Luxury baby gifts are the perfect way to get a family started on the right foot. From newborn checklist essentials to frivolous but worth-it purchases, here are some of the best luxury baby gifts to shop for.
Emily Hertz, a gifting and entertaining expert and the founder of Born on Fifth says the first place to look is a registry. "It's important to see if the recipient has registered as they've likely spent hours researching the specific item they want, sometimes down to the color, pattern or model."
If you feel strongly about a gift or don't want to spoil a surprise by asking, she suggests making sure an exchange or return is easy by noting where you purchased the present and or by providing a gift receipt.
If you're struggling to pinpoint the most helpful gift for a parent, Hertz says "two of the biggest luxuries to a new parent are time and peace of mind." Items like diapers that can be delivered and an organic, highly-rated crib mattress top her list of worthy investments that parents will likely be appreciative of.
The Ollie Swaddle is made from moisture-wicking material which can keep babies from overheating while stifling their startle reflex, which can wake them when they should be asleep.
It has easy access for diaper changes thanks to the bottom opening and the one-size makes it easy to move with your child through transitional stages as they grow. It even comes with a delicate laundry bag to wash it.
The Canopy Nursery Humidifier is the humidifier that will change the game for parents. Newborns and infants get sick often, and having an easy-to-clean humidifier like this one makes all the difference. It holds 2.5L of water and can hydrate a room up to 500 square feet.
Parents will love that it does not require distilled water and that the pieces are dishwasher safe should you need to clean them. The run time of 36 continuous hours cuts down on refilling time and it even comes with an aromatherapy disc with baby-soothing scents to help get a good night's sleep.
Forget cloth changing pads—this wipeable, easy-to-clean changing pad will make diaper time more pleasant for everyone. It's the only shell-over-foam changing pad on the market that completely prevents fluids and other messes from getting through. It comes with a strap to keep wiggly infants in and is plenty soft for growing bodies.
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European brand Junama offers a deluxe stroller system that has everything a new parent could want including a carrycot, seated part, bag, rain cover, mosquito net, cup holder, changing mat and mesh infused with sunscreen.
For 30 years the brand has been offering the best in European luxury prams, with sturdy aluminum frames, adjustable handlebars, quick-release wheels and suspension with four shock breakers. It's quick and easy to fold down and compatible with many car seats, too!
One of the best baby bouncers, this Scandinavian favorite is lightweight, easy to move around the house and beloved by babies for its natural rocking motion.
It has an ergonomic design that supports a baby in the right position and has three different levels and positions to get the angle right as a baby grows, making it suitable for infants at a young age. It weighs under five pounds and comes in aesthetically pleasing neutrals, pastels and prints.
Parents who use formula will adore how quickly and easily it can be to pull a warm, perfectly portioned bottle every time from the Baby Brezza Pro Formula Dispenser.
It's accurate, hygienic and fast and makes feeding time way less stressful—you just push a button instead of waiting for water to warm up. It works with all bottle brands and sizes and is fully customizable between two and 10 ounces per bottle. Pair it with the best formula for breastfed babies and you're all set.
Having a breathable crib mattress is super important for newborn sleep and safety and Saatva's version offers a deluxe sleep experience. The two-sided crib mattress grows with your child. One side has double-firm support for the infant stage and the other has firm for toddlerhood.
We love that it's made from organic cotton and organic wool and includes a washable cover to make cleaning up accidents a breeze.
Spoil a new baby with the luxury of cashmere. This cable knit baby blanket from Quince is made from 100% Grade-A Mongolian cashmere and comes in a large, comfortable 30 inches by 40 inches.
A good baby carrier is essential to new parents allowing you to be hands-free. Tula's version is made from a comfortable hemp and cotton blend and can be used for newborns to toddlers, or seven to 45 pounds. A baby can be worn forward-facing, chest to chest or even on the back.
Padded shoulder straps and a padded waistband make everything extra comfy. Check out our comprehensive list of the best baby carriers.
The best in Danish design comes together for Stokke's Tripp Trapp High Chair, which can last your child almost forever. It holds up to 300 pounds total, making it a great option to get you through multiple years, including past baby and toddler stages.
The baby set comes with a five-point safety harness and seat that's good for babies ages 6 months to 3 years.
The Nanit Pro Complete Monitoring System comes with a camera monitor, wall mount, breathing band, flex stand and smart sheet. This smart monitor has a crisp 1080 HD video and works on wifi, allowing you to check in on your baby anywhere.
It's the only smart monitor with a split screen allowing for two cameras on one screen, which is perfect if you have multiple children. The flex stand lets you take the camera on the go, and the breathing band and smart sheet can help track baby's sleep patterns to help improve sleep and give parents peace of mind.
Diapers might not seem to be the most luxurious gift, but Coterie diapers are a cut above. The brand's diapers have up to 70% more liquid capacity and can absorb up to 4 times faster than other brands. First-time parents will love that they're made with 25% plant-based, ultra-soft materials, too.
The kit comes with Coterie wipes as well, which are 99% water and 100% plant-based fibers. Free from irritants and harmful chemicals like fragrances, dyes, alcohol and parabens these diapers deliver.
Made from New Zealand Pine Wood in the United States, this 3-in-1 convertible crib is GreenGuard Gold Certified, which means it underwent rigorous testing to make sure that it's baby-safe. It grows with the baby and has four mattress positions that can be lowered as your child grows.
It can even convert to a toddler daybed with a conversion kit and a toddler mattress. The crib is on wheels so that it can be moved easily, and it's finished in a non-toxic, lead-free paint.
The Loftie Alarm Clock is the perfect addition to any household, especially one with a new baby as it can change as a child grows. It's super easy to set up and has a sleek design that doesn't take lots of space. Parents of newborns will want to save the alarm clock function for later and instead use it for its sounds.
Over 100 sounds including several different noise options (white, brown, pink) and music will make putting the baby to bed a breeze. The built-in nightlight will make middle-of-the-night check-ins a breeze.
Travel cribs are essential for staying over at grandparents' houses, traveling or even just playing on a different floor of the house. This one from Guava folds up into a backpack, making it easy to carry through airports or pack in cars for road trips. It's lightweight at only 15 pounds and can be set up in just a few seconds.
New parents will want a super comfy glider and recliner combo so that you can move however it suits your baby best. This one from Babyletto swivels 270 degrees and glides back and forth electronically. Plus, it has a built-in USB charger for phones and electronic devices.
It's GreenGuard Gold Certified, which means it is free from harmful irritants and chemicals, and it's made from a recycled eco-friendly fabric.
Having to undress an infant for a diaper change can be panic-inducing for some parents but onesies with magnetic snaps make it quick and easy. Magnetic Me's pajamas are made from 100% organic cotton and are machine washable. There's no zipping, fastening or dealing with over-the-head clothing so diaper changes are fast and smooth.
These baby outfits are available in sizes newborn to 18-24 months to get parents through the first couple of years.
The Slumberpod is another gift that keeps on giving, taking parents from 4 months old to toddlerhood. It's a totally blackout pod that goes over your travel crib or play yard and provides completely dark conditions for babies who sleep this way.
It's made from a breathable fabric and features two pockets, one for a monitor and one for a fan. There are ventilation flaps for airflow and the whole thing compresses down into a small purse-sized bag.
Developed by a pediatric sleep expert, the SNOO Sleeper can get babies one to two or more additional sleep hours per night, helping parents sleep too. It moves constantly in a way that babies find soothing, gently rocking them to sleep—and keeping them asleep.
It can detect fussiness and respond accordingly, with white noise or motion. The best part? There's an app that logs sleep time and lets you adjust the bassinet manually.
Montessori-inspired learning brand LOVEVERY starts young with The Play Gym. This complete infant play gym comes with everything babies need for physical, cognitive and visual development and is great for tummy time to hide and seek when older. Five Montessori-inspired development zones can help with focus, sound-making, sensory exploration and more.
Looking for a cute nursery toy that serves as functional decoration? Try a rocking animal. No longer are you confined to just horses—this one from Nattou comes in an elephant, rabbit, dog and more. It's suitable for children 10 to 36 months to play with it and can serve as decor until then.
Parents who live in colder climates will greatly appreciate this luxurious car seat and stroller zipper blanket. It's expandable so it can grow with a child and is warm for chilly days in the car or outside.
It has a removable anti-slip center back panel and a hood with a buttoned adjuster to keep a child from overheating if the weather warms up. The insulation and micro-fleece lining keeps a child warm while the water-resistant shell keeps them dry. It's also machine washable.
Babies love motion, so a swing like this one from 4moms will keep an infant happy. It has five motions that mimic sounds parents would naturally make which can be done at five speeds and on different inclines.
A five-point harness keeps babies safe while a toy mobile will keep them entertained. There's also wi-fi smart home integration and Bluetooth included so you can stream your favorite lullaby or adjust the swing from afar.
A new addition will be spoiled at bathtime with this colorful set from Dabble and Dollop. There are seven included and can be mixed and matched for bubbles, body wash or baby shampoo.
It's safe for all ages and made from 100% natural, non-toxic plant ingredients and free from anything harmful to children. All the products are also dermatologist-tested and tear-free.
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