What’s that you say? It’s bananas to buy a Christmas gift for a baby that can’t even support her head, let alone appreciate a gift. “Psshaw!” we say at Abby’s Lane. Newborns are the best to buy gifts for because they have NO OPINION! It’s everyone’s chance to give a gift that is sure to please.
In all seriousness, many families love to include their latest addition in their holiday gift giving traditions, so here are some of our favorite gifts, useful and adorable, for every budget.
Little and Lovely
We’ve picked a fun, fruity assortment of little gifts for the littlest love on your list. The Bumblito Bandana Bib in Go Bananas ($12) makes an adorable duo with the Bumblito Bow Headband in Stamped ($10) and will allow any baby to drool in style. Just as cheerful, the Skip Hop Avocado Stroller Toy ($10) attaches easily to any stroller or infant car seat and is sure to please with it’s happy face and rattling beads. A longtime favorite in our Facebook Chat group (shoutout Chatties!), the WubbaNub Pacifier ($14.95) combines a soothing pacifier with a sweet little stuffed frog to make it easy for baby to grasp and cuddle. To keep the cuddling going, Little Unicorn Muslin Security Blanket 2 Pack in Strawberry ($18) are wonderful tactile comfort objects that won’t get lost or destroyed (TWO PACK!). For a baby that is just learning to grasp, we love the Innobaby Teether in Grape ($6.99) for its long lasting silicone, adorable design and easy-to-hold stem. And last but not least, nothing conveys the peaceful message of the season like a Peace Wooden Teether from Maple Landmark ($9.99). The classic design and natural wood are a lovely addition to any newborn’s holiday.
Perfect and Personal Presents
Our next “out of this world” assortment of gifts hits the sweet spot in the budget with unique and lovely space-themed gifts. First up is the super soft Little Unicorn Sleeping Bag ($35) in Planetary. This lightweight sleep solution is a great alternative to a blanket for a newborn baby. Next up is an assortment of Thirsties Newborn All in One Diapers ($14.75/each) in Aqua, Counting Sheep and Fin. If you are fed up with the cost and waste of disposable diapers on your newborn, go green this holiday season and give cloth diapering a try! Thirsties provides an economical, Made in the USA diapering solution that’s certain to be a useful gift. One of our favorite gifts to keep baby warm on chilly mornings is the Saranoni Satin Back Receiving Blanket ($39) in Navy Twinkle. The Receiving or Medium Size is perfect as a car or stroller blanket and babies just love to run their fingers over the satin print. Speaking of practical gifts, even a newborn will be up and running soon so we love to give The Original Pediped Baby Shoes ($39.95) in Cliff Black/White. These amazingly durable and stylish shoes will take baby through crawling and scooting onto all their adventures to come. Lastly, the new Moulin Routy Stuffed Toy ($52) in Gabin the Koala is sure to be a treasured playmate for years to come. These European designed animals are luxuriously soft and perfect for cuddling, monthly pictures and imaginative play.
Generous Gifts to Give
Our final assortment of gifts offers some real show stoppers . . . thoughtful gifts that will be useful and beautiful for many years to come. If playtime is on your newborn’s wish list, we recommend the cheerful Skip Hop Tummy Time Activity Mat ($35). The bold colors and interactive toy features will keep baby playing happily well into the new year. Every Mom at Abby’s Lane will tell you how essential a good baby carrier is and one of our favorites is the Tula Free to Grow ($159) in Love You So Much. This innovative carrier fits 7lbs newborns up to 45 lbs preschoolers with no special inserts, all while providing parent and baby with the highest standard of style and comfort. We’ve also included the Maple Landmark Nativity Set ($38) and the Maple Landmark Menorah ($24). Both wooden sets are heirloom quality, made in the USA and the perfect way to invite little ones to share in your religious traditions this holiday season. The Owlet Smart Sock 2 Monitor ($299.99) is new to Abby’s Lane this holiday season and “the big gift” on many new parents wish list. The Smart Sock uses Bluetooth technology to monitor baby’s heart rate, oxygen levels and sleep cycle. Inside that charming woodland themed box in the picture, you’ll find the much-talked-about Ollie Swaddle from Ollie World ($59). This super snug and super soft swaddle is many a well-rested mom’s secret weapon and, really, what better gift can you give a new parent than sleep?
We hope you have found some exciting ideas to give the littlest person on your holiday list. Join the conversation on Facebook and tell us what Abby’s Lane finds will be delighting your newborn this holiday season!