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26 Personalized Gifts For Your Friend That Just Had A Baby

Your little bundle of joy deserves the best.

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Whether you're expecting or you're looking to treat a parent-to-be, personalization is *the* way to go.

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It's true — there isn't a soul out there who doesn't love seeing their name (or their child's) beautifully embroidered onto a little something special. From miniature outfits to precious blankets, prepare to squeal over the cutest moniker-adorned items EVER.

1. A personalized Little Mermaid blanket to announce your newborn is officially "part of your world."

Made of soft fleece, this cozy throw blanket features all of your favorite characters from the classic Disney flick. You can add up to 10 characters to really make a splash.Get it from ShopDisney for $14+.
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Made of soft fleece, this cozy throw blanket features all of your favorite characters from the classic Disney flick. You can add up to 10 characters to really make a splash.

Get it from ShopDisney for $14+.

2. An extra-special handmade ornament made with ceramic and hung with a delicate ribbon that'll ensure mom and dad will have a very merry Christmas, indeed.

In my home ornaments are a BIG deal. Picking out one to commemorate a milestone should be made with much deliberation. Luckily if you're looking for one to remember your kiddo's first holiday season, Etsy has you covered. I love how delicate the floral design is — truly a timeless gift.Promising review: "This is one of the cutest things ever. Would highly recommend this as a gift or even just a keepsake for yourself. Great quality and arrived quickly." —Ashley WellsGet it from Beautifulgiftshop on Etsy for $13.27.
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In my home ornaments are a BIG deal. Picking out one to commemorate a milestone should be made with much deliberation. Luckily if you're looking for one to remember your kiddo's first holiday season, Etsy has you covered. I love how delicate the floral design is — truly a timeless gift.

Promising review: "This is one of the cutest things ever. Would highly recommend this as a gift or even just a keepsake for yourself. Great quality and arrived quickly." —Ashley Wells

Get it from Beautifulgiftshop on Etsy for $13.27.

3. This birth announcement pillow, which will bring any new parent to tears: It includes the baby's name, birth date, weight, height, place of birth, and parents' names.

I'm choking up just thinking of an item like this being placed in a nursery for all to see. This pillow is inspired by vintage subway signs from the 1920s and '30s, making it the perfect present for historians (and parents who just love seeing their kid's name on stuff).Promising review: "Every time I have given this as a baby gift, the recipients absolutely love it. It's unique and so personal, and the quality and style are terrific. This is my 'go-to' baby gift and it's a hit every time. The last friend I sent one to posted it on Facebook!" —CharlieGet it from Uncommon Goods for $100 (available in five colors).
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I'm choking up just thinking of an item like this being placed in a nursery for all to see. This pillow is inspired by vintage subway signs from the 1920s and '30s, making it the perfect present for historians (and parents who just love seeing their kid's name on stuff).

Promising review: "Every time I have given this as a baby gift, the recipients absolutely love it. It's unique and so personal, and the quality and style are terrific. This is my 'go-to' baby gift and it's a hit every time. The last friend I sent one to posted it on Facebook!" —Charlie

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $100 (available in five colors).

4. This hooded Mickey Mouse robe that will make baby's first bath one to remember.

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DO YOU SEE THOSE EARS!? I'm dying — and any parent would be too after taking one glance at their kiddo in this 100% organic cotton robe. Fit for Mousketeers ages 6-9 months, this is a present any Disney fan will truly appreciate. You can add up to eight characters.

Get it from ShopDisney for $29.95.

5. This personalized onesie to show the world you have a new member of your squad.

Featuring a three-snap bottom closure and a stretchy ribbed neck, this precious onesie is as easy to take on and off as it is cute. It's available in an array of fun colors and styles that any new mom will appreciate.Get it from BabyBodysuits on Etsy for $10.71 (available in sizes newborn-18 months, short and long sleeve, and in 14 colors).
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Featuring a three-snap bottom closure and a stretchy ribbed neck, this precious onesie is as easy to take on and off as it is cute. It's available in an array of fun colors and styles that any new mom will appreciate.

Get it from BabyBodysuits on Etsy for $10.71 (available in sizes newborn-18 months, short and long sleeve, and in 14 colors).

6. A custom celestial baby plate, which includes the newborn's name, birthday, and astrological coordinates, that any astrology-obsessed parent would love.

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What better way to commemorate a baby's arrival than with a personalized keepsake plate? This sweet gesture will encourage them to reach for the stars! Mom and Dad will love adding it into the nursery as decor, and eventually their little ball of energy can use it to snack as they sit under the night sky.

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $40 (available in pink or blue).

7. A onesie for the football-loving family who can't agree on a team, adorned with your new rookie's last name and a chosen number.

While I might be a diehard New York Jets fan (as is my husband), not every football family can consider themselves as lucky. Gifting a precious football-themed onesie like this one will ease tensions amongst parents dueling for which team the baby should honor and let them just embrace how cute their kid looks on Sunday Funday.Promising review: "I bought this for my sister's firstborn. It is unbelievably cute and got rave reviews at the baby shower." —New AuntieGet it from Uncommon Goods for $38.
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While I might be a diehard New York Jets fan (as is my husband), not every football family can consider themselves as lucky. Gifting a precious football-themed onesie like this one will ease tensions amongst parents dueling for which team the baby should honor and let them just embrace how cute their kid looks on Sunday Funday.

Promising review: "I bought this for my sister's firstborn. It is unbelievably cute and got rave reviews at the baby shower." —New Auntie

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $38.

8. This personalized Bambi romper made of soft fleece that will turn any newborn into a darling deer.

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There are few things as squeal-worthy as seeing a baby in a head-to-toe fleece onesie complete with ears and a feet — and just look at the little tail! I am simply gushing over this adorable item and can't wait to buy it for the next expectant parent in my life. Can be customized with up to eight characters.

Get it from ShopDisney for $16.99 (available in sizes 0-3 months).

9. A stuffed bunny embroidered with your kiddo's name or monogram, to cuddle with and keep them company during bedtime.

Customers can't help but comment on how soft this plush bunny is. All you have to do is provide your preferred design, color, and size to create the stuffed animal of new parents' dreams. Promising review: "This is the softest bunny! The embroidery was perfect. It makes a great baby gift. Fast shipping was an added bonus." —Tracy ConnellGet it from embellishmonograms on Etsy for $34+ (available in medium or large and in seven colors).
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Customers can't help but comment on how soft this plush bunny is. All you have to do is provide your preferred design, color, and size to create the stuffed animal of new parents' dreams.

Promising review: "This is the softest bunny! The embroidery was perfect. It makes a great baby gift. Fast shipping was an added bonus." —Tracy Connell

Get it from embellishmonograms on Etsy for $34+ (available in medium or large and in seven colors).

10. This customized coat of arms for the royal-loving couple who just welcomed their prince or princess.

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You don't have to be the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to honor your little one in royal fashion! Complete with the tyke's name, zodiac sign, hometown, weight, birthdate, and parents' names, it is a one-of-a-kind gift parents will love.

Promising review: "I've been eyeing this piece for a while as a new mom, finally broke down and bought it for myself! Can't wait to give this as a gift to the next mama-to-be." —Melissadz

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $120.

11. A Minnie Mouse outfit that is truly picture-perfect — adding your little one's name is as simple as one click!

If a dream is a wish your heart makes, then my heart is begging to give someone's child this precious outfit. The look includes a bodysuit and headband that are made of soft jersey material, so baby will be comfy as can be! Not to mention that tulle skirt is to.die.for. How could you not want your kiddo to wear this party dress during their first trip to Disney World?!Promising review: "This was exactly what we were looking for for our daughter's first Halloween. She loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so it was an obvious choice to go with Minnie for her first costume and we loved that it was customizable!" — BunkeyGet it from ShopDisney for $17.74 (available in sizes 0-24 months).
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If a dream is a wish your heart makes, then my heart is begging to give someone's child this precious outfit. The look includes a bodysuit and headband that are made of soft jersey material, so baby will be comfy as can be! Not to mention that tulle skirt is to.die.for. How could you not want your kiddo to wear this party dress during their first trip to Disney World?!

Promising review: "This was exactly what we were looking for for our daughter's first Halloween. She loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so it was an obvious choice to go with Minnie for her first costume and we loved that it was customizable!" — Bunkey

Get it from ShopDisney for $17.74 (available in sizes 0-24 months).

12. This keepsake box for parents to stash all the special odds and ends of their tyke's first year.

The item is personalized with the baby's name, birthdate and time, weight, and birthplace. If you thought it was tough to throw things out now, just wait until you have a kid. You'll want to keep EVERYTHING, which is why this personalized box will quickly become one of your cherished possessions. Promising review: "This little box is perfect for my son's hospital keepsakes and ultrasound pictures. I am not a 'baby book' person, but I still wanted to save some mementos and this was the perfect way to do that. I'll be ordering another one once my daughter arrives in September :) I didn't realize the cutout of the name would be used again on the inside of the box, which was an incredible surprise." —MegGet it from Uncommon Goods for $88 (available in pink, blue, and cream).
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The item is personalized with the baby's name, birthdate and time, weight, and birthplace. If you thought it was tough to throw things out now, just wait until you have a kid. You'll want to keep EVERYTHING, which is why this personalized box will quickly become one of your cherished possessions.

Promising review: "This little box is perfect for my son's hospital keepsakes and ultrasound pictures. I am not a 'baby book' person, but I still wanted to save some mementos and this was the perfect way to do that. I'll be ordering another one once my daughter arrives in September :) I didn't realize the cutout of the name would be used again on the inside of the box, which was an incredible surprise." —Meg

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $88 (available in pink, blue, and cream).

13. A baby block that includes your baby's birthday, first initial, and a heartwarming message — sure to make any parent's eyes well up.

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If you're looking to give new parents a sentimental gift that is both personal and adorable, this item checks all the boxes. It's finished with beeswax and olive oil and will look precious on any child's bookcase for years to come.

Get it from HomesteadEngraving on Etsy for $22.95+ (available in three sizes and seven colors).

14. This treasure chest, made from solid wood, which can have any name engraved into it.

This rustic-looking treasure chest measures 7"x6"x5" and would fit in seamlessly into any tyke's room! Encourage your child to have a sense of adventure from day one with an item that's made just for them.Promising review: "Beautiful handmade small chest. The craftsmanship is absolutely, stunningly beautiful. The perfect piggy bank for my son. It's also big enough for more than just coins or dollars. I highly recommend this item. Worth every penny!" —JenniferGet it on Amazon for $35+ (available in three sizes).
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This rustic-looking treasure chest measures 7"x6"x5" and would fit in seamlessly into any tyke's room! Encourage your child to have a sense of adventure from day one with an item that's made just for them.

Promising review: "Beautiful handmade small chest. The craftsmanship is absolutely, stunningly beautiful. The perfect piggy bank for my son. It's also big enough for more than just coins or dollars. I highly recommend this item. Worth every penny!" —Jennifer

Get it on Amazon for $35+ (available in three sizes).

15. A constellation growth chart for parents to keep track of their kids' height as they reach for the stars.

The navy blue night sky print tracks growth up to 5'2" and is printed on museum-grade canvas. While I personally think the "love you more than all the stars" quote is adorable, it is optional to order this chart without it (in case heartwarming sentiments aren't part of your aesthetic). Promising review: "This was such a beautiful gift for an intelligent 3-year-old. She loves to read her name so she loved the personalized element. It looks absolutely beautiful hung up and feels like a high-quality decorative element." —BeeGet it from Uncommon Goods for $60.
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The navy blue night sky print tracks growth up to 5'2" and is printed on museum-grade canvas. While I personally think the "love you more than all the stars" quote is adorable, it is optional to order this chart without it (in case heartwarming sentiments aren't part of your aesthetic).

Promising review: "This was such a beautiful gift for an intelligent 3-year-old. She loves to read her name so she loved the personalized element. It looks absolutely beautiful hung up and feels like a high-quality decorative element." —Bee

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $60.

16. This birchwood name sign to gift parents before the baby is even born that will look darling in any nursery.

If Mom and Dad are willing to reveal their future child's name, I'd be all over this gift. It's classy and will certainly match any decor plans the parents have in mind. Super cute!Get it from ForeverWeddingCrafts from Etsy for $9.99+ (available in 11 sizes and in eight colors).
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If Mom and Dad are willing to reveal their future child's name, I'd be all over this gift. It's classy and will certainly match any decor plans the parents have in mind. Super cute!

Get it from ForeverWeddingCrafts from Etsy for $9.99+ (available in 11 sizes and in eight colors).

17. This personalized Winnie the Pooh towel, which will transform your little one into a Silly Old Bear while wrapping them up in cozy velour and terry cloth.

Bath time has never looked so appealing! If this came in an adult size, I'd be wearing this every night. Alas, I will compromise and order it for my new baby cousin. She'll probably look a tiny bit cuter in it.Get it from ShopDisney for $25.95.
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Bath time has never looked so appealing! If this came in an adult size, I'd be wearing this every night. Alas, I will compromise and order it for my new baby cousin. She'll probably look a tiny bit cuter in it.

Get it from ShopDisney for $25.95.

18. A custom name puzzle so kiddos can start learning to spell ASAP!

This item is made with baltic birch plywood and water-based paints, so they are safe for kids. It's never too soon to start teaching tykes how to read, right? OK so maybe they won't know how to spell right out of the womb, but parents will love encouraging them to play with this puzzle featuring their very own moniker. Promising review: "This is BEAUTIFUL! I love it!!! The colors, the look, the design, the quality... all of it! A++! I would love my daughter's name on her wall with something like this!" —LiviaGCGet it from OnWoodLt on Etsy for $20.07+ (price varies based on number of letters requested).
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This item is made with baltic birch plywood and water-based paints, so they are safe for kids. It's never too soon to start teaching tykes how to read, right? OK so maybe they won't know how to spell right out of the womb, but parents will love encouraging them to play with this puzzle featuring their very own moniker.

Promising review: "This is BEAUTIFUL! I love it!!! The colors, the look, the design, the quality... all of it! A++! I would love my daughter's name on her wall with something like this!" —LiviaGC

Get it from OnWoodLt on Etsy for $20.07+ (price varies based on number of letters requested).

19. This photo album that you can fill up with moments of new-baby bliss — a perfect sentimental gift for the camera-toting parent.

The book holds 40 4x6" photos and can be customized with 11 letters and the child's birthdate. Each page also has a small area to write captions, dates, and other special memories. Promising review: "My niece likes to take photos, so I thought this would be a great baby gift for their new daughter. I didn't see the actual album because they live out of state, but my niece told me it was beautiful and that she loved the wood fragrance (due to the wood cover)." —DigsRockGet it from Uncommon Goods for $60 (available in pink, blue, and mint).
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The book holds 40 4x6" photos and can be customized with 11 letters and the child's birthdate. Each page also has a small area to write captions, dates, and other special memories.

Promising review: "My niece likes to take photos, so I thought this would be a great baby gift for their new daughter. I didn't see the actual album because they live out of state, but my niece told me it was beautiful and that she loved the wood fragrance (due to the wood cover)." —DigsRock

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $60 (available in pink, blue, and mint).

20. A set of personalized spoons to encourage the new kid on the block to eat their strained peas.

The spoons can either be hand-stamped or laser-engraved with one name per set. I love to add small accent gifts along with larger presents, and this set is one of my favorites. It's a small token of appreciation for the name your friend or family member has chosen for their kiddo — and they can be gift wrapped!Promising review: "The most beautiful gift for a baby that just started eating with utensils. It’s small enough for a baby hand and helps with spelling their own name!" —Cathy HarringtonGet it from HandStampedGiftShop on Etsy for $17.43+ (available in a set of two or four and in two styles).
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The spoons can either be hand-stamped or laser-engraved with one name per set. I love to add small accent gifts along with larger presents, and this set is one of my favorites. It's a small token of appreciation for the name your friend or family member has chosen for their kiddo — and they can be gift wrapped!

Promising review: "The most beautiful gift for a baby that just started eating with utensils. It’s small enough for a baby hand and helps with spelling their own name!" —Cathy Harrington

Get it from HandStampedGiftShop on Etsy for $17.43+ (available in a set of two or four and in two styles).

21. This floral initial print that'll instantly brighten up baby's room — and makes for a perfect last-minute gift.

The standard size is 8.5 x 11" but is available in any size you request for an instant download. I would honestly hang this piece of art up in my own room! It's pretty, customizable, and easy to print. Fabulous!Promising review: "Print worked out perfectly! When you receive print there is detailed instructions to go along with it, which is extremely helpful! My friend loved this as a baby shower gift!" —Toni KeyesGet it from BrunaMasalinDesign on Etsy for $9.80.
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The standard size is 8.5 x 11" but is available in any size you request for an instant download. I would honestly hang this piece of art up in my own room! It's pretty, customizable, and easy to print. Fabulous!

Promising review: "Print worked out perfectly! When you receive print there is detailed instructions to go along with it, which is extremely helpful! My friend loved this as a baby shower gift!" —Toni Keyes

Get it from BrunaMasalinDesign on Etsy for $9.80.

22. A classic wooden name sign to welcome baby into their new home.

Whether you or your loved one is having a little one, this easily personalized gift will make the new parents smile each time it catches their eye.Promising review: "Simple, well-made and looks great. Arrived carefully packed in a few days (maybe a week?) and looks exactly as pictured/ordered. My wife already asked me to get another one for our oldest son's room." —SteveGet it on Amazon for $30+ (available in three sizes).
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Whether you or your loved one is having a little one, this easily personalized gift will make the new parents smile each time it catches their eye.

Promising review: "Simple, well-made and looks great. Arrived carefully packed in a few days (maybe a week?) and looks exactly as pictured/ordered. My wife already asked me to get another one for our oldest son's room." —Steve

Get it on Amazon for $30+ (available in three sizes).

23. A personalized hat that parents can use to bring home their new bundle of joy — because there are few things as precious as seeing a chunky, brand-new baby donning a tiny beanie with their name on it.

The handmade acrylic hat can be created in any color combination you'd like. Parents will love taking photos of their tyke in a hat like this and then holding onto it as a memorable keepsake.Promising review: "My wife and I were so excited when this arrived and the hat is perfect! We ordered the 'stormcloud' color and we couldn’t be happier. We can’t wait to see it on him when we bring him home!" —DavidGet it from BabiesRepublic on Etsy for $16 (available in an array of colors).
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The handmade acrylic hat can be created in any color combination you'd like. Parents will love taking photos of their tyke in a hat like this and then holding onto it as a memorable keepsake.

Promising review: "My wife and I were so excited when this arrived and the hat is perfect! We ordered the 'stormcloud' color and we couldn’t be happier. We can’t wait to see it on him when we bring him home!" —David

Get it from BabiesRepublic on Etsy for $16 (available in an array of colors).

24. This lil' chair to transform your kiddo's room into a cozy retreat.

Can't you just picture a newborn being placed carefully into this little seat for a photo? I can't even handle the imaginary cuteness. It is lightweight, 20" square and 20" high, and exactly what is missing from your newborn's nursery. (One of my friends received this as a gift for her son and says it always makes her smile.)Get it from Pottery Barn Kids for $119.
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Can't you just picture a newborn being placed carefully into this little seat for a photo? I can't even handle the imaginary cuteness. It is lightweight, 20" square and 20" high, and exactly what is missing from your newborn's nursery. (One of my friends received this as a gift for her son and says it always makes her smile.)

Get it from Pottery Barn Kids for $119.

25. A footprint necklace that any new parent will love keeping close to their heart.

While it's definitely fun to buy a babies a mountain of toys or the latest in micro-fashion, a new parent will surely love receiving this customized item (which feature's a scan of their baby's footprint) just for them. Promising review: "This is the second time I have ordered this necklace. It is the best-quality one I have ever come across and I love them so much. The detail is amazing and I'm so so happy with my results both times." —Linda ParkGet it from SilverHandwriting on Etsy for $32.80+ (available in a variety of styles and in three colors).
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While it's definitely fun to buy a babies a mountain of toys or the latest in micro-fashion, a new parent will surely love receiving this customized item (which feature's a scan of their baby's footprint) just for them.

Promising review: "This is the second time I have ordered this necklace. It is the best-quality one I have ever come across and I love them so much. The detail is amazing and I'm so so happy with my results both times." —Linda Park

Get it from SilverHandwriting on Etsy for $32.80+ (available in a variety of styles and in three colors).

26. And this too-cute outfit, complete with a customized name and a tutu, which is exactly what parents need for their new baby.

This darling outfit will elicit an "aww" from anyone who lays eyes on it. Can you just imagine how precious your bundle of joy will look in a glittering onesie and tutu? I can barely handle the thought of it!Promising review: "This outfit is perfect in every way! It’s exactly what I ordered, it shipped very quickly, and is in tip top shape! The onesie is quality, and it’s going to be the perfect coming home outfit for my new baby girl! Love it!!" —Kstags10Get it from Amazon for $17+ (available in sizes newborn-6T, in two styles, and in nine colors).
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This darling outfit will elicit an "aww" from anyone who lays eyes on it. Can you just imagine how precious your bundle of joy will look in a glittering onesie and tutu? I can barely handle the thought of it!

Promising review: "This outfit is perfect in every way! It’s exactly what I ordered, it shipped very quickly, and is in tip top shape! The onesie is quality, and it’s going to be the perfect coming home outfit for my new baby girl! Love it!!" —Kstags10

Get it from Amazon for $17+ (available in sizes newborn-6T, in two styles, and in nine colors).

And don't stress — the baby will have NO idea what you bought them.

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