When your friend shares the exciting news that she’s having a baby, there are probably lots of hugs, some belly rubs and maybe even a few happy tears. And then you have to find a baby gift—one that’s thoughtful, unique and useful for your friend and baby. Tall task? Before you sound the alarm, we’re here to help.

 

Memory books allow for a little creativity throughout the baby's first years. They’re a place to jot down special milestones and add pictures. The family will love looking back at this special keepsake too. I especially love the ones from Write To Me.

 

 

A new mama has a lot of late nights coming up, so why not treat her to some cozy PJs, comfy slippers, or a chic bathrobe? Bonus points for pieces that are machine washable and nursing friendly! Homebodii have a gorgeous selection of elegant pieces.

 

 

A baby carrier is a must have for all parents. It's so helpful for a new mum to be hands free while bonding with baby. So cozy and soothing for the baby aswell. My top picks are the Ergobaby carriers from Babes In Arms... fast dispatch and great prices! ;). The swaddlers are Houdini proof and make an excellent addition to the gift.

 

 

Noc Noc's handcrafted wooden toys are just beautiful and make the perfect baby shower gift. If you can't decide which one to buy, a voucher is perfect and then mama can personalise it once bub has arrived.

 

 

With a newborn, parents don’t have much time to spare, especially for cooking. Home-cooked are a godsend but if you don't have time to prep meals either, sending her a nutritious meal via Deliveroo would be a welcomed option. 

 

 

A Silver Stork bespoke care package makes a perfect and meaningful gift for a mum to be. It''ll feel like Christmas for a new mum rifling through a personalised goodie box full of curated luxe products.

 

 

Spoil the newest arrival with a gift pack from Bubba Organics. They create premium, 100% natural, pure & gentle baby skincare essentials that mums can trust & babies love. Their soothing skincare products are naturally safe for newborn’s delicate new skin.

 

 

Lets just take a minute to take in this sweet baby back - cluck cluck cluck! Penny is the talented lady behind Hank Knitwear who knits all of her timeless keepsakes. How could you go past a romper or a pair of booties?

 

 

 You can never have enough swaddles, they serve so many purposes. I am loving Pop Ya Tot's wide range. So many gorgeous colour and print options, oh and I how could I forget their dummy chains?

 

 

Alf the Label have epic baby bags that pack a punch when it comes to style and organisation. With their signature cowhide and limited edition colours, there is a size to suit every mama. If you can't decide which one she would like best a voucher will always have your back.

 

 

Newborn clothes just make me coo! And given how much mess babies can make, you can never have enough, especially when they are as cute as the ones from Two Darlings. Remember, babies grow fast so it may be worthwhile to choose a selection of sizes.

 

 

Give your mama-to-be friend the best gift...SLEEP! The award-winning DockATot baby lounger creates a womb like environment to settle and soothe bub. With over 1000+ verified 5-star reviews, it can be used for supervised naps, playtime, tummy time and co-sleeping. Being so lightweight and portable, the DockATot is also a great travel option or even just to take to grandma's for a nap.

 

 

 

While beautiful gifts are exciting to give, it's important to remember the best gift you can give any new mama is yourself. Your unconditional love, your listening ears and helpful heart will buoy her spirits through restless days and sleepless nights. All new mamas need their friends and family to remind them of the immense and special job they do!

Love DockATot xx