Whether shopping for an upcoming baby shower or searching for a ‘congrats’ gift to bring to mum, we’ve found 10 beautiful choices. Hampers, playmats, blankets and pamper products for mum too, these are the very best baby gifts of 2022.
It can be challenging knowing what to buy an expecting parent. If you’re after something that is elegant and memorable, we’ve got you sorted! Check out our top picks for the best baby gifts and hampers of 2022 – all packaged and ready to ship, some with great discounts too!
Tips for buying a baby gift
New parents will be grateful for whatever gifts they receive, from cards and casseroles to baby bottles and bum cream. There is no right or wrong gift, whether you choose to go for something practical (such as nappies, bottles, wraps, playmats), sentimental (such as personalised items, baby photo books, etc), or ornamental (such as an engraved rattle, piggy bank or plush toy).
We’ve compiled a gorgeous list of gift ideas below, and these aren’t your run of the mill gifts. They tend to tick more than one box too. Baby hampers, for example, are ornamental and practical – they look pretty but they are also packed with helpful items. Plus the hampers themselves are great for storing itty bitty baby items – nappies, shoes, creams, etc.
The right fit
Gifting clothing can be tricky as you don’t really know how big baby will be and how many clothing items are already in the wardrobe. Our suggestion is to go with a size 00 (3-6 months generally). We also recommend clothing made of organic cotton as it’s softer and tends to last longer.
A gift for mum or baby?
Both we say! Technically speaking you’re shopping for baby… but every new mum is going to appreciate a gift that celebrates her too. After all, she’s pretty important in the grand scheme of things. If you do select a gift specially designed for baby, why not add a box of chocolates, a candle or a small bottle of special lotion to the package?
How much do you spend?
Like we said, any baby gift will be appreciated. But, according to Yahoo, the general consensus is this:
- Friends: $50 – $100
- Close friends and family members, such as your cousin: $100
- Close family members (such as parents, godparents, etc): $150+
We love the idea of pitching in with a group gift too. Now, let’s get shopping!
Best baby gifts 2022 – 8 gorgeous finds
Mama Box pregnancy subscription box
Price: Starting at $59.00 (per month)
Where to buy: Mama Box
The perfect “congrats, you’re pregnant’ present that grows with mum!
Let’s start with the greatest pregnancy gift box we’ve ever come across – the Mama Box! It’s a pregnancy subscription box delivered to the new mother’s door every month (or trimester – up to you!). How great would this be for an expecting mum? A monthly box of goodies to celebrate every pregnant and new mummy milestone.
The Mama Box is fully customisable and comes packed with all sorts of new mum and pregnancy essentials – all full-sized products from Australian brands and bonus sample products too. None of those mini sample sizes! There are skincare and beauty products, food and drink items and keepsakes items too. Plus the subscription includes an after-birth box – YAS!
There’s also a huge selection of one-off gift boxes available too: the New Mum Gift Box, the New Dad Gift Box (which is both useful and funny), New Grandma Boxes, even Hospital Bag and Breastfeeding Boxes. All packaged beautifully and delivered to your door.
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Lenny and Fox Pastel Wall Hanger
Where to buy: Lenny and Fox
The best hand-made gift to complement any nursery
If you’re after something hand-made and unique, then the Pastel Wall Hanger is a hands-down winner. Pretty and practical, the hanger features wooden personalised lettering, optional cute animals and additional shapes.
There are five extra-large pastel hooks to hang their essentials, perfect for blankets, wraps, caps and beanies. Plus, as they get older, jackets, scarves, bags, backpacks and their favourite dress-ups.
100% Australian made by a local start-up business, the Pastel Wall Hanger is crafted from Australian timber and painted in gorgeous gender-neutral pastel colours. Every single one is handcrafted with love and will vary slightly, which is one of the reasons we love them so much. They are one of a kind, just like the precious bundle of joy you’re buying for.
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Little Wiwa® Baby Play Mats
Price: Starting at $99.00
Where to buy: Little Wiwa
The perfect baby gift for tumbling tots and stylish mums
Little Wiwa is the pioneer of minimalist style baby play mats and their range of designer play mats will complement the look of any contemporary home all the while providing babies with a safe space to lie, play and explore.
This is one of the many reasons we love the Little Wiwa range – although they are designed for babies, they are a huge bonus for mums too – they act as a gorgeous accessory for any living room. And it’s not just us who love them – their minimalist award-winning play mats come with over 1,200 5 star reviews!
They tick all the baby foam play mat boxes too – simple and elegant designs, reversible, waterproof, non-toxic and padded with shock-absorbing cushioning. They come in three sizes and neutral colours that capture minimalist Scandinavian characteristics. Simple and timeless, these baby floor mats make a beautiful gift to enjoy for years and years, milestone after milestone.
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Yellow Duck Organic Baby Gift Hampers
Price: RRP from $99.95 (note: images below are of the $254.95 hampers)
Where to buy: Yellow Duck Baby Gifts
The perfect pamper package for mum and bub
The best way to pamper a new mum? With a hamper of course! Yellow Duck Baby Gifts make the sweetest hampers out there, packed with items that ooze with softness and sweetness. They’ve got a wide range of hampers depending on your price range and all are made in Melbourne and delivered Australia wide.
The items are made from quality organic material that is extra soft to touch. Hampers include items for both mum and bub including a gorgeous plush toy, an organic bodysuit with matching bib and beanie, plus a soy candle, lotion and room diffuser to help mum relax.
Each gift comes wrapped with love in a reusable keepsake hamper box too – a great storage solution for baby’s new room. Oh, and free shipping too!
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Namely Co Personalised Bassinet Blanket
Price: From $99
Where to buy: Namely Co
The perfect pressie for cold nights and cute photos
A baby blanket to cherish forever? You’ve got it! Namely Co bassinet and cot blankets are custom made with your baby/child’s name in the highest quality yarns making them the perfect gift to treasure for a lifetime.
Made from 100% Organic Cotton with rib edges, their blankets feature a signature style with capital initials and lowercase. Perfect for your baby’s sleeping space or as a backdrop for any photo ops, these blankets are oh-so-soft and designed to last a lifetime.
Be sure to check out the entire personalised range at Namely Co – they’ve also got beautiful pillows and cushions to complement the nursery plus jumpers, playmats and personalised Santa sacks for Christmastime. As these are made to order, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
ergoPouch Mama & Mini Gift Pack
Where to buy: ergoPouch
The best matchy-matchy gift for mum and bub
That magical creature we call Mama has grown, birthed and is raising a tiny human, which deserves a whole lot of loving, don’t you think? We reckon so which is why we adore this stylish and sweet Matchy Matchy set from ergoPouch. Included in the Mama & Mini Gift pack is a beautiful and birth/breastfeeding-friendly robe in Sage to match an adorable Cocoon Swaddle Bag 1.0 TOG for bub in the same colour.
There’s also a Room Thermometer and What to Wear Guide plus a little something special for mum – an Organic Cotton Eye Mask to match the robe and block out the light so mum can get some much-needed shut-eye (even if it’s midday).
All made from soft, breathable, stretchy organic cotton and bamboo, ergoPouch products are certified non-toxic, dyed with water-based dyes, and gentle on skin. The Cocoon Swaddle Bag for baby is approved by the International Hip Dysplasia Institute as being hip-healthy, meets all safety standards in Australia and New Zealand, and is reviewed by the Eczema Association of Australasia as skin-friendly product.
One Little Day Knitted Blanket & Comforter Gift Set
Where to buy: One Little Day
The best baby gift for comfort and cosiness
Give the ultimate gift of security with this adorably soft duo from One Little Day – a personalised baby blanket and a cuddly comforter.
The Personalised Beige Diamond Knitted Blanket & Puppy Comforter Baby Gift Box comes with a durable and useable blanket, ideal for every season and a puppy comforter, ideal for little hands. Not only will these pair keep your bub feeling secure day or night, but they also make great photo props. The new mum will cherish these personalised baby gifts for life – definitely something to keep in the baby box forever! Both items are personalised with up to 12 characters.
Be sure to check out the entire range at One Little Day – there are so many adorable baby gift packs to choose from – you can even pair a personalised baby blanket with a pair of itty bitty baby shoes! So cute!
Baby and Mumma Gifts Welcome Baby Hamper
Where to buy: Baby and Mumma Gifts
The perfect ‘all-in-one’ present for bub
Another gorgeous Australian-made baby gift is the Baby and Mumma Welcome Baby Hamper. It includes everything new parents need for their new baby – a beautiful crochet blanket, a swaddle wrap, an adorable baby romper, a 100% cotton bib and a cute baby animal rattle. All packaged to perfection in a lovely gift box with a handwritten card.
Be sure to check out the full website as they have a huge range of stunning baby gifts and baby hampers, starting at just $65.00. Their baby hampers are designed with love in Melbourne and they offer free delivery Australia wide.
Jujo Baby Schwrap and Beanie
Price: Cable Schwrap $99.95 and Beanie $35
Where to buy: Jujo Baby
The perfect present for hip little bambinos
Is there anything cuter than the Jujo Schwrap (that’s a blanket with sleeves by the way) and beanie set from JuJo Baby? Perfect for keeping them nice and toasty on cold days and for staging the sweetest photoshoots, you’ll love everything about this collection.
The Schwrap is suitable for newborns to approx 12 months and is ideal for moving babies between the cot, pram or car seat. Keep them warm while keeping their arms free but covered. The Schwrap is also perfect for babies with hip dysplasia, for discreet breastfeeding or for bubbas who don’t like to have their arms wrapped in tight when swaddled. Pair it with a beanie and you’re winter weather ready!
Jess Loves Joe Personalised Name Plaque
Price: From $42
Where to buy: Jess Loves Joe
The perfect baby gift to pretty up any nursery
Finally, we have these gorgeous personalised name plaques which can make a beautiful addition to any baby nursery, a girl’s bedroom or even as a prop at a birthday party.
Featuring two engraved daisy flowers and paired with a matte white acrylic text name, these plaques are completely customised for you. Choose to include your child’s name meaning as an optional extra.
All signs are designed, engraved and cut in their home workshop in the Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia. NOTE: The wood tones and grains will vary from piece to piece as this is a natural wood product.
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We hope you have found something extra special and perfect for the precious baby and beautiful mum in your life.
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