Baby gift guide

I used to be totally clueless when it came to shopping for babies but for obvious reasons, I have a much better idea now. I cringe when I recall some of my inappropriate baby gift choices, like that pretty little summer frock in size 0000 that I bought for my friend's winter baby that I'm sure she never got to wear. And that cute little onesie with the word "mother sucker" printed on it (though it was really funny at that time !). If you're like the old me, or if you're just running out of gift ideas for baby showers, this guide is for you...

Baby gift guide
1. Puffin Children's classics - It was love at first sight; as soon as I saw this gorgeous box set at my local bookstore, I took it off the shelf without hesitation and headed to the cashier. In fact, you may recall that this was the first 'baby item' I bought after I found out I was pregnant. I believe that the gift of reading is the best present anyone can give.

2. Donkey Products aeroplane kids spoon - A beautifully crafted wooden aeroplane atop a steel spoon to make playtime fun for the fussiest of eaters. Alexander loves it when I make plane noises while flying this spoon into his mouth.

3. Aden and Anais serenity star - A friend gave this to me at my baby shower and I've used it since the first day I bought Little A home. It is a handy sound machine, clock, room temperature indicator, night light and feeding diary all in one delightful little star that looks great in the nursery.

4. Raw Space felt cloud mobile - Babies spend a good amount of time lying on their backs so it's nice to give them something lovely to stare at. This cute and quirky mobile is handmade in Nepal and its multi-coloured raindrops are sure to delight the little ones.

5. MiniJumbuk Baa Baa blanket - Every baby needs at least one warm blanket for the cool winter months. This one by trusted Australian brand MiniJumbuk is made from luxuriously soft pure wool, making it suitable for the most sensitive baby skin.

6. Carter plush fox security blanket - I told you about Alexander's special friend Elly in this post and it really is the sweetest thing when a baby develops an attachment to a particular toy. Not only does it provide comfort, it also is lovely to give baby something to cuddle up with.

7. Vulli Sophie the Giraffe teething toy - Pretty much every baby I've met has one of these and for very good reason. It is made with 100% natural rubber and painted with natural food paint and has lots of nobbly bits so baby can gnaw contentedly away! Alexander loves to give Sophie a hearty chew and a big squeeze and giggles whenever Sophie squeaks,

8. The Aromatherapy Co. baby therapy set - It's important to give delicate baby skin the best care right from the start, so I was thrilled to receive this baby therapy set for Alexander to trial and review. The pack includes a tube of botty balm for preventing or treating nappy rash, a 100% organic soap bar and a wonderfully soft bamboo cloth to gently wash baby's skin during bath time.

25 Responses to Baby gift guide

Anouk said...

So many cute gift ideas! This is the perfect inspiration since I am looking for a gift for a friend who recently welcomed a little son.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I'm off to look up that Serenity Star.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I think any of these choices would be sure to be a hit!

Rowena @ rolala loves

lisacng @ expandng.com said...

What beautiful gifts!

Rose said...

Usually we just get those ready-wrapped baby hampers which I believe ended up not using all the stuff and give away. Because I did that. ;)

You have a lovely idea. I like that baby therapy set. Even babies need pampering. ^^

Christine Uy said...

Fantastic gift ideas for babies! They're so adorable, and more importantly.. they're very useful too :)

Take care always, love Christine ~ xx
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azurachan said...

What a lovely stuff! Thanks for sharing the guide. I like no. 4 & 5, they are so cute. I like giving what they can wear, like onesies, booties... etc. ��

burntfeather said...

ahh I'm the old Trishie in terms of clueless-ness :P I think they'd all make really amazing gifts, I especially like the sound of the star - super cute but super practicial :)

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Great guide Trishie! I am still in the clueless stage so this is very useful!

kidgranny said...

Thank you for these wonderful gift ideas! I will keep this list in mind for my next baby shower gift for friends!

Beauty Box said...

What a lovely gift guide - useful for those who also have babies ;) I love the clock and I feel like trying the aromatherapy co. stuff for myself! lol!

Beauty Box said...

oops not the botty balm though!! I checked out their website and their products look so enticing...

Ananka said...

Good ideas. My friend has just had a baby and I'm never sure what to get the little one! :-)

Blue Eyed Night Owl said...

I most certainly do recall! Who could forget such pretty books?!

And this is such a nice gift guide. Very original and very pretty:)

Tina Bradley said...

Lovely gift ideas! Carter's has been around for years and has such quality products. We are headed to our first grandchild's baby shower this weekend (he's due to arrive in December). :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Enara Girl said...

I love your baby gift guide, there are so cute things. I have started following you in Polyvore also. xoxo

Tassell, Tea pot, and life down under said...

Those are great gift ideas Trishie. Never an embarrassing moment for the giver, as they are practical as well as useful.

Enjoy your week

trishie said...

@beautybox, you crack me up lady!!!

trishie said...

@Tina have fun at the baby shower!!! I'm so excited for you

trishie said...

@Enara girl, thank you! That's a very nice thing to do

oomph. said...

haha...love that mother sucker! i would have loved that!! yeah...i go practical when giving gifts. it's the stuff parents will actually use and appreciate.

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Shirley Tay said...

Great round-up of baby gifts, Trishie!

Kati said...

Thanks for this list - that giraffe is so cute!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Kelsea Echo said...

Yes! This is awesome. I am attending a baby shower next month, so I've been racking my brain trying to think up a good gift. :)

rooth said...

Aww, the books are such a great idea!