Finding the best gift for a newborn is a tricky game of balance because, realistically, you’re actually buying a gift for the child’s parents, right? However, you’d like the gift to hold significance to the baby as well.
In the most ideal case, you’d even find something that extends beyond the infant stage of life, becoming an item that the child can appreciate and cherish when they’re older.
It’s time to think outside the box. Gifts for the nursery, bath time, diaper bags, bibs, towels, a swaddling blanket, teethers, board books, and other baby gear are great, don’t get us wrong. But they can also feel totally overdone, and honestly, a little boring. New moms and dads also typically like to pick these things out themselves, or they are given as a baby-shower gift.
The perfect gifts also happen to be gender-neutral (so it doesn’t matter if it’s a baby girl or baby boy) and extend beyond just being newborn baby gifts. Let’s dive into the best baby gifts!
The Science of Personalization
The desire to find something that perfectly celebrates the indescribable moment in which a new soul enters the world can be an overwhelming feeling. Because of this, many of us are drawn to the idea of giving personalized, custom gifts as a means of thoughtfully reflecting the identity of our unique recipient.
In fact, when it comes to personalized gifts, research has shown that the giving of personalized presents can lead to positive emotion and relationship development in both the giver and receiver because of factors like uniqueness, pride, and the feeling of psychological ownership that comes with custom gifts. It might be hard to wrap your head around, but it’s true!
The same study also confirmed the positive impacts of a gift that has utility or functionality, which will definitely also come into play later in our discussion.
Where To Begin?
Something like a monogrammed throw pillow is a nice thought, but it may end up just collecting dust. And for a newborn, it can be fun to create a gift that captures something specific to the day of their birth, like a newspaper headline or a song that topped the charts. But are items like those genuinely personal to the baby?
Birthdate Co. creates distinctly personal products that reflect and tell the story of how the stars were aligned at the exact moment of your birth, and they describe how your unique astrology influences the deepest nuances of your personality.
The Birthdate Book and Birthdate Candles should be your top picks for newborn gifts because they provide a mystical look into the child’s inner being and stir up excitement for the future person they will become.
Perfect for Parents
With a new baby comes piles of diapers, tiny clothes, and a slew of baby-care gadgets. Giving gifts of this nature can be tricky because, oftentimes, parents may prefer to choose their essentials themselves so they can hand-select their desired features and style.
Not only that, but these types of gifts lack novelty. By gifting something more luxurious with a sleek, modern design, you’re providing parents with a much-needed break from the sea of plastic toys that they’ll be shortly drowning in.
They Deserve a Treat
All that being said, it’s safe to say that new parents really deserve a treat. Having a new baby is simultaneously an amazing and exhausting experience, and it means a lot of hard work and a notable loss of sleep.
That is why luxury gifts are an awesome choice for new parents. They provide an outlet to indulge a little bit in self-care, during a time when the last thing that parents are thinking about is themselves.
- Practicality: We mentioned earlier that research has shown one element making up a great gift is its “utility” or usability. Our personalized, astrological Birthdate Candles each come with a unique scent, specific to everyone’s distinct birthday, and are a practical means of freshening up a room. Candles are a great way to set a peaceful ambiance for tired parents to relax and unwind.
- Cool, Modern Aesthetics: On the flip side of practicality, a lot of defining a “luxury” good is all in the looks. Modern aesthetics are marked by simplistic neutral tones, clean lines, and geometric shapes. Both the candles and book are made up of minimalistic, chic designs and would be a refreshing departure from overused baby prints and patterns. The Birthdate Book is a nice treat to either show off to guests as an intriguing coffee table piece or to curl up and read before bed for some precious “me time.”
Calming Those Nerves
Astrology is also an amazing tool for increased comfort and hope for the future. For new parents, feeling worried about their child’s future and the person they’ll grow up to be is an extremely common fear. Exploring their baby’s personal astrology rooted in their birthday can be a really fun way of alleviating that fear and getting excited about the child’s future personality.
Astrology is proven to help people cope with stress and anxiety, so studying up on their baby’s sign and ruling celestial bodies can be a great way for parents to calm their nerves when it comes to all of the stress of parenting. It can turn their anxieties for the future into a fun game of making predictions for how their child’s unique, special personality will develop.
A Lifelong Treasure
How does astrology achieve all of the aforementioned benefits? If you’re a zodiac newbie, we’re here to tell you why detailed, astrological descriptions will become a cherished keepsake for children and parents alike as they grow older.
Birthdate Co.’s customized gifts include astrological elements like the following that reveal the inner depths of one’s personality, all completely specific to the recipient’s specific day of birth:
- Sun Sign
- Rising Sign
- Moon Sign
- Mercury Sign
- Venus Sign
- Mars Sign
- House System
- Ruling Planet
- Ruling Number
- Tarot Card
When a child grows older, they will appreciate the excitement of reading something like The Birthdate Book because they can explore how their astrological descriptions are actually reflected in their personality and how they’re grounded in reality. Astrology is filled with layers upon layers of information, rooted in how the celestial bodies were aligned in the sky at the time of a person’s birth.
Your sun sign is what people are referring to when they refer to your “sign” in the most general sense. The 12 zodiac signs are symbolic of the sky’s division into 12 parts, and your sun sign is determined by which of these sections the sun was placed in during your birth. If you’re not familiar with the sun sign of your newborn gift recipient, you can find where their birthday falls below.
- Aquarius (January 20 - February 18)
- Pieces (February 19 - March 20)
- Aries (March 21 - April 19)
- Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
- Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
- Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
- Leo (July 23 - August 22)
- Virgo (August 23 - September 22)
- Libra (September 23 - October 22)
- Scorpio (October 23 - November 21)
- Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
- Capricorn (December 22 - January 19)
The sun sign is the most central part of your being and the dominant driving force of your personality, strengths, and weaknesses.
While the sun sign is the most commonly known element of astrology, found in magazine and internet horoscopes, your rising sign can explain nuances and deviations from your sun sign’s defining qualities. The rising sign is determined by what was moving up the easternmost horizon at the exact time of your birth.
The characteristics determined by the location of the moon at your birth can provide supplemental revelations into your essence alongside your sun sign. It gives you better insight into your whole being when paired with the more dominant, obvious elements of your sun sign.
Mercury, Venus, and Mars Signs
Just like the sun and moon, all of the planetary bodies possess specific placements in the sky at the time of birth. Mercury influences intelligence and communication, Venus influences beauty and aesthetic sense, and Mars influences passion and desire.
The house system further divides the sky and describes even more intricacies of your personality. The “houses” each possess a different focus and impact each of the planets accordingly.
Ruling Planet and Ruling Number
Each sun sign is ruled over by a planet, meaning the focus of that planet holds greater influence over your personality traits. Similarly, each ruling number is symbolic of specific strengths and weaknesses and is determined by adding up the digits in your birthdate.
Tarot Cards are a tool used in divination that includes different symbols and figures representative of things you will encounter in the tangible universe amidst your life.
Now that we’ve scratched the surface of several different, nuanced elements of astrology, you’ll see that diving into the depths of your zodiac is a limitless, mystical world in which you can explore yourself. When you give the gift of astrology, you’re giving the deeply personal gift of introspection.
When it comes to new parents, they are excited about bringing a new soul into the world. They get so many gifts at their baby shower; they don’t need any more wipes, play mats, a baby carrier, a sound machine, and nightlights, or accessories with the baby’s name on them. A pack of baby’s essentials makes for a practical gift, but they’re not the best or most interesting gift ideas we’ve ever heard of.
The baby’s first year will include plenty of diaper changes, teething, and other milestones. They will appreciate something that allows them a little bit of luxury, comfort, and class. What better way to celebrate the arrival of a new life than by delving into the innermost parts of their essence in the sleekest, stylish form possible?
The Birthdate Candle
A candle crafted for the day you were born
We combined astrology, numerology, and tarot to create 365 beautiful candles — one for every birthdate. Each candle and has a fragrance carefully designed to enliven your spirit.