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Top 10 Best Baby Gifts 2014

Updated on July 9, 2014

Best gifts for babies & infants 0-1 & 2 years old.


The best baby gifts are those that are given by a thoughtful friend or family member. It's not hard to find wonderful baby gift ideas. Think about what the mom may need right after the baby arrives and also what they both may need in the future or what the baby would enjoy and play with.

Just be creative and take your time choosing your gift. A thoughtful gift, makes this a special time for everyone to remember. Babies love presents! The pure joy when they get the gift open and the smile they get when they play with it. We have selected baby gifts that really stand out from the pack for their quality, entertainment and educational value.

We've assembled the most popular and highest rated baby products and we are featuring them in this baby gifts guide for you to consider when choosing your unique gift. Giving a gift that not everyone else thought of is a great way to make your gift stand out and be remembered for a long time.

What are the top baby gifts for 2014? In addition to great shopping, this page has a cool interactive visitor poll with a quest to determine The Top Baby Gifts for 2014 These gifts will definitely have a baby smiling, and a parent applauding as well.

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Here's the girls personalized quilt. For more info on the girls pink version follow the link then select the princess version.
Here's the girls personalized quilt. For more info on the girls pink version follow the link then select the princess version.


Wondering what to give your friend for her baby shower, Baptism, Dedication or Christening? Now what could be more wonderful than a baby quilt for that special little one? The perfect gift to cuddle that little bundle of joy is an adorable baby blanket.

Baby blankets come in a variety of colors, designs, and fabrics some are even available customized with baby's name for that personalized touch. These fabulous personalized baby/toddler quilts are a thoughtful gift for that extra special baby boy or girl. Beautiful baby quilts are likely cherished even after numerous years as the baby grows up. Perfect for a new baby or to celebrate these personalized baby blankets make great gifts for baby showers, baptisms, births or birthdays.



The baby keepsake footprint kit, is a wonderful present for baby and it's surprisingly easy to make impressions of the little one's tiny feet and hands. Then the impressions are displayed in an attractive frame with a personalized plaque, making a lovely personalized baby gift that will be adored.

The baby footprint and handprint clay is pre made and included. It's sure to be fun spending time with baby making the foot and hand prints. This baby footprint keepsake kit is baby-friendly, and includes everything needed to make casts of your baby's prints. It's so simple taking the time to preserve those tiny prints for posterity.



How about a cute piggy bank for the precious little bundle of joy? I think you'll be a little surprised by the range of baby's first piggy banks out there, baby banks are available in all shapes, sizes, and designs. We've weeded through them and here are a few piggy banks that stood out from the pack for one reason or another.

Just start putting a couple dimes or quarters into it regularly. As your baby gets older, let him or her continue the tradition. Managing money is one great

skills that you are

going to develop in the baby and there is no better time to begin than this special occasion that's coming up soon.


Keepsake Book of Baby's First 5 Years - Record those special moments of your baby's first five years in style.

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reate a timeless treasured keepsake.


A child's first birthday is always a very special event and if your invited to celebrate such an occasion you'll want to give something which will be cherished by the baby as well as the parents.

Well meaning aunts and uncles want to give baby the best gift and rush over to the toy store and spring for a spontaneous gift that catches their eye. We relatives simply love to give toys to children for their birthday, but first do a little research and choose a gift that will not only entertain little Johnny, but will help him learn and grow too.

Stop by our popular gift guide featuring the top 1st Birthday Gift Ideas for that special baby in your life.


Do you remember when you were young and your favorite grandparent had the nightly ritual of reading you those beloved bedtime stories, nursery rhymes and fairy tales? Stories where shared with you over and over again. Are you sharing bedtime stories with your kids? They create special memories for children to look back upon as they grow.

A personalized children's book is a great gift to give, and one that will soon be a family treasure. In this book, your child will have their very own adventure. They can even bring their friends along! Favorite foods, colors, and even pets can be included to make sure this is one story your child will love. Your child can be a hero, a princess, or even help their favorite comic book character save the day.

This is a gift that isn't just a novelty. A personalized children's book can help encourage reading. Children seem more interested in reading when they can relate to the story in the book, so what better story to listen to than one that's actually about them?



Mobiles make wonderful gift for baby. Secure one of these adorable mobiles to baby's crib and the bundle of joy will be fascinated by it. Shopping for baby gifts? Visit baby-Wise.com today for unique baby products and free shipping with minimum purchase.

Mobiles are well known for their ability to capture baby's attention. Colorful and moving mobiles, stimulate the baby's brain and encourage babies to explore the things around them. Some mobiles even play soothing lullaby tunes!



Buy a baby gift basket and your baby gift shopping is done in a snap! Or pick a theme and create your own gift basket for a personalized touch to your baby gift!

Everyone wants to give a gift that is unique and affordable and by grouping several smaller useful items together and wrapping it in some tulle or cello wrap and with some curling ribbon, then add artificial flowers for a professional looking touch. Attach a card and give your baby gift basket with pride they'll know you put lots of thought and love into it and you'll know you didn't bust your budget!


Ballapalooza!!! - It's learning and fun, all wrapped in one!

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aby will go to the beat of the music and flashing lights with Ballapalooza, from Fisher-Price!

Fisher-Price Cruise and Groove Ballapalooza
Fisher-Price Cruise and Groove Ballapalooza

Whether they're sitting, crawling, pulling-up, standing or cruising, the beat boppin' music will keep baby moving and grooving!(6 months - 3 years)

 


Rattles are an excellent gift to give to a baby, because it helps babies develop motor skills and eye-hand coordination. Plus, the sounds that the rattles make, stimulate the baby's sense of hearing as well as using their physical dexterity when they reach for their favorite toy.

As a general guideline, baby rattles make a wonderful baby gift for babies 0-3months old at the time of giving. It's a gift baby will surely enjoy! The baby rattle is one of the top baby gifts to give expectant mothers and newborns.


Baby Briefcase Baby Paperwork Organizer - How can a tiny bundle of joy, have such a big bundle of paperwork?

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abyBriefcase helps parents keep baby's essential paperwork in one place.

Baby Briefcase Baby Paperwork Organizer, Mint/Periwinkle
Baby Briefcase Baby Paperwork Organizer, Mint/Periwinkle

Ideal for keeping track of birth certificate, insurance, social security forms, baby equipment warranties, thank you notes, and much more.

 


Any gift you buy is sure to be appreciated, but some baby gifts can be tricky and you definitely want to check with Mom first before buying those gifts. For instance every baby needs a few stuffed animals, but be careful that in moms opinion baby doesn't already have plenty of stuffed animals, after all there's only so much room in the baby nursery!

If you have your heart set on giving baby a stuffed animal, Webkinz Adopt-a-Pet Plush Toys are a cute loveable choice.



One of the top baby gift ideas must be the dangle toy! A baby's sense of sight will help him or her reach out for the dangling toy above. The sense of touch will enable him to feel for and grab the dangle toy and to determine how much pressure to exert to hold and shake the baby toy to rattle it.

The sense of hearing will allow the baby to distinguish the sound made by the shaking rattle inside the baby dangle toy. As all of this sensory information is processed, the child learns how to interpret and respond to various environmental cues.


Baby Gift Tip

Here's a helpful tip to keep in mind when shopping for gifts for baby.


Thinking of just the right gift idea for babies can be quite difficult, because babies are too young to reveal individual preferences, they can't hint towards appropriate gifts they would enjoy.

In Addition, babies grow so fast, so a baby gift that seemed ideal at the time of purchase, may very soon become completely irrelevant. So plan ahead, think how old will baby be on the day the gift is opened?


Fisher-Price Team Umizoomi R/C Car - Come and Get Us Counting UmiCar

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he RC remote control Umicar for kids ages 2+ that magically drives straight to toddlers, with a push of a button!


Then babies/toddlers play and explore with blocks they are learning to experiment with new ideas and pretend. At the same time, their physical skills develop through the moving, balancing and building of blocks.

Believe it or not, toddlers learn math concepts and problem solving skills through block play. When they play in a group they are also developing important social tools as they share and work with other children to create towers and buildings from blocks.


Britax Car Seat - Loaded with safety features, yet very comfortable for long trips.

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xclusive EZ-Buckle system for convenience when harnessing your child.


To much can be said for stacking toys. First of all they are fun for babies and secondly they teach important motor skills etc... Below are some great stacker choices.



It's never to early to start good reading habits. These books especially for baby entertain as well as teach.



Baby's first birthday is an exciting time for parents, friends and family members. Baby birthday presents are always fun, not only for the baby but for the parents too. Other than clothes, dolls are always a great birthday present for baby girls.



Some babies show an inclination towards music at a young age. These musical toys are an annual favorite among baby gift choices.



It is a good idea to shop online early for the best selection of Christmas gifts for baby. Last year many popular gifts sold out early due to toy recalls creating a shortage of some of the most popular toys. But this year that won't be a problem, none the less for best selection shop early.


Teach My Baby is the first all-in-one learning kit for babies 6-18 months. 15 innovative tools help babies learn the basics. The kit is divided into 4 sections; First Words, First Numbers, Self and Sounds and Touch. Each section contains coordinated teaching tools that encourage natural repetition. The teaching tools are modern and multicultural. Teach My Baby teaching tools come neatly organized in a portable and storable carrying case, making it perfect for grandma's or the airplane.

The kit has an assortment of everything educational; nesting blocks, finger puppets, board books, textured and mirrored flashcards, a story board, one and two piece puzzles and more.



Infant walkers steady's the baby's first steps and provide classic busy activities like blocks or amusing games, lights and fun sound effects.

One of the primary benefits of this type of baby gift is that it helps developing motor skills and encourages baby to move a few steps more. Recommended for children 6 months and above.



Activity Stations help baby achieve developmental milestones such as understanding cause and effect, hand to eye coordination and more. Baby gets plenty of exercise with bounce too.



Educational toys for babies should be fun and unique. Some educational toys that stand out and are still unique in their own ways are shape sorters which are very good baby gift choices at this age.

They require baby to sort through shapes and solve problems of how to place one shape inside another and so on. Shape sorting toys keep baby entertained for hours.



Develops good oral hygiene habits at an early age and good habits help preventing cavities later on down the road. The cute banana shape and soft texture make brushing a fun experience for infants as early as 3-4 months old.


Top 10 Best Gift Ideas List - All things considered, which in your opinion, is the best gift to give a baby?

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his is a nonscientific, survey of visitors just like yourself. This Top 10 baby gifts for 2014 survey, to serve as a guide for shoppers like yourself. Many folks have been voting for the best gift to give a baby and below are the current standings. Put your 2¢ worth in, it's quick and easy.


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    • Karendelac profile image

      Karendelac 9 years ago

      I rated your lens 5 stars. What a wonderful collenction of baby things. I will certainly come back and shop here for my next baby shower. All the Best, Karen at Karen's Kinkade Art Store

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      jnslssn1 9 years ago

      What a great selection of toys for babies. 5*

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      skiwolf 9 years ago

      You've really assembled a complete guide to the best baby gifts here, great job! So many top gifts on one page. WOW!

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      UpsyDaisy 9 years ago

      great content

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      Margaret Schaut 9 years ago from Detroit

      Featuring on Squidoo Gifts Mall page!

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      Nathalie Roy 9 years ago from France (Canadian expat)

      great 5 stars lens with some neat gifts idea. very well done!!

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      Babythymes 9 years ago

      I enjoyed your site- great selection of baby gifts. I have a lens I'd like you to check out: Baby Thymes hand knit baby and toddler hats. Check us out at www.babythymes.com

      Maybe you could consider us for your top ten list next year!!

      Regards, Suzanne

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      4FRNTski 9 years ago

      Some friends of mine just had a baby boy. Thanks for the awesome baby gift ideas. I found the best baby gift for them, a baby gift basket. It has a little of everything and it all matches for a complete set, I'm sure they'll love it!

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      PlushMemoriesPlus 9 years ago

      Lots of information and great gifts!

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      ChristinasCostu 8 years ago

      Great Gift Ideas! Wonderful Lens! Be sure to visit my lens on Infant Halloween Costumes

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      San1 8 years ago

      Wondurful lens; you are an expert at squidoo I guess. 5 stars

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      sbond 8 years ago

      This is a really great overview of gifts. If you are looking for just the essential items for a newborn baby, check out The Ultimate Baby Gear Guide for New Parents. It features product recommendations for just the things that were really essential for us.

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      Tomono_Davies 7 years ago

      Nice ideas. I've been looking for activity stations and have got some great ideas now. Thanks.

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      Income4life 7 years ago

      good ideas for baby gifts!

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      Bus Stop Toy Shop 7 years ago

      Some great products highlighted above - great lens!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Non-toxic and safe brand name European toys for babies at www.toysandstuff.net

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      In order for the baby crib mobiles to be developmental, they have to be designed to cater the needs of infant throughout various developmental stages.

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      Pet Plush Toys

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      As parents of toddlers we love the toys that are bright and engaging. Great lens!

      www.planetgiftbaskets.com

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      yellowvenus 6 years ago

      Useful information. I don't have babies yet, but I'll recommend your lens to my friends who have babies. Thanks for your information.

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      Joycevoice 6 years ago

      I like your selection of useful gifts. My son played with the Tupperware Shape-O

      Toy Ball for hours. The Chico shape sorter drum also looks like a great dual-purpose toy.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Awesome lens!

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      Seeking Pearls 6 years ago from Pueblo West

      Great selection of baby toys. Nice Work!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is really an excellent guide for the holiday season. Sometimes the holiday season can be hectic for new parents but this lens helps to point those parents in the right direction. Thanks so much for sharing!

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

      It's almost Christmas! I like the many baby gifts you have featured on this lens.

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      PiccadillyPunkin 6 years ago

      Very well thought through lens! Great baby product ideas.

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      itsmuzza2011 6 years ago

      very good lens lots of detail that will keep readers happy , well done i liked it a lot

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      Garadjo12 6 years ago

      Thank you for your article. Very informative and interesting!

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      Sharon Berry 6 years ago from Michigan

      I really like all of your ideas....not only for Christmas but for a baby shower too. Great lens.

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      Blackspaniel1 6 years ago

      Nice lens. Joined fan club.

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      DaveHiggsVis 6 years ago

      There's lots of good suggestions here. Thanks!

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      dannystaple 6 years ago

      Hi there, great lens! But no Lego? I bought my Toddler Duplo, and it is now one of her favourite toys. We play with it together. Her birthday is coming soon, she'll be old enough for a Lego Duplo Train Set - which is going to be great fun and a huge success. Thanks for some other ideas though!

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      rosytaylor 5 years ago

      Great lens... like it....

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      For the baby shower celebration gifts are designed in different style and color by the producers. They cakes are in different style and designs. You can get a blue or pink diaper cake to make the celebration a traditional one. Similarly unisex cakes, cakes with animal theme like the popular monkey diaper cake and many others can also be used. How about a Angelcare Video Monitor AC1100?

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      kopitozie 5 years ago

      Can I make the extra ordinary lense like this ... I Hope someday

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      angielichtenstein 5 years ago

      Great lens..very informative and lots of ideas. The world of gifts for babies is truly never ending.

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      travelerme 5 years ago

      I like this lens

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      Clairissa 5 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      Great ideas, Thanks

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      dummybucket 5 years ago

      Great lens - you might like to check out our dummybucket lens as this is a great idea for Baby gifts as well.

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      ICanCook 5 years ago

      Great gifts for babies. I'm adding to my holiday gift guides lens.

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      EverSweetBabyBo 5 years ago

      I absolutely LOVE baby gift baskets because most of them have unique toys and baby products that you might not even realize you need until you get the basket. Thanks for sharing!

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      futuresadmin 5 years ago

      Nice spread of baby gift ideas! Gift baskets are great, because they are a gift that keeps giving.

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      JennySui 5 years ago

      What a beautiful lens on baby gift ideas. Engraved Baby Cup could be the best gift.

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      babynameslog 4 years ago

      Great post - for similar ideas on Baby Names, check babynameslog.com

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      FionaWalters 3 years ago

      Nice baby gift ideas. Thanks for listing them here. I'll add it to my own collection of gift ideas.

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      QualityKidsToys 3 years ago

      Anything that stacks is usually good for a baby. Can't go wrong with the Fisher Price stackables. Nice lens!

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