Looking to pick out the perfect baby gift? There’s no shortage of adorable items to choose from. But if you’re angling for something upscale that really makes an impact at that baby shower, first birthday or holiday, here are great choices for gifts that mom and baby will cherish.
Savor Baby Edition Keepsake Box
What parent doesn’t want a better way to keep track of baby’s sweetest memories? Savor’s Baby Edition Keepsake Box is an organizing system that keeps everything protected and easily accessible with the help of nine drawers, eight vertical files for cherished paper artifacts like sonograms, letters, and birth announcements, and 50+ illustrated labels. Parents can keep track of the first four years of their child’s life, from the hospital blanket to baby’s first tooth to that first haircut, along with other treasured items.
Available at savor.us, $79.95.
Watercolor Birth Announcement Pillow
An artsy family would appreciate the gift of this watercolor-on-canvas-inspired cushion celebrating the details of baby’s arrival. Handmade in New York City by artist Lori Blum, the comfy-as-can-be pillow comes in pink, blue, mint and gray, and is the perfect addition to storytime in the nursery.
Available at uncommongoods.com, $100.
Tiffany & Co. Bubble Blower
You can practically hear children’s laughter on a summer day upon unboxing this darling silver bubble wand. A wonderful baby shower gift, the design has a signature Tiffany blue accent and can be engraved for personalization.
Available at tiffany.com, $250.
Butterscotch Blankees Metallic Classic Monogram Stroller Blanket
For a gift that baby will use day after day, this super-soft and cozy blanket comes in nearly 30 different colors to match all tastes. Take it from the nursery to the stroller to the car and beyond for constant comfort on all those baby-led adventures. Personalize it with a monogram and send it soon after baby’s arrival.
Available at butterscotchblankees.com, $75.
Vera Wang Wedgwood Love Always Baby Bank
Baby’s first bank should be precious and timeless. And it need not be a piggy! This elephant treasury by acclaimed designer Vera Wang fits the bill with its simple yet sculptural silhouette and a heart detail in the tail. Like all of her creations, the Love Always Baby Bank is a classic for contemporary tastes.
Available at wedgwood.com, $75.
Artifact Uprising Baby Book | The Story of You
From picking baby’s name to favorite books and songs, this baby book prompts parents to write down every important detail. With 100 pages to fill and nearly 50 spots for family photos, it’s a highly interactive photo journal that aptly documents a child’s life to be thumbed through and pored over for years to come. And it fits many family structures, including single parents, adopted children, and same-sex parents.
Available at artifactuprising.com, from $120.
Michael Aram Bunny Cup with Spoon Set
Handcrafted by American artist Michael Aram, this cup and spoon set calls upon the wonder and innocence of childhood with subtle whimsy and elegance. Made of stainless steel and silver-plated metal, this sweet set will stand the test of time, and, like children themselves, no two are exactly alike because they’re made by hand.
Available at michaelaram.com, $95.
Beadifulbaby Engravable Silver Baby Bangle Bracelet
A gift of jewelry will always be remembered, especially a child’s first bracelet as permanent record of that unimaginably tiny wrist. This lovely, high-polished sterling silver rhodium bracelet is made in the USA and can be personalized with a little one’s initials or full name. While this piece of jewelry cannot grow with baby, it makes for a darling gift that can be passed down to future generations.
Available at beadifulbaby.com, $110.
Write to Me | Baby – First Year of You Journal
Inspire any new parent to notice the little things with the gift of this beautiful First Year of You journal. There’s plenty of room for taking note of moments both big and small, with cues to include milestones like first steps, first Christmas and first haircut. The natural linen, gender-neutral design with gold embossing is fitting for just about any family and it’s all made with forest-free paper.
Available at writetomeshop.com, $59.95.
Reed & Barton Jungle Parade Silverplate Photo Frame
A classic silver frame gets a colorful upgrade with Reed & Barton’s Jungle Parade. This adorable 4×6 picture holder would look positively sweet in any boy or girl’s nursery, and it can be used to display a family photo from your latest adventures. To up the gift factor, personalize it for an extra $9.95.
Available at reedandbarton.com, $45.
—Whitney C. Harris
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