Christmas gift ideas for a new arrival or expectant parents

This Christmas stocking from Mothercare features a cute penguin, €11.99.

Wondering what to get a new arrival or expectant parents this Christmas, here are some ideas for gifts to put under the tree.

Embroidered with ‘My First Christmas 2016’ and scattered stars, this little stocking from Mothercare’s Christmas collection features a cute penguin, €11.99. This year’s My First Christmas Ceramic Bauble is €7.99; www.mothercare.ie 

Trilogy’s Certified Organic Rosehip Oil gives a glow to even the driest and most sensitive skin and is safe to use on the face and body during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. For Christmas it comes in a limited edition Repair & Protect gift set with cleanser and moisturiser, €44.95; www.trilogyproducts.com 

Christmas gift ideas for a new arrival or expectant parents

Natural skincare products from Burt’s Bees are a beautiful choice for mama and baby. The new Baby Bee Getting Started Gift Set includes trial sizes for baby’s first bath; €17.99; www.burtsbees.com

Christmas gift ideas for a new arrival or expectant parents

Another bestselling natural range, Weleda Calendula Baby, is now available in a limited edition Top To Toe Gift Tin, €32 in pharmacies. It contains face cream, nappy change cream and body lotion; www.weleda.com 

Christmas gift ideas for a new arrival or expectant parents

Sophie la girafe, a 100% natural rubber teether, hand painted with food-grade paint, has been a ‘must-have’ in France for generations. Easy for small hands to grasp and designed to stimulate the senses and soothe sore gums, Sophie has become equally popular here in recent years as parent recognise the benefits of this little toy. This Early Learning gift set, €30 from the new Sophiesticated range includes the original teether, a Sophie rattle, card and gift bag; www.sophielagirafe.co.uk 

Christmas gift ideas for a new arrival or expectant parents

Softer than soft Jellycat stuffed animals are suitable from birth and one of the most popular baby gifts at Little Ones in Ennis. Choose from three Christmas Penguins – Bashful, Peanut or Bobkin, €19.95; www.littleones.ie 

Christmas gift ideas for a new arrival or expectant parents

With bright colours, textures and sounds to explore, this Chad Valley Tummy Time Rollmat, €36.99, can be used from one month onwards; www.argos.ie 

Christmas gift ideas for a new arrival or expectant parents

Hand-made in Clonakilty, Little Green Dot’s hat and bootee gift sets are made with organic cotton for babies aged three to six months, €34.95. Baby wraps and bandana bibs are also available; www.littlegreendot.ie 

Christmas gift ideas for a new arrival or expectant parents

Practical and stylish, Babymel’s award-winning Cara Changing Bag, €79, is made from durable laminated cotton canvas, with a heart-embossed wipe clean lining. This bag has five compartments, a magnetic front pocket and built-in strollerclips. Stockists include JellyBean in Douglas, Cork; www.jellybeangroup.com 

Christmas gift ideas for a new arrival or expectant parents

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the famous bear, a collection of special edition Winnie the Pooh baby toys has just arrived at Marks & Spencer. There are Pooh and Piglet baby comforters, €16, wooden building blocks, a melamine feeding set and soft toys including a giant limited-edition bear; www.marksandspencer.ie 

Christmas gift ideas for a new arrival or expectant parents

Complete with a festive ribbon, this Newbridge Rocking Horse decoration, €17, available in pink or blue, can be personalised with a message. The silver-plated frame fits a 4 x 6 inch photo and is also engravable, €30; www.newbridgesilverware.com 

Christmas gift ideas for a new arrival or expectant parents


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