Someone over on the Chat Group recently asked for ideas for unique baby gifts for her newborn nephew and the lovely chat group members once again stepped up to help with some brilliant ideas!! From vouchers for Baby Classes to frozen meals, Mumblers chipped in with details of the gifts they REALLY wanted when they had their little ones.
The ideas were so good I thought it might help some of you who aren’t members of the group if I shared them here. I’m about to put a couple into use as my sister in law has just had a baby boy!
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“I’ve bought all my nephews the name trains…..they are also compatible with the brio train tracks”
“I made a home made voucher for my sister and her partner for a meal out I had booked them a table at a restaurant and also baby sitting for an over night stay”
“One of the best gifts we received was a picture of the sunrise on the morning of my daughter’s birth date…. beautiful! We have it framed near her room”
“…Little Starts Gift Cards…can be exchanged for all kinds of baby classes”
There are so many types of baby class it can be quite overwhelming! Check out our Guide to the different types of local classes here. See our full listings of local classes and groups here.
“We got a voucher to use with Framing Great (a local company based in Bramhall) that allowed us to send off our baby cards and get a lovely creation in a frame using them. Here is the link https://www.facebook.com/framingreat/”
“A lovely gift book to treasure & read together as they get older and keep”
“We received a lovely framed illustration of my sons name with his date and time of birth a lovely keepsake that we still have on his wall. We also got a personalised rag doll with my daughters name on the dress the doll wears”
“Basket full of creams, nappies, shampoos, wipes etc. They are always appreciated…People tend to buy newborn, 0-3M or 3-6M baby clothes, which are lovely but you end up with too much. Bigger sizes are always a good idea. 6-9M”
“We got a personalised named height chart that you hang and can roll up and keep forever. My daughter now two loves it. We write the date straight on it and best thing is, as it’s not on a door or wall, when we moved we just took it with us and re hung it.”
“Older clothes (taking into account the seasons!)”
“A friend of mine bought another friend a few hours of a cleaner! I’d have loved that!”
“Check out babygiftbundle.co.uk (local company based in Biddulph Moor) Unique baby items, loads of different items. Everything is ethically made and sourced. The receiver can choose their items. And Charlotte who runs it is lovely.”
“My daughter got a rose tree and the rose variety was named after her. It’s planted in the garden. I really loved this gift.”
“Luxury shower gel, as the 3 minute shower you might be able to squeeze in should feel like some sort of treat.”
“Chocolate bouquet. Loads of snacks. Vouchers for boots, Mothercare etc.”
“A voucher for Cheshire Impressions Life Casts (based in Congleton). We had our babies hand and foot prints done in clay at 3 weeks old and framed them. I love them! So cute to look back at now!”
“Treasured Memories voucher (local company based in Crewe) – they do hand and feet castings, jewellery and xmas tree decorations which I will treasure forever!”
“Honestly the best gift I got was meals for the freezer!”
“Personalised blanket. Great for the nursery when they are a baby, and then when they get older it’s something for them to cherish. My nearly 3yr old absolutely loves hers and ‘reads’ her name on it all the time”
“A ‘parent survival kit’ hamper with lots of snacks, biccies, crisps, chocs (and the all important alcohol!!)”
“I did a hamper for my sister & my nephew last year, I bought bigger size baby clothes and layered them in the bottom of the basket then put some treats for my sister on the top like her favourite tea, chocolates & biscuits as well as some hand cream & hand gel & a comforter teddy for the baby. The basket had a lid & has been used as a toy basket since my nephew was born.”