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Spoil your newborn with these gift ideas for grandparents

Baby’s here and the gifts are flowing! Doting grandparents will want to give the perfect present, so it makes sense to write a wishlist. Send them a link to this list of gorgeous gifts and clever ideas, sit back and start writing the thank you cards…

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Baby Safari Tummy Time Roller (£14.99,

This gem from the Early Learning Centre is all baby needs for exploring play options at tummy time. Suitable from birth, the ultra-soft Roller has different textures including squeaky petals, crinkly bits and mirrored panels. Encourages crawling and sensory development, and baby will love the explosion of colour.
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Babyplay Activity Spiral (£8.45,

The beauty of this developmental toy is its versatility: use it to keep baby amused in the car or buggy, as well as at home. With dangling soft toys, colours and pattern, rattles, bells and a teether for tender gums, the Spiral fits on to most prams, pushchairs and infant carriers.
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Soft toys (£17-£20,

The soft toy collection from The National Gallery has a very A-list fan: we have it on good authority that the Fuddlewuddle puppy is Princess Charlotte’s favourite toy. As well as teddies, dogs and cats, there are also ponies and chickens in the range plus cuddly lions inspired by the stone statues in London’s Trafalgar Square. 
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Roll Up Roll Up New Baby Gift Basket (£32.50,

There’s a new lion cub in the pride and you couldn’t be more… well, proud. This gorgeous gift basket is filled with goodies, including sleepsuit, bodysuit, hat, mitts, bib, shawl and a rattle all covered in cute and colourful animals. Everything’s in pure cotton and the basket will make stylish storage for the nursery.
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Baby Art Magic Box (£8.58,

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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Duck shawl and Moses basket (£18 and £60,

If grandparents want to give a traditional gift, this beautiful set is hard to beat. The fine woollen shawl doubles as a super-soft blanket and easy cover-up when breastfeeding. Though the Moses basket is a bit on the pricey side, it’s a design classic: nothing says ‘new baby in the family’ quite like an old-school basket.
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Hippo Baby Comforter (£9.95,

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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Bruin Deluxe Activity Play Gym (£49.99,

There’s plenty to keep baby occupied in this play gym. The rotating mobile plays a choice of tunes and offers detachable animal toys to play with and cuddle. There’s a mirror that can be placed anywhere on the arms of the gym and with its soft-but-sturdy padding baby’s kept safe and snug. 
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Miffy Comfort Blanket (£12.99,

Everyone’s favourite rabbit now comes complete with her own comfort blanket in pale pink or denim blue. Little Miffy sits on a butter-soft fleece that’s embroidered with different textures for baby to feel, plus stars and ribbons to play with. Such a lovely gift for newborns to bond with at naptime.
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SweetDreamers Ewan the Dream Sheep (£29.99,

Winner of a Mother&Baby Gold Award, sweet little Ewan soothes and settles babies, helping them to fall into a blissful sleep. Pop cuddly Ewan in or near the cot: he mimics sounds from the womb and emits a soft light which baby finds comforting, cutting down on crying time and inducing quality sleep. Ewan comes with an attachment too, so you can take him when you travel with no fear of losing him.
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Bebamour Baby Changing Bag Travel Backpack (£34.99,

Here’s a gift that marries function with style. This changing bag – a top bestseller on Amazon - will quickly become your go-to accessory. It’s got enough pockets for everything from wipes and dummies to blankets and toys, plus an insulated bottle holder and change mat. Add in comfy straps and good looks and you’ve got a winner. 
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Beatrix Potter Plush Peter Rabbit (£18,

It’s never too early to introduce your new grandchild to the world of Beatrix Potter and friends. This plush toy comes in three sizes, and is ultra-soft to the touch. There’s a whole set to collect, if grandparents want to splash out: Jemima Puddleduck, Mrs Rabbit, Flopsy and more. Classic, traditional and excellent quality.
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Motorola MBP8 Digital Audio Monitor (£14.99,

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 you’re going out of range, so you can move around at home without worrying. Sound-activated LEDs flash when baby wakes so you won’t miss a squeak.
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Babyplay Tummy Time Activity Toy and Rug (£18.15,

What’s better than a playmat? A playmat with added toys and a handy cushion to encourage baby to strengthen his muscles and balance. With a fold-out rug, baby’s comfortable and supported on any floor surface and there’s plenty to keep him entranced, from ribbon tags to squeaks, crinkles and rattles.
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Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Puppy (£12.68,

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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Obaby B is for Bear Musical Cot Mobile (£29.99,

Cute kit for the nursery = the perfect grandparent gift. This mobile is charmingly minimalist so it’s ideal if you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed by the avalanche of primary colours in your home since baby arrived! Simple and soft, it plays soothing music to lull little ones to slumber.
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Button Corner Blue My First Passport and My Luggage Tag Gift Set (£13.90,

Grandparents love to give a lasting gift and this travel set will see bub through plenty of happy holidays and become a keepsake for the future. In duck-egg blue and with a tiny silver teddy bear, your tot will be the best-accessorised baby on the plane. If you haven’t sorted out your newborn’s first passport yet, go to for details.
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Disney Winnie the Pooh Bath for Newborn (£14.99,

This adorable bath is light to lift, making it perfect to use at home, on your travels, even in the garden on a hot day. It’s super-comfortable for water babies, thanks to a clever cocoon shape. Safety is top priority: there are two moulded soap dishes, so there’s no danger of the soap slipping underneath baby.
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Dingang Giraffe Hooded Flannel Bathing Wrap Blanket (£10.99,

Cuteness overload! Wouldn’t bathtime be easier if your little one had a towel she actually wanted to jump into? This one’s part towel, part fleece and part robe. It’ll dry off baby and keep her warm and snug until bedtime. Choose from a range of animals, including a pink bunny complete with ears and a lion with a golden mane! 
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Baby Record Book (£15,

In the Instagram age, there’s something lovely about a timeless book of baby’s keepsakes. Fill this exquisite John Lewis book with the little one’s milestones – handprints, first curls – as well as photos of precious moments. There are 28 pages and each has space for you to jot down thoughts and memories.
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