Be it for a New baby, Christenings, birthdays, Christmas… there is always another occasion around the corner when you will be buying presents for children of different ages.
It can be a little overwhelming – very few have the time to trawl the internet for hours trying to find something stylish and unique. It is often easy to give in and just get something loud and tacky from Amazon Prime. We’ve all done that!
However, you might want to buy something a bit special that isn’t widely available everywhere else.
Hooray, that’s where we can help! We don’ stock heaps and heaps of stuff – instead we have a small, handpicked selection of high quality products. We carefully curate each and every one of them and we only stock Nordic Brand and that we really love for their craftsmanship, attention to detail, playfulness and great design.
To inspire you, we’ll start off with a series of ‘gift buying made easy’ posts. In this first edition, we are looking at present ideas for newborns. Over the following weeks we will cover ideas for toddlers and pre-schoolers too.
Buying for a newborn is something that most people enjoy but it can be hard to know what to get as everybody else is buying presents for the baby and the new parents too. Here are a few ideas to inspire you.
Not ‘just’ another babygro
You can never go wrong with buying clothes for a newborn. While babies actually don’t need a lot of clothes at first,they grow fast! So if the parents have already stocked the wardrobe to the roof with newborn clothes then buy a couple of sizes up, they will eventually grow into them. When you are a new parent it is better to know there are some nice things waiting in the drawer, than receiving clothes that never gets used because baby grows out of it too quickly.
Buy nice quality and you know it will last and look nice for longer and can be passed on to younger siblings or friends’ children too. If you want to add an extra touch, team with a lovely bonnet or a baby toy – et voila, you have the perfect gift for baby.
Organic Cotton Stripy Babygro
Settling a baby for their nap or at bedtime can be a little easier if there is a nice tune or lullaby in the background. This beautiful peacock mobile plays ‘Lullaby’ when the cord is pulled. It also looks sweet in any nursery, is gender neutral and made from 100% organic cotton. It makes a wonderful gift, comes beautifully packaged and can be enjoyed for years to come.
At first, newborn babies are only able able to distinguish black and white colours. But soon they will also will be able to use their hands to grab hold of toys and explore their sense of touch. Tactile and visually appealing toys are ideal presents at this age. These fabric books have a botanical /animal theme and have crinkly paper inside. They have a monochrome print interspersed with subtle dusty green, grey and blush and they are reversible with print on both sides. They come in two different designs and can be used on the inside of the pram or cot to keep baby entertained on the go. They also work as a bumper to protect the little one’s head.
Sensory Fabric Book
This little activity ball makes a great first toy for baby. It has a rattle bell inside and little loops than can be used to attach other toys or biting rings to make it more tactile. It is made from organic cotton AND it is machine washable. Win!
Babies use their hands and their mouths to explore new textures and shapes. Your newborn baby will soon be able to grab on to small toys and within a few weeks will try to have a little nibble on whatever they get their hands on. From age 4 months they might also start teething and will really want to chew on EVERYTHING, to relieve sore and itchy gums. Plastic teethers often contain a lot of chemicals and really should be avoided unless they are absolutely free from any nasties. Wooden teethers is a great alternative as they are made from pure, organic maplewood from FSC-certified suppliers and is absolutely free of any chemicals. Elegant and durable they are designed especially to relieve a teething baby’s aching gums.
Wooden Teether Rattle-Ring
I hope this has given you a little inspiration for next time you stand faced with the need to buy a new-born present. The series will continue soon with more inspiration and ideas.
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