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15 thoughtful gift ideas for newborn babies

Section: Baby

Choosing a present for a newborn can be difficult, especially when you don't know what they need (surely they have enough of the babygros and socks already?).

So why not go down the thoughtful route and pick something that will pull on the heartstrings...

We've pulled together plenty of gorgeous gift ideas that (very) tiny ones and their doting parents will adore!

15 newborn baby gift ideas

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1) Pink bunny, £35, My 1st Years

No nursery is complete without a oh-so soft pink toy rabbit. This beautiful gift will last a lifetime and you can personalise with their name for free! 
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2) White superstars super square muslin, £18, BabyBoo

Mop up all spills with this gorgeous superstars square muslin from BabyBoo. 
Some of the uses for a muslin include, swaddle blanket, breastfeeding cover, light blanket on holidays or during the summer, and for drying after a bath. 
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3) Large Ellery Elephant, £19, Mamas & Papas

Ellery the elephant is the ideal friend, soft and cuddly, she's perfect for playtimes and naptimes too. 
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4) Clay Handprint, £8.49, Baby Art

With mercifully little fuss and fiddling you can use this affordable kit to make a lasting impression of your precious bundle’s tiny hands or feet. It takes only seconds (then a few days to dry), the materials are skin-friendly and harmless and you can have multiple do-overs if you don’t get it quite right on the first attempt. 
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5) Rich Moisture Set, £16.99, Baby Dove 

The gorgeous set includes a personalised Baby Dove Rich Moisture Head to Toe Wash and Lotion, 400ml each, gift box and gift card and is available in rich or sensitive moisture. The perfect thoughtful gift for newborns, that new mamas will be grateful for! 
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6) Blue baby hamper, £34.99, Amazon

This gorgeous hamper includes a teddy bear, baby clothes, essential toiletries and a beautiful memory box. 
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7) Tummy Time Roll, £19, Mamas&Papas

Suitable from birth, this tummy time roller stimulates senses and encourages them to start crawling. 
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8) Done by Deer Raffi Comfort Blanket, £19.95, John Lewis

This super soft comfort blanket is perfect for little fingers to explore. It also attaches to baby's dummy, meaning mum doesn't need to worry about losing it in Asda! 
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9) Fisher-Price Rainforest Deluxe Gym, £45, Argos 

With three play settings and more than 10 toys & activities, the Fisher-Price Rainforest Music & Lights Deluxe Gym keeps baby busy as a bee, at home or on the go! 
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10) Ewan The Dream Sheep, £29.99, John Lewis & Partners

Ewan The Dream Sheep is a baaarilliant soft cuddly toy with light and sound features, including actual womb and heartbeat recordings. This calms babies and toddlers, helping to lull them into a peaceful slumber.
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11) Jellycat Duck Soother Soft Toy, £12, John Lewis

Soft on tiny hands, the extra length of this comforter means baby can keep a tight hold of it all day or night long. Gender-neutral, colour-neutral with no need for bells, whistles or fuss, this classic comfort blankie is sure to become a favourite. 
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12) Motorola MBP8 Audio Baby Monitor, £16.50, Amazon

The number one bestselling baby monitor on Amazon, this guarantees reassuringly crystal clear sound.
It’s got a range of up to 50 metres and sounds an alarm to let you know when mum is going out of range, so they can move around at home without worrying. Sound-activated LEDs flash when baby wakes so they won’t miss a squeak.
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13) Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Puppy, £18, Argos

Cuddly, soft, and educational, this play puppy is a great way to introduce baby to music. When baby touches him, the puppy replies with silly phrases and singalong songs, which you can adjust as little one develops. He also prompts – ‘can you find your ears?’ – so baby starts to learn everything from body parts to colours and counting.
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14) Baby Journal And Record Book, £18.36, Not On The Highstreet

In the Instagram age, there’s something lovely about a timeless book of baby’s keepsakes. Fill this exquisite book with the little one’s milestones – handprints, first curls – as well as photos of precious moments.
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15) A Mother & Baby magazine subscription! 

The perfect gift idea has to be a subscription to M&B Magazine, the UK's best-selling mag for new mums. Packed full of parenting advice and ideas every month, treat the new mum in your family to a subscription and she’ll receive the mag straight to her door every month. Click here to subscribe to M&B

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Alongside her role as the Digital Editor at Mother&Baby, Aimee runs the #mumtribe Facebook group and leads the M&B Awards content strategy.

Winner of Immediate Media Award for 'Magazine Journalist of the Year 2016. Her hobbies include truffle mac and cheese, Class Pass and relentlessly checking (and scolding!) the weather app.

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