Is something in the air? Because everywhere I look there’s either a new baby bump or a brand new teeny baby! These new baby gifts are not only gorgeous but they’re also by some amazing Aussie mum businesses that I know you’ll love as much as I do!
Become a self-employed mum myself, supporting other mums in business is something I love to do and I hope you will join me in this, next time you’re looking for gifts for new mums or newborn gift ideas.
The thing is, we don’t want to buy gifts for people that they won’t love or use, right? It’s a waste of money, shopping time and only contributes to their clutter at home too.
And whilst it’s tempting to buy up ALL of the cute baby clothes, many new parents end up with too many and they don’t get used. Or they’re not the style that the parents like. (I know though, onesies are SO cute!).
These newborn baby gift ideas suit most budgets – for a really special present, you could combine some of them into a (very large!) new baby hamper too.
I’ve listed where you can easily buy each of the baby gifts online.
So whether you’re looking for gifts for new parents or baby shower gift ideas, here are my ten current faves:
10 Beautiful New Baby Presents
1. Storksak Stevie Nappy Bag
Following Natalie’s own experience as a mum and looking for work-life balance, she opened Incy-n with her best friend to source innovative and practical products that make a difference to everyday lives for pregnant women, mothers and fathers.
Natalie is passionate about distributing the Storksak and Babymel range as they are innovative baby products which she feels give parents the confidence to look amazing and feel equally as good!
If you’re looking for a super special gift, a practical and beautiful nappy bag is one of the best gifts for new mums. The Storksak Stevie Bag is perfectly proportioned with adjustable side tabs to alter the size and look instantly.
It has a wide opening into a spacious interior with multiple pockets for easy access to your safely stored essentials. Featuring a luxurious over-sized changing mat with pocket storage, insulated FAB bag and long detachable strap with integrated patented stroller straps.
For new parents who want to get out and about and use a nappy bag that is practical and stylish, the Storksak range is for you!
2. Storksak Bamboo Muslins
Storksak also has a beautiful range of breathable muslin swaddle blankets! Muslins are a new mum’s best friend, providing multiple uses.
The Storksak bamboo muslins are made from a luxuriously soft blend of fibres, carefully selected to be gentle enough for use on delicate skin and keep your baby warm and snug.
The generous size makes these swaddles versatile enough for a multitude of uses, whether swaddling a baby, using as a burp cloth, discreet nursing cover or stroller cover, while the elegant prints make them the perfect choice for your baby or as a gift.
3. Nail Snail
Julia Christie, mother of three and former primary school teacher, came up with the idea of the Nail Snail after yet another round of tears and bloodshed whilst using a traditional set of baby nail clippers to cut her baby boy’s nails. Together with her husband Arrlann, a Doctor, they extensively tested the Nail Snail on their own son’s and newborn daughters’ nails.
Trimming the nails of their children became an easy and painless process for all involved!
The Nail Snail lets you cut your child’s nails accurately and with confidence, reducing stress for both of you. Its multi-purpose design offers complete fingernail and toenail care for your young child (recommended age: newborn – five years). The fun snail shape and noiseless cutting edge means your child won’t mind having their nails trimmed.
Here’s the Nail Snail in action!
4. Jellystone Designs
Jellystone Designs is an industry leader for silicone made teethers, toys, and jewellery with a strong commitment to enhance the way babies and children learn and process through sensory exploration.
Claire is the Founder, a Sydney based designer-cum-mumpreneur who is constantly learning how to find a work/life balance while cramming in as much time with her two young sons who have endless energy.
Her range offers non-toxic, silicone made products with a wonderful feel and clever design – plus, they’re recommended by occupational therapists and all come with a touch of fun!
The Jellystone Designs Playtime Gift Bundle is a beautiful gift for babies who will love the rainbow colours of their best selling Rainbow Stacker Teether, Colour Wheel and Cloud Teether. They’re gorgeous and unique baby gifts!
CoziGo’s Founder, Emma Lovell, was flying from Australia to the UK and was nervous that the flight would affect her baby’s sleep routine. And it did. The inflight bassinet they had was positioned right below a TV screen, to the left of the EXIT sign and by lights for the toilet. There was far too much going on and her baby got little sleep during the 24 hours flight. Meaning Emma got no sleep too!
Emma knew there was a need for a product that would help babies to sleep on the go and came up with CoziGo! It’s a cosy sleep cover that’s universal to all prams and strollers and fits on airline bassinets too.
CoziGo can be used every day from birth to toddlerhood. So whether it’s flying, airport transfers, relaxing dinners, walks along the beach or every-day tasks as simple as grocery shopping, CoziGo has you and your baby covered!
It’s 100% breathable and air permeable, UVP 50+, extremely lightweight and compact and blocks 97% of light.
6. Plane Pal
Staying on the travel theme, have you seen the Plane Pal? Whilst it’s perfect for kids aged two to eight years old, it can also be a must-have for families traveling with babies too.
Sam, Founder of Plane Pal, is a mother of three who loves travel! She wanted to create a product that would help families reduce the stress associated with travel, whether it’s by plane, train, bus, camper van or car.
Travel with kids can be very stressful but Plane Pal is here to help! If you choose to purchase a seat for your baby or are lucky enough to have a spare seat allocated to you on your flight, you can use a Plane Pal. As your little one grows, it will become their new best travel friend – and yours! Plus, tried parents can use a Plane Pal to elevate their legs whilst cuddling their little one.
7. Packing Pal
Packing for a trip has got to be one of the most stressful parts of your holiday. You can decompress the stress with Plane Pal Packing Pals™ and turn a shambolic suitcase into brilliant baggage!
Pack each family member’s clothes in its own separate cube, or keep clothes, shoes and dirty laundry separate with these strong, lightweight organisers. The mesh top and bottom means so you can see what’s inside and at three differing sizes, you can pack small and large items and fit all sizes of suitcase.
With everything organised, you can relax, enjoy the journey and look forward to easy unpacking when you arrive.
The Cuddlebee Smart Towel is a great mix of both a full apron and a towel!
From your baby’s very first bath, you can use the Cuddlebee to stay protected from splashes while allowing you to keep your hands free to cuddle and wrap your baby close to you straight out of the bathtub!
It fastens around the neck, leaving both your hands free to safely carry your baby from the bath and doubles as an apron allowing you to stay dry during bath time fun!
Born of a desire to provide natural and organic baby skin care for her newborn over two decades ago, Catherine developed the first core AROMABABY® products which would go on to set the standard for many baby natural skincare products world-wide and most importantly, those in the natural, organic-rich category.
Catherine holds a diploma in Aromatherapy and massage, has trained as an Infant Massage Instructor personally handpicks pure, natural and organic ingredients for the Aromababy range.
Aromababy’s extensive collection of Australian-made skin care is rich in certified organic, natural oils and GMO-free pure vitamin E and they are lovely newborn baby gifts.
The Aromababy Newborn Set has Pure Baby Wash 250ml, Barrier balm 25g, Natural Powder with Organic Lavender and a Natural Baby Sponge – making it one of the most delightful mum to be gifts she will get!
Sometimes the best presents for new mums are ones they can use on themselves too and much of Aromababy’s range can be used by the whole family.
10. Kid Magazine Subscription
We could all use some help when it comes to mum life and Kid Magazine is the online resource, independently published and backed, that gives you a balanced view of modern motherhood without any judgment or click bait.
For you, that means a quarterly digital magazine, past content that you can easily search in the member’s area back end, all accessible online so you can read it on your phone while you are up feeding the baby or in the car while you wait for soccer piano lessons to finish.
Being online means the magazine is sustainable – no paper wastage, no magazines collecting dust on your coffee table. The format is as practical as the content in the beautifully designed pages.
I hope my list of newborn gifts has helped and I intentionally brought together brands who have mums as founders!
Becoming a mother is such an amazingly rewarding experience although is a tough job too. The products in this guide, as well as being beautiful, are designed to help to make a new mum’s life easier. Rather than choosing the usual mother to be gifts or newborn presents, I’ve tried to curate some useful and innovative newborn baby present ideas too!
So, if you’ve been wondering what to buy a new mum that she will love, I hope these unique baby gift ideas give you some inspo.
What suggestions do you have for gifts for expecting mothers or new mums?
NEW BABY GIFTS GIVEAWAY TIME
And the winner is…Renee M!
One lucky winner is going to win all of these amazing products! So if you’re a new mum, expecting a baby or have a friend who is, make sure you enter below.
The prize, worth $846.53 includes:
- 1 x Storksak Stevie Nappy Bag worth $269.99
- 1 x Storksak Softs pack of 2 Bamboo Muslins worth $69.99
- 2 x Nail Snails + canvas carry bags worth $51.95
- 1 x Jellystone Designs Teether Set including 1 x Rainbow Stacker Bright,1 x Colour Wheel Bright and 1 x Cloud Teether Mint worth $69.85
- 1 x CoziGo Worth $99.95
- 1 x Plane Pal worth $79.95
- 1 x Packing Pals worth $59.95
- 1 x Cuddlebee Smart Towel worth $54.95
- 1 x Aromababy Newborn Set + $10 Gift Card worth $69.95
- 1 x Kid Magazine 12 month subscription worth $20
To enter, simply:
- Complete the form below.
- Answer the question in the form: “Tell me in 25 words or less what product would you invent to make a new mum’s life easier?”
Terms and Conditions
- Open to Australian residents only.
- Giveaway closes on May 12th 2019.
- Winners will be announced here after May 13th 2019.
- Game of skill, not a random draw. Your answer must be original or creative.
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