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Best New Baby Gifts

Best New Baby Gifts

Picture this: You’ve just received an invite to your best friend’s baby shower. You can’t wait to celebrate this amazing chapter in her life. You reach for the phone to give a personal RSVP but then, your stomach drops as you realize something—you’re supposed to bring a baby shower gift. Should you buy useful things like baby clothes and baby blankets? Or something cute and fun, like a toy or a swimsuit? What about new baby gift baskets?

If you’re looking to buy something for a new baby, we know it’s not easy to come up with the best gift ideas for newborns. Baby clothes, baby toys, baby bottles, and other necessary accessories, the gift possibilities are endless and the list goes on. That’s why we’ve pulled together our top 14 best new baby gifts, ranging from the practical to the playful. You’re sure to find that special gift for that special baby in your life right here.

#1 Luxe Waffle Sweet Baby B Romper

Every baby needs one of these one-piece cuddly baby rompers. Stylishly and lovingly made in an adorable kimono style, moms won’t ever need to wonder if their little loved one is warm enough. Add a cute pair of socks and a nice little hat, and boom you’ve created a perfect package for the new baby in your life.

Moms love this gift because…

  • The in-seam snaps close for easy dressing and diapering.

  • It’s made with 100% organic cotton (certified by GOTS, the leading environmental standard for organic textiles).

  • The one-piece romper makes for easy and stress-free baby dressing.

#2 Snuggle Up Bunting

Make sure the baby stays nice and warm during the chilly months with this fleece-lined bunting that covers them from head to toe…literally. The little feet are warm and snuggly, ensuring that the baby won’t lose body heat. Double zippers make getting inside and out this snuggly one-piece outfit a piece of cake. There’s even a nice, roomy hood that easily goes over the baby's head or hat.

Moms love this gift because it’s…

  • Lead, phthalate, and flame-retardant free

  • Made with organic cotton and polyester lining

  • Easy to wash and change the baby into

#3 Corduroy Pants

A pair of tough-looking yet soft-to-the-touch corduroy pants is a wonderful gift for the stylish baby in your life. Created with stylish welt pockets in the back and a front fly with a cute button, this pair of baby corduroy pants would please any fashionable little love. Made with 100% organic cotton corduroy and an adjustable elastic inside waistband, this is a comfy gift for those little men out there.1

Moms love this gift because…

  • Organic cotton is perfect for sensitive, young skin.
  • The adjustable elastic waistband makes it easy for little ones to wiggle comfortably.

    #4 Double Ruffle “Let's Dance” Dress

    Maybe you’ve seen baby girls who couldn’t stay still—they have to move and dance all the time. These little bundles of energy need a pretty dress to show off in. Ready to be worn and twirled in, this little ruffle dress comes with two shoulder ruffles that add sophistication and cuteness to the outfit. The full circle skirt lets her move, twirl, and dance to the beat of her own drum.

    Moms love this gift because…

    • The fabric material is perfect for their growing little lady; made with organic cotton and spandex, this dress is both soft and stretchy.

    • It’s an adorable outfit to show off their little treasure in.

    • The dress is machine washable and easy-to-clean.

    #5 Quilted Field Jacket

    This beautiful and comfy field jacket comes with real, functional patch pockets that any baby would love to hide their treasures (for example, loose teething crackers) in. In short, it’s made for both style and function.

    Moms love this gift because…

    • The quilted sleeves give the outfit an unparalleled feel of comfiness and durability.

    • It’s made with high-quality, GOTS-certified materials.

    #6 Cotton Muslin Swaddle 3-Pack

    Moms love to have something on-hand to wrap their little ones in, whether that’s to keep them warm, help them sleep better, or even to keep them entertained. These lightweight organic cotton muslin wraps check all of those boxes.

    Measuring 47" x 47" and made from a single layer of 100% organic cotton muslin, these swaddle wraps are a must for the stroller, diaper bag, or crib.

    Babies love this gift because…

    • They’re warm and soft.

    • They’re perfect to sleep in, play with, and roll around in.

    • They’re non-toxic, so babies can put this into their mouths worry-free.

    #7 Coming Home Blanket

    Soft, sweet, and a classic new baby gift, you can’t go wrong with
    this coming home blanket. Made with the softest organic cotton with a touch of stretch from spandex, a gift like this says “welcome to the world, little one! We’re so happy to have you!”

    Moms love this gift because…

    • It can be personalized with the baby’s name (perfect for babies with siblings still learning to share).

    • It’s the perfect size for little, growing babies, measuring 32" x 32".

    • All materials used are certified by GOTS, the leading environmental standard for organic textiles.

    • The double layers blanket ensures warmth and softness.

    #8 Hospital Cuddle Box

    Hospital Cuddle Box Rose

    Not every hospital can boast about their organic cotton, completely toxic-free, and ultra-soft baby essentials. This Hospital Cuddle Box™️ includes everything a baby needs for their stay in the hospital, from blankets to pants. One of these baby gear bundles come with:

    • 1 Coming Home Blanket
    • 1 x Top Knot Cap
    • 2 x Hello Baby Top
    • 1 x Hello Baby Pant

    #9 Classic Modern Layette Cuddle Box™️

    You might be scrolling through this list right now and thinking to yourself, “I’m even more confused now. If all these are technically the best new baby gifts, which one should I get? All of them? What would the new mom think if I only got her one thing for her new baby? What if I picked something she already has?”

    Take a deep Lamaze-style breath. We have the perfect solution—this Classic Cuddle box takes the guesswork out of figuring out all the above. Lovingly crafted and curated by the dedicated team of mom and baby experts at Monica + Andy’s this newborn baby gift set comes with 18 comfy and cuddly pieces, including:

    • 1 Always Blanket
    • 2 Coming Home Blankets
    • 1 Muslin Burp Cloth
    • 1 Classic Bib
    • 2 Top Knot Cap
    • 1 Baby Top + Pants (newborn)
    • 2 Long Sleeve Lucky Bodysuit (0-3m)
    • 1 pair of Baby Pants (0-3m)
    • 1 Organic Wearable Blanket (0-3m)
    • 2 Rompers (0-3m)
    • 3 On the Go One-Piece (0-3m)

    Moms love this gift because…

    • Organic baby clothes and gear are perfect for sensitive skin.

    • The GOTS-certified materials are toxic- and chemical-free, ensuring baby’s skin health.

    • Everything is easy to wash and dry.

    #10 Adorables Lulu Bunny

    Bunnies brighten up every room they’re in and our adorable little bunny is no exception. With its droopy years and cute facial expression, it might become a baby's newest favorite toy, playmate, and best friend.

    A few specs and extra details on this bunny…

    • Seated, this bunny measures 7.5” high and 4.5” across.

    • Surface wash only—the super soft fabric is easy to clean.

    • This bunny meets or exceeds EN71 and CPSIA safety regulations.

    #11 Meri Meri Bunny Baby Rattle

    Delight a baby’s senses with this lovely bunny rattle—they can shake, shake, shake this little guy to their hearts’ content.

    Moms love this gift because…

    • It’s made of knitted organic cotton.

    • The wooden grip ring is easy to clean, safe to put into little mouths, and fun for little ones to hold to.

    • The soft noise of the shaking rattle makes enough sound to keep baby fascinated, but not loud enough to drive mom crazy.

    #12 Oli & Carol Fruit & Veggie Teethers

    Teething is a painful and often frustrating process for both baby and mommy alike. These cute hand painted teethers are made with 100% natural rubber from Hevea trees. The flexible rubber stimulates the baby's senses, the bright colors add excitement to their environment, all while soothing achy teething gums.

    Moms love this gift because…

    • It’s easy to clean. Just wash with some soap and a damp cloth.

    • It’s highly hygienic, mold-free, and toxic-free.

    • This eco-friendly toy is biodegradable.

    • These teethers double as bath toys.

    • The entire toy is soft to the touch, easy to grasp, and safe to chew.

    #13 Organic Hooded Towel

    What can a baby just out of the bath want above all the things in the world (besides their Mom, that is)? A soft towel with a hood to keep their little heads and bodies warm and dry, of course! Our organic baby towels are personalizable, cute, and a useful gift for any baby in your life.

    Moms love these towels because…

    • They’re made with organic cotton muslin + 100% organic cotton terry cloth.

    • The shape is perfect for bathtime—an oversized square towel with rounded corners + diagonal cut hood.

    • They’re lead, phthalate, and flame-retardant-free.

    • They’re GOTS certified organic

    • They’re easy to wash and dry. Simply machine wash and tumble dry low.

    #14 Manhattan Toy Skwish Natural

    This award-winning toy named Skwish is made from non-toxic, renewable rubberwood. How does it work? The twisted web of rods, strings, and beads move around when the baby tugs on it, shakes it, and moves the bits and pieces around. Then the rattle “skwishes,” returning to its original shape. The cute little beads slide and rattle, further fascinating baby—and Mom.

    More specs and extra details on this unique gift…

    • It measures 6” long, 6” high, and 6” wide.

    • The non-toxic materials make it safe for a baby to chew on or play with it.

    • Combining both sound and movement in an intricate web, babies will be fascinated for hours.

    Give A Gift Mom and Baby Will Love with Monica + Andy

    Welcoming a new baby into your life comes with a slew of emotions—excitement for your loved one, anticipation as you imagine snuggling up to those precious baby cheeks, and, let’s face it, anxiety as you try to navigate the world of newborn baby gifts. Fortunately, whether you’re in the market for aww-worthy clothing, giggle-inspiring toys, or a unique box that incorporates a little bit of everything, Monica + Andy has you covered.

    As a team of 95% women and 80% moms, we’re committed to providing quality baby and nursery items made from durable and safe materials and fabrics. That way, the only thing you have to worry about is how many baby gifts are too many baby gifts. (Hint: there’s no such thing). So get started on your baby shower shopping with Monica + Andy.


    Sources:

    1. "Baby Clothes."Monica + Andy’s. https://monicaandandy.com/collections/baby-clothes
    2. "Baby Blankets + Swaddles." Monica + Andy’s. https://monicaandandy.com/collections/baby-blankets
    3. "Nursery - Play + Learning." Monica + Andy’s. https://monicaandandy.com/pages/nursery#play


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