5 Useful Newborn Gift Ideas for First-Time Parents

What do you get for first-time parents who need just about everything? We’ve got a list of five useful newborn gift ideas for first-time parents to make the decision easier. New parents don’t need gifts that serve no purpose. They need items that make their days and nights easier and keep baby comfortable. Let’s take a look at a few options.


When a baby comes into the world, brand-new and germ-free, new parents work tirelessly to keep their environment sterile and safe. Sterilizers help clean and disinfect bottles, pacifiers, and breast pump parts.

Swaddling Blankets

Swaddling is known to calm new infants, and parents will appreciate having plenty of blankets designed specifically for swaddling so that they never run out.

Sound Machine

Adults enjoy sound machines, and newborns do as well. A sound machine will also help parents feel more relaxed about every little sound in their home, knowing that the machine will block out other noises while the baby sleeps.

Diapers, Wipes, and Rash Control

If you’ve had a baby, you know that new parents will never wish you didn’t bring them diapers. Babies go through them like crazy, and a mix of sizes will be particularly useful as baby grows fast.

The same is true for wipes. Parents use wipes for everything from cleaning the baby’s bottom to wiping off sticky faces as their child grows, so Mom and Dad will never have enough of them.

Any cream promising to rid a baby’s bottom of diaper rash will soothe the baby and relieves first-time parents from worry.

Wipe Warmer

Speaking of wipes, why are they always so cold? All we know is that they are. Wipe warmers are fabulous, especially for a drowsy baby getting their diaper changed in the middle of the night. Imagine the shock when wipes are cold!

Baby Monitor

Baby monitors have been around for a while now and continually improve with technology. They are an absolute lifesaver when new parents are on edge as their baby sleeps in another room.

Gift Baskets

Get creative with gift baskets, which can include several useful gifts. Parents will love and appreciate a basket with diapers, wipes, and rash cream or one with baby soaps, washcloths, and a hooded towel. For a nice treat, add a couple of gift cards for the new parents to order dinner.

Use our five newborn gift ideas for first-time parents the next time a friend or loved one needs supplies for their new love.

At Alexandria Gifts, we have the privilege of designing darling new mom gift baskets in Toronto. Our gift baskets include useful items and precious keepsakes as well. Contact Alexandria Gifts, or browse our online basket selection for the perfect gift for any occasion.

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