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Bundles of joy: 24 thoughtful gifts for new parents

Anyone who just had a baby will appreciate these gifts

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If you have a friend or family member with a new child, you're likely already on the hunt for a charming baby gift. But what about the parents? Here are some great gift ideas for new parents that will make their lives easier, help with their baby, and remind them to focus on themselves once in a while, too.

1. Amazon Prime Subscription

Amazon Prime Video
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Order and re-order essentials, from diapers to late night snacks, with fast and free delivery. Enjoy benefits like free cloud storage for baby photos and access to Prime Video streaming and free kindle e-books for entertainment during late-night feedings or those evenings when you just can't get to sleep.

Get an Amazon Prime Subscription from Amazon Canada

2. Riedel O Cabernet/Merlot Stemless Wine Glasses

Riedel O Stemless Wine Glasses
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Get good use out of this set of four wine glasses while enjoying "date night" at home. They're damage resistant and dishwasher safe.

Get the Riedel O Cabernet/Merlot Stemless Wine Glasses from Bed, Bath & Beyond

3. HaloVa Diaper Bag

HaloVa Diaper Bag
Credit: Reviewed / Sarah Kovac

Our reviewers loved this versatile and spacious bag for its stay-open top, insulated front pocket slots, and thoughtful zipper on the bottom so you don't have to rummage to find what you need. Genius!

Get the HaloVa Diaper Bag from Amazon

4. Lillebaby Complete All Seasons 6-in-1 Baby Carrier

Lillebaby Complete All Seasons 6-in-1 Baby Carrier
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Everyone on our team who tried this carrier absolutely loved it. It's comfortable, supportive, and has a removable large lumbar pad on the back. The adjustable seat for babies doesn't require a separate infant insert.

Get the Lillebaby Complete All Seasons 6-in-1 Baby Carrier from Best Buy Canada

5. Dr. Brown's Deluxe Bottle Warmer

Dr. Brown's Deluxe Bottle Warmer
Credit: Reviewed / TJ Donegan

Get a perfectly heated 4 oz. bottle of formula in just five minutes. Pre-fill the reservoir before bed so it's ready to go for a 4 a.m. feeding.

Get the Dr. Brown's Deluxe Bottle Warmer from Walmart Canada

6. Cuisinart BFM-1000 Baby Food Maker and Bottle Warmer

Cuisinart BFM-100 Baby Food Maker
Credit: Reviewed / TJ Donegan

Food and formula prep is a breeze with this multi-talented machine that not only steams and purees food but also warms bottles. In our tests, it perfectly pureed broccoli. Its four-cup capacity is perfect for making big batches of food, all at once.

Get the Cuisinart BFM-1000 Baby Food Maker and Bottle Warmer from Walmart Canada

7. Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced Baby Formula Dispenser

Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced Baby Formula Dispenser
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This device is a lifesaver for formula-feeding parents. It mixes, heats, and dispenses formula so you can quickly sort out a middle-of-the-night feeding, despite being half asleep.

Get the Baby Brezza Formula Pro Advanced Baby Formula Dispenser from Best Buy Canada

8. Fitbit Charge 4 Advanced Fitness Tracker + GPS

Fitbit Charge 4
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Help maintain a healthy routine by tracking steps, active minutes, and calories as well as sleep, heart rate, and running or cycling routes via built-in GPS.

Get the Fitbit Charge 4 Advanced Fitness Tracker + GPS from Sport Chek

9. AmazonBasics ½-Inch Extra Thick Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap

AmazonBasics Exercise Mat
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In our tests, we loved the softness of this mat along with the effective non-slip surface. Made of lightweight, durable foam, it's perfect for new parents who won't be able to get to the gym any time soon.

Get the AmazonBasics ½-Inch Extra Thick Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap from Amazon Canada

10. Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1 (6 Quart)

Instant Pot Ultra 10-in-1
Credit: Reviewed / Betsey Goldwasser

Make quick and easy "set it and forget it" meals. This Instant Pot will keep cooked food warm for hours once the timer goes off should you be having trouble getting baby down for their nap. We love the simplified dial and comprehensive display.

Get the Instant Pot Ultra 10-on-1 (6 Quart) from Amazon Canada

11. Lenovo Smart Clock Essential With Google Assistant

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential
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Thanks to Google Assistant, the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential can control smart devices, play music, check the weather, and more, all by voice, without having to lift a finger.

Get the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential With Google Assistant from Best BuyCanada

12. Brookstone PhotoShare Friends and Family Large Smart Frame

Brookstone PhotoShare Friends & Family Smart Frame
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Play ever-changing slideshows of family photos, uploaded from a smartphone, social media, SD cards, USB flash drives, or even sent to the frame's unique e-mail address.

Get the Brookstone PhotoShare Friends and Family Large Smart Frame from Bed, Bath, & Beyond

13. Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Digital Camera
Credit: Reviewed / Brendan Nystedt

We named this digital camera the best you can buy, in its category, particularly applauding the great image quality and compact design.

Get the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Digital Camera from Best Buy Canada

14. Baby First 5 Years Memory Book Journal

Baby First 5 Years Memory Book Journal
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Careful wording in this baby memory book makes it applicable to any modern family, including single, adoptive, and LGBTQ+ parents. Store keepsake items like a lock from a baby's first haircut, hospital band, and more.

Get the Baby First Years Memory Book Journal from Walmart Canada

15. Hyperice Hypervolt Percussion Massage Device

Hyperice Hypervolt Percussion Massage Device
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Soothe aching muscles from carrying baby all day or chasing after a toddler. In our review, we loved the three settings and long, three-hour battery life of this handheld massager.


Get the Hyperice Hypervolt Percussion Massage Device from Best Buy Canada

16. What to Expect the First Year: Third Edition

What to Expect the First Year
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Help new parents through that rough first year with tips on everything from nursing to sleep training, what to buy, how to make homemade baby food, and more.

Get What to Expect the First Year: Third Edition from Amazon

17. Bubzi Co Baby Handprint Kit & Footprint Photo Frame

Bubzi Co. Baby Handprint Kit
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The kit comes with everything you need to make a clay imprint of a baby's tiny hands and feet to display alongside photos in the included frame.

Get the Bubzi Co Baby Handprint Kit & Footprint Photo Frame from Amazon Canada

18. YETI Rambler 14 oz Mug with Lid

YETI Rambler 14 oz. Mug with Lid
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Despite constant interruptions, from a crying baby to an emergency diaper change, this mug keeps hot coffee or tea (or cold drinks) at the perfect temperature for hours.

Get the YETI Rambler 14 oz Mug with Lid from Sport Chek

19. 4moms mamaRoo 4 Classic Infant Seat

4moms mamaRoo 4 Classic Infant Seat
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This high-tech baby swing doesn't just go back and forth, it mimics comforting motions like bouncing and swaying. It can play music, too, and the built-in toys keep baby busy while parents tend to dinner or chores.

Get the 4moms mamaRoo 4 Classic Infant Seat from Bed, Bath & Beyond

20. Ninja Fit Single Serve Blender

Ninja Fit Single Serve Blender
Credit: Reviewed / Jackson Ruckar

When there's no time, throw some fruit, vegetables, milk, juice, or yogurt in this blender and whip up a quick and healthy breakfast smoothie. It's our favourite among personal blenders we tested.

Get the Ninja Nutri pro 0.5L 900-Watt Stand Blender from Walmart Canada

21. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Media Streamer with Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
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Binge-watch shows while pumping milk or holding a sleeping baby, finding what you want by voice control. It's an "excellent, budget-friendly choice," in our books.

Get the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Media Streamer with Alexa Voice Remote from Amazon Canada

22. Double-sided Folding Play Mat

Double-Sided Folding Play Mat
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Roll out this adorable mat for crawling or tummy time and fold it up when you're done. It’s waterproof, non-slip, and easily folds thanks to the high-density foam material.

Get the Double-sided Folding Play Mat from Best Buy Canada

23. Pampers Baby Dry Diapers – Super Econo Pack

Pampers Baby Dry Diapers
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You can never go wrong getting diapers, especially when it saves new parents a midnight trip to the 24-hour store because they ran out.

Get the Pampers Baby Dry Diapers – Super Econo Pack from Walmart Canada

24. LYRIDZ Plug-in Night Light – 4-Pack

LYRIDZ Plug-in Night Light
Credit: Amazon Canada

Light a pathway from the bedroom to the nursery, or from the hallway to the kitchen with these energy efficient nightlights that feature motion sensors and two brightness levels.

Get the LYRIDZ Plug-in Night Light – 4-Pack from Amazon Canada

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