Dear Gift Giver,
If you’ve stumbled upon this article, it means you are on the hunt for a baby gift in 2022. Not just any old baby gift, but something that is thoughtful, original and maybe even a bit quirky.
You could easily send a quick gift from Amazon - but that’s not you. YOU are looking for something that says:
I’m going to rock your world with this gift.
We’ve researched high and low to bring you ideas for thoughtful and original mummy and daddy to be gifts - not just any old thing you can find online. We’ve broken the gifts into 5 categories:
- Best of the Best Gifts;
- Best Gifts Under £20;
- Best Baby Keepsake Gifts;
- Best Daddy To Be Gifts; and
- Best Health and Wellbeing Gifts.
Without further ado, let’s jump into the list!
Mummy and Daddy To Be Gifts: The List
Ready to find a gift? Let's do it!
The Best of the Best: Best Mummy and Daddy to Be Gifts for 2022
We’ll start with the best first. These are our favorite gifts for 2022. Some of these products are new to the market - some are a bit older - but they all have that something extra special that new will absolutely go crazy for.
The Dingle Dangle Baby Toy: If you are looking for one of the best new baby gifts of 2022, the Dingle Dangle baby toy has been called “the ultimate parenting toolkit”. The innovative Dingle Dangle is lightweight, portable and has 4 unique uses that makes parenting so much easier for new parents.
With a simple twist of the endcap, the Dingle Dangle can transform into:
- Head anchored nappy change helper (pictured);
- Portable mobile;
- Sensory rattle;
- Soft teether.
The absolutely genius head-anchored nappy change distractor takes the fuss out of one of the most difficult parts of the day. The toy is absolutely great to help new dads bond with their babies and was recognized as one of the best new baby products of the year by the British Baby Product Association (BPA).
The Birth Poster: Simply put, the Birth Poster is one of the most unique baby gifts on the market. The idea behind it is to remind parents of how small their baby was at birth by giving them an exact 1:1 scale sketch illustration of their baby. Parents (or gift givers) enter the baby’s details on the website and the resulting illustration will be scaled proportionally to the baby's length at birth. In the bottom of the poster, they will print your child's name and birth details.
How cool is that?
Baby Dream Machine: The Baby Dream Machine is the sleep expert recommended device that helps children fall asleep and stay asleep. The Baby Dream Machine uses “Pink Noise” which is a mix of high and low frequencies that is more natural than typical white noise. The pink noise is intended to produce more stable sleep while improving sleep quality dramatically.
Rockit Stroller Rocker: For those who don’t know, the Rockit is one of the most useful and genius baby products on the market today. The battery-powered rocket-shaped device attaches to a stroller or pram and mimics the rocking motion that helps babies get to sleep. This means the new parent can go out shopping, to the pub or just take a stroll and not worry about their baby waking up. It’s an incredibly thoughtful (and useful) gift to get a new parent.
Best Gifts Under £20
Are you worried about spending a fortune on a baby gift? Check out this awesome gifts - all of which will cost you less than twenty quid:
Doddl Baby Cutlery: Doddl makes ergonomic cutlery for babies shaped perfectly to build a child's skills and confidence at mealtimes. The cutlery has colourful, soft-shaped areas to help babies develop the all-important pincer grip. We know many families using Doddl cutlery in their homes and parents absolutely rave about how quickly children are able to learn basic mealtime skills.
New Parent Jar of Joy: Aside from its fun packaging and vibrant colours, the Jar of Joy is packed full of funny quotes to offer new parents a daily pick-me-up. The packaging says the ingredients are love, support, encouragement, and humour – and that checks out! The quotes aren’t just funny, but quite motivational too. If you know new parents who will appreciate funny, thoughtful presents, this is the perfect gift.
Spacemasks Self-Heating Eye Masks: Pregnancy insomnia? Tired, droopy eyes? Brain fog? New parents have a lot to look forward to! Spacemask's game-changing Self-Heating Eye Masks are the perfect gift for new parents who won’t be getting too much sleep over the next 10-15 … years. Coming in a pack of 5 individual masks, the self-heating, jasmine-infused eye masks help relieve tiredness, eye strain and other earthly tensions experienced by new parents.
Bblüv Trimö – Electric Nail File: Looking for a practical gift? The Bblüv Trimö is a safe and innovative nail trimming tool to help parents cut baby’s sensitive nails painlessly. It makes the perfect gift for expecting who don’t want to worry about accidentally pricking their baby’s precious little fingers.
NoseFrida Snotsucker: We know it sounds gross, but the NoseFrida Snotsucker is one of the best parent-to-be gifts on the market. Lovingly referred to as 'the snotsucker', the BPA-free nasal aspirator is designed to remove mucus from the airways without damaging delicate mucous membranes. It’s an absolute must-have for all new parents..
The Mother of all Parenting Books: We know - it’s cliche … but the world-famous book, “What to Expect When Expecting” by Heidi Murkoff is internationally renowned for a reason. It covers all the essential information in a reader-friendly way that can help sooth some of the fear and anxiety for expecting parents. It makes a super thoughtful gift for parents to be.
Best Baby Keepsake Gifts
Baby keepsake gifts are thoughtful mummy and daddy to be gifts that expecting parents can cherish long after their baby is born. Here are some of the best keepsake gifts for 2022:
Inkless Foot Print Kit. A super thoughtful mummy and daddy to be gift would be an Inkless Foot Print Kit. The ingenious kit allows you to capture a baby's hand and footprints moments after they are born. The ink is invisible and completely mess free and creates black detailed prints to cherish forever. The ink is completely safe for use on baby's delicate skin.
Baby Memory Box: A baby keepsake box is a really special gift - particularly if you have it customised for the baby. A baby keepsake box is a useful place for new parents to keep those first baby keepsakes like their baby’s hospital tag, sonogram photos and other “firsts”. With so much going on during pregnancy and birth - it’s one of those wonderful keepsakes that new parents won’t know they don’t have - until it’s too late.
Sonogram Picture Frame. A sonogram picture frame makes a wonderful mummy and daddy to be gift. A baby’s first songoram is such an exciting time for expecting parents and this gift offers a wonderful baby keepsake. If you are looking for a nice option, JoJo Maman Bebe offers a beautiful sonogram frame for £15.
Personalized Wish Baby Book. The “Wish” Baby Book is a beautifully illustrated children's story book with personalised rhyming verse and a character based on your child. This lovely story lets them know all of your wishes for their future - making friends, respecting the earth, being adventurous, loving their family, overcoming fears, learning new things, finding happiness and believing in themselves. Available in both hard or soft cover this book makes a perfect keepsake for a new baby.
Best Daddy To Be Gifts for 2022
While everyone thinks about Mummy and baby, oftentimes Daddy gets left out of the equation. If you are shopping for a baby gift for daddy, here are some thoughtful options that will make dad feel special as a new parent.
“Papa” Sweatshirt: The Papa Sweatshirt from Mori is a sweet daddy to be gift that every expecting father will love. Made from 100% organic cotton, new dads will be excited to let the world know they have officially made it to “Dad” status.
Daddoo New Dad’s Survival Kit: You’ll find a LOT of ‘new dad’s survival kits’ on the market - but we think this kit is the best. So why did we pick the Daddoo Kit? The kit is packed with:
- Pocket Commando Dad Guide filled with useful, easy to digest parenting information;
- Kokoso Coconut Oil which helps promote relaxation and bonding with the baby;
- Delicious fair trade coffee to keep any new dad awake during the day;
- Thumble wearable nail file to easily file those sharp baby claws;
- The classic “Mr. Men” book to read to baby at bed time.
The New Dad Survival kit is a both a thoughtful and funny gift to give to any new Dad with a good sense of humour.
Book “How To Traumatize Your Children”: This satirical parenting book is not for the faint-hearted, but it's absolutely brilliant and one of the funniest books we’ve read. The book explores common, toxic behaviour and its repercussions on your child. It calls out some bad habits like breaking your own rules, being inconsistent, and not listening to what your kid has to say. Because of the witty, satirical style, it's one of the funniest (and most helpful!) first time dad gifts.
Dad Coffee Mug: If you’re looking to give a dad to be gift, then this cheeky “Dad” coffee mug is the perfect gift. It has a funny, tongue-in-cheek message written on the outside which is perfect for the new dad who doesn’t take himself too seriously. You can choose between the "father," "daddy," and "dad" titles. This 11 ounce handmade mug is both dishwasher safe and microwavable with premium coating.
Best Health and Wellbeing Gifts
Looking for a gift that promotes mummy and daddy’s health and wellbeing? Look no further than these incredible mummy and daddy to be gifts below:
Vegan-Friendly Pregnancy Care Package: This vegan friendly pregnancy care package is a fun and thoughtful collection of gifts to help soothe and calm expectant mums. With a beautiful self-care book, pregnancy friendly tea and delicious chocolate, the gifts come beautifully packaged in a bespoke card box with your personal message handwritten on your gift card of choice.
Pregnancy Journal: While expecting, it’s normal to be reflective, daydream and worry. The power of writing something down can be really cathartic. Whether it’s blank pages, ones with prompts or interactive, Momlovesbest.com has tons of great journal options for new parents to choose from.
Soothing Scents: Perfume brand Abel Odor launched an exciting collab with organic children’s clothing brand to develop “Nurture” - a scent created by mothers, for mothers. Using only the best non-allergenic ingredients, the soft and calming scent will help expecting mothers to relax and remember to take care of their changing bodies.
Mummy and Daddy To Be Gifts: The Final Word
The truth is that whether your gift is £1 or £1,000 - all that matters is that you give a gift from the heart. Try not to get wrapped up into finding the “perfect gift,” or feel pressured to give an expensive gift - it’s truly the thought that counts.
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