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8 totally original gift ideas for new babies and parents


© Water Babies/Not On The Hight Street/Etsy/Uncommon Goods

We imagine that friends of Kate and Wills are scratching their heads right now and wondering, 'Just want do you get the family that already has everything?'

If you find yourself in a similar situation, desperately searching for an original present for a new arrival and their parents (although probably with a decidedly less royal air), then take a look at these gift unique ideas...

© Kirsty Shaw via Not On The High Street

Not On The High Street is a great place to start if you're looking for an original and unique gift for baby, such as this personalised night light.

Personalised star night light, £39.50, Kirsty Shaw via Not On The High Street

© Water Babies

For a unique bonding experience that both baby and parents can enjoy, consider a course of Water Babies swimming sessions. The exercises used in teaching babies to swim – gentle rocking, reaching for objects, kicking movements and learning to respond to commands – provide the perfect stimulation for baby’s brain. 

Courses start at £150 for a ten week term including an underwater photoshoot and a full welcome pack which includes a beautiful sticker book where parents can track their child’s progress with photos and dates of milestones. Head to to find your nearest location.

© Valeria Illustration via Etsy

Art-loving new parents will love this extra-special gift; a unique, hand-sketched illustration of their newly-expanded family.

Custom-made family portrait illustration, from £60, Valeria Illustration via Etsy

© Amazon

This nifty device - titled the Baby Shusher - mimics the sounds of the womb, helping to soothe and settle baby - something parents everywhere will no doubt appreciate!

Baby Shusher, £37.05, Amazon

© Uncommon Goods

Created by a Dutch mother when her baby first rolled over, this unique gift set allows new parents to record 28 of their baby's key milestones on a collection of cute, keepsake cards.

Milestone baby cards, £18.10, Uncommon Goods

© Baskets Galore

Once baby arrives, it's no secret that mum and dad will struggle to find a moment for themselves for the foreseeable future, so give the gift of quality time with a hamper featuring everything they need for a night in together one the little one has gone to sleep.

Chilled Dolce Vita Duo basket, £89.99, Baskets Galore

© Book Depository

This book - described as a children's book for adults - and it's cheeky title is sure to bring a smile to even the weariest of new parents. 

Go The F**k To Sleep book, £8.51, Book Depository

© Cot2Tot & Beyond via Not On The High Street

This super-sweet fabric bouquet is as practical and it is pretty; nestled in the 'flowers' are six pairs of socks and two pairs of scratch mitts.

Newborn flower bouquet, £29.50, Cot2Tot & Beyond via Not On The High Street

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