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Special baby keepsake boxes for storing all your precious memories

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The best baby keepsake boxes 2021

From baby’s first tooth to their hospital bracelet, a special keepsake box can store it all, offering both protection and a beautiful display for all your little one’s precious milestones.

Baby keepsake boxes make the perfect gift for any expecting parents, both thoughtful and practical, it’s something both the parent and baby will want to take with them through their journey on this world.

Memory boxes that will stand the test of time and be brought out during every family gathering, are a priceless gift, anyone will be sure to treasure.

Whether you’re after a special keepsake box to store your baby’s first haircut or their birth certificate, we’ve looked through them all. From sterling silver to gorgeous ceramics and engraved wood, there’s a baby memory box for every family and every aesthetic.

What to look out for when picking your baby keepsake box:

Size

Size is important, consider what you want to store. Of course, bigger items like baby’s first shoes or bib require a bigger keepsake box, and smaller items like teeth and a first curl can have a memory box a lot smaller.

There’s plenty of variety out there, from A4 keepsake boxes disguised as books, to first teeth boxes that snuggly fit a £1 coin. Whatever your needs, there’s a precious baby keepsake box for you.

The test of time

Think about longevity and how long you intend to hold onto the keepsake box, some keepsake boxes will be able to last a lot longer than others without damage. If you’re looking to hold onto these memories forever, sterling silver and ceramic keepsake boxes are your go-to – with some care and love they’ll stand the test of time.

Aesthetic

Of course, aesthetic is also important. Whether you want the box to match your little one’s nursery or be a timeless classic, this is something you should consider. Timeless kid’s storybook illustrations like Peter Rabbit or Disney’s Pooh are a great way to go.

If illustrations aren’t your thing, engraved wood and sterling silver keepsake boxes are a timeless classic and will fit any aesthetic, as your baby’s room changes and they grow up.

Personalisation

Gifting something personalised makes it all seem so much more special, a baby keepsake box engraved with the baby’s name and birth date is beautiful.  Whether you want just a name or a name and message we’ve got something in our selection to fit your needs.
 
Whatever aesthetic you’re after or millstone you want to cherish, we’ve found the perfect baby keepsake boxes for it all, so you can hold onto these memories forever. From illustrated ceramics to gorgeous engraved wood, check out our favourites to start documenting your little one’s journey in this big world.

The best baby keepsake boxes

This stunning Disney Christopher Robin Memory Box is the perfect way to keep your little one's first moments. Once you untie the grey ribbon, you will find four drawers, ideal for storing special treasures and precious objects.

Specs:

Size - 10 x 23 x 24 cm

Features – six drawers inside labelled: first scan, hospital bracelet, first shoes, socks and mittens, special treasures and precious things.

Personalised with their name and birth details, this welcome baby box would make a lovely baby announcement gift for a friend or loved one who has recently welcomed a new arrival into the world. Plenty of room to be filled with special memories, this box will see a baby through all their milestones in their early years.

Specs:

Size – 18 x 23 x 30 cm

Features – personalised design engraved into wood (name, date of birth and weight) with a stunning wreath design and clasp fastening.

This super cute trinket box features a sweet elephant design with cut-out detailing, that will look fantastic on any nursery shelf thanks to the neutral tones and is perfect for storing little keepsakes. It makes a wonderful gift for any new baby.

Specs:

Size - 15 x 15 x 14cm

Features – star and elephant print with cut-out details.

Featuring a silver Kimbo the elephant printed motif, this lovely memory box is perfect for capturing their most significant moments. Complete with three soft-grey pouches, laced with beautiful ribbons, this box is ready to be filled with everything from their first tooth, first bracelet and other keepsakes.

Specs:

Size – 8 x 18 x 13 cm

Features – three soft grey pouches labelled: first tooth, bracelet and keepsakes.

This special baby’s memories box, features lots of beautifully designed drawers to store all of baby’s firsts, with plenty of space to map out the family tree too. The memory box is beautifully disguised as a book with a gorgeous tie-ribbon, so it can sit on a book shelf amongst all your little one’s literary favourites.

Specs:

Size – 21 x 26.5 cm

Features – a page for the family tree and nine gorgeous drawers labelled: my first words, my first slippers, my soother, my first candle, champagne cork, my birth bracelet, my handprint, my first teeth and my little bib.

Two beautiful ceramic keepsake boxes, featuring Peter rabbit illustrations, make the perfect gift for any new baby. Labelled first tooth and first curl, these boxes offer a stylish way to store a baby’s firsts, that will look adorable in any nursery.

Specs:

Size – 3.5 x 5.5 cm

Features – two keepsake boxes individually labelled: first tooth and first curl – with gorgeous Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit illustrations.

Gender neutral and amazingly budget-friendly, this box full of treasures available on Amazon is a real steal! One large box with three smaller boxes for all of baby’s firsts, any expectant parent will have the joy of keeping these precious bits forever.

Specs:

Size - 6 x 7 x 9 cm

Features - one large box with three smaller boxes for baby's first curl, tooth and first bracelet.

This beautiful John Lewis & Partners keepsake box is a wonderful solution to keep all of those treasured gifts and little keepsakes from baby's first precious months. The box is decorated with gold and silver stars with matching 'Baby's Keepsakes' titling and is embellished with a silver-plated crystal embellished teddy bear icon. This keepsake box's design ensures it will stand the test of time and look great on display in any home.

Specs:

Size – 17 x 22.5 x 8 cm

Features - various drawers inside for storing keepsakes, each embellished with gold titling and even a small aperture for displaying a photograph.

The perfect keepsake box for precious photographs, this photo box allows you to store those precious photos of significant milestones to see just how much your baby grows! With two options to engrave a name on the front and a message on the back, this box is sure to be a talking piece whenever it comes out.

Specs:

Size – 17.5 x 13.5 x 8 cm

Features – sections separated with one of five labels, displaying the wording My First Day, 0-3 Months, 3-6 Months, 6-9 Months and 9-12 Months.

This Disney classic Pooh keepsake box is perfect for storing all your tiny treasures for your little one to look back on. With storage for lots of firsts and precious things, this keepsake box is both practical and thoughtful.

Specs:

Size – 11 x 22 x 12 cm

Features – a small aperture for displaying a photograph and seven compartments labelled: first shoes, cards and keepsakes, keepsakes, treasures, first mittens, memories and precious things.

A lovely hallmarked solid silver tooth box, perfect for storing your little one’s milk teeth. This gorgeous tooth box is hand made in Britain and comes in a cotton pouch and smart Hersey gift box with a free cleaning cloth and care card. You can also engrave a name on the top of the box free of charge!

Specs:

Size – 2.5 cm x 1.9 cm

Features – personalised name engraved on top, box comes with cotton pouch, gift box, silver cleaning cloth and care card.

Presented in a gorgeous gift box, this silver-plated keepsake box makes a wonderful gift to mark a birth or christening. With a photo frame built into the lid of the box, special memories can be treasured for years, as this keepsake is sure to stand the test of time.

Specs:

Size – 7.3 x 21.5 x 16.5 cm

Features - silver-plated hinged lid features three icons and a photo frame for a 6” x 4” photo.

This personalised box has plenty of compartments for storing all of your baby’s special keepsakes. In gorgeous neutral colours to suit any nursery and nine drawers to keep all your memories organised, this keepsake box has it all!

Specs:

Size – 23 x 23 x 9 cm

Features – nine drawers labelled: my first mittens, my dummy, my precious things, my bits and bobs, my hospital bracelet, my treasures, my first shoes, my first scan and my special keepsakes.

Give your little one’s birth certificate a keepsake box it deserves, this silver-plated tube can be engraved up to 25 characters and comes in a presentation box. Both practical and gorgeous you baby’s birth certificate will be both protected and presented beautifully.

Specs:

Size – 24 x 4 x 4 cm

Features – engraving up to 25 characters and beautiful presentation box.

 

Angelica Daujotas is a Commercial Content writer at Bauer Media, where she writes and reviews products for titles like Mother&Baby, What's the Best and Yours. With a background in Fashion Communictaions and the Arts, she's your go-to for anything fashion, lifestyle and crafts. 

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