Baby keepsake boxes to treasure

Baby keepsake boxes are perfect for storing special items from your little one's early days, whether it's their hospital name tag, precious photos, a lock of hair, or even their first tooth.


If you're shopping for one yourself, why not consider the size - do you want to keep larger keepsakes, such as their coming home from hospital outfit or first pair of shoes, or will you just save small items?
The material is also important as there is a plethora of boxes out there, from hand carved wood, to engraved silver, ceramic and even strong board.
And if you're buying a keepsake box as a gift for someone, why not include a special message or card for their baby to open when they're older?
Read on for MFM's picks of the most beautiful baby keepsake boxes around.


Personalised wooden keepsake box, £59.96

This large wooden keepsake box can be personalised with your baby's name, birth details and a message and measures 33cm x 25cm x 15cm.

Available from


Marks & Spencer silver plated keepsake box, £20

This gorgeous silver-plated round keepsake box is a dinky 9cm diameter, perfect for storing that first lock of hair or lost tooth.

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Available from Marks & Spencer.


Freya Design painted wooden keepsake box, £55

The cute three-dimensional designs on these boxes include a jungle theme, Noah's Ark, mermaid, flowers. Choose from 11 different designs for boys or girls.

Available from Freya Design.


East of India wooden baby keepsake box, £21.99

Handmade 21cm x 21cm x 11cm wooden box with a whitewash finish and printed detail on the removable lid.

Available from


Winnie the Pooh keepsake box with drawers, £20

Wipe-clean paperwrap keepsake box with nine individually-labelled drawers, including My First Shoes, My Treasures, My Precious Things. Measures 21cm x 21cm x 9cm.

Available from Amazon.


Patternology sausage dog keepsake box, £19.95

Cute dotty design with ribbon tie and nine separate drawers for storing little treasures.

Available from Mamas & Papas.


Birth certificate keepsake box, £18

Cream hand painted box with polka dot pattern and 'Birth Certificate' text on one side, this is a cute way to store that all-important document.

Available from


Personalised giraffe wooden keepsake box, £38.99

Engraved pine keepsake box with giraffe design and clip close clasp. Personalisation details include baby's name, hair colour, eye colour and date of birth. Measures 30cm x 18cm x 11cm.

Available from Think Favours.


Silver Groves sterling silver keepsake box, £86.99

Lovely little keepsake box in sterling silver with a moveable elephant sitting on top. Measuring 3.6cm x 3cm x 2.8cm, this heirloom box is the ideal size for a baby curl, hospital name tag, or tooth. Also available with a teddy or rabbit, this box can be engraved.

Available from Silver Groves.


Cute star-shaped ceramic box which comes in a range of more than 50 painted designs, including seagulls, daisies, pansies, a ballerina, mermaid, robot and many more. The box can also be personalised and measures 11cm wide by 6.3cm high.

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Bright Side 1st Tooth and Lock of Hair box, £4.99

Distinctive purple and white colour with the words '1st tooth & Lock of Hair (*superCute!)' detailed on the front. The painted wood box comes with two separate compartments and and a little silver lock for a secure close. It measures 9.5cm x 5cm x 5cm.

Available from Temptation Gifts.


John Lewis photo lid keepsake box, £25

The perfect present, this box features a silver-plated hinged lid with a pram, teddy and rocking horse and a photo frame for a 6” x 4” photo. The base is wooden with a velvet lining.

Available from John Lewis.


Twinkle Twinkle My Name Tag keepsake box, £18

Silver-plated box decorated with baby shoes and embossed with the words 'My Name Tag', this sweet box is lined in grey velvet and measures 10.9cm x 9.7cm x 5.8cm.

Available from Amazon.


Beautiful Box Co. keepsake box, £28.99

Rigid box decorated with ribbon and a bunting design. In two sizes - 30x30x9cm or 35x35x15cm (£33.99), this box is available in several patterns, including daisies, teddies, stars and gingham.

Available from the Beautiful Box Co.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar first curl/tooth box, £19.50

Stylish and cute, this miniature box is silver plated with a sweet Very Hungry Caterpillar on the lid, It's lined and measures 5.5cm x 3cm, and comes in a quality gift box.

Available from Portmeirion.



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Magda Ibrahim is a freelance writer who has written for publications including The Times and Sunday Times, The Sun, Time Out, and the London Evening Standard, as well for MadeForMums.