Gifts for Newborn Boys

When a baby boy is welcomed into the family or a friend’s family, it is always joyful news. The birth of a baby is often celebrated before or shortly after the birth with a baby shower.

For a celebration, we need a gift to welcome the little boy into our world. Various nappy based baby gifts and other baby accessories provide the perfect place to start. Here you will find various inspirations as well as easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

Crafting baby gifts for boys

If you're experienced in crafts, you're bound to have some of the materials needed for our DIY gifts at home already. To make the basic diaper cake you will need:

  • Nappies
  • Coloured ribbons
  • Coloured clay paper
  • Elastics
  • Pins
  • Glue and scissors

With a little creativity, you can use these materials to create a unique homemade gift that is perfect to celebrate the birth of a little boy. This gift can be filled with all sorts of goodies for the new parents. In addition to a nice stock of nappies here are some of the items you can decorate your cake with:

  • Cute blue baby bodysuits
  • Blue and grey bibs
  • Boys’ baby socks and shoes
  • Blue and white flannel cloths
  • A soft handkerchief or a stuffed animal
  • Pacifiers, bottles, and spoons
  • Care products for both mother and child

You can be as creative as you like with the little gifts and decorations. Blue tones, softer grey tones, and white make the gift boyish and cute at the same time. A thoughtful choice of high-quality organic cotton baby clothes will add a level of quality to the gift.

Another thing to consider when buying baby clothes is the sizing. It’s best not to buy the smallest size as the parents may already have enough to start with and it would be a shame to pull the cake apart straight away after all that work. Babies grow fast and it won’t be long before the parents will really appreciate some new larger clothes that fit!

Babies clothing sizes are measured in centimetres and correspond to the body size.

The following table will help you find the right size:

Clothing size Age in months
50 0 – 1
56 0 – 1
62 2 – 3
68 3 – 6
74 6 – 9
80 9 – 12
86 12 – 18
92 18 – 24
Clothing size 50 56 62 68 74 80 86 92
Age in months 0 – 1 0 – 1 2 – 3 3 – 6 6 – 9 9 – 12 12 – 18 18 – 24

As soon as you have all the items for your baby gift, you can start crafting. Our craft instructions provide you with different ideas and lots of inspiration. You can, of course, be as creative as you like and adapt the instructions to suit your ideas.

Have fun crafting!

Diaper cake for a boy

Diaper cake for a boy

A nappy cake is impressive to look at and full of useful items. The three-tier diaper cake gives you plenty of room to store about 70 nappies and many other useful newborn gifts.

Various blue and grey ribbons and bows as well as colour-coordinated boys' baby bodysuits, rompers, hats, or a pair of socks make great decorations. Add a stuffed animal, a bottle, or a pacifier to give the nappy cake the finishing touch.

Owl diaper cake owl in shades of blue.

Homemade owl diaper cake for boys

This cute owl diaper cake is a great baby gift for a boy - with its big eyes and chubby belly, this cute will charm any young mom.

The owl diaper cake is also very practical. With a baby bodysuit, a blue flannel cloth, some socks, and a potty, the owl is made with all kinds of useful baby items for a little boy.

Owl diaper cake in shades of blue.
Create a bear diaper cake for a boy.

Bear diaper cake for a boy

You can’t go wrong with a bear diaper cake - after all, the bear is the king of ‘cuddliness’.

A big belly, a round head, two arms and two feet made of rolled nappies – and you can decorate it with all kinds of useful things for a little boy.

In our step-by-step craft tutorial, we'll show you how to make and personalise this cute gift for new parents.

Finished boys’ homemade diaper cake in shades of blue.

Instructions for a boys’ motorcycle diaper cake

A particularly unusual gift for the birth of a boy is the cool motorcycle diaper cake.

Some nappies, a flannel cloth, and a pair of socks can transform into a unique bike diaper cake in just a few steps. Don’t forget to add a rider – buying a cuddly teddy is a must.

For the base, a sturdy piece of cardboard or a gift box that you can fill with baby gifts for boys would be suitable. Or you can make a piece of road from grey and white cardboard. Follow our step-by-step instructions and you can make this cool baby gift yourself in no time.

Finished boys’ homemade diaper cake in shades of blue.
Make boys DIY diaper cake in pastel shades of blue yourself.

Boys’ pram nappy cake

A lot of gift for little effort – making a pram nappy cake is easy.

The pram is made of nappies stacked on top of each other, along with two flannel cloths and a bodysuit. Add some blue ribbons and you’ll have this gift made in no time. In addition, the pram’s surface offers additional space to store small items such as a pacifier or a pacifier chain.

Baby bodysuit bouquet in blue.

Boys’ baby bouquets

This bouquet made with baby bodysuits makes a great last-minute baby gift. In just a few minutes, you can turn bodysuits and other clothing into cute rose petals for your bouquet.

Different coloured bodysuits, bibs, hats, and flannel cloths work well for the blossoms. Choose clothing that is slightly larger so that the bouquet can be enjoyed for a few weeks until the baby grows into the items. In our craft tutorial, we show you how to make and design this simple baby boys’ gift.

Baby bodysuit bouquet in blue.
Everything you need to make gifts for new born boys: