30 Best Gifts for New Moms in 2021

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If anyone needs a bit of a treat it’s a new mom! The early days of motherhood are both magical and utterly exhausting, often at the same time. With emotional highs and lows and physical challenges to overcome (think sleepless nights, carrying the baby around, healing from labour and delivery) it’s only right that moms should get a few presents!

With that said, knowing what to buy can be difficult, whilst some moms are going to love practical, baby-related items that will make their life caring for their little one just a little bit easier, other moms may be in need of a bit of pampering and something that’s just for them. We’ve brought together 30 of the best gift ideas for new moms in 2021 to help point you in the right direction, with gifts from a range of categories so you can choose what will suit the mom you’re buying a gift for best.

30 Best Gifts for New Dads in 2021

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Amongst all the excitement about a new baby, dads are often forgotten, whilst mums get baby showers, pregnancy massages, antenatal classes and baby groups, similar initiation rituals are sadly lacking when it comes to dads. This is a shame because dads are now more involved in raising kids than ever before, and in fact, some families are made up of only dads, we think that the transition into parenthood is a big shift that deserves some kind of recognition and celebration.

Here we’ve collected some of the best gifts for new dads available in 2021 to give you an idea of something that you could give a dad amidst all the gifts for mum and baby. Some are practical gifts to help with baby care whilst others are more focused on dad, making him feel special and appreciated.

30 Gift Ideas for 17-Year-Old Boys in 2021

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At age 17, boys are still growing and changing physically but they’re about to start the last stage of adolescence and are getting ready to move into adulthood. Age 17 is a crossroads for boys; whilst they might be thinking about their future and goals, this may also be something that they are putting off.

Adult support continues to be important throughout this year even though 17-year-old boys seem incredibly independent! This growing independence also means 17-year-olds tend to spend more time alone or with peers, so it might be difficult to know what to buy him as a gift. We’ve put together this guide of the best gift ideas for 17-year-old boys to help you choose a gift that he will love, want, need and use.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 9-Year-Old Girls 2021

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At age nine, buying gifts for young girls gets a bit more challenging as they are a bit too old to be considered a child, but a bit too young to be a teenager. In order to make your gift-giving a little bit easier, I’ve rounded up 30 gifts my kids either own and love or are asking for in 2021.

In many ways 9-year-olds still need the support, comfort and structure that they had from their families as children but they are also becoming much more independent and able to carry out a wide range of activities without so much adult support. When you are buying a gift for a 9-year-old this new-found independence means that an even wider range of options are available as they are able to have a go at more complex tasks. This list has been put together to support you in choosing a gift for a 9-year-old girl with plenty of varied ideas.

30 Gift Ideas for 16-Year-Old Boys in 2021

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16-year-old boys are at a developmental stage where they can bring both an overwhelming sense of pride and a whole heap of stress and frustration to their friends and family. Whilst it’s not easy to deal with a teenager’s rudeness, laziness or grumpiness, these are often short-lived and developmental milestones! So, try to roll with it and focus on the joy that 16-year olds can bring too as they grow up, become their own person, hone in on their interests and accomplish all manner of things.

30 Gift Ideas for 16-Year-Old Girls in 2021

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16-year-olds are at a developmental stage where they can bring both an overwhelming sense of pride and a whole heap of stress and frustration to their friends and family. Whilst it’s not easy to deal with a teenager’s rudeness, laziness or grumpiness, these are often short-lived and developmental milestones! So, try to roll with it and focus on the joy that 16-year olds can bring too as they grow up, become their own person, hone in on their interests and accomplish all manner of things. 16-year-old girls may be more mature than boys of a similar age, and able to interact with and form friendship relationships with adults in their lives.

30 Gift Ideas for 17-Year-Old Girls in 2021

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At age 17 a girl is right on the precipice of adulthood and whilst many 17-year-old girls are excited about their future, others are actually pretty scared about entering the adult world and all that entails. This is an age where friends and family can be quiet, steadying influences whilst the world seems all in flux.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 11-Year-Old Girls 2021

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By age 11 girls are swiftly moving away from childhood and towards the tumultuous teenage years, and you may already be seeing that struggle for independence, so with their new desire for maturity it can be difficult to know what to buy for an 11-year-old girl.

This is an age where girls are beginning to want to be part of the adult world, and no longer want gifts which are obviously toys, though their playful side and desire for fun often remains. This all makes gift buying pretty tricky! So, we’ve put together a list of gifts that should appeal to both the playful side and the newfound maturity of 11-year-old girls.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 13-Year-Old Girls 2021

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Thirteen; the first official year of the dreaded teens! As a child turns 13, they begin a mental shift in their self-perception; no longer do they see themselves as a child but instead, they begin to adopt that “teenager” label. A 13-year-old girl is likely to feel much more independent during this time and will certainly want to have their opinion heard and exercise increasing amounts of control over their body, their environment and their need for privacy.

In some ways, this makes buying a gift easier as they express quite clear interests and you can purchase something that fits in with these. Many 13-year-old girls still desire affirmation from adults and care about what grown-ups think of them so choosing a gift that reflects a 13-year-old’s interests and abilities as well as opening up new skills is a great way of showing your approval. We’ve put together a list of 30 gifts that will appeal to 13-year-old girls so you can find that perfect gift for her.

Best Toys and Gift Ideas for 15-Year-Old Girls 2021

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The teenage years can be tricky, but between 15- and 18-years old teenagers are busy gaining the skills they need to become responsible adults so this is a crucial time and it’s important to continue to build strong relationships throughout these years. Most 15-year-old girls have developed a strong sense of independence and confidence in their own opinions and some may even have a bit of a rebellious nature, but this is all a part of growing up and usually nothing to worry about.

Understanding a teen’s development can help to build those strong relationships they need in order to mature and can also help you to select an appropriate gift for them! We’ve brought together a selection of gifts to help you choose a gift that will suit a 15-year-old girl.