Finding the best baby gifts for a loved one’s new bundle of joy doesn’t have to be complicated, whether you’re buying for a close friend or family member, a distant relative or a coworker. It’s a tall order for a tiny person, but we're here to guide you on this special journey.
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Shop Newborn Gifts for Boys & Girls Online

Welcoming a new baby into the world is always a special occasion. Whether you're attending a baby shower, celebrating the birth of a newborn or marking a milestone in a little one's life, choosing the perfect gift for baby boys and girls is a fun experience. However, deciding on the ideal one can be a little challenging if you’re unfamiliar with the various toys and products available.

How to Decide What Gifts to Buy for Children?

From unique keepsakes to practical items, it's important to take note of the child's age, interests and the preferences of their parents while selecting the ideal present.

Long-Term Impact

If you want to make a lasting impression with baby gifts, personalised keepsakes, such as engraved silver spoons or customised photo frames, will be cherished for years to come. On the other hand, if you're looking to contribute to the child's development, educational toys and books are always a hit.


For those who prefer to gift clothing and accessories, be mindful of the baby's age and size, as well as the climate and season. Opt for soft, high-quality materials that are gentle on the baby's delicate skin. Moreover, choosing items that are slightly larger than the baby's current size will ensure that they can be used for a longer period of time. When it comes to nursery essentials, it's crucial to take the parents' preferences and the baby's needs into account. Swaddles, mobiles or cot bed mattresses in neutral colours or patterns are usually safe choices that will seamlessly blend with the nursery's decor. Additionally, you can also consider gifting baby gear like strollers, car seats or baby carriers, which will be appreciated by parents for their functionality and convenience.


If you’re after specific gifts for baby boys and girls, you can differentiate based on colour tones and type. For instance, buying baby girl dresses as presents will have the little angel looking like a charm. On the other hand, cool baby boy hats will suit any of the kid’s outfits easily.

Best Kids’ Gifts to Buy

Here's a quick overview of the best types of gifts that make for memorable and thoughtful presents for kids:

  • Clothes: Opt for comfortable and stylish options such as swaddles, sleepsuits and baby joggers that not only keep the little ones cosy but also make them look adorable.
  • Feeding: Consider gifting useful feeding items such as newborn baby bottles, sippy cups, high chairs or silicone bibs that make mealtime easier and more enjoyable for both parents and the baby. 
  • Bedding: Choose from a variety of cosy and stylish bedding options, such as crib sheets, blankets and sleeping bags, that ensure a night of comfortable and restful sleep for the little ones. 
  • Accessories: Delight new parents with practical and attractive accessories like hats, mittens and blankets that cater to their baby's needs. These items are both functional and fashionable. Bath and grooming accessories such as nail trimmers, combs and sponges are thoughtful gifts for newborns too.
  • Toys: Select engaging and educational toys as gifts, such as rattles, rockers, activity centres or play gyms that support a child's development across various domains, including motor coordination, sensory exploration and cognitive growth. These toys not only entertain but also contribute to the child's overall development, making them great gifts for kids. View our guide to age-appropriate toys for more inspiration.

We understand there are lots to think about, but rest assured you always have help. Mothercare Singapore offers an extensive range of newborn and toddler gifts that cater to a variety of tastes and requirements, ensuring that you find the perfect present for any occasion. 

You may also reach out to our Digital Nursery Advisors via WhatsApp with your gifting queries. Alternatively, visit our Mothercare Experience stores in Singapore too if you wish to view products in person before purchasing them as gifts for children.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Gifts for Kids

What are the five gift rules for children?

The five-gift rule is a guideline that some follow to simplify gift-giving and focus on meaningful presents. It encourages giving five types of gifts: something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to read and something to do. This approach helps to strike a balance between fun and practical gifts while promoting thoughtfulness and intentionality in the selection process when buying toddler and baby gifts.

What do you buy for a newborn baby as a gift?

When buying a gift for a newborn baby, consider items that are both practical and meaningful. Essentials such as swaddle blankets, onesies or bibs are always appreciated. Children’s toys that encourage sensory exploration and development, such as soft rattles or plush toys, also make for great gifts. Mothercare Singapore offers a wide range of newborn gifts to suit all preferences and budgets.

What do you buy for parents of newborns?

For parents of newborns, gifts that make their lives easier are always appreciated. You can choose from practical items such as baby carriers, strollers, diaper bags or feeding accessories. For a start, you can view our baby carriers guide and tips on selecting an appropriate stroller.