The season of gifting is upon us and we, like many other small and independent businesses have been eagerly packing up all your purchases. The good news is there is still time to order in time for Christmas!
We know that there is so much vying for your attention at this time of year, and times are difficult for many of us. So when you do spend your hard-earned cash out on your nearest and dearest this year, you want to feel like its money well spent. As a micro business we may be small but we are mighty good at caring. As mums ourselves we have carefully and thoughtfully curated our store to bring you products that not only look good but are good. We care where and who makes what we sell. And the products that we make ourselves along with our team of makers are made with love, care and attention that we know you and your little ones expect and deserve. We have put together a couple of gift guides for you to browse, highlighting our top 5 picks for your Baby or Toddler to enjoy this Christmas.
BABY GIFT GUIDE
This year our best seller Rainbow teether has been joined by two joyful friends. Our new Pastel and Autumn rainbow teething toys are proving just as big of a hit with our customers.
Why buy? The same winning formula as our original, these teethers are eye-catching, super practical, easy to clean and can be popped in the freezer to aid with sore little gums. That's four great reasons right there!
Our tried and tested super soft Muslin Swaddle Blankets are a year round good idea! You won't find anything softer than the mix of 70% bamboo and 30% GOTS certified cotton and these swaddles are multi-functional and they come in 7 delightful colours.
Why Buy? Well, you can use these blankets for swaddling, as a comforter, a breastfeeding cover, a burp cloth or a lightweight summer blanket. It's also a great size for a tummy time playmat. They are also useful for those older siblings needing a superhero cape or a roof for a den...Need we go on?
Over the summer months we did some revamping on our popular Pacifier clip. We are pretty chuffed with how they turned out! We think that these new and improved versions are even more aesthetically pleasing and using the same fabric as our Muslin swaddles we know they are going to be super soft and easy to wear too.
Why Buy? We have all experienced the pain of losing a pacifier mid-shop or mid-snooze! These great new clips safely and attractively (ok, maybe that doesn't matter, but also... it does!) attach to your child's clothing so you don't have to worry. They come in four great colours to go with any outfit and they are a perfect little stocking filler.
Brand New and hot-off-the-press (quite literally) our Baby Milestone Cards couldn't be a more perfect gift. 20 beautifully Illustrated cards acknowledging and celebrating all those wonderful "firsts" presented in a sweet little presentation box - you won't even have to do any wrapping!
Why Buy? Exclusive to us, one-of-a-kind, unique illustrations, you won't find these lovely cards anywhere on the "actual" high street so consider yourself a superior gift-giver with this one!
The ultimate in winter knitwear must-haves, our new to store Rainbow Knitted Hat is the sweetest thing you'll put on your baby this season. Perfect for a Boy or Girl, it's cute, warm and super soft.
Why Buy? Quite frankly, why wouldn't you?! But if you need more of a nudge, this hat from guest brand Pebble Child is made from the softest, New Zealand Merino wool and hand knitted by their partners in Nepal. Pebble child are a world Fair Trade organization, their products are helping to empower women around the globe with fair employment and a safe and nurturing environment.
TODDLER GIFT GUIDE
What could be cuter than eating your smooshed up Turkey dinner out of a Blossom and Bear CUB silicone suction bowl and cutlery set? That's right, nothing. Still stocked in 7 delicious colours these little bowl sets bring fun to the table every mealtime.
Why Buy? Aside from the fact that we think teddy ears on anything make it better...these bowls are SUPER practical thanks to the very good suction base. Let's be real, we know some of it's going to end up on the floor but your toddler won't be able to tip this bowl over and that is worth your while. It can go in the dishwasher and we think the wood and silicone combo spoons are a fetching addition to the set.
A joyful play toy all year round, but particularly fitting for this time of year, our Silicone Star Shaped Stacking Cups are a great version of the traditional stacker. Great for little hands developing motor skills and hand eye coordination, we've also always loved how this little stacker looks sitting on a shelf, it's a perfect nursery accessory.
Why Buy? Being made from BPA free silicone there are no nasties here, just a soft yet hard-wearing tactile material that can be easily washed (you can even load it into the dishwasher for a deep clean) so none of that baby sick or dribble needs to hang around longer than necessary.
Guest brand The Little Coach House make learning a lot of fun. Their Number Counting Tray functions as both a practical learning resource but won't look amiss as part of your home decor. This beautifully hand crafted toy is made from solid beech wood.
Why Buy? This product is made by a family run business, created by an early years educator and mother, sustainably and locally in the New Forest, U.K. There has never been a more important time to support small businesses and especially artisans.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited, imagination encircles the world." Albert Einstein
Imaginative play is a huge part of childhood learning and we can't think of a better way to encourage it than with a toy tea party. Our Silicone Tea Set with teapot, cups, saucers, sugar pot and spoon is just the ticket.
Why Buy? We know how much little ones enjoy water play and being made of silicone our Tea Sets can be filled with water to allow endless cups of "tea" pouring. They are also easily cleaned if it ends up being a garden party!