Buying unique baby gifts for a new mom that also means she feels pampered can be tricky. When you’re a new mom, it can be the most wonderful and overwhelming time in your life. In between admiring this wonderful creation you’ve made, you’re no doubt exhausted from late-night feeds, trying to get back to feeling normal, and dealing with multiple rounds of dirty diapers on a daily basis.
And if you had your baby in the last 18 months, you’ll be experiencing your first COVID holiday. One that will no doubt feature family and friends.
So, thinking about what you need, and what unique baby gifts your little one needs may be a struggle. What should you focus on? What should you ask others to get you? How do you make sure you’re prepared?
Buying The Perfect Unique Baby Gift
At 10 to 12 Baby Lounge, we know that you want the best for your little one. And many of you, are trying hard to be mindful that how your babies' clothing, toys, and any other products, are made ethically and responsibly.
So we’ve compiled this list of unique baby gifts, as well as some handy new mom gifts as well. And they all keep ethical production and sustainability in mind.
Plus, you’ll get a sneak preview of some of our beautiful new products and clothing! If you want to jump straight to it you can click on the link here.
Your Go-To List For New Mom And Unique Baby Gifts
The transition into motherhood needs to be as smooth as possible. That reduction in stress can make a huge difference to a new mom.
Here’s our list of go-to unique baby gifts (and some that will help you as a new mom) that will make it oh so much easier. And they don’t have to be just for the holidays. Our advice? Make sure your nearest and dearest know what you want. Just because it might seem practical, it doesn't mean it can change your life! And make sure your friends and family know exactly what those unique baby gifts are when it comes to present buying time!
Did you know there is something called the “baby industrial complex?”
Yes, it’s a real thing that is the bane of many a new parent. The baby industrial complex is that bringing a new life into the world is an experience married with the expectation of consumption. You feel you need to have the newest, shiniest, safest, cutest, most top-of-the-line in everything.
Of course you do! There’s a perception in the 21st-century babies are expensive. And wouldn’t any worthy parent spend whatever they can to ensure their child’s wellbeing? And what others to as well?
However, there is a way you can get everything you want, and need when it comes to unique baby gifts. And it doesn't have to cost the earth.
Unique Gifts For The New Mom
Girlfriend Collective Black May Crossover Nursing Bra
The Girlfriend Collective is an athleisure brand that makes amazingly comfortable maternity wear. And the best bit is they are sustainably made, size-inclusive and look lovely too. Their new maternity line includes bike shorts, leggings, and bras.
But their most lauded in the range is the crossover nursing bra. Made from recycled fishing nets, and are designed to feed your little on the go. They also fit comfortably on fluctuating cup sizes.
Shhhowercap The Sway Shower Cap
There are just some days when washing your hair, even brushing it isn’t even an option when you’re a new mom. All hail the shhhowercap. Made by The Sway, this is the shower cap 2.0. It’s designed for form and function and looks fabulous.
It’s created from a nano-tech fabric, so it dries in seconds. It’s so sassy you may want to wear it all day as it’s designed like a turban. So you can feel like a diva even when you can’t remember the last time you opened the shampoo bottle.
Plus, it's designed so the water makes a gentle soothing sound instead of a deluge on your head. An instant moment of relaxation.
Mother Load Diaper Bags and Organizer Pouches
Being organized often goes out the window in the first few months of having a baby. And trying to remember everything you need to take out with you when you do leave the house is a feat in itself.
The Mother Load range was designed by a mom for moms after she struggled with staying organized with her newborn. Zara Merbaum overcame the chaos a created her range of five bags.
They are designed and made in the USA and provide an eco-friendly alternative to plastic bags.
Made with a see-through, stretch-mesh front, you’ll be able to lay your hands on that toy or binky immediately. They’re also made from a stretch-and-recover fabric. So you can fill them right up. And the bags are reusable and can be machine washed and quickly dripped dry.
Haakaa Silicone Breast Pump
This award-winning breast pump has won awards and is the go-to for celebrities, doulas, and lactation consultants.
Lightweight and portable, the Haakaa means you can literally pump on the go if the mood takes you. It just uses the power of natural suction so you can express your milk. You can also clean it by boiling the pump in water in two-three minutes.
The pump also fits nicely into a baby bag and is very discreet. And it can fit every size of breast, made from super soft silicone. Even more good news, they’re BPA, PVC, lead, and phthalate-free.
Venture Pal Motivational BPA-Free Leakproof Water Bottle With Straw
You’ll have heard it a million times if you’re a new mom: ‘You have to drink lots of water.’ But how do you monitor the amount you’re drinking? You have enough other things to worry about, right? Like keeping your bundle of joy safe and, well, alive! Some moms set alarms so they remember to drink water.
However, the Venture Pal Leakproof bottle has fun and motivating phrases to spur you on to your water goal. It also has a handy seal cap with an inbuilt straw. So no need to worry about spilling anything. BPA-free, it keeps you accountable for your water intake.
Parachute Waffle Robe
A robe is often considered one of the best gifts by new moms. Why? Because sometimes getting out of your pajamas can be a challenge! So stay even more stylish and feel like you’ve made progress by throwing on a comfortable and cozy robe.
Parachute’s Waffle robe is lightweight and softly textured. And it has two handy pockets. This unique baby gift is as much for your little one as for you!
The range is inspired by the world’s most luxurious spas. The fabrics and products also have an Oeko-Tex certification, which means they are safely made without any harmful chemicals or synthetics. The company also partners with the United Nation’s Nothing But Nets campaign to send life-saving malaria-prevention bed nets to those in need.
Birkenstock Essential UVA Sandal
Birkenstock sandals are comfortable and considered cool. What's not to like? After being the sandal no one wanted to wear, now they’re the sandal everyone wants to wear. If you’re a new mom, heels are a distant memory, and you want comfort, practicality, and of course a little bit of style.
Birkenstock shoes give a big nod to sustainability – the footbed contains cork and natural latex, both of which are renewable and non-toxic materials. The sandals are also ‘built’ using water-soluble and solvent-free adhesives almost exclusively.
And around 95% of their adhesives are considered environmentally friendly. The soles are made from EVA which while vinyl, is a lot better than PVC and durable. Birkenstock sandals come in a huge array of colors and patterns, and yes, while most shoes are made with leather, they have great vegan options too.
Unique Baby Gifts For The Little One
10 to 12 Baby Lounge Day Wear
It may be hard to believe in those first few months, but you will want to venture back out into the world again to explore with your little one, and showing them off as well!
This is where daywear comes in. It has to be comfortable so your little one feels relaxed enough to snooze on the move. Using your onesies as a base, dress your little one in layers so you can remove them if they get too warm.
10 to 12 Baby Lounge day wear includes flannel hoodie & joggers set in an array of colors, made from Peruvian cotton that is responsibly sourced and produced. Plus our range makes a great unique baby gift.
Featuring our range of animal friends, we also have cozy hats that feel as smooth as butter on the skin. The fabric is Pima cotton which is environmentally friendly and considered one of the best natural fabrics in the world.
And we also have other capsule closet pieces (or Layettes) that help you to bond with your child through telling stories and keep their skin in butter soft Pima cotton as well. We know you’re a mom who thinks not just about their child looking good. You want them to feel good, stay healthy, and be assured what their wearing is environmentally friendly.
10 to 12 Baby Lounge Muslin Baby Blankets
During the first few months of your baby’s life, you’ll soon find out that having their bodily fluids on you is going to become a regular occurrence! Muslin blankets are perfect for mopping up spillages, hiding stains you might have on you, as well a being great for swaddling.
And if you want to breastfeed discreetly, they provide the perfect privacy screen for you and your little one.
10to12 muslin blankets are made from organic cotton and are amazingly soft. This means your baby will sleep in complete comfort.
They’re also designed to be playful, snuggly, and beautiful. Our muslins feature Liam the Lion, Uma the Unicorn, and the rest of our animal friends. So you can read your bub a sleep story as their little imaginations take flight.
Mushie Cleo Pacifier Clip
A pacifier is the one thing that new moms can often be tearing their hair out looking high and low for. And when your bub does have their pacifier, it can end up more on the floor than in their mouths.
The Mushie Cleo Pacifier Clip is made from food-grade silicone beads so they’re extra chewy. They’re also handmade and can be attached to your baby’s clothing so that pacifier isn’t going anywhere mysterious or where it shouldn’t. They're truly a unique baby gift.
Each one is 100% non-toxic, odorless, BPA-free, and lead-free. So no nasties in your bub’s mouth. And the wooden beads are natural and eco-friendly. Plus clasp is also lead-free, and the nylon string is mold and mildew resistant. The range comes in stylish and earthy colors.
10 to 12 Baby Lounge Onesies/ Bodysuits
A sleep one-piece is essential when it comes to keeping your baby cozy and warm, and you sane. Why? Babies spend 80% of their time sleeping in the first few months. Our onesies are made with Pima cotton which absorbs sweat 20 times of its own weight. If your baby sweats a lot, this is a perfect choice. And yes, we know as a new mom it may not feel like it! But rest assured, your bub will practically live in sleepwear.
Also known as a babygrow, onesie, or romper, your baby needs to wear something that’s durable and comfy. Our onesies can take the strain of the many, many washes they may have to go through. And still, look as good as new. That's why as unique baby gifts go, they're a must.
All the zippers, dyes, and buttons used in 10to12 Baby Lounge clothing and products are certified. They don't have any components that could damage your baby's skin.