Since December 2019, the world has been thrown into chaos because of COVID-19. It has put boundaries between family and friends in ways we have never experienced or imagined. It has even restricted soon-to-be Dad's from attending pre-birth appointments.
One thing COVID can't stop is the tremendous joy that a newborn brings new parents, grandparents, and family. Sometimes finding a baby gift that is just right for the new or soon-to-be parents, can be a painstaking task.
So, if you are not sure what to get them, there's no need to freak out because we've created a list of the best Australian baby gift ideas for you to consider. Finding an Australian themed baby gift for a baby and their new parents has never been easier.
Australian Themed Baby Hampers
When you see the word hamper, you'd typically think of a basket filled with fine food and some nice plonk. But what about baby hampers...? They are a similar concept, a basket filled with goodies and presented in a beautiful way.
There is a wide variety of baby hampers, some contain treats for Mum and Dad. While others are filled with baby blankets, clothes, bath time products and other essential newborn items
If you are specifically looking for Australian themed baby hampers, below are our top 10
- Deer Little Koala Baby Hamper - $125 - this is an excellent unisex option that won't break the budget
- Green & Gold Goodness Hamper - $260 - Another unisex option with chocolates, champagne and bath salts for the parents along with an array of baby clothes and essentials.
- Australian Girl Hamper - $110 - For a little girl, this hamper features a little Koala toy quality baby essentials.
- Calming Koala's Hamper - $225 - Featuring treats for Mum and Dad along with Koala shoes, teether and baby clothes
- Crikey Crocodile Hamper - $120 - For a baby boy this hamper features a little Crocodile toy, dinosaur romper, bushland leaves muslin wrap and more.
When it comes to putting together your own hamper, there are two paths to take. The first path is easy but not very personal and can be done by choosing from one of the curated unique baby gift hampers.
If you go this route, you can choose a hamper with a theme that fits your gift-giving occasion. For example, if you are attending a baby shower when the gender is unknown, you'll need to take a gender neutral baby hamper.
If the baby is coming home from the hospital, you might prefer a gift that has a mix of clothes, swaddle blankets, baby skin care and something for Mum as well, like relaxing bath salts.
While pre-curated hampers are beautiful gift sets, they are not as personal as putting together your own baby present. If you want to create your own hamper from scratch, you will be able to add the perfect mix of high quality baby products that suit the new parents style and your budget.
When creating your own Australian themed baby gift box or hamper, below are our top 10 picks of items to add;
- Koala Head Baby Bodysuit
- Sleeping Koala Bodysuit
- Koala Teething Toy
- Kakadu Plum and Eucalyptus Hand Cream
- Eucalyptus and Lavender Bath Salts
- Nanga Mai (To Dream)
- Bushland Leaves Muslin Wrap
- Koala Soft Toy
- Cute Koala's Wall Art
- Kobe Kookaburra Wall Art
Personalised Baby Wall Art
A truly unique gift that is loved and cherished for by parents for many years is personalised baby wall art. They capture those magical moments when new life is welcomed into this world. Not only is this gift unique, but it will also help bring the baby's nursery to life.
If you're unsure what kind of art to get, talk to your loved one about their nursery theme. It will give you an idea of the type of wall art to look for to ensure it works for their overall aesthetic.
With a variety of different themes to choose from, Bespoke Baby's collection of personalised birth prints are proudly designed and printed in Australia. Our Koala personalised birth print is one of our best sellers. If you are unable to find the perfect piece to suit a nursery theme, they can custom create a new baby birth print to suit your space
When you don't know what to get someone or can't decide on one gift, You can never go wrong with a gift box. Similar to hampers, a baby gift box can have many theme's and contain a variety of baby items such as baby toys to develop motor skills, newborn clothes for bringing the baby home or essentials like muslin wraps.
When you're looking for a gift box to buy, you might want to select one that has something for the baby's parents to celebrate with, such as a small bottle of Moet and massage oils.
If premade gift boxes don't have exactly what you've been looking for, you can always create your own personalised box. Going the personalisation route gives you hundreds of options that will allow you to create the perfect gift box for family or friends. A personalised baby gift box can also be used as a baby keepsake box to store memories, photos and other milestones.
Nappy Cakes are an unsung hero when it comes to baby gifting. They are filled with practical items and look amazing. They are a modern take on taking a cake or flowers to a baby shower and can include baby and Mum items. The endless variety of styles, colours and themes are what nappy cakes great gifts to consider.
If you are the creative type, you can try your hand in making a cake out of nappies yourself. Or maybe you would like to make a different shape like a guitar or pram out of nappies.
If you're not confident in your creative abilities or simply don't have the time to shop and create, you might like to check out one of Australia's best collection of nappy cakes.
Want a crocodile and koala nappy cake? We've got that. Do you want a newborn purple tutu nappy cake? We've got that.