The Complete Guide To Baby Gift Ideas 2021

Babies are life-changing, and although they don't technically want or need anything, we love showering them and their moms and dads with presents. Whether it’s a fun new toy, a necessity for raising a baby or a heartwarming keepsake, presents are a great way to celebrate and support the development of a new baby.

Baby Shower Gifts

Pregnant woman at baby shower surrounded by friends holding personalized baby gifts

A new baby is an exciting moment in any person's life. Whether they are new parents or they already have kids, parents and their new child should be celebrated. This involves giving them gifts like clothes, strollers, toys and other things that are needed to raise a little one. Here's a list of some great baby shower gift ideas to help make buying a bit easier:

A Baby Blanket

Newborns love to be swaddled in soft, thick blankets. It provides them with a sense of comfort and it also keeps them warm. When a baby starts tummy time, the blanket can be used to protect their sensitive skin from rough carpet or hard floors.

Baby blankets are one of the best gifts for a newborn. Try shopping around for a knitted or quilt blanket that matches the theme of the shower. Not only will parents love the thoughtful present, so will their future child!

Family Handprint & Photo Frame Kit

A unique gift for an expecting mom is a Family Handprint and Photo Frame Kit. Moms and their families can use the three included paint colours to add their handprints to the frame. This can then be displayed in their house for years to come.

Recordable Story & Board Books

Young child with pink headphones listening to recordable storybook on tablet

If you are looking for a thoughtful gift, skip Goodnight Moon and try a recordable storybook from Hallmark Timmins. These classic picture books feature stunning illustrations and high-quality audio recording equipment. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or anyone can record themselves reading the story aloud. When the kid flips through the book later, they will hear the recording played back to them, allowing you to read a story to them any day, any time.

Skincare or Grooming Kits

Instead of avidly searching the Internet for "baby boy gift ideas" or"baby girl gift ideas," choose a present that all new babies will need: a skincare or grooming kit. Young children need specific products to care for their unique needs. The Live Clean Baby Moisturizing Set includes body wash, shampoo, moisturizer, non-petroleum jelly and diaper cream to help keep a baby's skin soft. A kit that includes fingernail trimmers would also be incredibly beneficial.

Bottle Sets

Every mom and dad will appreciate a new set of bottles for their baby. This is especially true if the set includes a bottle heater and various bottle sizes. This makes it easy for a parent to switch out bottles and find the perfect size as their newborn grows.

A Memory Book

Raising a child is one of the most rewarding things that a person can do, but it often goes by too quickly. As new moms and dads are busy with feedings, changing diapers and generally trying to survive parenthood, they forget to slow down and enjoy it. A memory book is one of the best ways to do so. Give a baby memory book or box and encourage moms and dads their baby's pictures and keepsakes for the future. After their baby has grown, they will look back at the memory box and remember all of the joys of raising their baby.


Every newborn grows much faster than we expect. A new set of clothes whether it is pyjamas, onesies or shoes will be much appreciated.

Baby Toys

Infant boy playing with colourful baby playset in Timmins nursery

If you’re looking for presents specifically for the baby, there are many options to choose from! Keep in mind that the best baby gifts should stimulate a baby's senses and be incredibly durable, allowing them to withstand plenty of playtime and drool.

Play Mat or Gym

A play gym is considered a must-have for babies. Play gyms are flat mats outfitted with hanging toys and games that are meant to nurture a child's mind and increase their motor skills. They also promise hours of amusement for babies. As the baby grows, parents can change the gym's features for other toys to promote development. We recommend that gift-givers find a mat that is machine washable. This ensures easy cleaning and will save parents a great deal of time and energy.

Stuffed Animals

Much like older kids, babies love stuffed animals. They cuddle with them, carry them around, play with them and grow to cherish them over the years. In fact, many adults still have their favourite stuffed animal from when they were young kids.

Choose a plush of a beloved Disney character like Piglet or Winnie the Pooh and pair it with a picture book featuring that character. Little ones will love to grab and cuddle their plush as their parents read the story aloud to them. MopTop's soft fabric and cute design also make them a great gift for babies.

Teething Toys

Baby chewing on cute giraffe-shaped teething toy

Babies begin teething from a young age, some in the first few weeks after they are born and others nearly a year after. On average, most babies start teething around 6 months old. In order to self-soothe, babies love chewing or teething on rubber or plastic objects like a soother or teether.

A teething toy is a perfect gift for a baby, especially one with a fun and colourful design. They will take it everywhere with them and use it all the time - even at bath time! Mom will also be very appreciative of this baby gift because teething toys often get lost or need replacement.

Sensory Toys

Babies need to become accustomed to different textures, sounds, shapes and colours as they grow. The best way to do this is with sensory products like a rattle that lights up, makes sounds and includes different textures or materials.

Find The Best Baby Gifts At Hallmark Timmins

Hallmark Timmins carries a variety of products perfect for your little one. Shop in-store or online to find the perfect presents. All orders $95+ and are eligible for free shipping in Canada.

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