The best new arrival gifts- fit for a royal baby

The best new arrival gifts- fit for a royal baby


From practical presents that are handy for mum and baby to christening gifts they can treasure forever, read on for the best gifts grandma and grandad can give to their new little prince or princess.

Baby Kate and Baby William shoes, £49, Start-rite

Cherish baby's first shoes with these royally-inspired gifts, made from soft leather to protect to tiny toes. Available in soft colour options for ages 3 months, 6 months and 9 months, at www.startriteshoes.com

Cecil Aldin money box, £25, Royal Academy of Arts Shop

Encourage your little ones to save up their pennies in this charming money box. Available in the Royal Academy gift shop or online here

Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail pink print, £9.99, artyougrewupwith.com

Introduce your grandchildren to Beatrix Potter's charming characters right from the start with this pretty print. You can find this and lots of other Potter favourites at artyougrewupwith.com

My First Moments, £17.50, www.itsyourstory.co.uk

Your whole family can feature in this special personalised book. It tells the story of Mum and Dad falling in love, right through to the birth of baby with lovely illustrations and is great for involving an older brother or sister in the arrival of their new sibling. Includes a special message at the front from the sender, a family tree at the back and space for lots more family photos on the back pages. Available at www.itsyourstory.co.uk

Prince Bib, £3, Mummy's Little Princess Tee, £2, Tu at Sainsbury's

The right royal way to dress up your little ones. Practical and affordable too!

Personalised 1st curl and 1st tooth keepsake box, £14.99, gettingpersonal

That first lock of hair and first pearly white that the tooth fairy doesn't get to steal away will always be special. Treasure them forever in these lovely silver boxes. Available at www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

The Mimi pearl bracelet, £75, Claudia Bradby Jewellery

For a newborn or Christening gift, you can't go far wrong with a classic and elegant pearl bracelet. Available at www.claudiabradby.com

Breathable toy rabbit toy, £9.99, BreathableBaby

This little fella is called Rory and he's 100% breathable, which means there's no panic if your little one cuddles him a bit too tightly. Available here

Hand stamped personalised baby teaspoon, £10, Dorothy & Theodore

Say anything you like to your little one up to 32 words on this silver plated spoon, which makes a sweet Christening gift. Available at www.dorothyandtheodore.com

Miffy and the Royal Baby Book, £5.99, Waterstones

Our favourite character from childhood celebrates the arrival of the new baby in this cute lift-the-flap book. Available from Waterstones and all good book shops.

Water Babies swimming course, various prices, nationwide

For something a bit different, why not gift a course of swimming lessons? This gives new mums a chance to bond with their new arrival in a relaxing and warm swimming pool. Babies can start at any age – even one day old! – and each swimmer also a gets a sticker book to record baby's swimming journey and all the milestones they reach along the way. Find your nearest class and more info on Water Babies here

The Birthday Yearbook, £24.99, www.2littleboys.co.uk

Sadly little ones don't stay little forever but this is a gift you can all enjoy even when they start to tower above you as teenagers. This book needs just twenty minutes of your and your dearests' time once a year and then on their 18th Birthday, you can hand them their life history and say 'See, I was paying attention!'. It has room for photos, comments, plus space to jot down milestones and 18 years worth of memories. Available from www.2littleboys.co.uk

Engraved baby photo frame musical trinket box, £29.99, gettingpersonal

Do you remember your magical first music box? Gift this personalised one to the new baby in your life and give them years of lovely memories. Available at www.gettingpersonal.co.uk

Very British baby range, £2.97, Asda

A complete baby bath collection that's specially formulated for a no-tears bathtime and is fit for royalty. Range includes Head to Toe Wash, Bedtime Bath, Baby Balm, Baby Shampoo and Baby Lotion. Available in store and at www.asda.com

Personalised book- The Little Girl/ Boy Who Lost His/Her Name, £18.99, www.lostmy.name

Put your grandchild at the heart of a magical adventure, which follows the story of a little girl or boy who has lost his or her name, and bravely sets off to track down the missing letters. Brings a personal touch to that all-important bedtime story. Available at www.lostmy.name

Capture the moment gift box, £45, Moonpig

Don't miss a moment of those first smiles, first steps and first words with this gift set which contains a magnetic photo frame, a travel coffee mug disguised as a long lens and a selfie stick. Available www.moonpig.com

Newborn sleeping bag, £58, www.pollyannalondon.co.uk

For the times when grandma and grandad cuddles have to end for the day, this soft, warm sleeping bag will keep your little one all snuggly. Available www.pollyannalondon.co.uk and at The Baby Show, Show taking place at the NEC in Birmingham from 15th-17th May.