6 original ways to welcome your newborn

Try one of these quirky commemorative ideas to welcome your new baby to the world…


Plant a tree

Best for… eco folks


Before you know it your little one will be a big girl on her feet. So give her something to gaze at, tumble over by and run rings around with the Welcome to the World Baby Gift Tree Pack, £39.99. Plant the tree when she arrives and take steps towards making the world a greener place with a gift that will grow up alongside her. 

Get you baby shots picture perfect

Capture the day

Best for… romantics

A snapshot of dawn on the day your little one made her big arrival is something you’ll treasure forever. The Day That takes daily photographs of dawn along the beautiful Cornish coastline. Each piccie is engraved with an inscription of your choice, and prints come mounted and framed, ready for hanging. Prices start at £85.


Make a sculpture

Best for… arty types

Remember their super-cute mini baby hands and feet forever with the Happy Hands 3D Deluxe Casting Kit, £18.99. Comes with everything you need to make a three dimensional statuette of the hand and foot of your child, including a wooden frame to display the results.


Fashion jewellery

Best for… parents on the go

Keep your baby close at all times with FingerPrint’s jewellery imprinted with your new addition’s finger, hand or footprints. The range includes necklaces, cufflinks and key rings. Prices start at £39.

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Send a card

Best for… big extended families


Got lots of people to tell? Try personalised announcement cards, £40 for 24 from www.babysayshello.com. Included in the price is a secure web page and guest book to upload pics where loved ones can add their congrats.

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