We all know, the arrival of a new baby is nothing short of an absolute joy and no more so than when the world feels a little upside down, like perhaps in the midst of a global pandemic (I mean, just as an example!) To celebrate these little miracles and send some seriously big love to those trying to find their feet in this new world of ‘pand’ pregnancy and parenting; we’ve put together a handy Locky-D Baby Gift Guide so you can nail that all important new baby gift, even in the middle of pandemic.
Don’t wait for baby to arrive to show an expecting Mum how excited you are about her pregnancy. Spoiling pregnant friends is one of our favourite things to do. We love buying gifts to help prepare for babies’ arrival, by gifting our fave parenting books and to encourage her to put up her feet and read. We are especially fond of books focusing on pregnancy and the all-important fourth trimester. We have a very useful collection of books on hand here that will help your friends get prepared for the arrival of baby and or help through the all important post-partum phase.
Also, consider some super lush items for Mum to pack in her hospital bag. Think Sage and Clare dressing gown, gorgeous skin care from Australian brand Rohr Remedy, a beautiful cosmetics bag to pack essentials or some super soft Alpaca socks from Humphrey Law. We love anything to make her more comfortable.
We are sure expecting parents have those key nursery items all sorted (hopefully with a cot, changer and nursery chair all ordered!). But there are some incredible soft furnishings you can gift to really add to that all important nursery space - and generally a more unique gift for a newborn if you're in search of something a bit different to what most people think of when it comes to baby gifts. Think; gorgeous Juno and Ace brass mobile, super fun cushions, or an amazing and very practial Baby Playmat from My Warren Hill. Perhaps a nursery canopy by luxe Euro brand Nobodinoz or one of the really lovely sets of cot sheets from our curated range of baby bedding, to complement any modern nursery. Check out our site for a gorgeous range from Sage and Clare, 7pm linen and Wilson & Frenchy to name a few.
When Baby is here
Once baby has arrived, spoiling them with a gift that will grow with them is super special. A soft and snuggly baby blanket is a go-to gift for a reason. These become treasured items for years and years to come. You can check out our gorgeous range right here. For something in the same vein, but a little different, a soft padded play mat for that all important tummy time is another great option. But we can’t look past books for babies! While they might not appreciate it when they are freshly earth side, they will as they grow; and so will Mum and Dad. We are firm believers that you can never have too many books!
Keeping track of memories as your baby grows is so important! At first, you think you will never forget a thing; but believe you me, write the memories down! And capture them in pictures! Gifting a gorgeous baby book or some beautiful baby milestone cards is a genuinely good idea for a newborn gift. These help prompt parents to collect those precious moments and capture them for all of time. We also love acknowledging new mums and their transition to motherhood (wow, yes we women are amazing!!) with this stunning bangle which serves as a constant reminder that their body grew, birthed and nourished a new life - another unique gift to be treasured.
If you are the kind of person who likes to gift items you know will be used on the daily, we have some great ideas for you! A nursing pillow is a great practical gift for both Mum and Bub to make that all important time spent in the nursing chair just that little more comfortable. We also love gifting the Cocoonababy Nest infant lounger for super comfy naps anywhere, anytime. A night light is also really handy gift. The Gro Egg 2 even has an integrated thermometer so they can keep an eye on the nursery temp (handy!). And lastly, the Tommee Tippy Nappy bin is no doubt one of the most innovative and popular tools for nappy changing parents everywhere. While it’s not a glamour gift, it’s practical and will absolutely get used every single day.
So, when it comes to unique, beautiful and useful baby gifting, our curated collection makes it easy. And the cherry on top? Our gift wrap and gift note service means you don’t even need to wrestle a single piece of sticky tape AND we can send your super thoughtful gift directly to your locked-down loves. Perfect!