7 Heirloom-Quality Baby Gifts

When it comes to shopping for the perfect gift for a baby shower or new arrival, you simply can’t go wrong with these seven heirloom gifts. Intended to be passed down from generation to generation, they’re practical, sentimental and something everyone will love.

baby girl in leather bassinet

We love heirloom-quality baby gifts for a number of reasons. Made with high quality materials that are designed to last, they are ultimately works of art that get to be part of your baby’s daily life, cherished, and then shared between family members and friends.

They hold memories and tell stories. There’s something incredibly special about seeing a baby or child wear the same clothing as their mother and grandmother. Or a little boy sleep in the same Moses basket that his father did. It’s a subtle reminder of the passage of time and just how precious the first few years are.

With parents constantly being bombarded with clothing and furniture that can only be used for a short period of time and ultimately ends up in a landfill, it’s refreshing to receive something you know that you’ll have forever.


7 Heirloom-Quality Baby Gifts



Atelier Choux Velours Dress


Made with the softest velour and featuring a timeless design printed in non-toxic inks, this elegant dress is truly a work of art!

Atelier Choux Cotton Velours Dress

$160 – $189





Marie Chantal Pointelle Angel Wing Cashmere Blanket


This blanket is simple, sweet and utterly precious. Made in 100% cashmere, it’s super soft to touch and the perfect gift for newborns or expecting mamas.

Marie Chantal Pointelle Cashmere Baby Blanket in Ivory


More colors available




Finn & Emma Macrame Swing


Designed with quality and durability in mind, the textured patterns and neutral colors of this stunning baby swing will look absolutely perfect in any room. The Macrame Swing can be easily hung from any secure beam both inside or out.


Finn + Emma Macrame Swing






Cuddoll Zena the Zebra


Hand-knit by local artisan women in Turkey, Zena the Zebra is one cuddly sidekick who will be loved by a baby or child of any age. Made with GOTS-certified organic cotton and stuffed with hypoallergenic polyfill, this adorable little friend is ready for any adventure.


Cuddoll Zena the Zebra





Marie-Chantal Mini Cashmere Angel Wing Cardigan


Available in cream and pink, the timeless cardigan is easy to throw on over any look to add style and warmth.

Marie Chantal Mini Cashmere Cardigan in Cream


Available in more colors




Poppie Toys Rattan Poppie Rocking Horse


This handmade horse is made from 100% renewable rattan and inspired by mid-century modern European design. Truly an heirloom piece, the Poppie Horse is perfect for tots aged 1 – 4 years.


Poppie Toys Rocking Horse





Peeps Paper Products Baby Book


Document every moment of your newborn’s first year on the beautiful pages of this unique baby book that will be cherished for generations to come.  The journal is made of all natural materials – bound in Japanese asahi cloth and printed on Mohawk superfine paper – allowing it to last over 300 years and become a family heirloom.



Peeps Paper Product Baby Book




Looking for more baby gift ideas?

Is your tot turning one? See our guide to 10 gift ideas for a one-year-old.

Want to create your own baby registry? Find out more about The Tot’s online registry.