10 Great Gift Ideas For a Newborn And Their Family

10 Great Gift Ideas For a Newborn And Their Family

The first time you get to meet a new baby is so special, and we know you don't want to turn up empty handed but we also know finding the perfect thing to take to the new family is a real challenge. There are hundreds of things a new baby and new mum need. We have rounded out some of our favourites below.

If you are needing to send a gift to a loved one far away Merino & Me offers complimentary gift wrapping and will also include a hand written note. 

For the new baby:

A Swaddle or Blanket

Whether you are looking for a cosy wrap for swaddling the new baby to sleep or a beautiful statement cot blanket Merino & Me has you covered. 

Our personal favourite is the Sweet Cheeks Merino Swaddle - this lightweight, 100% merino wool, super stretchy wrap is perfect for night time swaddling, day time pram trips and everything in between.  Available in a range of colours, find them here.

Sweet Cheeks Merino Swaddle Blanket for Babies


A Sleep Sack (and some sleep!)

Sleep is one of the most important things you can give a new mum. Offering to look after the baby for an hour or two to let mum rest is a great way to help recharge a new mum's batteries.

Another thing that can help with sleep is a sleep sack - Woolbabe's merino and organic cotton sleep sacks have been helping babies catch some zzzz for years and make a wonderful gift for a new bub.  Merino & Me has sleep sacks to cover all climates, temperature ranges and ages - shop the collection here.

A Cot Mobile

Cot mobiles have to be one of our most popular new baby gifts. Merino & Me has a range of designs to suit any decor. They bring a touch of fun to any nursery. Merino & Me also stock some beautiful mobiles featuring adorable Australian animals, perfect for sending a little touch of Australia to loved ones overseas. We think these Australian Animal Mobiles are just too cute!

For the new mum:

Yummy Lactation Cookies

A big batch of our favourite breastfeeding cookies - not only are they full of lots of amazing ingredients said to help with milk supply, they are also super yummy...and trust us - turning up to see a baby with a batch of cookies for the mum is a pretty great thing to do. Find the recipe here.

Holly Day Cashmere Socks

Holly Day cashmere socks are a little piece of heaven, these make a super sweet gift for a tired new mum. Putting on a pair of Holly Days is like resting your feet on a cloud. They come packaged in a beautiful gift box and a guaranteed to make a new mum feel super special.

Holly Day cashmere socks | Merino & Me


A voucher for a local cafe or coffee shop is a great little gift for a new mum. Sometimes getting out the house in those first few weeks is a real challenge as finding time to sit in peace and have a hot drink. Why not support the local coffee shop and spoil mum at the same time.

For the new big brothers and sisters:

Finger Puppets

Trying to juggle toddlers while also feeding a newborn is something that requires super powers.  Why not help the new mum out by giving them a little something to help entertain the older kids while mum feeds.  We love Tara Treasures range of finger puppets, they are perfect for keeping older kids entertained, they are small and light weight so can be easily carried in a nappy bag. There are a range of fun sets featuring some of the classic nursery rhymes and stories.

Matching Merino Socks

Lamington just make lovely socks - they come in a range of colours and prints and make a great little gift for the other kids! The big kids will feel so proud when they can match their littlest sibling.  Shop the Lamington range here.

For the new family:

Recycled Wool Picnic Blanket

These beautiful Tartan Blanket Co Picnic Blankets make the ultimate whole family gift. Just think about the adventures that will be had and the happy memories that will be made while out and about with one of these. See our range of picnic blankets here.

The Tartan Blanket Co Picnic Blanket | Merino & Me

Some Home Cooked Meals (or a Meal Delivery Service)

Taking the stress out of dinner time is something very special you can offer a new family. Whether it is by delivering some of your families favourites meals or organising a hamper full of tasty treats or a gifting voucher for one of the fabulous dinner delivery services around this is a little something that will be truly appreciated.



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