Are you looking for a baby boy gift? Were you invited to your coworker’s son’s baptism? Maybe you have a friend or relative that is having her first baby and needs baby items for the nursery. If you don’t have children or if it has been a while since your children were little, you may be at a loss as to what to get as a gift for a new baby boy.
Baby girls are easy to shop for with so many frilly cute items to choose from. However, the selection for boys is limited. Bouncing baby boys usually get the typical pastel blue baby gifts that don’t match with their snips and snails and puppy dog tails personas. Baby gifts for boys should be bold and bright and fun just like they are. Instead of the usual drab baby boy items this gift guide has bright colours, fun characters, plus some big items for those relatives or friends that want to help with the nursery.
Newborn baby boy gifts
While a full set can be pricey, these sets are unique baby boy gifts with themes such as Harry Potter, Star Wars, and superheroes. They even have Chewbaca. Most full sets include 1 quilt, 3 decorative pillows, 1 fitted sheet, rail guards, skirt, curtains, play mat, boppy pillow cover, milestone blanket, and a changing pad cover. However, if you don’t want the full set, you can order pieces separately or order a smaller set with less items. All have the option of personalising the set with the baby boy’s name.
The best baby boy gift grandparents can give is nursery furniture. Mum and dad will have many expenses with a new baby. Don’t let nursery furniture be one of them. Buy the new baby a sturdy cot bed with mattress and storage drawers. Get a plain color that will go with furniture they already have or just go with basic white. The color comes in when you add the themed bedding.
Cute gifts for baby boys
Instead of boring blue outfits, dress the new baby boy as Simba, Nemo, Woody, or Jack Jack. Or get a personalised baby boy gift with a Disney outfit customised with his name.
If the family doesn’t have enough storage space for the new baby’s clothing, you can get a wardrobe or chest of drawers for him. Nursery furniture is always a useful new baby boy gift, especially when the baby boy is the first child in the family.
3. Tie Dye
Energetic baby boy gifts
Tie dye patterns are great baby boy gifts. Bright colors will stimulate the baby’s mind. All these patterns and swirls are great for covering up those stains that we know all babies make. Mum and dad won’t have to toss these outfits after one wearing because after a wash they will be as good as new.
4. Board Books
Educational baby boy gift ideas
Even though he may be too little to understand the words, the new baby will start recognizing speech patterns, letter sounds, and tone of voice from stories being read to him. This will help develop reading skills as he gets older. It is never too early for him to learn. Board books also allow him to explore his environment without destroying the books.
If you are looking for more of a keepsake book, you can personalise a gift for the baby boy by having his name and an inscription placed in a copy of Disney’s The Jungle Book. Another personalised gift is a siblings book, which has his name and a sibling’s in it, along with a personal message.
Presents for newborn boys
Cloth nappies save money and reduce carbon footprints. They also make a fashion statement. Many have adjustable snaps so they fit baby boys of all sizes. You can get additional microfiber inserts for extra absorption depending on the needs of the baby boy.
You can also get stylish washable wipes for a cute baby boy gift. If he will be in daycare while mum and dad are at work, get these reusable cloth nappy snap labels so his nappies don’t get confused with those of other tots. These make useful personalised baby boy gifts.
6. Baby Bath
Present for newborn baby
Newborn babies are too tiny for the big tub. These infant tubs can be placed in the big bath to keep the baby safe in the water. Some have infant cushions for newborns. Others can fold up for easy storage. Many options are available, so you can find one that will fit the needs of the parents.
7. Eco Nappies
Baby boy baby shower gifts
Anyone that has had a baby knows that you can never have too many nappies. Some of the best baby boy gifts are nappies and nappy accessories such as disposable nappy bags. These eco friendly nappies are naturally breathable and are chlorine and fragrance free so they won’t irritate little bums. Bamboo nappies are another natural option.
Baby boy Christening gift
A keepsake personalised wall print makes a lovely baby boy Christening gift to commemorate this special day. Don’t forget to get him Baby’s first Bible to start him on the path to grow his faith.
A personalized piggy bank also makes a useful baby boy baptism gift. It is never too early to start saving. You can start him off by adding some cash to the bank, one of the best baby boy gifts.
Baby boy gifts for traveling
Pack ‘n Play travel cots are a great way to ensure the new baby boy will sleep in safety when visiting relatives. Unique Pack ‘n Play sheets with themes such as Toy Story, outer space, Marvel Superheroes, and Paw Patrol make great gifts for the new baby boy. These are handmade with additional options for regular infant cots and nursery accessories as well.
Maybe the new baby boy doesn’t have a travel cot yet. You can buy a travel cot for a first Christmas gift for the baby boy. Some come with a built-in changing table or a second level for newborns. This is a great gift for a new baby that will be sleeping in the same room as mum and dad temporarily, as it doesn’t take up as much space as a traditional cot. Make sure to buy a cute sunshade for the car so the baby doesn’t get sun in his eyes when traveling.
10. 3 in 1 Play Tent
Unusual baby boy gift
A fun play yard is a unique baby boy gift that he can use from ages 6 months and up. These play yards have a tent, tunnel and ball pit for the baby to crawl around in. He will still love it once he can walk, so he will get several years of fun from this gift. A storage bag allows this gift to travel with him to grandma’s house. Make sure to include some plastic balls for the ball pit.
You may want to think ahead for when he gets bigger and buy him a play yard. These can be set up indoors or outdoors to provide a corralled area for a safe place for him to play.
Baby boy presents to use at feeding time
A 2 in 1 high chair is a great gift for a baby boy because it will get used for years. It can be used as a high chair, booster chair, or toddler seat.
If you are looking for less expensive gifts for a baby boy you can get feeding accessories such as bowls, utensils, bibs, and cups. Buy him some cute silicone bibs with pockets. These are easy to clean and stay on the baby better than bibs fastened with a velcro.
First Christmas gift for a baby boy
Every baby needs a first Christmas ornament as a keepsake. Even better, personalise this first Christmas gift for a baby boy with his name.
New baby boy gifts for mum
Backpack nappy bags are better than the traditional over the shoulder bags. They leave mum or dad’s hands free to hold the baby or push a pram. Most have sections for a pacifier, place for your keys, and many other useful sections. An insulated section fits most sizes of bottles and will keep them cold. These backpacks are sturdy and usually last for years. They are also stylish and make great bags for traveling once a baby outgrows it.
14. Water Play Mat
Best baby boy gifts for playtime
This is one of the best baby boy gifts for tummy time. Tummy time is important for a baby boy in order to develop muscles for crawling and turning over. However, many infants get bored lying on their tummies with nothing to see. This water mat will keep him occupied.
Additional baby boy play gyms have the option of being used for either tummy time or on his back. A personalised story blanket is also a special baby boy gift. The blanket tells the story of an adventure along with pictures. It includes the baby’s name along with the names of siblings or friends. It can be used as a floor mat as a soft place for a baby to play while looking at the pictures in the story.
Fun gifts for baby boy
Every baby boy needs some toys to grasp onto and shake to build coordination and motor skills. He will love these bright colors. You will also want to get some soft toys to attach to feet and wrists for new baby boy gifts. These toys help develop sense of touch, sight, and hearing in addition to improving coordination.
Another baby boy present for the nursery is a toy box. Some even allow you to personalise by adding a baby’s name.
16. Bouncy Seat
Soothing present for a newborn boy
Anyone who has children knows that a bouncy seat is a lifesaver for infants. They like to look around, and face it, you can’t always hold them. A bouncy seat lets them sit up and look around before they are able to do it on their own. Many seats also have soothing music and vibrations to calm fussy babies.
Don’t forget to get some hanging toys for the baby to reach for. If you are planning on buying a more substantial gift you might want to buy a pram so mum and dad can take their new baby boy out for a stroll.
Unique wrapping for baby boy gifts
This makes a unique finishing touch for a new baby boy gift. Personalise the gift wrap with a photo you upload or, if he isn’t born yet, choose gift wrap personalised with his name. Get a personalised card to go with your gift.
Still haven’t chosen a gift? A welcome baby boy gift hamper has a variety of things every new baby boy needs to start his journey in life such as bottles, blankets, socks, and bibs. Choose one that is right for the special baby boy.
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