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What Is The Best Gift For A Newborn Baby?

Need Help Choosing the Right Baby Gift?

A growing family with the arrival of a newborn is certainly cause for celebration and one we take great delight in helping with! It brings together friends and family to express their joy, not only through all those good well wishes, but also through gorgeous gifts which help to create unforgettable memories and an joyful experience for the proud new parents.  
 
We're here to help you find the perfect Baby Girl Gift! Take a look at our gift buying guide for bouncing baby girls...

Pink is for girls and blue is for boys... at least that's what we're to believe, right? Well it seems that this gender-colour symbolism was only set during the 20th Century in the United States. Before this time, whether it was toys, baby books, announcement cards etc, pink was just as likely to be associated with boy babies as with girl babies.  In fact, it was generally accepted that pink was better suited to a boy because it is a much stronger colour and blue was much better suited to a baby girl but it is more of a delicate colour and seen as prettier for a girl. 
 
It seems, just as with all decisions we seem to make, that the decision to consiously buy pink for a girl and blue for a boy is a marketing ploy. Up until the 1920's it was found that most department stores, when asked what colours they used for boys and girls, were all over the place and had no clear concept of what was more popular for either gender.  It wasn't until the 1980's that today's strict colour-gender norms became set, since this was a time when mass marketing was appearing and being 'gender normal' became very important to us. 

In today's fast moving and ever changing world parents are choosing not to stereotype their children. Although, it does seem that parents are targeted by another marketing ploy since all major brands are jumping on the bandwagon of 'non-gender-specific' or 'gender-neutral' clothing. 
 
We think that since you are simply buying a baby gift to congratulate the new parents it's best to go with what takes your fancy!  There are so many adorable gifts with many different colour options such as lime green, orange or natural. But bear in mind, options are limited when shopping online to a certain degree, as it is easier and more predictable to cater for buyers who expect to see pink for a girl and blue for a boy.

 
Our Top Ten Baby Girl Gifts....
 
Here's our Top Gifts for a Baby Girl

1.  It's a Girl Gift Box with Wine, Teddy Bear, and Candles

This is just perfect to congratulate new parents! With gifts of wine and chocolate for the new Mum and Dad and a keepsake 'my first bear' for the newborn baby girl together with a candle to light and make a wish, it is a treat to be shared by the whole new family!  All gifts are beautifully packed into a gift box and tied with 'new baby' printed ribbon, so it can arrive in style and look beautiful for everyone. 

2.  Born to Sparkle Baby Vest

She certainly is born to sparkle and she'll look adorable in this cute onesie, designed exclusively here at Smart Gift Solutions.  It's 100% cotton with handy snap fasteners and is sure to raise big smiles all around, everyone will think how cute and fashionable the little one is!  It can be perfectly gift wrapped for an additional charge of just £2.95, to create a wonderful gift for the new baby girl. Make the baby feel extra special with this fantastic vest, with plenty more to choose from on our website
 
 
Who could possibly resist the beautiful, timeless Beatrix Potter characters? They are gorgeously illustrated and designed, and can provide adorable furry friends for the little one. This exclusive Smart Gift Solutions hamper is the perfect gift for a new baby girl, as it includes My First Flopsy Bunny, alongside other magical treats. The beautifully manufactured bunny by Rainbow Designs is soft and cute and is sure to become the little one's new favourite toy. Also included is a detailed keepsake money box with another wonderful Beatrix Potter design.  A miniature bottle of Prosecco and box of Lily O'Brien chocolates are to be shared by the new parents, whilst all memories can be written in the gorgeous Baby Records Book. It's sure to be a treat the new mummy and daddy will love and appreciate!
 
 
Beautifully designed 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star' baby girl vest in pink is the perfect gift for a new baby, so the little one can make sure she does not ruin her brand new baby clothes in style! With lots of funky pink letterings and star motifs, the small bib reads one of the nation's favourite nursery rhyme lyrics but can be Personalised to make it extra special! Simply enter the name of the newborn via our website personalisation text box, and we will personalise the gift especially for you! This very affordable but special gift is a wonderful keepsake, and will be loved by all!
 
 
Paddington Bear is one of the UK's most popular little teddy bears and is a treasured icon in the toy world. That's why these adorable little baby slippers are destined to be a treat for both the new parents and baby! The super cute booties are soft, to ensure extra comfort for the little one and are embellished with Paddington's gorgeous bear face detail! Both booties have a jingle bell feature for added cuteness... they're fantastic and will be sure to look so very sweet! At under £10, they're affordable but precious!
 
 
When the little one is born, it is always a great idea to purchase an adorable, cute and cuddly toy to provide comfort and joy... This delightful small 'My First Flopsy Rabbit' is the perfect cuddly toy for the newborn. Super soft, detailed with gorgeous features and measuring 31 x 20cm, it is the ideal size. Fantastic quality from the Rainbow Designs company, it will be treasured and become a special keepsake. You simply can't go wrong with a Beatrix Potter themed gift!
 
 
Need help buying a baby boy gift? We're here to help! Follow our gift guide to find the perfect gift...

Gift inspiration and ideas for a newborn baby boy...
 
Here are our Top Gifts for a Baby Boy
 
 
Novelty gift mugs are hugely popular here at Smart Gift Solutions, with lots of wonderful designs. This particular creation, exclusive to our website, is a fantastic gift for the new parents of a beautiful baby boy! Designed with stylish lettering, which says 'Totally Scrumptious, Undeniably Cute Bouncing Baby Boy Lives Here', it is a gift parents can drink from and be proud of their new addition to the family. The porcelain china mug is fantastic quality and will be a treasured keepsake for years to come, we guarantee...
 
 
Our gorgeous 'Welcome Baby Boy' gift hamper is very popular, as it contains an adorable selection of essential gifts for the new baby boy, and is sure not to disappoint! You can't go wrong with the combination of a cuddly, gorgeous Teddy Bear, a cute Rubber Duck for bath-time, two matching, adorable baby grows and a large hooded towel with detailed illustration! These are gifts the new parents will really appreciate after the birth of their baby son, and the little one is sure to love his brand new super cute bear!
 
 
We really love our beautiful Gift Tower idea, which both looks amazing and is filled with fantastic gifts to be treasured by all. With three increasing-in-size boxes, from little to large, there are lots of treats which will please both parents and the gorgeous new baby boy. In the largest box, there is a beautiful newborn teddy bear with a satin bow, destined to become the little one's favourite cuddly companion. Then, in the middle box, there is a lovely newborn onesie with an exclusive, unique design stating 'The Prince Has Arrived', to make the baby boy feel extra special! Alongside the onesie are a matching beanie hat, a 'special mum' candle and essential baby lotion. Then finally, in the smallest gift box is a gorgeous china novelty gift mug, with the wording 'Totally Scrumptious and Undeniably Cute Bouncing Baby Boy Lives Here', for a keepsake treasure to show how proud the parents are. To enjoy with the china mug are delicious cookies and English Tea bags... it's a wonderful, luxurious treat with everything the new parents could possibly need and want to celebrate their new addition to the family household!
 
 
 
We simply love our brand new, hilariously adorable baby grow... Designed here at Smart Gift, it says 'I'll Have the House White' and it is so cute and funny that its sure to have the family giggling! Presented in a stylish jute bag, filled with other wonderful treats, this gift is a wonderful treat for the new baby! Includes a delightful candle, for relaxing in the evening with, and a gorgeous 'My First Teddy' for the little one to love and cherish! Tied with luxury gold printed ribbon and presented with your personalised gift tag message, it will arrive in style and be appreciated by all...
 
 
Sometimes the most simplistic gift ideas are the best, and this lovely 'I Like Milk and Cuddles' onesie for the new baby boy is a small but loving gesture to give to the little one upon his arrival. Bound to raise smiles from cuteness overload when he wears it, its an adorable design that is exclusive to Smart Gift Solutions. Affordable, it can be sent beautifully wrapped or as an addition to our Create Your Own Hampers... whichever you decide, it will be loved!
 
 
Little Rufus is another one of our favourite characters, with his cute animated features and big floppy ears - he's simply gorgeous. This lovely gift set, available here at Smart Gift, is the perfect gift for the new baby boy. A keepsake box includes the Little Rufus baby boy comforter, with a beautiful book addition, and is bound to be adored by the little one. 
 

Gift inspiration for buying a baby shower gift...

Gift inspiration for baby shower ideas...
 
 
Here are our Favourite Gifts for Baby Showers
 
 
Earlier we mentioned how fantastic Paddington Bear is, with his adorable bear features and cute clothing... he's a national treasure! This fantastic gift is great for the baby shower as it gives the little one a lovely keepsake and is extra special because it can be personalised for the new baby girl or boy. On our website, you can simply enter your personalised messages and we can create a beautiful gift idea for you... one the new parents at the baby shower will be delighted to receive! The tin also means Paddington Bear can travel with the little one on trips without being damaged, which means he'll last a lifetime in pristine condition!
 
 
Positive encouragement gifts are always a fantastic idea, and at the baby shower its a great idea to give the new parents a gift to let them know how they're going to make wonderful parents! This 'Amazing Parents' cookie tin is a brilliant gesture, as it lets them know you have full faith and admiration for the journey they are about to take as new mum and dad. The tin reads 'Congratulations You're Going To Make The Most Amazing Parents' and is packed full of tasty cookies to snack on! Alongside this is a beautiful Guess How Much I Love You bunny toy for the baby and essential English Tea to relax and calm the parents. It's a wonderful selection that will look fabulous and be appreciated for sure...
 
 
Novelty gift mugs are a fantastic gesture of kindness for new parents, especially when it shows off their new roles as Mummy and Daddy! This exclusive Smart Gift design includes stylish cursive lettering and a heart motif and comes in a pair. One says 'new mummy' and the other says 'new daddy' in pink and blue fonts, and is an affordable price for a gift set which will be treasured forever.
 
 
Choosing a Hamper for the New Parents can be a difficult task, how are you sure to choose something they'll definitely love and appreciate? Sometimes sweet or savoury treats may be too indulgent, especially after the birth of a child. That's why this fantastic Fruit Basket is the ideal gift, because its filled with healthy fruit to make sure the parents are getting their five a day amidst the craziness of a new baby! Also included is a wonderfully designed wine bottle, with illustration and wording welcoming the new baby! Presented with free luxury ribbon and a gift message of your choice, it's a great gift that will definitely be appreciated by the tired parents! And technically wine is a fruit... right?
 
 
If you don't want to invest in a whole hamper for the Baby Shower, then you can always opt for a smaller but just as special gift. This 'Amazing Parents' cookie tin, as just mentioned, is a wonderful gift both inside and outside a basket! On its own, its affordable and also provides a fantastic keepsake for the new family. Filled with delicious cookie goodies, it's going to be shared between the family with love and will forever be used as a reminder of their new baby moments!
 
 
Turning up to the Baby Shower with this show-stopper of a gift basket is a brilliant idea! You'll be the favourite person in the room and the new parents will have delightful gifts to appreciate and treasure, including a bottle of Paul Langier champagne, a gorgeous teddy for the new baby, delicious chocolates AND two matching onesies! It's perfect! And, if you don't know the gender of the baby or want to by something gender neutral, the items are all themed in the colour yellow to ensure it doesn't adhere to any stereotypes! Although it may be a little pricey, it is filled with luxurious precious items that will be cherished and loved by the new parents, making them feel fantastic about the approaching birth, and bringing excitement to them... it is most definitely worth it.
 
 
 
Tips on Choosing the Best Gifts for the New Parents!
 
Knowing what to buy for the new parents can be tricky... how can you be sure you're making the right gift choices for the new mum and dad? There are lots of things to consider when purchasing gifts to arrive at the baby shower with, too much of one thing can mean your gift doesn't stand out or may not be used! Do you buy a keepsake gift to be treasured? Do you spoil the new mum with a pamper hamper to relax and rejuvenate with? Do you buy a luxurious hamper filled with delicious food and wine items? It can seem daunting, so we have come up with a list of tips on how to make sure you are choosing the best possible gift and taking both parents into consideration.
 
1. Pampering the New Mum
 
For a new mum, although giving birth to a new baby is an incredibly exciting and wonderful experience, we all know how it can be very draining and they will need a lot of support and comfort in the weeks after. That's why it is always a brilliant idea to purchase a beautiful, sensory experience for the new mum, so she can relax and rejuvenate herself back to perfect health after a long pregnancy. Buying gifts which ensure she can spend quality time alone relaxing, bathing and enjoying herself is a great way to show you are appreciative of the experience she has just been through! Candles are always a fantastic gesture, especially ones filled with her favourite scents to enjoy alongside a relaxing bath. Aromatherapy massage oils and luxury bathing items will ensure her body is being cared for in the best possible way, which you can send together in a beautifully presented hamper for extra added delight. Be sure to think of gift ideas which may go forgotten... For example, after 9 months walking around with a baby, gifts which cater to repairing her sore feet are a thoughtful gesture and will most definitely be appreciated! Hampers filled with lovely smelling treatments are always a good idea, especially essential oils with ingredients that are necessary in maintaining good health.   
 
2. Healthy is Always a Good Decision
 
It may seem the obvious idea to treat the new parents to lots of delicious sweet treats to feast upon, but after a long pregnancy, the best gift idea is definitely providing mum and dad with healthy food. That's why, here at Smart Gift, we include a selection of delicious healthy Fruit Gift Baskets in our New Parent gift section, because one of your five a day keeps the doctor away! Because it isn't the most obvious gift decision, if you turn up at the Baby Shower with a range of delectable goodness in the form of fruit, it will be very much appreciated by mum and dad. With this, they can make fruit smoothies and healthy breakfasts in the days after the birth of their baby, and maintain a steady diet which is of most importance! As we all know, fruit is an essential part of our diet, but in the madness of a new birth, it can be difficult to remember such important things when focussing on your new child. That's why receiving a beautiful gift hamper packed with healthy treats is a reminder, and is a great gesture of kindness. Fruit baskets can be delivered UK Next Delivery to wherever necessary, whether its directly to the hospital ward during the pregnancy or to the home of the new parents - either way, it will be delivered on time with care, so as to be enjoyed in tip-top condition!
 
3. Plenty of Drink and Food to Share
 
Although you're making gift decisions for the new parents, its always a great idea to purchase items which can be shared between close family and friends, especially when celebrating the special occasion at a baby shower or the child's first birthday! There is nothing better than digging into delicious treats and tasty drinks amongst loved ones, bringing people together and creating a lovely atmosphere in such a special moment. We provide a range of different food and drink hampers, to suit everyone and anyone! The new dad may be a fond beer drinker, so there are plenty of beer-themed gift basket for him and his friends to relax with. Personalisation of beer labels is always a small but thoughtful gesture, especially if you personalise with 'New Dad', so he can feel extra proud at this special time in his life as a new father. Or perhaps the new mum and her friends would enjoy a delicious bottle of prosecco to share over stories about pregnancy and life with a new baby! A personalised glass, whether its a tankard or a prosecco glass, is a fabulous and trendy keepsake, so whenever they drink their favourite tipple they will always be reminded of their magical experience! Sweet snacks, such as delicious flavoured cookies and biscuits, are great for sharing amongst family and friends and chocolate is always a sure winner with everyone. Cheese and Wine hampers are always a safe but great gift idea because its guaranteed everybody will enjoy them. Delivered in stylish, contemporary gift boxes or traditional luxury gift hampers, food and drink gifts can be a delight to receive and will instantly make the new parents feel loved and appreciated! Although they can be an expensive investment, it is always one worth making to delight new mum and dad on their special day. 
 
4. Keepsake Treasure for the New Baby
 
Buying Food and Drink hampers is a fantastic idea, but purchasing keepsake gifts for the new baby which can be treasured long after the baby comes can sometimes be an even better idea! Although the parents are important in buying gifts for, its always a good idea to make sure you buy the baby something too... Something the baby can grow up with, treasure and finally give to their children as an heirloom is such a special and thoughtful idea - one which the parents will truly appreciate. It will be an item memories can be made alongside, and can be cared for and loved by the whole family. One of the best examples is purchasing the baby its First Teddy toy, an essential item for any newborn! Whether it is an adorable Peter Rabbit bunny or a Paddington Bear toy, just make sure its cuddly, soft and cute! Choosing something durable is important, because the new parents won't want to find it doesn't withstand being washed or cuddled every night! Another great idea for a keepsake gift is a money box... The parents can start a small but important saving fund for the baby, and it can grow to become one of the child's most treasured possessions. Small but thoughtful keepsake gifts do not require a lot of money but are sure to be valued and sometimes you don't have to surprise the new parents with something huge and expensive to show you care. Even something as small as a photo frame, engraved with the baby's name and birth date, will be appreciated for years to come. 
 
5. Personalised for the Parents
 
You can never go wrong with thoughtful, personalised gifts for the new parents and baby. They provide a gesture of love which can be treasured forever, whether its proudly placed in the home or worn stylishly by the new baby. Gifts for the home are always a great idea, because they can act as a constant beautiful reminder of the magical experience of giving life into the world! Wall hangings are brilliant, such as adorable decorations stating the name and the date of the little one's birth! It shows you have put a lot of thought, consideration and time into choosing a gift by making it something solely catered to their experience, rather than purchasing something generic. They will look fantastic in the new nursey, such as an adorable personalised clock or photo frame! Ideas like this may seem simple but they always go a long way and let the parents know how much you care for them and their role as new mum and dad. Personalised gifts for Baby Showers, Christening and First Birthdays are always the best keepsakes! There are endless personalised items for parents to choose from, so you won't be left wondering what to buy... there is something for everyone without a doubt!
 
6. First Time Parents
 
Buying for first-time parents is always fun because it is the most exciting time of their life together as mum and dad and you are able to treat them to wonderful gifts which they can share together. A fantastic idea is investing in a beautiful keepsake My First Baby book, which they can write in together about their first time experiences. Every little moment from the birth and through the baby's first year in the world is an incredibly special time, and an illustrated book to be treasured and decorated with memories is the perfect gift. Another great idea for first-time parents is personalised items to remind them of their experience of pregnancy and parenthood forever, such as novelty gift mugs personalised with their baby's name to proudly drink from when they finally return to work! Or perhaps, personalised clothing for the baby... although the baby will soon grow out of their onesies and baby grows, personalised items of clothing illustrated with dates and names will make fantastic keepsake treasures for the rest of their lives. An expensive pair of branded trainers might look cute on the little one, but a personalised pair of booties will always be treasured in the long run!
 
 
 
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