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Sunday 22 May 2016

Gifts for Newborns

So many of my nearest and dearest are currently expecting or have just had babies and I absolutely LOVE choosing gifts for their new little bundles. Everything is just so tiny and beautiful and makes me feel very nostalgic to when Sophie was teeny and brand new. I don’t think anyone needs much help in what to pick for a gift for a newborn as it is so much fun, but I thought I’d share some of my favourite pieces I have given and that I’m saving for future arrivals. 

I adore the Peter Rabbit collection which was launched earlier this Spring at Mothercare to celebrate 150 years of Beatrix Potter. Particular favourites are this Peter Rabbit neural unisex all in one (£10) , a cute romper with collar and buttons  (£12) to make any little boy look adorably smart this Summer and a this baby girls body suit (£8) with peter pan collar and puff sleeves - even the popper has a little rabbit detail. 

aden + anais are well know for their super soft painted muslins, but did you know they also offer a range of clothing in the cotton muslin material? Beautiful soft body suits (£17) and sleep suits will keep the littlest ones delicate skin super comfy. I simply adore this Night Sky Starburst Smock Top (£12) with open back detail and Night Sky Blue Ruffle Bloomer (£11). I only wish they did bigger sizes!

 I adore giraffes and Sophie has quite a few in her menagerie of soft toys. JoJo Maman Bebe have an adorable Sophie la Girafe Collection for tiny baby to 6-12 months and this sleep suit (£18) is such a lovely gift - especially teamed with an original Sophie la Girafe toy (£14)!

Mega Muslins are super useful for all sorts of baby situations - burp cloths, providing shade, a play mat, the list goes on. I love this grey elephant print version from JoJo Maman Bebe (£10) and the 'scrunch' to keep it rolled together in your baby bag is genius....

Having had my own little bundle, buying items I have loved to new parents makes me confident they will be really well received. Sophie has received so many compliments on her Toastie Pig bobble hat  (£35) and she has actually been really happy wearing it - no wonder made of superfine alpaca! I can’t wait to give this newborn size to a new family member in the autumn! 

 We have loved our Baby Bjorn Carrier from when Sophie was tiny and still use it all the time, especially now to carry her on our back. I am ‘everything in grey’ obsessed, so I was delighted when Baby Bjorn released their Water Colour Collection. This beautiful colour combination has now sold, out, but there are others greys to choose from.  Baby Bjorn Carrier One £124.99

 Baby blankets are such a special present. My mum and sister knitted one for my when my bundle first arrived which I will treasure for ever. But if you are less including to get the knitting needles out, then I love this super soft 100% cotton Knitted Patchwork Baby Blanket (£34) from The White Company is just beautiful with a patchwork design of different stitch patterns. Just ad a gift box to make this a real treat to open. 

 Do share with me any other gorgeous newborn gift selections you’ve made - I’ve got a few to be purchasing in the next few months!


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