Working with new families often meant that research was my best hack when finding new baby products, testing them, and ensuring they were up to my standard. In addition, I often looked at the toys and books, which will not be just another item that lands in a bin or charity shop in the best-case scenario.
It has become even more essential to find sustainable gifts and toys that can last as keepsakes or e passed down to other children in recent years.
As the Christmas shopping frenzy is approaching at full speed, I decided to make a list of gifts for a new baby, plastic-free, and purchased small retailers.
“Remember that a person’s name is to that person is the sweetest and most important sound in any language.” Dale Carnegie
Nothing beats a personalised item that can be reused every year as a part of the tradition, kept as a keepsake. And what’s a better time to start a Christmas tradition than on a baby’s first-ever Christmas?
Personalised Christmas Bauble. Personalised and illustrated with hand-lettered calligraphy and hand-tied with a luxe scarlet red ribbon, it is ready to display proudly on your Christmas tree. The calligraphy baubles make the perfect keepsake and can be personalised with a name and year of your choice.
Personalised Baby’s First Christmas Decoration. Wooden Christmas tree decoration bauble with engraved date and place is a lovely keepsake to remember the special day.
Personalised Name Board Puzzle. It is not only beautiful but also educational, perfect for mastering hand-eye coordination and sensory play.
Personalised Christmas Sacks. Fully customised will not only last for a year but will also save wrapping paper!
Wooden Rainbow Stacker It is a lovely wooden ark for an older baby, a perfect opportunity to have fun, practice motor skills, and train their short and long memory. It can be personalised as well.
Crochet baby rattles. These cute rattles will keep your baby entertained through the Christmas dinner.
Dinner, you said? A perfect reindeer plate will make dinner and snacks fun and more appealing, even for the most fussy eaters. It’s not just cute but a much nicer option than the plastic ones and will last for a few years. Bring on brussels sprouts!
I also include some books, as I am a true believer that it is never too early to introduce children to books.
Here are three festive books for little readers: