I absolutely love browsing the internet for newborn gifts, and have whiled away many an hour cooing over potential presents. If you are struggling to decide then here are a few tips & inspiration:-
When my first son was born I was given a lot of 'newborn' or 0-3 months clothes & in particular babygros, which were wonderful, but meant that by the time my son was 3-6 months his wardrobe was seriously lacking. so i always give clothes that are '3-6 months' size.
Remember when buying clothes that are for months ahead you bear in mind the season - so don't go buying summer stuff for 3 months time when winter will be here.
Cardigans are a winner & often get over looked by baby-gros. The White Company do a gorgeous white knitted one at £26 (machine washable)so do Boden who do this jolly number. Both companies always seem to have money off offers and free delivery.
Baby blankets to match the gender of the new arrival are really useful and pretty. You can't have enough blankets as they need washing a lot, and as an expectant mummy you often buy white so it can be passed onto the next baby. John Lewis has a great selection and at a reasonable price too. I love these vibrant colours they are a refreshing take on the traditional pastels
|Knitted Star Blankets £16 John Lewis|
New Mums - often the new & tired mummy gets overlooked so it's lovely and unexpected when you receive a gift. Flowers are gorgeous, but I tend to give something pampering. Neals Yard have a fab range of organic treats for new mothers and babies for that matter,
I gave this Burt's Bees body oil recently
|£10.95 from John Lewis|
Changing mats that can be taken out and about once the baby gets a bit bigger and you don't need to carry around a humungous changing bag are a life saver. Jo Jo Maman Bebe has good value & fun designs (from £9-£15) and definitely worth checking out are Skip Hop which offer funky and luxurious ones which would be a practical and very welcome present.
|£35 from John Lewis|