55 Best Gifts For Newborn Baby Boys In 2023
Your friend just had a baby boy, and you don’t have a clue what to buy to celebrate the new mister. Whether you’re shopping for a baby shower gift or are making an informal drop-in to meet the little one, the key to great baby boy gifts is blending the personal with the practical.
In this article, we share gift-giving strategies, as well as 55 of the very best baby boy gifts of 2023. You’ll find something perfect for the occasion, from stress-relieving lotions to sunscreen for a baby’s first day at the beach.
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How To Shop For Baby Boy Gifts
Make Them Parent-Friendly
Resist the crazy noise makers. When you’re buying baby boy gifts, you want to think first about the parents’ tastes (and what might drive them up a wall). Newborn gifting has as much — if not more — to do with the parents as it does with the child.
Think About Themes
A good way to approach gift-giving is to think of a theme. This may involve a milestone, a season, or a new parent’s daily ritual — nap time or bath time, for example. That gives your gift a through-line, so it will feel thoughtful and make sense.
Consider Your Budget
Before you start purchasing things for your gift, figure out your budget. Remember that the best gifts are the most personal, not the most expensive.
55 Baby Boy Gifts That Will Wow
With the above considerations in mind, let’s get into our list of baby boy gifts!
1) Newborn Arrival Gift Set
2) Personalized Blanket Or Toy
Choose a blanket or toy with the baby’s name embroidered or inscribed on it.
3) Safe And Sudsy Bath Products
4) A Fun Hooded Towel
Pick a cute hooded towel with patterns, prints, or even ears to add an extra dose of cuteness to bath time.
5) Baby Bathtub And Bath Toys
A top-notch tub with bath toys will definitely make a splash.
6) A Kneeling Mat
Bath time is hard on the knees. A kneeling mat makes bath time more comfortable for mom and dad!
7) A New Signature Scent
Musti Eau de Soin Spray both smells good and helps with bonding between a mom and her little one.
8) A Suite Of Skincare Products
Our Certified Organic Hydrating Cream, Certified Organic Micellar Water, and Certified Organic Cleansing Gel are a terrific trio for baby’s arrival thanks to soothing ingredients like olive oil and aloe.
A growing boy will need the perfect high chair for mealtime.
10) First Feeding Set
A feeding set can be paired with a recipe for an organic vegetable puree.
11) A Teether
When the new baby is cutting his teeth, he’ll need relief. A cute teether can help.
Babies are notoriously messy eaters, so a selection of bibs that are washable and stylish makes a wonderful gift.
13) Swaddle Or Sleep Sack
When a baby hits the hay, he should be wrapped in a swaddle, slipped into a sleepsack or, if his skin is extra sensitive as he grows, Stelatopia Skin Soothing Pajamas.
14) A Mobile
A sweet mobile to hang near the crib (but never directly over it, where it may fall on him!) will entertain him and add a nice touch to his room.
15) Baby Lounger
A portable baby lounger will keep the new baby safe within arm’s reach.
16) Baby Soother
A baby soother can calm fussy babies with its relaxing sounds, melodies, and lullabies.
17) Crib Sheets
Organic sheets in modern prints add some panache to the nursery.
18) Air Purifier
The little lad may be sensitive to dust in the air. A purifier will have him breathing easily!
For evening crib check-ins, it’s nice to have a nightlight to lead the way.
20) Rattles And Sensory Toys
Look for high-contrast toys or those that make shaking or crinkling sounds.
21) A Lovey Or Stuffed Animal
A classic dog or fantastical dragon — choose a plush animal or lovey that is sure to become his best friend.
22) Stacking Or Pull Toys
A bright-colored stacking or pull toy will get good use in fast order.
23) Easy Puzzles
Choose a puzzle with a few chunky pieces — perfect for little hands’ fine motor skills.
24) Musical Toy
Maracas, shakers, and other simple instruments are perfect for the budding musician.
25) A Local Class
Find out if there’s a local Mommy or Daddy and Me music class.
26) Organic Layette
An envelope-style onesie or a zip-up footie in organic cotton will hit the mark.
27) A Sporty Outfit
Choose a fan-favorite romper, onesie, or tee from your friend’s favorite sports team.
28) Pair Of Booties Or Crib Shoes
Even for a pre-walker, a cute pair of crib shoes or booties can put pep in his step.
29) Diapers, Creams, And A Potty Seat To Look Forward To!
30) Artwork From A Local Artist
Choose a photo, painting, or handicraft made by the local art community for the nursery.
31) A Selection Of Books For The Shelf
Select an array of board books that are good for little minds and little fingers.
32) A Glider Or Rocker
Every nursery needs a comfy chair for feedings and bedtime stories.
33) A Cool Light
They say lighting is everything in decor, so find a fun light to brighten the room.
34) A Decorative Pillow
Give the nursery a little pizazz with a pillow for the nursing chair.
35) Baskets For Storage
Pick out a few cute baskets or boxes for blankets, photos, or toys.
36) A Playmat Or Activity Gym
A playmat or activity gym provides the perfect place for tummy time.
37) Baby’s First Swimsuit (And SPF)
38) Water Shoes
His little feet will need some water shoes so he can splash in the water at the beach or lake!
39) Beach Toys
Pick a pail, shovel, and sifter for sandcastle fun.
40) An Infant Floatie
An inflatable baby float keeps him safe and gives the parents peace of mind.
41) A Cool Pair Of Shades
Little eyes deserve protection even from a young age!
42) Footmuffs And Handmuffs
A warming footmuff for baby boy and handmuffs for the parent will be appreciated!
43) A Cozy Snowsuit
Another option for winter is a toasty hooded puffer one-piece.
44) A Portable Travel Crib
A travel crib can help give the new little man a good night's sleep when on the go.
45) A Lightweight Stroller
Whether traveling by plane, train, or automobile, he’ll love a nice new pair of wheels.
46) Baby Carrier Or Wrap
Baby carrying has all sorts of benefits for both baby and parent, from bonding to hands-free travel.
47) Post-Pregnancy Essentials
48) Stylish Diaper Bag
They new parents will need a bag with lots of pockets to bring all of those baby essentials along.
49) Milestone Markers
Milestone markers tell the date and time of his newest triumph! Crawling, check. Walking, check. What’s next?
50) A Photo Album
With so much digital, having a physical album of baby photos is worth the effort.
51) A Memory Box
Get a memory box for all of his keepsakes.
52) Babysitting Vouchers
Offer to take over baby duty while the parents get a restful night out.
53) A Special Date Night
Best combined with the babysitting voucher, a gift certificate for a restaurant in town is sure to be appreciated.
54) A Meal Kit
With a new little boy, who has the time to cook? A meal kit will be a welcome relief!
55) An EGift Card
Give a gift card for a day at a local spa, or for a favored brand.
Great Gifting For All
With all of these ideas, you’re well-equipped to find baby boy gifts loved by both the parents and the child. Set your budget, pick your theme, and include something special for each of them.
With 50 years of skincare experience and a commitment to the best ingredients, we at Mustela offer maternity products and newborn essentials that will make any gift for little boys and their parents even more special!