One thing I have found to be so true throughout motherhood has been –> Mothers of newborns need keepsake gifts!
The new parents may not realize it in the moment as they are learning and navigating life with their first baby or the even more challenging adaptation of going from one to two children, but you need to cherish these moments!
You always think “oh I will remember that forever” and then you find yourself asking your spouse “what was it that child #1 said that one time that was so cute?”
When shopping for keepsakes for your own addition or for your newest grandbaby, I like to think about usability and how easy it is for me to complete. I need easy!
My half finished baby memory books haunt me. Not all wonderful keepsakes have to be completed by yourself as a craft!
Compiled is a list of wonderful newborn gift ideas that can be enjoyed in the moment and for years to come.
Precious Newborn Keepsakes To Hang Up On The Wall
Nothing can be easier than taking pictures and putting them in a frame. The easiest keepsake possible!
Here are some that take that idea and make it just one step more and provide wonderful custom gifts and memories to be cherished by yourself or a loved one.
1) Sonogram Picture Frame – For New Grandma and Grandpa
If you are a new mum to be, this is a thoughtful way to commemorate the event for the grandparents.
You can announce that you are having a baby with this keepsake gift or save it for a grandparents birthday or Christmas.
This newborn baby gift is extra special if the it is the first grandbaby.
Here is a very simple and affordable gift that gives a cute spin on how to save the baby’s hospital ID bracelet.
A new mom can definitely manage to complete this keepsake! With modern phones we take pictures of the babies all of the time and I definitely would have liked an easy way to display the ID bracelet.
It is something that everyone keeps and then doesn’t know what to do with it!
3) All About Me Baby’s 1st Year Frame
The All About Me Baby’s First Year Frame keepsake is a nice framed picture that includes spots to write the important details from a baby’s first moments and a bit later when the baby has favorites.
You or a loved one can write the baby’s birthday, time, weight as well as favorite first foods.
This would be a perfect gift from pregnancy through the first birthday as there are details to be updated as the newborn develops.
4) Clay HandPrint Picture Frame for Newborn
The Handprint Picture Frame has two spots for pictures and one spot for the art project!
After the baby is born you can prepare the clay mold and simply press the feet or hands or both into it and let it cure.
Little hands and little feet are the cutest things on this planet!
This seems way easier then a 3D model that probably will require much more time and patience.
A new mom could gift this to some special grandparents or she could receive this great gift and have some fun!
5) Personalized Baby Penguin Footprint Kit
This Baby Penguin Footprint Kit is a cute and unique spin on the footprint keepsakes.
The seller on Etsy offers many types of animals that could go with a first birthday or nursery theme, and they sell larger kits to include older siblings.
Affordable Newborn Memory Keepsake Gift That Mamas Will Love
If you are on a budget for yourself or you have been buying ALL the things for your new grandbaby, you may need to keep to a budget. Maybe you are going to your third baby shower for the same baby?! It happens!
Here are some lower priced items that still are special gifts for newborns and would be a perfect gift.
This gift is a simple, but adorable, classic. A box that holds the baby’s first tooth and curl clipping.
Every new baby needs one and children love to investigate them later on.
If you or your best friend is having a baby, but they were first a fur mommy, then this onesie is a fun keepsake or memento of this elevation in fur baby status.
You can customize the onesie with what type of dogs you or your loved one has and would make for a cute picture. A unique gift for welcoming the baby into the fur family.
8) Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket Woodland
New mother’s love to take pictures and do try so hard to keep up with the important dates in the baby’s life.
A Baby Monthly Milestone Blanket set will help a mama looks prepped and organized in those weekly and monthly pictures and is a great way to capture the first year.
9) Cali’s Books The Three Little Pigs Recordable Book
I have personally purchased The Three Little Pigs Recordable Book by Cali’s Books for my niece on her first birthday.
You record your own voice (my children recorded for their baby cousin) reading a book page by page.
This is a custom baby book is a unique gift that the new baby can enjoy for years.
You could record for your own baby or grandbaby while you are waiting for the baby to be born or during any quiet moments you have. As it is page by page recording, you do not have to do it all in one take.
I love it and my niece listens and reads along now years later.
Luxury Newborn Keepsake Gift Ideas
Some special moments and amazing keepsake gifts are worth splurging on!
10) Owl Love Baby Blanket
I was lucky enough to move into an amazing neighborhood while I was having children and one amazing neighbor gave me the most thoughtful gift – a handmade baby blanket!
Now my neighbor made mine, but if you are not skilled in that way (I am not) then consider this special gift – an Owl Love Baby Blanket! This one is gender neutral and would be a welcome gift to any mother of newborns.
I received one for all my children so this does not have to be limited to a first time mother.
11) Orchid Mom Photo Snow Globe (Free Customization)
I love snow globes with pictures. I gave them out as Christmas gifts when my first baby was a wee one (full disclosure, I used super cheap, craft store, picture snow globes for this project).
Things Remembered offers free customization on a snow globe that can hold pictures of yourself pregnant for the little one or when the baby is born, or both!
A perfect, personalized gift for a new mama, a new grandmother or for the baby to enjoy for years to come.
One of the traditional gifts to a new mom is the silver plated cup that is engraved with the baby’s details on it.
This is a thoughtful gift that most people love to receive and are hesitant to buy for themselves.
This baby cup is a custom gift that small hands can play with and can be given first thing or first birthday to commemorate the event!
13) Baby Keepsake Box – Newborn Keepsake
This gift is amazing. I wish I would have had one of these.
It looks so easy and lazy that I could have done it. You simply label the bin with the labels that they provide and put the items in them. I could have done that!
Instead I have half (a generous assessment) written memory baby books.
Anybody who has had children knows what a struggle it is to give away the most precious outfits from their baby’s infancy.
This custom gift allows you to save awesome outfits and then have them made into a plush toy later.
This would be an excellent first birthday gift or whenever they grow out of the beloved outfit. If you are the grandmother then you could make one of the already saved heirloom outfits from your baby into the plush for their baby.
Your baby or grandbaby can have a keepsake memory toy forever!
Finding a perfect gift and keepsake can be a daunting task.
Remember to cherish every moment and love for the new baby regardless of what you choose.
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- Gifts for Second Time Moms
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