Baby’s First Library Gift Basket

(3 customer reviews)

Need a special gift for a new baby? We’ve got you covered with this cute and clever gift for newborn parents and their special little one.

Our Baby’s First Library Gift Basket is a selection of the very best first books for a newborn baby, beautifully presented in one of our signature gift baskets. It’s the perfect gift for a baby girl, a baby boy or for when you’re not sure yet. It also makes a fantastic baby shower gift.

This collection of magical books is perfect for creating those special moments between mum or dad and their little one. Carefully chosen to delight parents and small humans up to the age of four, each book is a joy to read aloud and sure to create treasured childhood memories which will last a lifetime.

What’s included?

Your Baby’s First Library Gift Basket includes:

  • 7 books for babies chosen to encourage a love of stories and reading;
  • Mem Fox’s Reading Magic; 
  • a soft toy for little hands to hold at story time;
  • a beautiful, sturdy gift basket;
  • a hand-written card;


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Need to add something to your gift basket?

If you're buying a gift for twins, you may like to add another of our cute soft toys to your gift basket so the babies have one each.
Or, if you’re buying a gift for a new baby, why not add a small gift for an older sibling to make the new big brother or sister feel special?
Any one of these super-cute soft toys can be added to any of our gift baskets to make your gift extra-special and perfectly unique.


We received your Baby’s First Library Gift Basket when our daughter was born and it was my favourite gift. It was so beautifully presented and the books themselves are just gorgeous. A great idea for a gift!
Sarah, mum to Connie

Your gift baskets are now my go-to gift when someone has a baby. The books in the Baby’s First Library Gift Basket are the books my wife and I loved reading to our kids when they were small. Brings back all the memories. Great choices!

Reading is so important and such a joy and I’m all for starting to read aloud as early as possible. Your gift baskets are just beautiful and are always received with lots of wows! I’ve just ordered my fourth, this time for a new little one-year-old.

Our Baby's First Library Gift Basket is the perfect gift for babies and toddlers and for little ones up to the age of four.

It makes a wonderful new baby gift, baby shower gift or birthday gift for a beloved grandchild, niece or nephew or for a friend.

The books for babies in our Baby's First Library Gift Basket have been carefully chosen to enhance the development of young brains by providing a variety of listening experiences. They're the very best books for babies, with their emphasis on the rhyme and rhythmic language which babies and small children love so much. Rhythm and rhyme also make books fun to read aloud and are important for stimulating a love of language and and awareness of how language works.

Our Baby's First Library Gift Basket contains a selection of the best board books for babies which are designed for little ones to handle themselves. This is an important part of helping children develop a love of books and reading. (There's also one special book of poems which is not a board book).

Our signature gift basket is a cute and handy place to store baby's first library. It's designed to be kept close at hand to allow easy access to the books for little ones and to encourage impromptu read-aloud sessions.

Our Baby's First Library Gift Basket contains the following books for babies and young children:

  • Where is the Green Sheep? a rhyming quest for the missing green sheep hilariously illustrated by Judy Horacek;
  • When We Were Very Young: a classic collection of poems for little ones from the author of Winnie-the-Pooh;
  • Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy: a funny, rhyming story about Hairy Maclary and his dog friends;
  • Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes: a poem of love to babies around the world written in gentle, rhyming verse;
  • Guess How Much I Love You: Little Nutbrown Hare settles down for the night as his father tells him how much he loves him;
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar: a counting book about a caterpillar who eats a lot before turning into a beautiful butterfly;
  • The Tale of Peter Rabbit: the classic story of a mischievous rabbit who disobeys his mother;
  • Reading Magic by Mem Fox: a fascinating book for parents about the joys and importance of reading aloud to our little ones;

Please note that the book cover images shown here may differ to those in the basket depending on the print edition.

A Little Nutbrown Hare soft toy (he's from Guess How Much I Love You) is great for little hands to hold while listening to the story.

The beautiful, sturdy basket is designed to store the books so that they can be kept tidy and close at hand.


Our beautiful baskets are made especially for The Book Basket Company to our specifications and are sturdy enough to stand up to a bit of less-than-gentle handling from little ones. The cute liners are sewn for us here in Sydney by a lovely lady who operates her small business from home.

Basket: white-painted cane
Basket liner: 100% cotton
Little Nutbrown Hare rattle toy: polyester outer and filling

Care Guide

Your Baby’s First Library Gift Basket is designed to stand up to normal wear-and-tear and to handling by young children:

Basket: wipe gently with a damp cloth.
Liner: wash gently in cold water, if needed. Line dry. Do not tumble dry as the cotton will shrink.
Little Nutbrown Hare rattle toy: spot clean with a damp cloth to remove any marks. Can be hand-washed. Air dry.

Books: board books are designed to be handled by babies and small children and we encourage this as it’s an important part of how little ones get to know and love books. Yes, the books are likely to become a bit worn but we think that’s OK. We suggest being a bit careful with When We Were Very Young and The Tale of Peter Rabbit as these are not board books. You may like to keep them out of reach of the under-2s, to be shared as read-alouds with Mum or Dad.


Our gift baskets are shrink-wrapped to prevent the books moving around in transit. Each gift basket is protected by a layer of biodegradable, eco-friendly fill inside its shipping box:

Basket (empty): 23cm x 23cm x 14cm (height)
Basket (with books): 23cm x 23cm x 21cm (height)
Basket boxed for delivery: 30cm x 30cm x 30cm


We’re sure you and the little bookworm in your life will love your Baby’s First Library Gift Basket but if for any reason you don’t please don’t worry. You can return your gift basket, no questions asked, and we’ll give you a full refund, including postage.

3 reviews for Baby’s First Library Gift Basket

  1. Henri Duval

    Delivered this to a colleague who just had a baby. She was so thrilled. Loved the soft toy and the great selection of books. Something a bit special.

  2. Elise

    We received this beautiful gift for both our babies when they born. It was so nice to have a basket of age appropriate books on hand for bedtime and play time without having to go shopping and and put together a selection. Both babies loved to snuggle up and flip through a book before bed, definitely recommend!!

  3. Elise

    We received this beautiful gift for both our babies when they born. It was so nice to have a basket of age appropriate books on hand for bedtime and play time without having to go shopping and and put together a selection. Both babies loved to snuggle up and flip through a book before bed, definitely recommend!!

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