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The New Baby Gift Guide


Do you find it hard to know what gift to get a friend or a family member when they have a baby?  It can be particularly tricky if it is a second, third, fourth child and the parents have all the practical items already.

Well, the good news is that you can find plenty of gifts from UK Small Businesses that are both useful and thoughtful for any new baby, be it the first or the sixth in the family! 

Here are our top picks from the Small Businesses on Shopitnear: 


New Baby Card from Carterie Sarah £3.50

First of all, you'll need a New Baby card and there are several adorable options available from a Small Business called Carterie Sarah.

Each card is handmade by the business owner, Sarah- here are two lovely examples.  As you'll see, she's even made cards specifically for the arrival of twins! 

You'll enjoy having a look at Sarah's full range here

Handmade greeting card - New baby girl | Carterie Sarah | shopitnear Handmade greeting card new twin boys | Carterie Sarah | shopitnear

Personalised Boofle Baby Wooden Star Decoration from The Gifting Dragon £9.99


Personalised Boofle Baby Wooden Star Decoration | The Gifting Dragon | shopitnear

A personalised gift is always a thoughtful choice and this Boofle Wooden Star Decoration would suit any nursery or home.  Add the name and date of birth required when you order. This gift is particularly ideal if you’re looking for a special but lightweight gift to pop in the post.



Handmade Dribble Bibs from Almarie Designs- Dribblebuster £10

Liberty Print Baby Bib Mother Goose | Almarie Designs - Dribblebuster | shopitnearLondon Jubilee Dribble Bib | Almarie Designs - Dribblebuster | shopitnear

Bibs, bibs, bibs. With the frequent vomiting and constant dribble, babies can get through several in one day so parents can never have enough bibs!  

Check out these gorgeous handmade bibs from a Small Business called Almarie Designs- Dribblebuster.  When her first grandchild was born many years ago, Alison established her business making these highly absorbent bibs using beautiful designer prints.

How about this vintage Mother Goose print or this popular London Jubilee themed bandana?  You will find these and thirteen more of Alison’s gorgeous designs available here, so you are sure to find the perfect bib for the new baby you know!

Safari Baby Milestone Discs Photo Props from Knotty Baby £18


Safari Baby Milestone Discs Photo Props | Knotty_baby | shopitnear

Baby photos are such a joy and with the ease of a smartphone camera, the new parents you know are sure to be snapping away! 

With this lovely set of Baby Milestone Disc Photo Props, they’ll be able to properly capture those ages and stages to look back on in the future.  

The cute Safari design, handmade by Emma at Knotty Baby, makes this gift perfect for either gender as well.  


Personalised Boofle LED Nightlight from The Gifting Dragon £13.99

Personalised Boofle Baby Nightlight LED Candle | The Gifting Dragon | shopitnear

Everyone knows that having a newborn means sleepless nights ahead!  A gentle nightlight in the room is a great help when getting up to feed or rock the baby back to sleep. 

This LED Boofle Nighlight from The Gifting Dragon makes for an extra special gift as there is also the option to add the name and date of birth of the new baby.  

Plus, it is incredible value for money at only £13.99!


Water Play Mat from Lighthouse Toys £18

Water Playmat by Galt | Lighthouse Toys | shopitnear

Here’s a wonderful sensory play mat that can be used for babies as young as 3 months old.  When baby puts pressure onto the mat's transparent surface, they can watch the ocean friends swim- teaching baby about cause and effect. 

The Water Playmat by Galt is a colourful fabric-covered water mat sold by a family run Small Business called Lighthouse Toys. 

Ideal for tummy time, this mat is also easily portable.  Parents will love watching their little one enjoying this gift!


Silver Plated Teddy Bear Curl and Tooth Boxes from The Gifting Dragon £35


Silver Plated Teddy Bear Tooth And Curl Boxes | The Gifting Dragon | shopitnear

Here’s a charming gift which will help the new parents capture special memories of their little ones.

Your friends or family can preserve key milestones with these beautiful Silver-Plated Tooth and Curl Boxes. These keepsake boxes are sold by a Welsh Small Business called The Gifting Dragon and you can choose to have a name, date or a small message engraved on each box if you wish.


The Willow Ultimate Baby Gift Box Set from Knotty Baby £60

The ‘Willow’ ultimate Baby Gift Box Set | Knotty_baby | shopitnear

Are you looking for the Ultimate Baby Gift Set? Then  here it is!

A beautifully presented box from a Small Business called Knotty Baby, filled with the following handmade, high-quality items:

  • 1 x large (120x120cm) baby muslin cloth in a choice of 4 different colours
  • 2 x wooden macrame teether toys
  • A laser engraved, ‘bump to baby’ bamboo covered notebook
  • A set of 12 milestone wooden discs photo props, complete with hessian storage bag
  • A matching ‘Hello World’ wooden disc
  • A wooden laser engraved ‘Baby is dreaming’ door hanging sign
  • A fun gift for the new parents - ‘Who’s turn to change the nappy’ flip decision coin

Alternatively, Emma at Knotty Baby has many smaller gift sets available, comprising various combinations of these beautiful handmade products.  Have a browse of her large range of baby, homeware and gifts here


Daisy Crib from Retrocribs £820

Daisy Crib | Retrocribs | shopitnear

Isn’t this hand carved baby crib totally gorgeous? 

It is certainly something you would want to keep and pass down to future generations. 

Each crib is hand carved by Martin, who has over 35 years of experience in carpentry and joinery.  If you’re looking for a substantial gift that will be treasured forever, this Daisy crib is perfect. 

(Please note Retrocribs is based in Dover and currently offers local delivery or collection only- but this beautiful crib is certainly worth a trip!)

So there you have just a few of the beautiful New Baby Gifts available from various Small Businesses listing on Shopitnear.  We hope you've found this helpful- if you have any questions or need any assistance finding a gift please drop us an email at support@shopitnear.co.uk


By Martha Joveluro   




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