What Gifts Are Good for Newborns?

Newborns bring so much joy to the people around them, and there is no better way of saying, ‘I love you, little one,’ than with a beautiful gift. But where do you start? Consider what a newborn needs and what they will make use of. The last thing busy parents need are gifts that just sit in the corner getting dusty.

You want to get them something unique, useful and sentimental to make the baby and the proud new parents happy too. Adding personalisation is a great finishing touch to make the gift even more unique, and ensuring they’re handmade, vegan and environmentally friendly gifts adds some sophistication and elegance.

In this post, we look at what gifts are good for newborns, including beautiful baby gift boxes and individual gifts for a baby bundle from Mama Jewels. Consider choosing baby items yourself and filling a basket, or purchase a premade baby hamper if you don’t know how to create one.

Top newborn gifts

Finding the perfect gift can be challenging, but we’re here to help. When choosing a gift for a newborn, make sure it is safe, useful, beautifully designed, good quality, environmentally friendly and handmade for a personal touch.

Here are some excellent gift ideas for newborns that can be gathered together and placed into a beautiful baby hamper for a baby boy or a baby girl.

Muslins and swaddles

Muslins can be used as swaddles, and they’re helpful for all kinds of other things like wiping up little spills, as a burping cloth, a light blanket or a breastfeeding cover. Muslins and swaddles come in different designs and patterns, so choosing one worthy of a gift won’t be difficult.

Our swaddle wraps are made from bamboo and organic cotton in a large size, so they have many uses. Mama Jewels swaddle wraps come in different designs, including monochrome, mustard dots, natural leaf and pastel flowers.

Soft Toy

A baby can’t have too many soft and cuddling toys. Babies love to feel their soft fur and snuggle up to them as they get older. Cuddly toys act as a protector and comforter at night or out and about and have sentimental value.

Our soft toys are knitted and crocheted, designed with the utmost care and detail to enable and courage play. They are suitable from birth, making them the perfect newborn gift. Children of all ages adore the Miffy characters, so you can Children of all ages adore the Miffy characters to come.


Baby blankets are a lovely gift, particularly if they’re handmade. They’re soft and snuggling; parents love collecting blankets to wrap their little bundle of joy. Children often grow up with a favourite blanket so they can have sentimental value, too, alongside soft toys.

Baby skincare

Avoid potentially harmful chemicals in baby skincare products, and always check the labels. Don’t assume that just because it’s for babies, it doesn’t contain any nasties like sulphates and phthalates.

In the past, people didn’t know the harmful effect of some chemicals put into baby skincare products, but modern-day parents are savvier to it and tend to lean towards naturally derived, vegan products.

At Mama Jewels, we stock the most delectable range of vegan-approved skin and body care for bumps and babies, including balms, massage oils, soaps and even face masks for mummies, which make gorgeous gifts.

Baby and bump balm

Our baby and bump balm is a 100% natural blend of skin-nourishing butter and oils. It is specially formulated for babies to provide moisture and nourishment to skin needing a little TLC. The balm contains shea butter and almond oil for extra skin protection.

Massage oil

Our fabulous baby and bump massage oil will have your baby relaxed and dreaming in no time and is the perfect partner when used alongside baby massage techniques. Infused with lavender oil, almond oil, and jojoba oil makes, it a real treat on baby’s skin.


The organic lavender mum and baby soap are divine, and it is free from sodium lauryl sulphates, parabens, colourants and other nasties, making it ideal for sensitive baby skin. It contains a touch of lavender oil to calm babies during bathtime so they drift out into a sound slumber afterwards.


Newborn and baby clothes are a lovely gift because new parents adore dressing their little treasure in the cutest outfits. With many beautiful baby clothes available, you can’t go wrong.

You could go for traditional pink clothes for a girl, blue for boys or gender-neutral clothes. Whichever you choose to go for, make sure they are safe and without any little bits and pieces that could fall off and become a hazard,  easy to wash, durable and high quality.

Teething toys

When babies are teething, it can be highly uncomfortable for them. When a tooth breaks through the gums, they get the urge to bite things to ease the tension and help the tooth to come through.

Teething toys are excellent, helpful toys with many adorable designs. The teething toys on our website come in fun colours and shapes like pineapples, bunnies or snowflakes for Christmas. Make sure you choose a food-grade safe, silicone teething toy.


Newborns go through so many bibs, so new parents can never have too much. Bibs make a lovely gift because they come in beautiful designs that parents can match with their newborn’s outfit; they are durable, useful and cute too.

Our baby dribble bibs come in funky colours, are made with a cotton front and a fleece back, and are perfect for keeping babies’ clothes dry during their teething days. Our bibs are suitable from birth, making them the ideal newborn gift.


Personalised gifts are even more unique, and they often become keepsakes. Having the newborn’s name, date, or birth written on the gift or personalised card with a lovely message inside can make all the difference in giving a remarkable gift that the newborn and parents will enjoy and keep.

A baby hamper

Now you have some examples of excellent newborn gifts, have you thought about gifting a baby hamper? A baby hamper or baby bundle comprises several gifts neatly put together in a basket and beautifully decorated.

Try filling your own gift basket or buy premade. Buying a premade baby hamper will ensure it looks professional, elegant and well-made and with some, you can choose what goes in the hamper too.

How much to spend on a newborn gift

It can be hard to know how much to splurge on a newborn gift; what’s too much and not enough? And it’s easy to go overboard because you’re filled with love, joy, and anticipation about meeting the new, precious arrival.

But, we’re here to tell you that, in all honesty, it’s not about the price; it’s about the gift itself and the thought put into it.

Here are some questions to ask yourself when buying a special gift for a newborn:

  • Is it safe?
  • Is it helpful?
  • Will it get used?
  • Does it add value?
  • Is it beautiful, cute, adorable and perfect for a perfect baby?
  • Is it vegan?
  • Is it natural?
  • Is it environmentally friendly?
  • Does it contain any nasties like sodium lauryl sulphates?
  • Is it beautifully presented?
  • Is it personalised?

So, forget about the price tag. Work out your budget and go from there; you can’t go wrong if you’re buying something useful, beautiful, luxurious, and neatly presented in a baby bundle or hamper.

Mama Jewels

Mama Jewels is an independent gift box company selling planet and vegan-friendly artisan gifts and gift boxes for pregnancy, mums, babies and wellness for all. Whether you make your own baby bundle or buy one from us, we have many beautiful gifts available on our website that are high quality and made to last.