Baby Shower & Newborn Gift Ideas | small business recommendations

Now more than ever we are seeking to support small businesses and invest in handmade, unique gifts for our loved ones. Here are some of my recommendations for new baby gifts sold by small online businesses, along with a couple of suggestions for treating the new mum to!

  1. ZaZa’s Storybox

An ideal gift for newborn babies, this Storybox focuses on high contrast images which are perfect for newborns. Lots of new parents are overwhelmed by gifts of clothes when their little one is born which they often quickly grow out of. Why not give the gift of books instead to inspire a lifetime of reading? And if you really love books why not gift the 6 month subscription box for only £18.99 a month.

Featured box RRP £23.


2. Polka Dotties

Offering a collection of unique teething accesories and bamboo weaning sets, Polka Dotties are sure to provide a practical gift solution for any new parent. With teethers shaped as a ball, offering play time and teething relief along with items which double as cutlery; their product selection will last throughout baby’s first year and beyond, entertaining them and offering the perfect teething solutions.
Prices start from £6.

Orders placed via Instagram direct message


3. Leo & Wilf


Creating custom made embroidery hoops, they are the perfect gift for those of you who want to add personalisation to your present. Each one is lovingly made with free hand machine embroidery and cute phrases with an endless opportunity for personalisation.
From baby milestone hoops to names, alphabet and numbers, they have a selection of wonderfully unique designs to consider and gift.
Ranging in price from £6-45 for a set.


4. Bibbilyboo


If you came to this blog from outside of this website, you may not have heard of Bibbilyboo waterproof bibs before.

We create bibs designed to keep your teething baby dry, all day, without allowing dribble to pass through to clothes. Shaped at the neckline they prevent irritation of the chin as they sit flat, enabling air flow and preventing dribble rashes and we recently won an Indy Best Buy award for are unique features.

They will grow with your baby from approximately two months old throughout your teething journeys and making your teething traumas that little bit less work for mum and dad by reducing their washing pile and saving them from a bulky going out bag.
RRP £7.99 with bundle deals available.


5. Sleep Thief Baby


Specialising in 100% organic cotton sleeps suits in grey with vibrant rainbow zips that reach from ankle-to-ankle, they make challenging night time nappy changes a thing of the past. The built in 'footens' (aka foldable feet) mean no more lost socks and allow the outfit to grow with your baby, lasting longer. An extra bonus is the envelope neckline made to make easy undressing after any nappy accidents!!

RRP £28

6. Nipper & Co.


I always think its nice to get a gift for the new mum as well as the new baby. Nipper & co. offer a selection of premium quality, all organic herbal infusions, and teas made by a mum of two who brings herbal traditions from her home country Croatia, mixed with science and her studies as an agronomist. If that wasnt special enough, they are designed to support you and your families’ wellbeing. From pregnancy, nursing, colic, relaxing and sleep to immunity and giving you that often needed pick me up kick when the tough gets going.

Signing up to their newsletter currently gives you a 20% off code for your order and delivery is free for orders over £20.
Prices start at £6.49 (Featured product is £19.49).




NOAHandNELLIES design handcrafted personalised art frames, door hangers, accessories and home decor with a classic/modern balance. The bespoke service they offer makes each item truly unique and very special. If you don’t yet know the name of the newborn you are shopping for, they also offer signs for play rooms or non personalised wall art.

Bright colours and custom detail options make them a truly special gift to decorate a new nursery or play room.

Prices start at £8 and vary based on size.



8. Motherly Love


Looking for a way to further treat a pregnant mum during her pregnancy, birth and beyond? Search no more, for Motherly Love offer a selection of oils and products designed to help mums unwind and relax through aromatherapy.
Designed by midwife Jan and based on her many years experience as both a clinician and an aromatherapist, these award winning products help to lift the spirits, soothe and care for mum and later also baby.
They offer gift packs based on the stage of pregnancy mum is at; starting at 14 weeks of pregnancy through to oils to aid birth and delivery. The packs even come in a handy zip up pouch to put straight into your hospital bags.

Prices range from £2.50 to £48 for larger kits.


9. JoJo’s Little Studio


If you are a lover of pompoms and colour then you will love JoJo’s Little Studio for gift inspiration. Offering carefully handmade items with rainbow inspired themes at the heart of many of their creations, but also offering beautiful ombré and pastel tones made to your requirements.

A range of sizes, styles, colours and completely custom made pieces are available to order, as well as ready to ship items to buy now direct from their Etsy store.

Prices start from £15 for a mini cloud to £40+ for the biggest super moon, cloud, sun and personalised letters.

10. Dilly Blue


Dilly Blue create the cutest array of peg dolls sure to encourage imaginative play for when your child can sit unaided and you would be forgiven for struggling to resist buying a full collection!

All items are hand painted in Wales and CE tested. With eco friendly, vegan paints and sealed with plant based waxes and oils, they make for a perfect gift for those with an eco conscience.
At the time of writing, Dilly Blue are offering to donate 20% of sales to their local food banks which makes them even harder to resist.

Dolls start at £9.50

The products recommended in this blog are not paid partnerships, they are all just small businesses who offer a great product that I think supporters of Bibbilyboo would also love!