Best gift ideas for new parents

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gift ideas for new parents

Becoming a new parent can be an overwhelming experience, and finding the perfect gift for new parents can be just as daunting. 

Whether you're shopping for a baby shower or just want to surprise the new parents with a thoughtful gift, you're spoiled for choice. 

In this article, we've compiled a list of the best gift ideas for new parents, from practical to sentimental.

Practical gifts for a birth

Diaper bag

New parents have a lot of stuff to carry around and a good changing bag is essential. 

Look for a bag with multiple compartments for organization, and consider a backpack for easy carrying.

Baby carrier

A baby carrier is a great way for new parents to keep their child close to them while they go about their daily business. 

Look for a carrier that is comfortable for both the parent and the baby, and consider a wrap-style carrier for newborns.

Baby monitor

A baby monitor can give new parents peace of mind in their new role. 

Look for a monitor with clear sound and picture, and consider a model with features such as temperature monitoring and two-way communication.

Baby bottle warmer

For parents who bottle-feed their newborn, a bottle warmer can be a lifesaver. 

Look for a model that heats bottles quickly and evenly, and consider a bottle warmer with a built-in cooling feature for added convenience.

Nursing cushion

A nursing pillow can make feeding time more comfortable for both parents and baby. 

Look for a cushion with a removable cover for easy washing and consider a model with an adjustable strap for added support.

Affectionate gifts for baby

Birth book

A baby book is a sentimental gift that new parents can cherish for years. 

Look for a book with plenty of space for photos and notes, and consider a template with prompts to help parents document milestones.

Customized cover

A personalized blanket is a thoughtful gift that new parents can use for years to come. 

Look for a blanket made of soft, durable materials, and consider adding the baby's name or birth date for a personal touch.

Personalized jewelry

Personalized jewelry is a sentimental gift that new parents can wear every day. 

Consider a piece of jewelry with the baby's name or birth date on it, or choose a charm bracelet representing milestones.

Photo album

A photo album is a classic way to document memories, and it's a gift that new parents are sure to appreciate. 

Look for an album with plenty of room for photos and consider adding a personalized message to make the gift even more special.

Memory box

A memory box is a great way for new parents to preserve their memories.

Look for a box made of durable materials and consider adding a personalized message or baby's name for a personal touch.

Practical and sentimental gifts for new parents

Baby clothes

Baby clothes are a practical gift that new parents can't get enough of.

Look for clothes made of soft, comfortable materials, and consider adding a personalized touch, like the baby's name or a special message.

Baby photo session

A baby photo session is a practical and sentimental gift that new parents can cherish forever.

Look for a photographer who specializes in newborn photography and consider giving a photo album or canvas to display the photos.

Meal delivery service

A meal delivery service is a practical gift that can be very helpful to new parents.

Look for a service that delivers healthy, nutritious meals that can be easily reheated, and consider offering a multi-week subscription.

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Co-founder and designer at Anariel Design.