Christmas gift guide for babies

Thursday, 14 November 2013

It's November, which means it's Christmas. That's my rule on this tiny slice of the interweb and I'm sticking to it ;)

Partly to indulge my inner-child and love of Christmas, and also in a bid to organise my ass, I'm planning a series of Christmas gift guides / wishlists for each member of my family.

As it will be his very first Christmas, I thought I'd start with the tiniest family member. Plus, he's too small to have any opinion on the matter, so this allows me to be entirely selfish and create my own wishlist for him.

I've always been interested in kids fashion and love shopping for the beanies. More so than shopping for myself... most of the time.

I like to buy unique, quality items that stand out from the crowd and last well. I've discovered some amazing brands recently which satisfy this criteria perfectly; mostly via one of my new favourite mummy bloggers, Jools at Dancing with dirty feet.

I'm really into bright quirky prints for bambeanie at the moment and these picks are perfect for injecting a bit of colour into his winter wardrobe.

clockwise from top left: Maxomorra cloud print tshirt (Nel a Ned) | Slugs & Snails fun guy boys tights | Ava and Luc Pip the Duck playsuit (Daisy Chain Baby) | Green Cotton star print trousers (Daisy Chain Baby)

I love the idea of tights for boys, so will definitely be picking up a few pairs of Slugs to keep my little man warm and cosy in the colder months.

At six months, there are only so many toys a baby needs. Bambeanie has plenty of colourful (noisy!) toys handed down from his big brother and sister to satisfy the plastic quota for one household. So I have my eye on some more aesthetically pleasing toys to put under the tree this year.

clockwise from top left: Kid O fox wobble (Nel a Ned) | Noah activity ark (Not on the highstreet) | Traditional alphabet blocks (Izzy's Attic) | Vilac Manon pull along toy (Nel a Ned)
My children still, at the grand old ages of five and seven, spend hours playing with building blocks, so I think the vintage style alphabet blocks will be a big hit. And how cute is that little fox...?

This is cheating a bit, as I've already placed my order and it's not strictly a Christmas gift; but I couldn't not include it. We will shortly (as soon as the delivery guy arrives) be the proud owners of a TotsBots limited edition gingerbread man easyfit nappy...


I probably shouldn't be as excited as I am about this. But I can't help it. It's adorable. I tracked down some stock at The Cotton Nappy Companybut be quick - once they're gone, they're gone.

I'm sure I'll add plenty more items to my wish list for Ayden between now and the big day, but these should keep me going for now.

If you have a baby to buy for this Christmas, please share your gift ideas below. I'd love to see them :)

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