If there’s a new baby in your life and you want to give the little guy a warm welcome into the world, it’s worth taking a look at a range of baby boy gift ideas before you head over for all those lovely cuddles. With increasingly unusual baby boy gifts appearing year on year, we’re here to guide you through some of the picks that fill a sleep deprived house with smiles during those tiring first few weeks!
In this guide, we’ll talk you through some options for personalised baby boy gifts too, as there is a range of items you can turn into a special treasure that he’ll want to hang onto when he’s all grown up.
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What are the most popular baby boy gifts?
The classic baby boy presents are classics for a good reason, and here we’ll run through a few ideas that will always be welcomed by new parents. After all, when your life revolves around sleeping and feeding patterns, there are a bunch of quite frankly essential, yet still rather lovely things that you want to have close at hand.
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Toys and books
Little lads need plenty of attention and stimulation as they start to make sense of the world (not an easy task, even when you’re an adult!), and you can give them a hand by buying them some well-chosen toys and books.
Newborns love tactile toys they can grab at anytime, so cot mobiles and bath toys make great baby boy gift ideas. Baby gyms, playmats and teether toys are also ideal for brand new babies who want to shake, rattle and roll their way into the world!
Newborn baby boys love nothing more than having someone read to them, so buying a book of any kind is a lovely gift idea. You can find cloth books that tiny hands love to touch, and also buggy books that can be attached to cots and pushchairs for easy reach. Black and white books with bold patterns in high contrast are also a great choice as newborn peepers sometimes struggle to focus on complex colours and patterns.
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Clothing and linen
There is often a rush to get newborn baby boys kitted out in a particular sports team colours, and if you want to align the poor kid with your particular source of perennial disappointment, then you’re in luck! Pretty much every top football team has a range of baby clothes available online or in their club store, and if your preference is NFL, you can kit the kid out as a Miami Dolphins or Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
However, you can do the little fella a favour and opt for something sweet and soothing. Instead of sporting threads, an animal soother blankets will bring warmth along with something for your newborn baby boy to cuddle up to.
Buying practical gifts for the parents of newborn baby boys is not a reflection of any lack of warmth or imagination – and the parents will most likely be extremely grateful to have some useful items among all the cute and cuddly things they receive.
Muslins are always useful for new mums and dads if you want to buy them something handy and affordable, or if you want to spend a bit more, you might choose a baby monitor system – these start at around £29.99 in most retailers.
A slightly more unusual gift that hits all the right notes is a baby journal. New parents will appreciate having a book that they can use as a dedicated place to document the first years of their child’s life, and there are some beautiful baby journals available.
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Personalised baby boy gifts
Personalised books are all the rage when it comes to newborn baby boy gifts, and you can have a beautiful storybook made with the little guy’s name throughout it thanks to retailers like Put Me In The Story.
You can also order the little dude his very own personalised coat of arms, or a birth announcement pillow, or even a personalised constellation growth chart! The options really are endless.
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Cards for a newborn baby boy
Sometimes a card says more than any present could, and our range of newborn baby boy cards include designs from the delightfully heartfelt to the downright cheeky.
So whether you want to say something sweet and loving or raise a laugh when you go and visit the new arrival, thortful has got your back. Alternatively, for more present inspiration, check out our blog.