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Unisex baby gifts for baby showers, newborns and more

Unisex baby gifts

Unisex baby gifts used to be much harder to come by. If you weren’t buying clothing or a toy that was pink or blue, you were stuck with yellow or boring white.

Thankfully, there are a lot more unisex gifts to choose from, handy whether you’re buying for a pregnant friend or relative and don’t know the gender or you simply want to steer clear of the stereotypical pink for baby girls and blue for baby boys in favour of something more gender-neutral. And with so many gorgeous neutral baby gifts to choose from as a baby shower gift, for a newborn baby or even a toddler's birthday, we don’t blame you!

That doesn’t mean gift buying isn’t still tricky, which is why we’ve selected our favourites for you below to get you off to the best possible start.

Unisex baby gifts

This sweet baby gift hamper is full of goodies for the new parents and their little cherub. Included inside suitcase-style keepsake box is a rattle, cotton bib, baby socks, scratch mittens, hat, hanging heart-shaped plaque and muslin cloth. Once all the contents have been taken out and used, the suitcase becomes a great storage box for the nursery

Every single baby milestone is thrilling when you're a parent. Accompany these moments with these beautifully illustrated baby milestone cards. There are 42 in a pack with memories such as 'Today I laughed for the first time' and 'My first birthday.' Each card includes writing space to note down the date of the milestone and there are also two blank cards so parents can write down their baby's unique milestones.

If your gift is for a baby born in 2021, what about this adorable elephant with 'Borin in 2021' embroidered on its foot? Made from soft, fluffy material, it'll be cherished by both mum and baby.

Suitable from 12 months, this beautiful shape sorter is illustrated with scenes of Little Goose and the Farmers Pond. A fun way to spark baby's imagination as they learn to recognise and match different shapes and colours, it also makes a stylish addition to the nursery or kiddies room. 

Did you know babies are attracted to high contrast colours when they're very small? This innovative free-standing book has lots of crinkling parts and additional textures for sensory exploration. It also encourages tummy time and can be folded down after use for easy storage. 

Baby gear doesn't have to be boring! We love this fun avocado teether from Oli & Carol. Made from safe 100 per cent Hevea rubber, it's completely sealed and there's no valve which means no chance of bacteria entering like with other teethers. It also doubles up as a fun bath toy too. 

They may seem pricey but these 100 per cent cotton aden + anais swaddles are truly versatile and can be used as a stroller or nursing cover, burp cloth, tummy time blanket, changing pad cover and much more. And if mum or dad are Disney fans, they will especially appreciate the three beautiful Mickey inspired designs. 

Babies grow in the blink of an eye and this blanket is a sweet way to document those small changes week by week or month by month. With a little green leaf and yellow circle to help mark time and age of baby, we adore the woodland design featuring furry friends. Measuring a roomy 120cm x 120cm, there is plenty of space to accommodate the growing baby.

A teething baby can be quite the experience. Do your part with this brilliant bib which doubles up as a teether with an attached teething toy with innovative dimple design to soothe sore gums. The double adjustable popper design means the little one can wear their neckerchew from the age of two months until they are a toddler and it'll do a great job of soaking up all that drool thanks to the 3 layer absorbency. 

Sure, they may grow out of it in no time at all but this snuggly-soft dressing gown is far too cute to pass up. Suitable from 0-6 years, there are two large patch pockets on the front and two adorable little ears on the hood. And if you know baby's name, you can even personalise it for free.

A fun unisex gift for toddlers, who wouldn't want their very own Teepee? Made using a 5-pole wooden structure and high-quality cotton canvas, there is plenty of space for a little one or two and it won't look to shabby in the living room either!

This colourful collection of 10 interlinking and tactile cubes can be enjoyed right from birth. With a soft form and 3D textures, babies love to touch and chew them, with each lightweight cube featuring a protruding shape that fits into the next matching piece.

Toddler's love having their own backpacks to fill up with their things and Ferguson Fox makes one cute companion. There's a roomy main compartment, an insulated pouch for snacks plus an adjustable mesh bottle pocket.

This bright and colourful stacker is a lovely toy for babies aged nine months and above, with captivating stacker rings, designed with bold patterns and block colours. The handles on the rings are easy to grab and play with especially for little hands, and the base ring contains swirling beads little ones will love to watch.

  • Author: Emily Thorpe Emily Thorpe
  • Job Title: Digital Writer

Having written for Mother&Baby magazine for four years where she wrote news, product pages, features and interviewed celebrities such as Paloma Faith and Fearne Cotton, Emily now works as Digital Writer for Mother&Baby online where she specialises in travel and product reviews. 


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