WORDS BY KATIE HILL
Baby showers, new arrivals and naming ceremonies — there are a lot of occasions in a baby’s life that call for baby gifts. From practical to pretty, you can choose to be the thoughtful Aunty, the fun Godfather, or even the generous grandparents. Whichever bracket you fall into, we’ve got a list of the best baby gift sets ranging from baby shower presents, newborn sets to nursery must-haves.
We’ve looked to our favorite brands for inspiration and found a precious mix of colorful prints, genderless gifts and just the right amount of branding. You’ll also spot eco-friendly options that are gentle on the environment and the most sensitive baby skin. Think gifts that impress but don’t make a big impact on the planet.
Stella McCartney Kids rainbow print snowsuit
What do you buy for a baby shower? Often at this stage, the gender isn’t known, or you are in fact attending a gender reveal party, meaning unisex gifts are key. Instead of opting for white or yellow, why not choose every color?
Keeping it genderless is always a good idea but it’s even better with Stella McCartney Kids gifts. Commandeering The Beatles’ sunshine style, Stella McCartney offers some of the most useful baby shower gifts with rainbow-adorned pieces that will suit every baby.
The rainbow print snowsuit in particular is the ideal gift for a summer baby and will provide the perfect warmth for when the weather begins to cool down.
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Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana Kids leopard print diaper bag
What do you get mums for baby showers? Let’s face it, it doesn’t get much cuter than tiny newborn clothes, booties and bonnets but sometimes a practical gift for the mum goes a long way. From chic diaper bags to the best stretch mark oils, this is the type of baby gift set that new mums will love. Whilst it might be ultra-practical it doesn’t have to be boring and this is where Dolce & Gabbana Diaper Bags can come in handy.
For those not in the know, when it comes to diaper bags it’s all about the pockets and compartments. Thankfully, this leopard print nappy bag features front and inner pockets and comes with a separate pouch. There’s nothing mumsy-looking about this piece — and that’s why all mums will love it.
Obviously with Dolce & Gabbana it’s all about the glamour and when it comes to fun newborn gift sets and nursery items, this famous Italian brand is a goldmine. You’ll also find sleeping bags, lace ceremony bonnets and animal print baby carrier cover sets that have a distinct D&G appeal. The perfect balance between fun and tradition — you’ll only wish it was made for adults too!
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Ralph Lauren Kids flag-jumper teddy bear
When it comes to Christenings or baby naming ceremonies, you’re buying for the baby. Whilst godparents or similar are often expected to present something more meaningful, other friends and family can have a little fun — but it never hurts to keep things classic. From timeless teddy bears to designer baby gift sets for both boys and girls, you can choose between nursery items, keepsakes and outfits.
Ralph Lauren Kids is a no brainer for classic gifts for babies. There’s always the branded rompers and Ralph Lauren baby gift sets but why choose something small when you can really make an entrance with the Polo Bear? At nearly half a meter in height and sporting a cute knit jumper, this teddy is a true crowd-pleaser.
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There are few things more important than the 'take home from hospital outfit'. After all, it is a child’s first fashion statement. In reality, this outfit might not stay on for long but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t push the boat out.
With the baby out in the big wide world, it’s a good idea to consider a newborn baby gift set. This usually includes a hat, baby grow and bib. For the sake of photos, a neutral and timeless look is suggested, and Burberry Kids has plenty of options. Find baby boy gift sets and baby girl gift sets featuring the iconic check print and the new logo too.
This check trim three-piece is almost too cute to giveaway but it’s also incredibly useful. If mum and dad love a bit of subtle branding, then this one is for them.
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Every baby deserves to be celebrated and that includes the second, third and fourth baby. The parents will no doubt have everything stored away ready for their next new arrival, but everyone loves something new. On these occasions, it’s a good idea to opt for something that hadn’t been considered. Forget the baby grows, bottles and bibs — we are talking about something different.
And who does ‘different’ newborn gifts better than Gucci Kids? With the same opulent and over-the-top style of the grown-ups’ line, Gucci baby gift sets are unsurprisingly whimsical. This Baby GG wool blanket will fit seamlessly into a well-stocked nursery with its soft colors and luxurious appeal.
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Mini Rodini penguin-print four-piece set
When it comes to gifts for baby showers (or any occasion) it's important to consider the parents’ stance on things — will they be choosing organic cotton only or opting for sustainable kidswear brands? There are plenty of labels that offer ethical and environmentally friendly fashion and you can find our conscious edit for kids here.
One brand that stands out from the crowd is Mini Rodini. Their name might be small but their brand values are impressively large. Using eco-friendly materials and promoting higher wages for workers, Mini Rodini has all bases covered.
Speaking of having all bases covered, this cute penguin print four-piece set from Mini Rodini makes the perfect gift for parents who care about the world they are bringing their children into. With a playful print, organic cotton construction and yellow bird feet booties — what more could a baby want?
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