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Holiday Gift Shop 2021: 21 Best Luxury Gifts for New Parents

Our Christmas holiday 2021 gift shop guide of the best luxury gifts that new parents will love (and actually use!)

What gift should you give to all new parents for Christmas and holiday 2021? It has to be a good one, right?  We’ve got you covered. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated our Christmas holiday 2021 gift shop guide of the best luxury gifts that new parents will love (and actually use!)

Holiday gift guide 2021: 21 best luxury gifts for new parents

If there is anyone who deserves an extra special holiday this year, it’s new moms and dads.

Our Christmas holiday 2021 gift shop guide of the best luxury gifts that new parents will love (and actually use!)

From middle of the night feedings to mastering the right swaddle techniques to learning how to soothe a cranky baby, new parents have spent the past weeks and months learning the ropes of their new role under a hazy fog of little-to-no sleep.

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What better way to show them just how impressed you are by their new skills – not to mention how much you adore both them and their little one – than by gifting them something that will bring them extra peace this season and beyond.

Our Christmas holiday 2021 gift shop guide of the best luxury gifts that new parents will love (and actually use!)

Our Christmas holiday 2021 gift shop guide of the best luxury gifts that new parents will love (and actually use!)

From a cheekily named candle to calm the soul to a personalized family portrait, we’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite holiday gifts that are simply perfect for indulging first time parents.

Holiday gift guide 2021: 21 best luxury gifts for new parents

1. gaggia classic pro espresso machine

We kick off our Christmas holiday 2021 gift shop guide of the best luxury gifts that new parents will love (and actually use!) with an essential. The new parents on your shopping list probably have a coffee maker, but perhaps they don’t have an espresso machine. Upgrade their morning caffeine fix with the Gaggia Classic Pro ($450) because everyone knows they need a little extra coffee boost.

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BUY NOW – $450

2. hill house home caroline nap dress

This buttery soft Caroline Nap Dress ($125) from Hill House Home is pretty enough to wear all day and night and perfect for those marathon nursing sessions thanks to the elasticated smocking.

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BUY NOW – $125

3. sagely drift & dream body oil

Packed with CBD – a naturally occurring compound found in hemp, Sagely’s Drift & Dream Body Oil ($40) will ensure what little sleep they are getting is a restful one.

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BUY NOW – $40

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4. parachute brushed cotton sheet set

Speaking of sleep, how about upgrading their bedding with a cozy Brushed Cotton Sheet Set (From $149) from Parachute?

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BUY NOW – From $149

5. brooklinen the witching hour candle

Help them bring a little bit of peace and laughter to the most difficult time of the day with this cheekily named Witching Hour Candle ($35) that smells like warming patchouli and amber from Brooklinen.

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BUY NOW – $35

6. ugg coquette slippers

Since they’ll be spending a lot more time at home pacing the floor, these Coquette Slippers ($120) from Ugg will not go unappreciated.

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BUY NOW – $120

7. paper peony press baby memory book

Help them remember those special memories they otherwise might have forgotten as a result of sleep deprivation during the baby’s first year with this sweet Baby Memory Book ($3) from Paper Peony Press.

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BUY NOW – $30

8. theragun mini

This Mini ($175) Theragun handheld massager will provide Mom and Dad instant relief after a long day of carrying and caring for the baby.

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BUY NOW – $175

9. skip hop universal stroller phone holder

Consider this Universal Stroller Phone Holder ($15) that keeps their phone at their fingertips from Skip Hop the gift they didn’t know they needed.

BUY NOW – $15

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10. baby dream machine

On top of the soothing pink noise, the Baby Dream Machine ($119) is also a night light, cool-mist humidifier and an aromatherapy machine to help babies fall asleep and stay asleep naturally. Bonus: it comes in an adorable bear design that will look super cute in their nursery.

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BUY NOW – $119

11. calm app gift card

Gift a subscription to the Calm App ($70) to remind them the importance of self care during a time when it usually takes a back seat.

BUY NOW – $70

12. kodak dock plus portable instant photo printer

New parents have a big reason to start printing photos, so why not give them their own instant digital printer? The Kodak Dock Plus Portable Instant Photo Printer ($140) allows them to print photos anytime, anywhere and place them directly into a photo album or memory book. Also convenient? Wirelessly printing from your smart device.

BUY NOW – $140

13. gobble meal kit

A meal kit delivery service can be a lifesaver for sleep-deprived new parents. Gobble Meal Kits (From $75) are great for new parents because the kits arrive with meal prep already done – meaning no chopping needed and dinner can be on the table in just 15 minutes.

BUY NOW – From $75

14. snoo smart sleeper bassinet

There’s nothing new parents will appreciate more than a little help with a baby who doesn’t sleep well. Sensing when a baby is tense, the Snoo Smart Sleeper Bassinet ($1,595) automatically rocks them to sleep with a gentle motion. There’s also a built-in white noise machine and a swaddle too.

BUY NOW – $1,595

15. irobot roomba i3

A new baby means less time for cleaning. Take some of the pressure to clean off dad and mom’s shoulders with the iRobot Roomba i3 ($400). They can schedule cleanings around nap times straight from their smartphone.

BUY NOW – $400

16. 7am enfant teddy warmmuffs

Parents need all of their fingers at the ready when handling a baby (remember all those buckles, buttons and straps?), and these 7AM Enfant Teddy Warmmuffs ($48) that they can attach to their stroller will save them the trouble of having to pull their gloves off every five seconds. Plus from shoes to handbags, shearling is the must have accessory this winter.

BUY NOW – $48

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17. the ultimate game for couples

The Ultimate Game for Couples ($25) is a fun and easy way to keep things fresh and make date night a priority again after baby.

BUY NOW – $25

18. michael aram stork ornament

Commemorate their first Christmas as a family with this sweet Michael Aram Stork Ornament ($75).

BUY NOW – $75

19. kindle paperwhite

Even though they might not be on the go as a new parent, they usually only have one hand free – if that, and that makes it difficult to flip pages. With a Kindle Paperwhite ($140) they can read with just one hand while rocking the baby or during couch naps. For an extra special touch, preload with some books.

BUY NOW – $140

20. uncommon goods personalized family print

This Personalized Family Print (From $85) from Uncommon Goods is totally customizable – from skin tone to hair color to the family’s pets.

BUY NOW – From $85

21. nomad base station

Help them stay organized – and fully charged with a wireless Nomad Base Station ($100). It can power two devices simultaneously while also allowing for a USB-C and USB-A cord to be plugged in for a total of four devices at once – meaning both Mom and dad’s phones, a pair of AirPods and the portable white noise machine will all be ready to go at a moment’s notice.

BUY NOW – $100

Holiday gift guide 2021: 21 best luxury gifts for new parents

That’s our Christmas holiday 2021 gift shop guide of the best luxury gifts that new parents will love – 21 favorite ideas on what to buy new parents this year. Happy shopping and happy holidays, dear reader.

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This article contains affiliate links to products independently selected by our editors. As an Amazon Associate, Dandelion Chandelier receives a commission for qualifying purchases made through these links. 

Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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