With now under 2 weeks until baby’s first Christmas, it suddenly feels like the heat is on to get the last of the presents ordered and wrapped. I don’t know what’s happened here… I’ve either been so busy parenting around or someone has stolen some days from December.
This year has certainly been an eventful one. Another gorgeous baby means another first Christmas. I’ve been asked a lot, “what would Alba like for Christmas?” But baby’s can be a bit tricky to buy for in that first year. Most of the essential items were ticked off the list a while ago and by now, we are already slowly drowning in a sea of stuff. It’s definitely now more about WANT over NEED.
So why let friends and relatives take a risky aim when you can gently coax them in the right direction. I’ve pulled together for you this handy little guide of design considered pressies for baby’s first Christmas. Oh, and as always, ‘Noa’s Pick’ for a toddler’s eye view. Go for subtlety and casually leave this page open on your laptop next time they’re around, or be bold and just inbox it right over. Cos, no matter how good you are at charades, you know you can’t pull off that ‘It’s just what I always wanted’ face on the day.
Baby’s First Christmas
Penguin Baby Grow – Buy from From Babies With Love, £21.90
This gorgeous organic baby grow is from a company with a difference, with every penny of profit from their unique and ethically sourced designs going to orphaned and abandoned children around the world. The penguin character is designed from a collage of vintage post material and resembles the love sent from your baby to another somewhere in the world.
Polar Bear Knut Cushion by OYOY – Buy from Lullabuy, £34.50
This 100% cotton Polar Bear cushion is the playful creation of Danish interior design company OYOY. Hand stitched and super soft with a neon yellow tail – befitting for any on-trend polar bear.
Initial Print – Buy from The Jam Tart, £35.00
Add a splash of colour to the nursery with this modern graphic initial print. Each perfectly executed design is printed onto heavyweight matt paper. What’s more, you can customise your print by choosing from 2 alphabet designs and 4 colourways.
Mozarkugel Music Box ‘Golden Oak’ – Buy from Toyella, £64.99
An heirloom keepsake for baby, this limited edition version of the beech and dark oak Mozart Music Box is gold lacquered. Manufactured by Siebensachen, Germany in a village on the edge of the Black Forest, the chime is mounted inside oak that has been fashioned into a perfect sphere.
New Baby Book Club – Buy from Small Print, from £65.00
Create baby’s perfect bookshelf with the gift that keeps on giving. A special book delivered to your door each month for your little one, carefully chosen by award-winning Small Print Books. With their passion for captivating story-telling, illustration and design, you can be sure that you’ll love them too.
Triangle Clutching Toy by Plan Toys – Buy from Kidly, £13.00
Perfect for enhancing those fine motor skills, this eye-catching toy comes with a detachable two-tone ball that can be used as a rattle.
Circle Teether by Uki.be – Buy from Cissy Wears, £10.99
Soothe those sore gums with this innovative teether, designed by a Mum of 2. The simple and stylish design is smooth on one side and textured on the reverse to gently massage baby’s gums. Choose a circle or square and then pick your colour.
Wooden Snowy Mountain Garland – Buy from Nellie Bruno Design, £26.00
A stunning decoration for baby’s room, this garland is handmade in Nellie’s home studio in London. The pieces are cut from natural birch plywood and then carefully sanded and painted before being strung onto smooth grey cotton cord.
Noa’s Pick: Pablo Penguin by Charlie Bears – Buy from Corfe Bears, £25.00
This is who Noa has chosen for her baby sister this Christmas. It helps that her Aunty and Uncle own a teddy bear shop. A limited edition of 1000, Pablo Penguin is from the 2016 Charlie Bears Baby Boutique Collection. Baby-safe and fully jointed, how could you not love this little fella? Quote DESIGNMUM when ordering from Corfe Bears for 10% discount on Pablo until the end of December.
Wishing you all the lovliest of Christmases xxx