The Best Baby Gifts (2021 Reviews)


Welcoming a new baby into the world is an exciting experience for any parent, and giving gifts is one way that you can support them and celebrate their new baby with them. From baby showers to a baby’s first birthday to other events, like Christmas, you’ll probably need at least a few ideas for some great baby gifts.

But buying a baby gift can be harder than it may seem, especially if you don’t have children of your own. Truth is, there are many items that parents will need for their first baby, but they may not be aware of those items. A thoughtful, useful gift is something that parents will appreciate for years to come. From toys just for babies to supplies and thoughtful items that make a parent’s life easier, these baby gift ideas can help you get started on your shopping.

The 25 Top Baby Gifts

1. HaloVa Diaper Bag Backpack

Stylish, waterproof, and available in 21 colors, this diaper bag backpack doubles as a handbag. Its large capacity means parents can pack everything that they need for their baby while on the go, and its multiple pockets help to keep everything organized and easily accessible.

2. WubbaNub Pacifier

The WubbaNub solves many of the problems with traditional pacifiers. A plush toy is easy for baby to grasp and makes it difficult to lose the pacifier. The pacifier’s one-piece construction eliminates cracks and seams where germs could hide, and its style keeps the pacifier close to the baby’s mouth so that it’s easy to grasp.

3. Lucy Darling Memory Book

The first few months and years of a baby’s life can be a whirlwind, and this book helps parents to capture all of those important memories they don’t want to forget. The book is made with soy-based inks and is eco-friendly, and it’s designed to last for years so that parents and their children can reflect back on those important firsts in a child’s life.

4. Lotus Travel Crib

This crib may be pricey, but it’s easily the best travel crib on the market. The crib is lightweight and sets up in 15 seconds, and it’s versatile enough to go anywhere. The side door unzips to convert the crib into a playspace, and the included mattress and carry bag ensure this crib is ready to go. From moving the crib around the house to heading to the airport or a friend’s house, parents will find countless uses for this travel crib.

5. Manhattan Toy Winkel Rattle and Sensory Teether Toy

For teething babies, this mesmerizing toy holds attention and helps to relieve sore gums. The soft, lightweight, continuous tubing is easy for babies to hold, and a rattle at the center of the toy encourage infants to investigate and play.

6. Moby Wrap

Perfect for parents on the go, this wrap promotes bonding and can help to reduce stress in babies. Made of durable, soft, and stretchy fabric, the wrap is comfortable for both the parent and the baby. Its design evenly distributes the baby’s weight across the parent’s back, shoulders, and hips. This wrap also adjusts and grows with the baby, accommodating babies weighing between 8 and 33 pounds for longer-term use.

7. NogginStick Light-Up Rattle

Parents can monitor their child’s early developmental milestone progress, thanks to the innovative design of this rattle and the accompanying milestone guide. The rattle promotes baby brain development and can be used to encourage and develop tracking, grasping, sense of touch, auditory skills, and STEM skills.

8. Babyganics Essentials Gift Set

Complete with lotion, bubble bath, dish soap, surface wipes, and more, this gift set includes all the essentials parents need to have in their home. The products are made with natural, plant-based ingredients and are non-allergenic for baby’s safety and health. All of these products are tested by dermatologists and pediatricians.

9. Boppy Nursing Pillow

While this pillow is designed to place the baby in an ergonomic position while breastfeeding, it’s versatile and there are countless other ways to use it, too. This pillow can support babies during tummy time, sitting up, and other supervised, awake activities. It’s won numerous awards and is machine washable.

10. Blooming Bath Lotus

Sinks are hard and cold, but the Blooming Bath Lotus can convert any kitchen sink into a safer, more comfortable space for a baby. When placed in a sink, the four petals create a soft cushion and seat. This lotus can also help to transition babies over to baths in the bathtub.

11. Zutano Baby Booties

Comfortable, durable, and suitable for newborns, infants, and toddlers, these booties provide warmth and cushion. Their unique design contributes to a great fit, with two adjustable snaps and an ankle elastic. These booties are designed to withstand repeated washings while retaining their shape.

12. Sassy Floor Mirror

This mirror is suitable for newborns and up, and is designed to encourage babies to focus on human faces and also help make tummy time a little more fun. The soft frame makes the mirror safe for babies, and an easel stands the mirror up vertically. Babies are encouraged to explore and play with the attached butterfly, and the black-and-white ball in the ladybug aids in visual perception development.

13. SwaddleMe Swaddles

Parents can use this set of three swaddles to help babies feel safe and stay asleep longer by quieting their startle reflex. Made of soft 100% cotton, these swaddles have cloth wings with hook and loop closures, so parents can easily find the perfect fit.

14. Here We Are

Picture book creator Oliver Jeffers shares his own wishes for his child in this personal, insightful book. Sweet, poignant, and with a touch of humor, this book is ideal for parents to share with their children. It’s received recognition and high praise and is a New York Times bestseller and a TIME Magazine Best Book of the Year.

15. Fisher-Price Infant-to-Toddler Rocker

This portable rocking chair features calming vibrations and two recline positions to keep a baby comfortable and relaxed. A bar with two toys can be removed, and a kickstand transforms the rocker into a stationary seat. While not meant for a baby to sleep in, this rocker offers a convenient seat for babies that can be easily moved throughout the home.

16. Land of Wee Towel and Washcloth Set

This towel and washcloth set brings extra softness to bath time. Made of bamboo, this super plush set is ideal for sensitive skin. The towel and washcloth are hypoallergenic, organic, and eco-friendly, and are available in multiple gender-neutral designs. The wrap is odor resistant, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-static, making it a great choice for babies.

17. Baby Moccasins

Cute and available in 13 different colors, these baby moccasins are perfect for baby’s first steps. The shoes are offered in three different sizes that can accommodate babies from zero to 18 months. They feature a non-slip bottom for safety and a soft sole for comfort.

18. Wee Gallery Art Cards

These art cards can be used to decorate a baby’s room or as flashcards for older children. Studies have shown that babies see high-contrast shapes and patterns more easily, and these cards have designed to cater to a baby’s vision. Printed on a durable board, these cards feature rounded edges for safety and include images of a lion, snake, parrot, monkey, tiger, and bear.

19. Fisher-Price Kick ‘n Play Piano Gym

Keep babies entertained and active with this gym. Babies can lay and play, spend time on their tummies, sit and play, or even remove the keyboard for take-along play, allowing this one gym to grow with an infant. In addition to the keyboard with light-up keys, the gym features five repositionable toys for hours of entertainment.

20. Green Toys Baby Toy Starter Set

This set of toys prioritizes not only baby safety, but also the environment, too. The toys are made from 100 percent recycled material (milk jugs) and are packaged in recycled material that’s printed with soy ink. The keys, stacking cups, and elephant on wheels offer babies entertainment and are free of BPA, phthalates, and PVC.

21. Fridababy Mom & Baby Healthcare and Grooming Gift Kit

The Fridababy set is ideal for first-time parents and includes many items that they’ll use in caring for their baby. The kit includes a Nose Frida the SnotSucker, 20 Nose Frida Hygiene Filters, 10 Windi the Gas Passer gas relief tubes, and a Nail Friday Snipper Clipper set. Moms who have given birth can also use the Fridet Mom Washer and its waterproof pouch. Practical and comprehensive, this kit is sure to see regular use.

22. Matimati Baby Bandana Bibs

Bibs don’t have to be boring, and the baby bandana bibs in this set prove it. These unisex drool bibs are trendy and just call for a photo opportunity. Two snaps allow the bibs to grow along with a baby, and the pure cotton front is soft and highly absorbent. This kit includes eight bibs, so parents have a steady supply that should last for days.

23. Muslin Burp Cloths

New parents need lots of burp cloths. These feature four layers of muslin for excellent absorption. They’re made from organically grown cotton and are generously sized for extra coverage. While they’re absorbent, they’re also breathable for the baby’s comfort. These cloths are available in white or in fun, bright colors.

24. Sophie la Giraffe

This Sophie teether has been around for over 55 years and is hand-painted with food paint. This popular teether has flexible, soft ears, horns, legs, and a soft body, giving babies plenty of ways to teethe. This teether is made of rubber from the Hevea tree and is free of phthalates and BPA for baby’s safety.

25. Eric Carle Boardbook Collection

Eric Carle’s books have delighted and entertained parents and children for decades, and this collection includes five of his most well-known works, such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? These books are durable enough to hold up to plenty of use.

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