If you know someone who’s expecting their first baby or parents who have another bundle of joy on the way, finding a useful and affordable gift for new parents can often be a struggle.
Parenthood is a loving and rewarding job, but unsurprisingly there’s a whole lot of work that comes with it – think late-night feeds, nappy changes, and the endless pram rocking to name but a few. . Inevitably, this can leave mums and dads feeling less than sprightly so finding a useful gift that’s focused on lending a helping hand is just what they’ll appreciate the most.
Whether it’s a gift for new parents that will help with everyday tasks or one that will keep the baby entertained, here’s our list of top picks for useful new parent gifts from some fantastic local Irish businesses that they’re sure to be delighted with!
Knitted blanket for baby €19
A cosy cotton knitted blanket that’s super soft on a baby’s delicate skin makes a great gift for newborns. This Koala knitted blanket is perfect for keeping baby snug.
Sterilizer and dryer for baby equipment €139.99
Undoubtedly faster and easier than washing by hand, this fantastic sterilizer device can not only sterilize but also dry, and store almost anything baby-related, like bottles, pacifiers, baby utensils, and more
Scented candle and diffuser €50
Give the gift of some much-needed relaxation to the parents who are always on the go. Nothing helps relax the mind quite like a calming candle or diffuser, making this gift set the perfect choice!
Baby food steamer blender €74.95
A baby food maker that steams, blends, defrosts, and reheats is a game-changer for new parents. This device comes with lots of great accessories including a smoothie filter, a steam basket and a spatula to make cooking baby food a cinch!
Trip to the spa €50-€159
If you’re looking to splurge on an extra special gift, take relaxation to the next level with a trip to the spa for the new mum or dad in your life. Now all they have to do is convince you to do the babysitting too!
Colourful wooden playset €29.95
A colourful wooden groceries playset is a great way for babies to better understand colours, shapes and patterns, an adorable yet useful gift!
Adorable farmyard pram coat €29.99
Thanks to the lovely Irish weather a pram coat is a must! This one from Standun is our favourite, 100% cotton and with the cutest farmyard print!
Wholesome handmade meals delivered €69.95
We’ve asked all of the parents here at Eatto, what they think the number one most useful gift for new parents is and yes, we may be a little biased, but they all said help with meals. Whether it’s granny or grandad coming over to cook, healthy supermarket baby’s meals or a meal delivery service, there’s nothing that’s more helpful than some delicious food when you just can’t find the time to cook!
Our “Welcome to the world” bundle is bursting with a selection of 4 delicious main courses, 3 sides and 2 desserts to make life with a newborn just a little easier. The meals are made from scratch using premium Irish produce, have no additives and are delivered frozen for convenience. Our best-seller box with comes with a ‘Congratulations on your new arrival’ gift card!
As one Eatto parent pointed out, sometimes the best gift is a tasty comfort meal like our Lasagne Al Forno and an evening of adult conversation — trust us, this becomes a cherished commodity once the newest addition arrives. And at the end of the day, new parents will appreciate any act of thoughtfulness — whether you pay them a visit, give them a call, or deliver a gift.
We hope this guide on affordable gifts for new parents helps you get started. Just remember, the best gift you can give is just being there — and reminding new parents that they’ve got this!