What Is a Good Unisex Gift for a Newborn Baby?

Selecting Gender-Neutral Presents for New Arrivals

by Coterie Team

Gender-neutral baby presents offer a distinct advantage over traditional blue and pink items. It’s not that a newborn will have an opinion about the colors they wear, but rather that parents appreciate gifts that are suitable for both sexes and can be passed on to a future brother or sister.

Because of their versatility, practical unisex gifts are becoming increasingly popular. The trick is to find something that the family needs and will use, rather than something that will add to the clutter that often comes with a newborn.

Gifts to Make Moving Around Easier

An Orbit Baby stroller makes schlepping baby gear and children look easy and stylish. It sounds impossible, but it’s true. There’s a reason Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, Beyonce, and Chrissy Teigen chose this brand over others.

Made with luxury fabrics, such as merino wool, and using patented designs, Orbit Baby’s commitment to safety, functionality, and quality is without equal. One of the strollers even has a paparazzi shield that comes in handy for some clientele.

Dagne Dover is an eco-conscious brand that makes sturdy and meticulously designed travel bags that can help parents manage newborn essentials and make traveling as a family much easier.

Larger Retailers With Refined Baby Items

If you’re pressed for time or unsure of which direction to take for a newborn gift, many luxury retailers carry a selection of the latest in baby gifts under one roof. The UGG booties from Nordstrom’s All Baby Collection are adorable, and Saks Fifth Avenue is an easy place to pick up that BabyBjörn baby carrier you’ve had your eye on. Gender-neutral clothes, blankets, strollers, gift sets, and baby keepsakes from these stores make wonderful newborn gifts.

Books, Bath Toys, and Gift Cards

Always appreciated and easy to find, gift cards should not be written off as impersonal. New parents sometimes receive too many gifts of one sort, and not enough of another. Rather than using precious time returning items they don’t need, a gift card solves this problem and allows new parents to pick up exactly what they want.

In addition, baby books and bath toys are great for both boys and girls and will never go out of style. They are also easy to put together in a basket as part of a practical gift set.

A Little Something for the Parents

A newborn can turn their parents' world upside down with middle-of-the-night feedings, mountains of diapers and dirty clothes, and disruptions to sleep patterns. If you’re looking for a gift that will be appreciated, think about how you might be able to pamper the parents.

If you can, offer to take care of the baby for an afternoon so they can do something they enjoy on their own. If that’s not possible, the deep-tissue, handheld massager by Theragun is a way for them to relieve muscle aches and fatigue that often come with caring for a newborn.

Another great gift is a subscription to home delivery of Coterie diapering solutions. Our high-quality diapers, pullups, and wipes are endorsed by Rihanna and Ashley Graham and were designed for fewer leaks and higher absorbency, which means more sleep for the baby and parents. These products are dermatology-tested, hypoallergenic, free of more than 200 chemicals often found in other products, cruelty-free, and made with sustainably sourced plant-based materials.

Coterie Has Your Back

New parents need all the support they can get. Giving a gender-neutral present that they may have overlooked or not considered as they adjust to the chaos of a new baby is a gift in itself. That’s where Coterie’s Newborn Gift comes in–a perfect newborn gift set stocked with our top-quality wipes, diapers, and The Pouch, as well as the beloved Charlie the Bunny. It’s definitely one of the best gifts for a new grandchild, as well!