The holidays are just around the corner, which means now is the time to get those Christmas gifts purchased and wrapped. As you make your list and check it twice (and no we’re not talking about gifts for yourself), you’re going to want to make sure you have the perfect gift for the new parents in your life.
Having a new baby is a joyful time, but it can also be exhausting. Getting a Christmas gift for the new parents that will relieve a bit of their stress as they navigate their new normal will be happily welcomed. Whether it's a gift that's technically for the baby (but takes a load off the parents) or it's a present that allows the couple to reconnect, this list has the perfect gift at every budget.
Christmas Gifts for New Parents: Under $25
If you’re doing Christmas on a tight budget or just want to add a little extra something to what you already have, these gifts will be exactly what the new parents will love to see under the tree.
Being a new parent means a lot of your gifts end up really being “for the baby.” But you know what? That’s okay, because new parents love to get sweet gifts they can use with their little one that they wouldn’t necessarily buy themselves. These adorable teethers, for example, are as sweet as can be, but are pricier than the teethers that can be found at the big box stores. New parents will appreciate a thoughtful gift like this one that will also be a huge help to them when it comes to helping their teething baby keep a smile on their face.
I promise the new parents will use the Aden and Anais burpy bibs all.the.time. They were my absolute favorite burp cloth to use with each of my babies and they transition perfectly to a teething bib when baby becomes a drooly mess. And though wipe-off bibs can be great once baby starts eating solid food, I still loved these for my babies for as long as they wore bibs simply because they were so easy to wash. This is one of those Christmas gifts that’s cute for baby but is so nice to have for the new parents.
One of the best ways for parents to bond with their babies in the first year and beyond is through books. And according to Parents Magazine, it’s never too early to start reading to a baby as the benefits can begin from birth.
Of course, there are many books to choose from that the parents will love (you could even create your own little book gift basket), but these Pantone mini books are a perfect starting point for those tiny hands. Simple peek-through cut-outs and labels are the perfect way to delight both a parent and baby as they enjoy these books together.
4.) The bökee
If you’re looking for an incredibly useful gift for the new parents that’s light on the wallet, the bökee is where it’s at.
This is a bottle prep accessory tool that allows parents to make a bottle one-handed. Because when a baby is in the throes of hunger, the last thing a parent wants to do is put them down and listen to them cry while they prepare their bottle. Yet trying to make a bottle one-handed without the bökee can end up in a messy disaster. This genius product is also great as the parents’ little one grows since it helps a toddler to be more independent.
Christmas Gifts for New Parents: $25 - $50
When choosing a gift for parents with an infant, consider its ability to lower their stress or make their life easier in some way. Their dreams came true the day their baby was born, but that doesn’t make the job of parenting easy.
The products from Fridababy are truly must haves. You can certainly buy them individually, but this baby basics kit will give the new parents the best of Fridaybaby all in one darling little package. Here’s what they’ll get:
- NoseFrida Snotsucker - for stubborn boogers
- Windee Gaspasser - to free trapped baby toots
- Nail Frida SnipperClipper - to safely cut baby’s nails
- DermaFrida Skinsoother - to help nix baby’s cradle cap
It may not sound like the most exciting gift, but we promis the parents will be so happy to have it.
So by now, the new parents most likely already have a changing pad to use on the go. And with a brand new baby, it probably works just fine. What they may not know is before long, as that little baby get more mobile, they start to get pretty squirmy on a changing table. They also think it’s hilarious to slap those hands down near their dirty diaper while it’s getting changed and well...you know what can happen next.
That’s why we love this changing pad from SnoofyBee. Its ingenious design keeps babies' hands right where they should be (and out of the mess) making changing time quick and easy. Any present you can give that will make it easier for the parents to take baby on the go, they’ll appreciate!
This gift is great for the new parents as well as the baby herself. I mean, pretty much any baby gift is also a gift for the parents, right?! That’s how baby showers go at least. This 4-piece bath time set was just too cute not to include in this list. And since the parents will be giving their little one a bath at least a few times a week, you might as well make it as enjoyable for them as possible. Here are the 6 darling options to choose from:
- Blue Shark
- Farmhouse Friends
- Gray Shark
- Pink Shark
This hooded towel, mitt, slippers and bucket set is perfect for babies 0 - 9 months old.
4.) Date Night Gift Boxes
The new mom and dad will appreciate the opportunity to get back to their roots pre-kids with a gift that’s just for them. As any new parent knows, once you have a baby, it can be really difficult to find time to be alone and date nights quickly become a thing of the past. Even when the new parents do have time they’re often too exhausted to come up with anything fun to do, or end up having conversations that only revolve around the new baby.
This massage date night gift box gives the couple to reconnect and remember why their relationship started in the first place. And since you may know the new parents more than anyone, you could even create your very own date night gift set they’ll be sure to love.
Christmas Gifts for New Parents: Over $50
A new parent’s favorite gift is going to be anything that simplifies their life. Having a baby is a wonderful thing, but it also takes some major getting used to. Sleep is majorly disrupted and going out and about can also be a challenge. The best gifts a new parent can receive is one that helps make life go as smoothly as possible.
More sleep. If a new parent could wish for one thing, this would probably be it. Which means you have an opportunity here to get them a gift that will actually allow them to get more of it.
2.) The Baby’s Brew
Getting out of the house can be really overwhelming with a new baby. Not only do they require a lot of gear, but even more stressful is trying to navigate feeding time without the baby having a meltdown. This is why we love the Baby’s Brew portable bottle warmer so much.
It makes being on the go with a baby so much easier. Because it holds a charge for up to 12 hours, parents are able to warm their baby’s bottles for as long as they are out. And with four different temperature settings, the parents are able to get a perfectly warmed bottle for their baby every time.
There are nightlights, there are noise machines, and then there are baby monitors...which is a lot of gadgets to keep in a baby’s room. Wouldn’t it be better if that could all be wrapped up into one genius gadget?
That’s exactly what the new parents will get with the Hatch Rest+ Sound Machine and you can be the one to give it to them this Christmas. We love a quality noise machine as part of a solid sleep routine and of course every parent wants a baby monitor that they can count on. We also love the different color options of this machine as well as how it grows well into toddlerhood with its “ok to wake” feature.
For other sleep products we love, check out our post: 12 Best Baby Sleep Products for New Parents.
It’s amazing how time just gets away from you when you’re a new parent. A young infant needs constant care, which makes it difficult for the couple to have time to make a quality meal. Dinner ends up being a mix of take-out or whatever can be thrown together in less than 2 minutes. There are meal kits that you can purchase, but those still require cooking and following a recipe. I can tell you right now that for many new parents, that’s just an added stress as opposed to making their life easier.
But these Williams Sonoma Entrees (lots of options to choose from) are already prepared so that all the couple needs to do is put it in the oven. They then get a delicious “home-cooked” meal that, when paired with a glass of wine, can make for the perfect date night in.
Subscription Gift Option for New Parents
Before we go we want to share another great option for a Christmas gift that the new parents will adore, and that’s subscription boxes!
These have become really popular in recent years and are great for busy parents caring for a new baby who may not have a lot of extra time to spend shopping for things like toys and clothes. With a subscription, parents can look forward to a new box of goodies each month (or every few months depending on what you choose) that will come in handy to use as their baby grows.
Here are a few of our favorites!