Welcome New Baby With Baby Gifts

By Kate S  | Submitted On February 10, 2009

Your best friend just gave birth to a girl, and you want to congratulate her with a new baby gift. Your co-worker is due next month, and you are shopping for baby shower gifts for her. Welcoming a newborn to this world is one of the joy of life. This article provides an overview of adorable gifts that help you greet the precious little one with your best wishes.


Popular new baby gifts include the following:

a. Baby Time Capsule: 
This unique gift preserves memories of the arrival of the precious little one and will be treasured for years to come. It consists of a plush bear, and a memories set with a profile of the family: the parents' daily lives, the family car and home, stationery with matching envelopes for friends and family to write to the newborn, color stickers to make a photo album or scrapebook or label videos and audio tapes. Also included is a "How-To" guide filled with great ideas for what to put inside and storage suggestions. This keepsake will be filled with memorabilia from the date of birth and first year. This magical Time Capsule is then sealed until a special day in the future, when the infant has grown. Tis gift is perfect for either boy or girl.

b. First Bank Keepsake Gift: 
This is an adorable ceramic keepsake gift set for mom and dad to keep and remember all the important milestones as the infant grows. Includes a first tooth keepsake box, first haircut keepsake and an authenic piggy bank. This gift can keep all the precious memories of those magical early years.

c. Baby Gift Basket: 
These gift baskets are practical gifts to welcome the newborn. One such basket is an adorable wicker bassinet filled with all the essentials such as rattle, soft fleece blanket, pacifier, comb and brush set and microwave chocolate fudge mix for the new parent. The color theme of these gift baskets is usually in blue for boys, pink for girls, and neutral color for baby shower gift when the gender of the little one is not yet known. You can also send a deluxe gift basket to greet the newborn and the proud parents in grand style. The gift includes layette essentials, a first teddy bear, a lullaby CD, and treats for parents, including: long stem rose chocolate candies, premium coffee, and cigar rolled chocolate filled cookie. To make the blessed event truly unforgettable, this white basket includes a photo album, a time capsule, and a first footprint kit.

d. Gift Box: 
Alternatively, you can send a gift box. There are many designs to choose from. A popular gift box is filled with tiny, cozy clothing for the little prince or princess, plus a kit for saving the tiny footprint forever. The re-usable box can be used later around the nursery as storage container. Another adorable gift box is filled with all the necessities that take loving good care of the newborn. This gift box delivers your good wishes in style, and contains booties, Shortbread Cookies with tiny feet imprints, picture frame, terry cloth wash cloth set, cotton tee shirts, shampoo, powder, lotion, rash cream, teether, bottle, and an 8" teddy bear. Send this lovely gift to the special new little one in your life.

e. Gift For Mom or Dad and Baby: 
Surprise Mom or Dad and their precious little one with this gift. Perfect for small hands is the adorable plush puppy or monkey and "I Love Mommy/Daddy" bib that will be put to good use. For Mom or Dad there is a candle, individual wrapped toffee candies and gourmet snack mixture. Mom and Dad will cherish the keepsake plaster kit of first footprint for lasting memories of their new bundle of joy.

f. Baby Necessity Gift Bag: 
The gift basket is filled with everything necessary and cute for the newborn, including a 12" furry tan bear, picture frame, washcloth set, flannel blanket, teether, rubber duck, wash, and comb and brush set. It comes in pink for girls, blue for boys, or teal and yellow. Give the gift of total care for the newborn.

g. Blanket with plush toy animal: 
This blanket with detachable plush giraffe, elephant, or puppy is sure to keep the little prince/princess company and warm as he/she grows. The 14" ultra plush and soft toy animal with detachable full size blanket will soon become a favorite of the infant.

h. Bath Time Gift: 
In the Bath Time gift basket, the musical duckling plays "Old McDonald Had a Farm" while the little infant splashes in the wash tub. Inside the wash tub are cozy bath accessories, including a hooded bath towel, a picture frame, an ultra soft blanket, shampoo, terry wash cloth, picture frame, caps, rubber ducks, booties, brush and comb set, as well as lotion and wash.

i. Toy Cart: 
This solid wood toy cart is loaded with unique toys and necessities. The matching plush lion, bib, receiving blanket, and rattle are sure to be favorites of the prince/princess for years to come. Mom will love the ceramic picture frame, tearless shampoo, wash and lotion.

j. Candy Bouquet: 
This delightful candy bouquet is perfect for a shower, expecting parents or a congratulations gift. It is filled with individually wrapped lemon and orange filled hard gourmet candies, assorted chewy toffees and mint hard candies. Also included are congratulations pick along with two adorable rubber ducks that complete this bouquet.

In summary, there are many adorable yet practical gifts to welcome the newborn, and gifts that help to preserve all the precious memories of the new arrival. Send congratulations or baby shower gifts to express your well wishes, and the new parents will appreciate your thoughtfulness.