10 Unique Gift Ideas for New Parents

There's a new addition in the house and while the joy is in full force, so is the desire for a good night's sleep! Welcoming a new baby into the world is a blessing. Help the first-time parents mark this momentous occasion with one of the best gifts out there––your support!

We've all heard the old adage that "it takes a village." Show up for the new mom and dad in your life by going off the baby registry and picking up a gift that keeps on giving with a monthly subscription box. Luckily, the Cratejoy Marketplace has delivery services that do it all (minus the diaper changes!).

Whether you want to send a practical gift that's all about the fourth trimester, pick up a book box that will take their bundle of joy from newborn baby all the way up to their tween years, or treat those first-time moms and dads to a much-needed self-care gift basket––it's all right here in our gift guide for new parents!

1. Cater to Mom


Price: Starts at $37.39/month

What's Included: One of the most thoughtful gifts for a new mom is Cater To Mom, a monthly box (aka lifesaver!) designed for the postpartum period. The fourth trimester is all about healing, breastfeeding, mastering the swaddle, and living life hands-free. This requires targeted care and support! Send a gift set that gives Mom the essentials she really needs, such as organic body recovery items, lactation-supporting goodies, and tips from the pros.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. within 2-4 business days, then on the 18th of future months

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2. Our Little Book Club


Price: Starts at $14.00/month

What's Included: A comforting sound for all little ones is the sound of their parent's voice. Send a gift that will encourage Mom and Dad to read to their baby right from the beginning with Our Little Book Club. Designed to grow alongside baby, choose to send age-appropriate board books or start building a mini library of picture books. Reading to babies not only fosters a lifelong love of reading, but it's more soothing than the sound machine's white noise!

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. within 2 business days from ordering, then on the 1st of future months

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3. The Rad Dad Box


Price: Starts at $22.00/month

What's Included: All first-time dads dream of becoming a rad dad! Whether you're looking for a baby shower gift for him or a fun Father's Day gift, The Rad Dad Box is here to support new dads on their journey into fatherhood. Each box aims to facilitate a special bond between him and his new baby by sending a mix of goodies for both! Welcome him into his new role with a special storybook, hands-on toys, and self-care goodies selected just for him.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. between the 22nd-25th of the month

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4. Happy Little Camper


Price: Starts at $74.92/month

What's Included: Arguably the perfect gift for all new parents is a round-the-clock diaper changer. Since that's not an option for most of us, Happy Little Camper is here to ensure they have a well-stocked diaper bag by keeping a monthly supply of diapers and wipes on autopilot! And these diapers aren't just any old diapers. They tick all the boxes: resilient, leak-proof, made from hypoallergenic, non-GMO cotton, and delivered right to the front door.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada within 5-7 business days

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5. Ecocentric Mom


Price: Starts at $34.99/month

What's Included: Looking for a personalized gift for a new mom? Ecocentric Mom makes a great gift for moms who are eco-conscious and care about what they put on and in their bodies. Packed with a curated mix of high-quality products matched to every stage of motherhood, she'll get practical small-batch products and self-care essentials that are perfect for recovering and pampering.

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. and Canada in the last week of the month

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6. Surprisly


Price: Starts at $63.00/month

What's Included: They've spent 9 months pondering the question, "What will my baby be like?" Well, they're soon to find out that baby’s first year is filled with sleep, play, and a few special outings. When you send a gift box from Surprisly, you're sending just what their baby needs for their debut year. Each month delivers 3 comfy, boutique-brand cotton outfits including onesies, sleepers, and rompers––just what they need for sleeping, playing and heading out in style!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month

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7. Little Bibs Box


Price: Starts at $19.95/month

What's Included: Take the boring out of baby bibs with a monthly gift subscription to Little Bibs Box! Help Mom and Dad stock up on all the bibs baby will need with a subscription box that sends anywhere from 4 to 16 designs per month. Adjustable to fit newborns to toddlers, and intentionally made with neutral colors and patterns for easy matching, these premium bibs are cute, soft, and tough on dribble and drool!

Shipping: Ships worldwide from Hong Kong within 3 business days of billing, then on the same day every month thereafter

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8. Single Cup Club


Price: Starts at $9.92/month

What's Included: We all know what new parents need––a shot of espresso, followed by a chilled latte, followed by 3-5 more cups of coffee. Okay, so maybe that's an exaggeration... but when you're in the throes of sleep deprivation, every drop of caffeine helps. Put the much-loved single-cup coffeemaker to good use when you enroll them in the Single Cup Club. Packed with K-cup pick-me-ups, they'll get 5 cups each of 3 unique blends every month.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. on the 1st or within the first week of the month

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9. Fire and Nice


Price: Starts at $14.00/month

What's Included: While commemorative keepsakes and gift cards are thoughtful, with Fire and Nice, you can give them the gentle nudge they need to take a minute all to themselves. The demands of a new baby make self-care a necessity! Now they can treat themselves to some much-needed quiet with a themed spa gift that delivers pampering essentials, such as handmade candles, soaps, bath bombs, scrubs and more.

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. between the 7th-12th of every month

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10. Laurel & Reed


Price: Starts at $43.95/month

What's Included: Even if your favorite new parents feel like they don't have a minute to dedicate to themselves, let alone their skincare routine, send a luxurious gift that's all about clean beauty goodies. Laurel & Reed is ideal for new moms and dads who want to be extra conscious about what they're putting on their skin. Unbox high-end serums, masks, mists, and lotions that are guaranteed to be vegan, nontoxic and cruelty-free.

Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. immediately if current box is available, or on the 15th of the following month

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