I remember going to a large toy store in London to look for new baby gifts and in particular to buy a teddy for our little one. This was to be an exciting shopping trip. It would be a special present from Mummy and Daddy. I couldn’t believe it when the store assistant just pushed my lovingly selected bear unceremoniously, head down into a plastic carrier bag – “here you go!”. Hang on that can’t be right!? I asked for a box but was told “no” as it wasn’t a limited edition piece. But surely it’s still worthy of a box – it’s not cheap, it’s special , it’s a new baby gift for my amazing, beautiful precious newborn! After a bit of a standoff, the manager came and presented me with a flat pack box, “sorry Madam, here you go”. Better than nothing I thought but now it’s do-it-yourself gift boxing. All this from a very special store (which I shan’t mention by name). I felt annoyed and saddened that my experience had been tarnished by this.
This day stayed with me and when we first started Mee Mee it was something that really mattered. We can’t just say it’s special, it really does have to be special. All of our new baby gifts (well those that will fit!) are packaged up beautifully with tissue and ribbon in a Mee Mee box and with a gift message. Plus, how many times have you sent a new baby gift or child’s present to someone, never to actually see what it looks like? Well, if you add a gift message then we can also email you a sneak peek photo of your gift before it wings it’s way to the lucky recipient.
While you are here why not check out our free send a gift service for new baby gifts and more.
These really stand out from the crowd. From cute Bambi patterns to Hans Christian Anderson inspired Fairy Tale Forest these are luxurious blankets that will last a lifetime. Made from organic cotton, they are super soft and gentle on little one’s delicate skin. Coming beautifully gift boxed, a Fab Goose organic blankets make perfect new baby gifts.
If you like these then check out our post on the benefits of Organic Baby Blankets
Give yourself the excuse to get all those photos printed and somewhere to keep all the really important, sentimental stuff that may otherwise be forgotten, stashed away in drawers and cupboards. Made from luxurious bonded leather and lined with a nostalgic printed fabric, these are really special memory boxes. There’s lots of room to save those precious memories – scans, hospital bands, selfies of the big day, first shoes, cards and so much more. You can even personalise your memory case with a delightful gold embossed luggage tag. These are new baby gifts with a difference!
Design Letters have done themselves proud with their beautifully designed Baby’s First Book. In duck egg blue or soft pink with trademark Arne Jacobsen designed typeface, they make a super stylish baby gift. It’s perfect for the coffee table and includes many features including monthly milestone cards, souvenir envelopes and lots of space for stories and photos.
One of the most coveted gifts for a newborn is a baby sheepskin. With natural insulating properties (keeping baby warm in winter and cool in summer) sheepskins have a multitude of uses. Use as a playmat, or nursery rug, under a mattress for extra warmth, or even as a cosy way to sleep a baby when travelling. Mee Mee is proud to supply only British short wool sheepskins. In pure white or slate grey, these are luxurious sheepskins with a lovely dense pile – we think they are the best you can get!
Famous the world over Aden and Anais are the leaders when it comes to swaddles. Their swaddles are quite literally fit for a Prince (George)! Coveted by celebrities and available in a wide range of gorgeous designs you can’t go wrong with an Aden and Anais swaddle. We love their star prints (we love stars at Mee Mee) and their cute Jungle Jam designs. In pure cotton or silky bamboo fibre, you can be assured that they will be kind to baby’s soft skin. These are extra large swaddles which make them very versatile. A really useful and lovely gift.
For tips on swaddling you may wish to check out helpful advice from the babycentre.co.uk
Hopefully, these gift ideas are helpful, but if you have any other great gift ideas then we’d love to hear from you. Read our blog about our “This is great” initiative, where we are looking to our customers and subscribers for inspiration and ideas for new products (the best ones will feature on the Mee Mee site and there’s a prize available to the winner!).