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The 30 Sweetest Gifts for Siblings From Baby

Get your firstborn child extra excited about your growing family with these awesome sibling gift ideas from you and baby.
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By Martina Garvey, E-Commerce Editor
Updated June 6, 2023
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You’re not the only one who’s getting ready to meet baby. Bringing another little one home will be a big change for your older child, who’s probably used to being the center of your universe. But with a little TLC—and a thoughtful new sibling gift—you can make sure they still feel important.

Giving a gift to an older sibling when baby is born is a popular practice meant to ease your kiddo’s anxiety and stir up excitement about their new role. This could be a sibling gift “from” the new baby or a present preparing them for baby’s birth. What defines a good new sibling gift idea? Something that’s personalized, involves your munchkin in newborn preparations or simply makes having a baby sibling sound fun. If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to sibling gift ideas, don’t worry—we’ve got you covered. There are lots of awesome big sister and big brother gifts out there. Below, shop our favorite sibling gift ideas that are sure to make your kiddo smile.

A personalized book

Wonderbly A New Sibling For You
Image: Wonderbly
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Wonderbly|$39.99

Books make great gifts for siblings of a new baby, which is why they appear more than once on this list. Reassure your tot that there’s enough love to go around with this heartwarming rhyming tale. Customize the storybook with your older child's name and character, then add a character for baby too. Both siblings will appear on the cover, which is sure to get your little one excited to meet their new playmate.

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A big sibling book

The Super, Incredible Big Sister Personalized Hardcover Book & Medal
Image: Amazon

Sometimes all a skeptical sibling needs is some positive reinforcement—and that’s where this new sibling gift comes in. These personalized bedtime books are entertaining and encouraging, and will hopefully send your child off to sleep with happy dreams about their new role in the family. Talk about a good sibling gift from the new baby. Plus, there are options for older sisters and brothers.

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A growth chart

Personalized Growth Chart for Kids
Image: AbbaArtDesignUA | Etsy
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Etsy|$39.20

One of the best gifts for siblings of a new baby is a growth chart. We love this personalized option featuring cute woodland critters. Your little tyke can see how much they’ve grown and compare it to their little sib’s progress. This present is sure to cement their status as a big kid.

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A doll high chair

Mine to Love Play High Chair
Image: Melissa & Doug

Searching for a new sibling gift that’s as cute as can be? Well, look no further than this sweet doll high chair. The charming wooden chair has a pretty heart-shaped cutout and can accommodate most dolls and plush toys. So while you’re busy feeding baby, your toddler can serve up dinner to their favorite toy.

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A digital camera

VTech KidiZoom Camera Pix Plus
Image: Target

One of the best gifts for a sibling when a new baby arrives is a digital camera. Why? Because kids adore taking pictures. This child-friendly option from VTech includes all the tools your budding photographer needs to get started. Featuring a selfie mode, a video recorder and four built-in games, this camera will be a hit with your tot. Better yet, baby will make the perfect model!

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A doll carrier

Ergo Baby Doll Carrier
Image: Ergobaby

Here’s another one of the best new sibling gifts that we’ve seen: An Ergo Baby doll carrier. Your little ones want to be just like their parents. So while you have baby strapped in, let them carry their favorite toy. This beloved brand doesn't skimp on quality; the kids’ version is made from 100 percent cotton and has adjustable padded straps. Did somebody say mini-me?

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A baby doll

Manhattan Toy Baby Stella Doll
Image: Kohl's

Keep your little one entertained with their own baby while you’re busy introducing your newborn to the world. This plush doll is the perfect new sibling gift for a toddler, but you can also opt for a more advanced doll, depending on your kid’s age.

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A little red wagon

Radio Flyer, My 1st Toy Wagon
Image: Walmart

Let’s face it: A new baby comes with a whole lot of extra stuff to lug around. Since we’re sure your hands will be full enough already, why not give your older child the opportunity to carry their own stuff with this handy red wagon? They’ll love carting everything they need with them during excursions with the new baby. Trust us, if you’re looking for practical new sibling gift ideas, then this is the one.

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A kangaroo stuffed animal

Large Jellycat Kara Kangaroo Stuffed Animal
Image: Amazon
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Amazon|$47.50

Here’s a cute (and quirky) new sibling gift idea: a kangaroo stuffed animal that comes with a baby joey! This way, your tot can play parent and baby and join in on the excitement.

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A book club subscription

Little Feminist Book Club
Image: Little Feminist

This book subscription from Little Feminist is a favorite among The Bump editors. Each month, your child will receive age-appropriate books focused on diversity and inclusion, encouraging them to expand their worldview and fostering empathy. And if your child is learning to read, they could even narrate stories to baby—talk about a cute bonding moment!

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A mini “diaper” bag

Zoo Little Kid Backpack
Image: Skip Hop

When you head out to the park or around town for errands, you can put all of baby’s necessities in your diaper bag, and your tot can load up their favorite must-haves in theirs! We’re loving this super-cute backpack that comes in multiple animal designs.

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A dress-up cape

Great Pretenders Dragon Toddler Cape
Image: Maisonette

Looking for a gift for an older sibling for when baby is born? Check out this too-cute—not to mention luxurious—dragon cape by the Great Pretenders. This little number will spark your toddler’s imagination and keep them occupied when you have your hands full with baby.

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A big sister bracelet

Big Sister Bracelet
Image: EplusMeBabyCo | Etsy
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Etsy|$13.99

Celebrate your kiddo’s new sibling status with this adorable bracelet! We love the daisy design and how it can be personalized by choosing a bead color. Just keep in mind that this gift for siblings should only be worn by big kids; jewelry isn’t safe for infants and tots to wear.

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A building blocks set

LEGO DUPLO Classic Brick Box Building Set
Image: Amazon

Keep your kiddo’s hands busy while you’re rocking baby or enjoying a moment to yourself, thanks to this sibling gift idea. Full of moving wheels, characters and bricks in all shapes and sizes, the colorful Duplo playset will allow your tot’s imagination to run wild as they invent their own little world. Not to mention, they’re sure to become a more independent player.

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A big sibling shirt

Graphic Tee
Image: Finn & Emma
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Finn & Emma|$22

Fill your firstborn with a sense of pride by giving them a special outfit as a new sibling gift, which they can wear to the hospital when baby arrives. We love this pick from Finn + Emma—just imagine the cute photo possibilities!

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A creative gift box

Craft Kit for New Big Sibling
Image: CraftandBoogie | Etsy

Not sure what to give the older-sibling-to-be in your life? You can’t go wrong with this fun, art-inspired gift box. Each comes with a big sibling pin, a customizable apron, a colorful dream catcher and a picture book that celebrates their new role in the family. The sweetest part has to be the welcome banner, which your little love can decorate and display when baby arrives home.

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A dollhouse

KidKraft Chelsea Doll Cottage Wooden Dollhouse
Image: Amazon
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Amazon|$72.94

If you’re looking for a showstopper gift for new big siblings, consider a classic dollhouse. It’s a great way to encourage creative play. This wooden high-rise option comes fully furnished and has three play figures. So while you’re busy with baby, your older child will be busy expanding their imagination. And once baby is big enough, they can play house together—it’s a gift that keeps on giving!

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A play stroller

ADORA Baby Doll Stroller Zig Zag Umbrella Stroller
Image: Amazon
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Amazon|$39.99

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right? Keep that in mind when shopping for new sibling gifts. When you’re pushing baby around in a stroller, your tot is going to want to mimic your every move. Giving them a pint-size buggy of their own (and a doll or stuffed animal to take care of) will make your child feel in charge and responsible. This one has a gender-neutral color palette and a chic zigzag design.

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A baking kit

Face-Bake DIY Cookie Kit
Image: Baketivity
Buying Options
Baketivity|$44.99

This sibling gift idea is perfect for kids who love getting crafty in the kitchen. Each DIY baking kit comes with ingredients, a mini cookbook and other materials to help your child create tasty treats. Best of all, these custom cookies can be decorated with personalized pictures and text, so why not have your little one add a photo of your growing family to their baked goods?

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A matching pajama set

Two-Piece Pajama Set
Image: Little Sleepies
Buying Options
Little Sleepies|$34

This gift for new siblings is sure to keep your kiddo cozy. The two-piece pajama set features a cute milk and cookies print and is made from dreamy, soft bamboo-viscose fabric. The best part: It’s part of Little Sleepies’ sibling matching collection, so it comes in newborn and infant sizes as well.

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Big and little toys

Cuddle & Kind Avery The Lamb
Image: The Natural Baby Co.

While we love sibling gifts from the new baby, we’re also big fans of sibling gifts your firstborn can give to baby. Present your child with the big stuffed animal before baby is born, then let them bestow the mini version on their little brother or sister once they arrive. They’ll bond over their matching toys, and your older child will learn that sharing is caring. Bonus: This is a gift that gives back. For every doll purchased, CUDDLE + KIND will donate 10 meals to children in need.

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A toy coffee machine

HAPE My Coffee Machine
Image: Target

Sweeten your morning routine by gifting your tot this wooden coffee machine. This new sibling gift will allow them to mimic the first steps of your day and is sure to make them feel all the more grown up.

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A mini cleaning set

Dust! Sweep! Mop!
Image: Melissa & Doug

Does your child love helping out around the house? Then this gift for siblings is sure to be a hit. The set includes everything they’ll need for engaging pretend play, such as a broom, a mop, a duster, a dustpan, a brush and a storage stand. Your mini-me can dust alongside you, or maybe even independently clean up one of baby’s messes with their pint-sized broom—how sweet!

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A comfy armchair

Anywhere Chair
Image: Pottery Barn Kids

With this new sibling gift, your child will have a spot in the house to call their own. The monogrammed chair would look adorable in your kiddo’s bedroom, playspace or even your living room. Here, they can curl up with a favorite book or to watch TV snuggled under a blanket. Choose from three different sizes and several classic colors.

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A kitchen set

Step2 Best Chefs Kitchen Set for Kids
Image: Amazon
Buying Options
Amazon|$89.99

If the new sibling-to-be in your life is a mini chef in the making, you can’t go wrong with this kitchen set for kids. The play structure includes plenty of realistic details to keep your kiddo engaged, like working fridge doors, an open kitchen window and a make-believe stove. Plus, it comes with 25 toy kitchen accessories. Your child will love whipping up new, inventive recipes for you to try!

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A fizzy bath toy

Erupting Dinosaur Bath Volcano
Image: Uncommon Goods
Buying Options
Uncommon Goods|$30

Make bathtime something to look forward to with this fun, fizzy treat. Your little one is sure to light up as they see the mini volcano “erupt” when placed in water—then, they can even use it as a bath toy. How cool!

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A sentimental picture frame

Me & My Sister-Sentiment Frame
Image: Zulily

If your child is proud to be an older sibling, this sentimental picture frame is bound to earn a special spot in their room. As your kiddos grow up together, they can update it with new photos.

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A personalized backpack

Mackenzie Navy Dino Bones Glow-in-the-Dark Backpacks
Image: Pottery Barn Kids

Your little one is sure to have heart eyes for this glow-in-the-dark backpack. While you’re busy toting baby’s essentials, you can inspire independence in your older child by having them carry their own belongings in this sweet bag. Choose from several patterns and sizes for a custom gift your kiddo won’t want to put down! You can even add initials or a monogram for added personalization.

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A cozy play tent

Starry Night Air Fort
Image: Uncommon Goods
Buying Options
Uncommon Goods|$60

You’ve heard of play tents before, but what about an air fort? This starry design will allow your little one to create a cozy retreat when they need a bit of time for themselves. After all, things can get hectic with a new baby at home!

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An audio player

Toniebox Playtime Puppy Starter Set
Image: tonies

Last but not least is this best-selling audio player for tots and big kids. With it, your little one can listen to an array of stories as told by their favorite book, movie and TV characters. This present will help your child wind down independently and maybe even teach them to self-soothe while you have your hands full with baby; it’s a win-win in our books!

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How We Chose the Best Gifts for Siblings from Baby

Gifting for milestone moments isn’t always a breeze. That’s why we browsed an array of products from leading brands and online retailers to help you pick out the perfect present for the older-sibling-to-be in your life. When deciding what to include in our gifting guide, we focused on options that would help older siblings feel more responsible, independent and comfortable once baby arrives. We also opted for presents that are sentimental and some that are just plain fun. To understand how real kiddos have enjoyed these toys, gadgets and other gifts, we read user reviews and didn’t consider anything with less than a four-star rating.
Interested in learning more about our editorial process? Read about how our team develops and reviews all articles here.

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