The Best Gifts to Send Someone Who Just Had a Baby – The Cutest Newborn Baby Gifts

One of my best friends (and bridesmaid in my wedding in Maui) just had her first baby and I am SO excited. But, living on the other side of the country I found myself scouring the internet searching for the best gifts to send a new mother and trying to find the best baby gifts that would make her smile in those precious first few months of no sleep and so much love.

I wanted to share some of the personalized, adorable new mom gifts I found because I figured if I were searching for the best gifts for newborns and their mamas, you all might be too! Especially now that I’ve had my own baby, there were some incredible gifts we received that truly stood out from the rest, so I wanted to share those here! 

Here are the best baby gifts to send someone who just had a baby!

A plush stuffed animal and blanket combo

Love this little lion for a baby gift – and how cute is it that it matches the baby blanket?!

Tummy time toy

Sea Life Baby Tummy Time Toy (Open Larger View)

How cute is this sea life tummy time toy?

A gift basket

Lamb Snuggle Gift Bundle 

A personalized baby blanket

The Cutest Keepsake Toy Trunk

This would make a great baby gift for any age – they have all kinds of colors, too! So cute.

Heirloom “Goodnight Moon’ Book with Monogram Embossing

Alt image 1 for Goodnight Moon Heirloom Book

We received this in the mail from a friend when we had our baby boy and are obsessed – this present is such a good idea! It’s a larger version of the classic Goodnight Moon book, and you can emboss it with the baby’s name. This book has become our nighttime routine and is Harrison’s favorite!!! So this is a super special gift to us, and I know it would be for any new parent! 

Stuffed Football

How cute is this personalized stuffed football for a baby boy!

Teddy Bear Chair

Monogrammed baby backpack

These adorable seersucker or vinyl backpacks are a great price point and are sooo cute. 


A personalized baby book!

Monogrammed Hooded Towel Bath Set

You need these hooded towels for bathtime! How cute are these ones that you can get monogrammed? The material is so luxe and soft and I love the blue gingham! (they have pink too for girls!) A friend got them for us and I’m obsessed! 


A monogrammed baby brush keepsake set

Mark & Graham Baby Brush And Comb Keepsake Set

An adorable swim set for the baby

While everyone will be gifting them something for right NOW, you’ll stand out by giving them this adorable vacation infant swimwear set so they can look forward to their first vacation with their little babe.

Available in infant sizes (and they have matching mommy and me swimwear too!)

Shop these swim trunks

Jellycat Stuffed Animals

I had never heard of this brand of super-soft adorable stuffed animals, but we’ve been gifted a few since becoming new parents and Harrison loves all of them!! The coolest thing is that there are card books that go with each stuffed animal, so you can read to your baby about the animal that they love! 

We have this one in our nursery and he laughs every time he plays with the tentacles! 

This adorable – and oh so useful – baby carrier

it is our favorite! 

The Lovevery Play Kit

Designed by experts for a child’s developing brain, Lovevery’s award-winning play products are the ideal gift for any baby, and will keep them entertained at every age! This was one of the best gifts we received as new parents.

Get $20 off by going through this link.

Gingham bib, burping cloth and diaper cover gift set

Gingham Gift Bundles

Custom Baby Name Necklace

Chances are, she’s been getting a ton of gifts for the baby lately, but getting her something like this is a nice way to remind her that you’re thinking about HER, too.This 14K Yellow Gold necklace from Baby Gold is absolutely stunning, and such a sweet gift for a new mom

A personalized bib & burp pad 

How cute is this!??! I’m obsessed. And you KNOW a bib and burp pad will go to use for a new mom and baby. 

Dad diaper backpack

Who said moms get all the gifts? get something for dad, too, with this Dad diaper backpack!

BEIS Dad Diaper Backpack in Black

A plush rocker

How freaking cute are these? Send it directly to the couple and include a gift note!

Honest Co. Welcoming Baby Set

Honest Co. is every new mom’s dream brand – it’s all about clean, honest baby products that are completely CLEAN. If I were welcoming a new baby, this would be what I wish someone would send me!

The Ultimate Newborn Kit – Honest & Co

Mama’s Nourishing Self-Care Set

Mom’s One Line A Day Memory Book


A Diaper Cake

How cute is this cake of 70 diapers from The Honest Company!?

An infant dress

If the baby’s a girl, how cute is this little Lilly dress!?

Baby Lilly Infant Shift Dress, Seasalt Blue Fruity Flamingo, large image number NaN Zoomed

Baby Lilly Infant Shift Dress, Mandevilla Baby Always Worth It, large - Lilly Pulitzer Zoomed

Matching mommy & me lemon dresses, or just get the baby one! 

A chic diaper bag

This convertible diaper bag or this black everything bag is a MUST for any new mom. 

Personalized plush elephant blanket

Baby Bjorn Bouncer

This is probably our most used gift! Our baby boy loves being put in it and it makes it easy to set him in it while I get ready in the morning, or have him watch while I cook dinner, etc. 

BABYBJÖRN® Bouncer Bliss Bundle with Flying Friends Toy in Grey. View a larger version of this product image.

Spinner toys from Amazon

These are SO handy and keep babies super entertained. They make for a great gift because they will be USED a ton! They have suction cups so you can stick them on a window, or on the back of a book! 

On Amazon here

A stroller toy

Another thing we use a TON in our house!

Other nice things to send a new mom or new dad to make their lives easier or just remind them you’re thinking of them in this new chapter!

Send wine!!!!

It’s likely been awhile since mama has enjoyed her favorite bottles of wine – I think this would make for the most thoughtful postpartum gift!

I use and you get $20 off your $100+ order with the code FIRST20

Send steaks or a fancy dinner

Whether you order it on Postmates, or you send something your loved one can cook up like steaks (that’s what my mom did for us via Omaha Steaks for our would-be wedding weekend and it was SO sweet), sending a nice meal is a super sweet gift! 

Send flowers

I love using this company – they’re always so beautiful!

Personalized spa set

this personalized spa set from Etsy makes the perfect thoughtful gift!

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