From middle-of-the-night feedings and sleep deprivation to never-ending diaper changes and taking care of themselves, new parents have a lot to juggle every day.
Their world orbits around their newborn child and chances are, they’re not quite ready to leave their precious baby in the hands of someone else for the day.
A sentimental gift can help their lives become more manageable while promoting relaxation, rest, and self-care, which they both need. Get inspired by our handpicked list of sentimental gifts for new parents.
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Sentimental Gifts For New Parents
1. Better Bath Better Body: Pregnancy Bath Salt
For the first-time mom, you can get this pack of pregnancy bath salts for the first few weeks post-delivery. It will help promote healing while keeping things clean as the salts are formulated with special ingredients to improve levels of magnesium in the body.
Plus, the special formulation is thought to help reduce pains and aches while relieving anxiety and stress.
The bath salts combine Epsom Salts and essential oils to help the new mom relax and feel relieved during the special period right after delivery. Plus, it has vitamin C crystals that neutralize bathwater, Epsom salts to help her body recover faster, and essential oils for aromatherapy.
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2. Motivational Water Tracker
Compared to the average person, a nursing mom needs lots of water. However, it’s not easy to remember to stay hydrated when you have many other things competing for your attention.
This water bottle takes out the guesswork from her day and gives her the motivation she needs when her day gets busy. It comes with a time marker and inspirational quote to help her measure her daily water intake while being reminded to stay hydrated all day.
It’s also easy to fill with ice cubes, and its flip-top lid comes with a secure lock so nothing leaks and no dust gets in.
A removable straw is included that lets her enjoy spill-proof sipping, but it can also be used without a straw. There’s also a portable wrist strap, anti-skid grip design, and hidden loop handle making it easy to carry in different ways, wherever she goes.
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3. Swaddle Blanket
Aden+Anais is a brand favored by Royals and celebrities alike. Gift the new parents this swaddle blanket that’s made of 100% viscose from bamboo. It’s breathable, soft, easy to care for, and can be used as a stroller cover, nursing cover, or burp cloth.
The silky soft muslin swaddle is ideal for use on their child’s delicate skin thanks to the luxurious fabric used to make the blanket.
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4. Daddy’s Diaper Duty Apron
Many dads have a hard time with diaper changes. But, this handmade apron makes the process easier and a lot more fun. The apron covers his shirt well so that there are no unwanted smudges, splashes, or drops.
Plus, it’s small enough to fit into a diaper bag so that the parents are always prepared wherever they go. Not only does it fit adults, but it’s also designed to fit anyone else around the home so they too can help with diaper changes.
The resourceful apron comes with cute messages that show daddy’s power and that he’s in control. It’s made of high-quality cotton and is creatively designed to hold rubber gloves, a face mask, baby wipes, as well as diapers.
A neatly stitched pocket is placed on the apron with enough room for some hand sanitizer and towels.
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5. Two Brain Stream SOI Handbag Illuminator
Few things are more frustrating than finding something in a bag in a pinch, even when you know where you put it. With the SOI handbag illuminator, the parents can quickly access what’s hidden in the bottom of the bag as the tool lights up and shines when they need it to.
The illuminator is an automatic handbag light that helps mom or dad quickly find their phone, keys, or anything that settles on the bottom of the bag or purse. It’s easy to activate by close movements or tapping it lightly with your hand.
It comes with a sensor that detects the body or hand and once activated, the illuminator will light for 10 seconds in the bag or purse and then automatically shut off. Plus, it comes with two batteries that provide over 6000 energy cycles.
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6. Phone Charging Purse
For new parents, there are so many things to do in a day and sometimes it’s hard to remember to charge their devices. With this leather phone charging purse, mom can quickly juice up her smartphone or tablet on the go and keep it charged at all times.
The bag is made of 100 percent high-quality genuine leather that’s functional and fashionable. The purse can fit almost any phone including larger Android phones and iPhones, along with all their other essentials.
The purse is compatible with all Android phones, meaning you can charge any device that uses a micro USB, but it also works with the lightning adapter for iPhone 5, 6, and 7.
The charger is a slim, lightweight, 4000mAh battery that can also be recharged via a USB port.
Mom will find this little purse handy for doctor’s or clinic appointments, or when visiting loved ones. It comes in different colors and designs and can be packed together with the baby’s bag to reduce the hassle of carrying too many bags.
It also comes with pockets to hold your keys, cash, credit and business cards, and passport.
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7. Canon PowerShot SX Digital Camera
From conception to delivery and every step of the baby’s development, every memory is precious. New parents may want to capture every moment and milestone.
The Canon PowerShot SX420 Digital Camera provides optical performance with Optical Image Stabiliser, built-in Wi-Fi, and NFC that eases the transfer of images and videos.
The camera also has a 20.0-megapixel sensor, DIGIC 4+ and 16GB memory card, 3.0-inch LC, and a wide viewing angle, so they can take very clear images and videos with clear sound.
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8. Instax Mini Photo Printing Camera
For parents who have limited time to process their precious photo memories with their baby, the Instant Mini Photo Printing Camera is a timely gadget.
The camera uses rechargeable Li-Ion batteries that hold up to 10 exposures. The quality of the film depends on the quality of your shot. Plus, the camera has a sharp focus with a vintage vibe, is lightweight, and is best for close-up or medium-range shots.
This camera is fun, easy to use, and its film is replenishable once they are done.
9. Galaxy Night Light Projector
If you are an outdoor person, or a sucker for lights and the galaxy, the Galaxy Night Light Projector brings you to that environment.
It comes with multiple lighting modes, four colored lights, and brings a beautiful starry night into your home. The projector is easy to use and provides a relaxing environment.
Plus, the projector has a remote control and an auto-off timer that automatically shuts down at the end of every use. A set of Bluetooth speakers is included along with a sound motion sensor that provides effects based on the rhythm of the music and can be used in different environments or rooms.
The new version, Star Projector, is best for home theatre, bedrooms, and parties. It comes with 10 lighting modes and rotation control, remote control, Bluetooth speaker, USB cable, user manual, and one Star Projector light.
Sometimes diaper duty can be very frustrating. Older babies move a lot and may want to get up or roll over and they feel restrained while being changed.
To help divert the baby’s attention so that the parent can have an easy diaper change, a phone stand for the diaper change station comes in handy. The stand is mounted next to the changing table and mom or dad can slip the phone into the clear holder.
The baby will be instantly distracted by being entertained and reduces the time parents spend while changing the diaper. The phone stand comes with two screws and anchors included in the box like that of a baby monitor.
11. KUBUA Slippers for Men and Women
This pair of KUBUA slippers is ideal for wearing both indoors or outdoors.
The slippers are creatively designed to wear as sandals or as shoes, so mom and dad won’t feel awkward if they forget to change shoes when they leave the house in a rush.
They come with a synthetic sole, are durable, comfortable, warm, and have a dual heel. You can get them in different colors so you can easily get something for mom and dad.
Plus, the slippers are simple to clean and wash with cold water, and they dry quickly without leaving any stains.
12. Ohwawadi Infant Baby Shoes
Ohwawadi shoes are adorable, come in different sizes, colors, prints, and designs.
The choice of materials makes them easy and comfortable for the baby to wear, and are soft for the baby’s skin while keeping the feet warm.
The hook and loop closure makes it easy to wear and the gentle elastic at the ankle keeps the shoe on.
13. Supa Ant Bath Kneeler and Elbow Rest Pad Set
This Supa Ant Bath kneeler and elbow rest pad set makes bath time enjoyable for parents and their newborn baby. It reduces knee, back, and arm pains that come after bathing the baby.
The pad set is comfortable to lean on and has a large, thick mat, with extra pockets that provide plenty of room for toiletries, toys, rings, and jewelry hooks. It also has a polyester pocket with a lid to hold phones and accessories.
Mom and dad can simply attach the pad set to the elbow pad that keeps it well aired and dry. It also comes with free bath toys that stick to the tub when wet and entertain the baby.
The set is child and parent safe, certified, environmentally friendly, and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Humidifiers increase the humidity levels that keep the air moist and prevent nose, skin, and respiratory conditions caused by dry air.
The Miro NR07G Humidifier is modern, simple, and has an elegant design. It is easy to wash and also extremely quiet when in operation. It has a four-liter water tank that runs throughout the night and automatically shuts off when the water is low.
The humidifier is made of BPA-free food grade plastic, is waterproof, and easy to add more water into once it runs dry.
15. XJD 3 in 1 Kids Tricycles
This tricycle can easily be adjusted to grow with the child into toddlerhood.
Not only is it a balanced bike, but it also comes with adjustments so you can convert it into a tricycle.
The trike is suitable for kids from 10 months to 3 years old, and you can remove the pedals if the child is unable to reach them and store them under the seat of the tricycle.
A pair of handlebars is included along with a comfortable seat, both of which are adjustable and the back wheels can be switched with the help of a button. This tricycle entertains the child while keeping them energetic, playful, and having lots of fun together with the parents.
It functions as an indoor and outdoor bike and is easy to assemble and clean.
16. Bentley Toddler Stroller/Trike
The Bentley Toddler Stroller/Trike is designed to grow with your baby.
The luxury trike is elegantly designed by Bentley Motors UK and is a 6-in-1 Trike. So you get a stroller and a push tricycle with a canopy and a see-through window that baby can peep at as you enjoy the stroll.
Plus, the seat reclines and can be turned to face outward or inward. In addition, it comes with a footrest, pedals, and a 2-year warranty. If the parents have pets, they can enjoy taking them for a stroll while they’re out with the baby.
17. Amazon Prime Membership
New parents hardly get time for themselves or to relax and enjoy some good entertainment.
Gift them an Amazon Prime Membership for one year with early access to movies and TV shows, plus ad-free music.
They also get to enjoy thousands of eBooks, magazines, comics, and books with audible narration, prime gaming, photo storage, and more entertainment.
18. Bio-Oil Skincare Oil
Help the new mom reduce the appearance of stretch marks, smooth uneven skin tones, and fix any other skin concerns all while moisturizing her skin with this skincare oil. It takes just seconds to apply and she can buy more whenever she needs it.
The oil is non-comedogenic and good for acne scar treatment. It’s packed with powerful natural oils that help in skin renewal, increase skin elasticity, promote healthy skin, and prevent inflammation.
Plus, it locks in essential moisture without clogging the pores on her skin and works naturally to improve her skin tones. It’s safe for use with any skin type and the perfect gift to help her look beautiful post-delivery.
19. Amazon Kindle
If the new parents love to read, get them an Amazon Kindle e-reader. It’s not only portable and lightweight but it is also easy to slip into a day tote or diaper bag so they can read a few lines or pages when they have a chance.
You can share with them some e-books to get them started and they can read anytime they have a spare minute away from baby duty.
The Kindle has a flush-front design and a glare-free display, is waterproof, and has a built-in adjustable light that allows mom and dad to read indoors or outdoors. It also has enough storage to hold their audiobooks or ebooks, and Audible for listening to their favorite stories.
20. Philips SmartSleep Light
New parents can be stressed sometimes. Get them this SmartSleep light that gradually emits sound and light to wake them up after a stressful night.
The sleep and wake-up light comes with an alarm clock and sleep tool plus wind-down routines to help the parents fall asleep faster. This way, they can make the most of their precious time.
21. Robot Vacuum
New parents hardly have the time to focus on house chores, especially where the baby is a handful. This Neato Botvac D7 Connected Robot Vacuum takes some of the burden off of their shoulders.
The vacuum has a powerful suction that collects all the dirt and debris off of the floor. Plus, mom and dad can program the vacuum via an app and set when it should run. This way, the vacuum won’t disturb the baby, especially during naptime.
22. Wireless Car Charger
For the new dad, a wireless car charger is a great handy and sentimental gift. It’ll make sure he doesn’t miss any calls or messages, reminders, or the latest photos of the baby when mom sends them.
The charger enables hands-free calls, is compatible with Android and iPhone, and offers high-speed wireless charging.
23. Tile Pro
For the dad or mom who just keeps losing their keys, wallet, or phone, the Tile Pro is a great gadget that helps them remember where they put them last.
The little gadget offers a quick solution for finding objects and can be used to call or find what they’re looking for.
24. Keepsake Photo Frame Kit
This is a lovely sentimental gift that the new parents will keep for years to come. It’s a keepsake photo frame that they can use to preserve their baby’s footprints and handprints.
The kit comes complete with a frame, clay, and anything else they need to mount and display the special keepsake for their precious newborn.
25. Pillow Spray
For parents who need to drift off instantly after a long day’s work of baby duty, diaper changes, and more, this pillow spray will come in handy. Not only does it help them catch up on sleep, but it also smells good and is a calming way to help them drift off without much struggle.
26. Baby Swing and Rocker
This is a lovely gift for the new parents as it allows them to set the baby down when they need a break or to get some stuff done around the house. The swing and rocker also help them watch the baby while keeping the little one soothed as the parents enjoy a few minutes of bliss.
The rocker comes with five unique motions and speeds, four built-in sounds, Bluetooth for controlling sound and motion, and an MP3 plug-in.
Plus, it’s made with smooth, woven nylon fabric that’s washable and the parents can adjust the seat to their liking.
27. Baby Shusher
It’s hard to deal with a crying, frustrated baby, especially when you’re unsure of the problem. With this baby shusher, the new parents can calm the baby down when they’re having a tantrum or lull the baby to sleep with a calming shush at nap time.
The gadget uses a real human voice to emulate the verbal shhh sound and you can set it at different increments of 30 or 60 minutes. Plus, it has an adjustable volume control to help the baby get to sleep without waking others up.
It’s portable, has an easy-to-use design, and has a removable wrist strap for carrying it along as you put the baby to sleep.
In uncertain times, new parents will appreciate gifts that are usable, sentimental, save them time, money, and help bestow a few precious self-care moments.
Any of these sentimental gifts will provide the new parents a chance to indulge and relax while making their parenting job a little easier.