of L.L. Bean

Consider this classic, durable tote as a gift for the long-term. Parents can use it to tote the new baby’s gear to the beach, pool, park, or anywhere else. For an added gift, personalize the tote and fill it with healthy snacks for the new mom and dad or baby gear for the little one.

18

Keepsake Box

A great gift to help parents store all their baby keepsakes in one special place. The box is made from cardboard and canvas and measures 12.5x9.5 inches, so it’s big enough to store the baby's first onesie, lost teeth, or other special mementos.

19

Milk Snob Multi-Use Cover

This well-loved multi-use cover is the ultimate in versatility for the busy new mom. Designed to cover an infant car seat, the chic sheet can also be used as a nursing cover, or to cover a shopping cart, high chair, swing, or more. It’s machine-washable and one size fits all.

20

Seamless Gift Card

Seamless Gift Card

 Courtesy of Seamless

If Seamless is popular in the area where the new parents live, consider sending them a gift card to order food anytime from their favorite restaurants. Seamless gift cards never expire and will give tired, new parents a welcome respite from cooking.

21

Cuddle & Kind Dolls

These heirloom quality award-winning dolls are ready to be loved for years to come. Made in two sizes and multiple, super sweet styles, these dolls also do good. For each one sold, the company donates 10 meals to children in need. As with all stuffed animals, avoid placing them in the crib until the baby is 12 months old.

Why Trust Verywell Family

Maya Polton is a former marketing manager and current freelance writer who covers food, home, and parenting. She's also the mom of a 10-year-old son, 7-year-old son, and 3-year old daughter. Her go-to gifts for new babies are some of her kids favorite books. As a new mom, she loved receiving a tote bag for the baby that was packed with healthy snacks and food for her! Win-win gifting at its best. 

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  1. American Academy of Pediatrics. SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths. Updated November 2016.