As we welcome a new Royal Baby into the World (Congratulations Meghan and Harry!), now seems like a fitting time to bring you some lovely baby gift inspiration from our wonderful stores around centre:mk.
Before we launch into gifts we have to say, if you’re a Mum or Dad to be and are feeling a bit overwhelmed with what essentials are needed for your imminent arrival then do head over to Mothercare and let one of their experts take you through all the new baby essentials you’ll need. The team will take the time to go through your lifestyle, where you live and day-to-day activities to ensure you find the right pram, car-seat, and baby sleeping arrangements - giving you all the options across a range of budgets. Call them on 01908 257800 to book an appointment.
The Safari Baby gift set from White Company is a lovely gift which comes in their signature white box and ribbon so you don’t even need to worry about wrapping it. Featuring a pure-cotton Little Safari Sleepsuit and adorable Monkey Comforter at £40 it’s a brilliant ‘welcome to the world’ special gift.
centre:mk’s brand new Primark store covers three floors and features a hefty baby and children section. From sleep suits to socks and pretty romper suits with matching hats like this one, Primark is a budget friendly option to stock up on presents for the new family addition. (right)
Another store with lots of hidden gems for newborns, TK Maxx has new stock every week so it’s worth checking back. This week we love this six-piece set from Trend Lab at £19.99 with all the newborn essentials including a soft and cuddly baby blanket, two burp cloths and two bibs in stylish prints – all presented in a clever multipurpose storage caddy
If you're looking for a gift to go in the home, why not opt for a baby bouncer such as this one from Mothercare at £60. It's suitable for use from birth and plays music and gently moves to calm your baby. What's more it has a 3 detachable toys to keep baby entertained and soothed.
With John Lewis, not only can you buy everything you need for the nursery under one roof but you can also set up a Nursery Gift List, perfect if you’re having a baby shower with guests wanting to buy gifts. Make an appointment with one of their nursery advisors (Floor 1), enjoy a relaxed one-to-one consultation after which your advisor will help you compile the perfect list.
M&S have a whole range of organic cotton clothing for baby starting at just £5 for a bodysuit such as this one with a cute ‘hello world’ slogan on. Mix and natch to create a perfect newborn gift.
Boots is the perfect place for baby gifting with cards, baby clothes, accessories and gifts for mum all in one store. We love this Sanctuary Spa new mum gift jar (£18). The gift jar contains Stretch Mark Oil, White Lily & Damask Rose Body Wash, Hand Cream, and a Foaming Bath Soak.
The newborn baby range at Monsoon is every bit as adorable as their older kids wear. We love this baby joey striped cardigan at £22 made from pure cotton with cosy hood for cooler days through spring and summer.
For the new parent that loves taking pictures, this 24 pack of milestone cards is perfect from Next at £5. The set includes cards from one to three weeks old, one to eleven months old, one year old and many more memorable milestones so you can pose your little one next to the card for an everlasting memory of their key milestones.
Clintons/ Paperchase / Oliver Bonas
For cards, wrapping, smaller gifts and frames – make sure you head to one of the above stores for a huge variety of celebratory stuff to welcome a new baby into the world. We love this new mums notebook from Oliver Bonas (£16.99)
Silver Plated ‘My Tiny Hands & Feet’ ink pad £22 from Clintons
and Queen Bey inspired congratulations on your ‘Bey Bey’ card from Paperchase £2.50 - priceless.