Whether you are buying a birthday gift for a 1st birthday party, or new arrival gift, we pick some of our favourite newborn and kids gifting options to please all tastes and suit all nursery themes. They include items from Wiltshire skincare brand Bramley’s latest 100% natural Little B skincare range, foam ball pit from Kiddy Moon and pieces from quintessentially British brand Rachel Riley.
Kiddy Moon Baby Foam Ball Pit with Balls, £69.90
Stuck on what to get a baby that has pretty much everything? Let us introduce you to the ultimate playroom accessory that combines self-development and imagination, a Kiddy Moon ball pit that will guarantee a smile on a child’s face. Kiddy Moon’s designs are the highest quality, handmade using the most luxurious quality materials that are BPA free and non-toxic. Choose from an array of vivid colour combinations and ball pit shapes that will fit neatly into any room – our favourite has to be the grey and pink combo pictured here.
Janod, Llama Ride-On, £69.99
This charming and colourful llama-themed ride-on is bound to please even the fussiest of mums. A design classic that won’t date and would make such an impact when it comes to 1st birthday celebrations, no matter the gender. Little ones will cherish pushing or riding around on this wooden toy and be enjoyed for years to come – we also adore the added shape sorter to help with development skills.
Rachel Riley Sweetheart Gift Box, £159
Rachel Riley ticks all the boxes with its royal seal approval. We particularly enjoy this pink baby girl gift set, featuring a pretty pink striped dress with a sweet hand-smocked heart design, matching heart intarsia cardigan and a Jellycat soft unicorn toy – we adore.
The Joobles are a lovable, huggable, wonderfully squishy bunch of organic cotton stuffed animals, ethically hand knit in small cooperatives throughout Peru and brought to life in the bilingual picture book Meet the Joobles! by award-winning children’s author, Monica Brown.
Little Tropic Baby Range, from £24
Renowned skincare brand Tropic has branched out into the world of baby skincare, introducing a new line made using natural and COSMOS certified organic ingredients. The products are gentle enough for baby’s skin and grown-ups will enjoy using them too, plus the packaging alone gets our vote.
Living Nature Cavapoo Soft Toy, £24.99
This adorable cavapoo dog by Living Nature has to be the cutest and most realistic toy dog we’ve come across and suitable from birth, so the perfect newborn baby gift. Constructed using a super-soft faux fur material and certified Naturli recycled plastic. Choose from a range of dinosaurs, farmyard animals, cats and birds to name just a few.
BabyBjörn Baby Carrier Harmony, £190
Let us introduce you to the next generation of baby carriers by renowned Swedish brand BabyBjörn. This is a baby carrier that ticks the comfort and style boxes and doesn’t fall into that uncomfortable to wear baby carrier category. It features a pressure-relieving waist belt and padded back support for optimum comfort, plus the soft mesh fabric holds baby in securely. Gone are the days when you had to buy a separate newborn insert to accompany a carrier from birth, the new harmony design adjusts to the size of a growing baby right up to the age of three.
BIBS 2-Pack Muslin Cloth, £20
Danish brand BIBS is the ultimate brand to head to for quality baby accessories. Established back in 1978 and renowned for their iconic pacifiers, you can also find a range of teethers and bibs in an array of pastel colours to choose from. We highly recommend stocking up on a pack of Muslin cloths (pictured here) that are made of 100% organic GOTS-certified cotton and you can expect them to get softer after every wash – no harsh scratchy fabric here.
Jojo Maman Bébé Grey Elephant Letter Box Baby Gift Set, £22
Jojo Maman Bébé, one of the best British maternity and childrenswear brands, is always a hit for both pregnancy essentials and adorable babywear. If you are on the hunt for a gift for a newborn baby, then look no further than this this grey elephant-themed gift set, that includes a super soft sleepsuit and a matching hat – the set slots nicely into a letter box too for hassle-free posting.
Aden + Anais Baby Playmat, £63.75
Cute gift alert! Premium baby brand Aden + Anais’s range of soft muslin must-haves are just the most adorable gifts to present to a baby and Mum. We cannot get enough of the jungle playmat. Designed to capture baby’s attention and engage, with over 30+ developmental benefits from rattles and sun mirror to removable soft toys. Aden + Anais designs are the highest quality, made of 100% muslin combed cotton with a hypoallergenic polyfill and, might we add, all appliques are sewn manually by skilled artisans.
Ewan Deluxe Baby Shushing Sleep Sheep, £39.99
Iconic baby sleep companion Ewan is a must-have for all newborns and toddlers. There’s a reason why one million Ewan’s have sold globally, Ewan helps babies and parents get the sleep they need. With extra special features such as a soft red glow and recordings that mimics a real womb, heartbeat and white noise – plus, there is even a smartCRY sensor built in, which is a serious game-changer.
Janod Forest Stacker, £18.99
French brand Janod is our toy brand of choice, the experts in wooden toys for fun-filled development. The iconic brand has teamed up with animal charity WWF to educate the next generation on the importance of protecting the planet. The collection consists of a range of inspiring products from animal themed push along toys to a 3D-themed whale jigsaw and our favourite being the forest stacker – the perfect gift for a baby.
Lush Bath Bombs, from £2.95
Gone are the days when bubble bath was your only option for bathing with kids. Bath time will never be the same again thanks to Lush’s mountain of exciting products like shower jellies, bath bombs, bubble bars and mouldable bath soap that are all handmade and natural. We think kids will adore this blue hippo fizzing bath bomb.
Meri Meri Ruby Doll, £65
Buying for a girl? When in doubt, head to Meri Meri for a classic fabric doll– they are an instant crowd-pleaser and there are a variety of stylish dolls to choose from, to suit all tastes. Our top pick has to be Ruby, because we just can’t get enough of her outfit (pictured above) channelling Breton stripes teamed with a sequin tutu.
Mori The Very Hungry Caterpillar Zip-Up Sleepsuit, £32.50
Every newborn should have at least one Mori zip-up sleepsuit in their wardrobe at all times – especially one that is adorned with illustrations of the most enduring children’s books the very hungry caterpillar.
Piccolo Organic First Tastes Pure Fruit Box, from £25
The baby weaning stage can be challenging, so why not gift a Mum a first tastes box from Piccolo? A stress-free way to introduce a baby to exciting new purées, which are all nutritious and organic.