Skip Nav
Holiday For Kids
7 Things You Probably Forgot to Childproof When You Put Up Your Holiday Decorations
Kid Shopping
50 Colorful Gifts For the Ultimate Rainbow-Lover
touching stories
Mom's Complicated Relationship With Her Breasts: 1 Tried to Kill Her and 1 Keeps Her Baby Alive

Baby Gift Traditions Around the World

Baby Gifting Traditions From Around the World

If you thought picking the perfect baby gift was hard enough when a good friend gave birth, imagine trying to pick out a present for a royal baby! While William and Kate have asked that well-wishers consider making charitable donations instead of sending baby gifts, in some cultures, baby gifts are dictated by tradition. From specialized jewelry to cash donations, see what's considered a traditional gift in various regions of the world.

1 of 8

In which country are knit red baby shoes considered to be a lucky gift?

2 of 8

In which country is cash considered to be the gift of choice for newborns?

3 of 8

On which island is this mano de azabache — or charm in the shape of a fist — given to babies to ward off evil and bring good luck?

4 of 8

In which country are newborns adorned with silver bracelets to celebrate their arrival?

5 of 8

In which country can new parents expect to receive red envelopes, rather than a Hallmark Card?

6 of 8

In which part of the world do dads knit their baby's first alpaca-wool hat? It usually has ear flaps and a tie under the chin.

7 of 8

More than being born with a silver spoon in their mouths, babies born in which country receive precious metal gifts to ensure future wealth and luck?

8 of 8

In which country are newborns protected from the evil eye by an amulet called a "goz muncugu"?

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
Christmas Card Picture Ideas
Royal Baby First Picture
Princess Charlotte's Christening Pram
Anna Kendrick Disses Royal Baby on Seth Meyers
Princess Charlotte Name Special Meaning
Social Media Reactions to the Royal Baby's Name
Royal Baby Princess Charlotte Name Meaning and History

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds