Christmas is less than two weeks away, and you still have no gift for your newborn godchild??? You have come to the right post!
Giving birth doesn’t take any holiday break, so expect newborns coming day after day. If by luck someone you know has or is expecting a baby, why not give her a newborn gift pack? Newborns can’t get enough of wraps and booties, and they look cute in anything. Add to that their skin care and toys. There are endless options for gifts, but gift packs contain the essentials in one package.
Here are gift packs available at Babyroo, waiting to be wrapped and sent to a happy new baby:
A Baby Boy Gift Pack This pack contains matching mittens and booties, muslin wrap, bib, and hat with blue boat motif. Baby Girl gift pack also available.AU$40.00
B Milk & Co Large Baby Gift Pack This pack includes Milk Baby products such as Milk Baby Bath Time Wash 375ml, MILK Nighty Night Room Spray 150ml, Sleepy Bubs Massage Oil 150ml, Stinky Winky Odour Neutralising Spray 150ml. AU$79.95
C LTC Large Muslin Wraps – Play Date (3 Pack) 100% extra large cotton wraps for babies up to 9 months and beyond. AU$29.95
D Sweet Dreams Baby Gift Pack This gift pack includes a fleece bunny rug with polka dots, a cotton-knitted patch blanket, and a brown spunky puppy. AU$99.00
E Cherub Rubs – Little Traveller Pack This pack includes Unscented Vegetable Soap 25g, Skin Soothe Cooling Gel 30ml, Scatterbugs Insect Repellent 30ml, Baby Calming Oil 30ml, Bubbles for Bub 30ml, Organic Baby Shampoo 30ml, Bum Balm Soothing Cream 30g. AU$23.40
F Newborn Organic Gift Set The newborn gift set includes matching organic bodysuit and knot cap, with matching blankie animal and organic cotton velour gift bag with draw string.AU$29.95
G Precious Newborn Gift Set This pack contains Baby Bum Balm 50ml, Precious Newborn Head To Toe Cleanser 250ml, Precious Newborn Cream 75ml. AU$64.95
Forget about candy canes and bags of treats this Christmas, give the kids in your list some practical and useful items. But practicality does not have to be boring – Splash in vibrant colors! Forget about white Christmas, here comes a colored one this year!
a Trunki Tote AU$18.95 This colorful tote will keep toys, books, and other kiddie stuff in place.
b Boon Saucers 3-Pack AU$24.99A cool training tool for kiddies who are learning to eat. The bottom of each plate is slip resistant and the top divided into sections for food division.
c Dwink Box Universal Drink Box Holder AU$9.95Teach your little Santa to drink by himself with this training tool which has an non-skid bottom and grip handles.
d Trunki Saddle Bag AU$24.95 A light little messenger bag for your little traveler to keep his treasures and thingamajigs in.
e Trunki Kids Washbag AU$18.95 A handy and colorful carry pouch for hygiene necessities such as the toothbrush, toothpaste, baby powder, cologne, hand sanitizer, and lotion.
f Boon Modware Utensils 3-Pack AU$18.99 Pretty little utensils for hungry little mouths, with soft handles and fun color combinations.
g Boon Bath Appliques – Trace AU$17.99 A 10-piece set of unique bath appliques to make bath time more fun and interesting. The unusual shapes will encourage creativity and imagination.
Knowing that you’ll become a mom is the most exciting feeling in the world. The privilege of bearing another human seems like an unspoken final stage of the right of passage to womanhood…other than menopause and mid-life crisis. Decorating a nursery and buying baby stuff is like floating with the the clouds even when in a tight budget. New life just brings with it a different sense of joy to women.
If you have a friend which has a baby on the way, why not join on in with her present state of happiness? Show her your support by giving her fun, unique, and most of all functional gifts for her baby shower just like these:
c Lilly & Lolly Ned Bookcase $750.00
e Il Tutto Nappy Bag Sophia – Chocolate $399.00
f Compendium Making Memories $25.45
i Willow and Finch Heat Pillow $29.95
j Willow and Finch Shower Cap $24.95
l Willow and Finch Sleep Mask $18.00
m Mum To Be Gift Set $199.95
First birthdays have a special place in every mother’s heart. Though babies won’t remember a thing about the party, parents get worked up over spectacular ways to celebrate their child’s 365th day on earth.
What is it with first birthdays? Even I do not know. Nonetheless, these gift tags are perfect not only for birthdays, but also for a whole lot of other kiddie occasions. Kids are so lucky, aren’t they? Makes me want to turn back time and throw my own fairy-themed party.
a Lark and Friends Belle & Boo Gift Tags AU$19.95
b Paper Eskimo Gift Tag Elephant AU$1.50
d Paper Eskimo Gift Tags – Candy Wings AU$6.95
e Paper Eskimo Gift Tag Pink Pram AU$1.50
f Paper Eskimo Gift Tag – Blue Overalls AU$1.50
h Sambellina Gift Tags Pirate AU$6.95
i Paper Eskimo Gift Tag – Handbag AU$1.50
j Paper Eskimo Gift Tag – Pink Dress AU$1.50
k Sambellina Gift Tags Polkadot Red AU$6.95
l Paper Eskimo Gift Tags – Jungle Fever AU$6.95
m Paper Eskimo Gift Tag – Lion AU$1.50
n Sambellina Gift Tags – Mermaid AU$6.95
o Paper Eskimo Gift Tag Stork AU$1.50
p Sambellina Gift Tags Garden AU$6.95
Little boys have such wild imagination. One day they decide to be robots, the next day they wear eye patches and pretend to plunge a cutlass through an imaginary Davey Jones.
Being a pirate certainly has its charm on boys. Aside from boarding a huge ship with a flag of skull and crossbones, pirates are depicted to be free-spirited and adventurous. Just the word “adventure” raises up testosterone levels. If your little baseball star decides to go on account and be one of the buccaneers, why not indulge him with these pirate loot scoured from the basement of Jack Sparrow’s Black Pearl.
1 Alimrose Designs Pirate Squeeker AU$15.95
2 Alimrose Designs Bib Pirate AU$14.95
3 Alimrose Designs Pirate Toy AU$29.95
4 Heimess Pirate Teether Ring & Rattle AU$19.95
6 Little Chipipi Ships Ahoy Wall Decals AU$79.95
7 Pirate Bookends $21.95
8 Ahoy Matey! Pirates Dress Up Costume $64.95
9 Pirate Hat $16.95
10 Pirate Joe – Roll the Dice from Haba $27.95
11 Plan Toys Wooden Pirate Ship and Pirates $99.00
12 Tiger Tribe Magnetic Play Book – Pirate AU$19.95
Now maybe you can also ask Daddy to join in and be a landlubber to walk the plank, ye mate?
Alimrose Designs started in the 1980′s as Native Bush Babies. It was created by two moms who wanted to make Australian-made toys and products accessible. It started off with dolls and figurines, but eventually bibs, homewares, squeakers, and cushions have been added to their sale racks.
Alimrose Designs products are very distinct for its fun fabrics and shabby chic feel. I can’t help but covet one of the dolls to be placed in my soft toys collection. Though made for children, Alimrose Designs toys are too charming to take a young girl out of a grown-up woman like me.
Ditch the mature grown-uppish-ness and stuff your kids’ shelves (and your own too, secretly, of course) with these adorable Alimrose cuties:
a Sleepy Owl Mobile Choc/Aqua $36.95
b Sailor Doll $42.95
c Teething Ring Sweet Birdie $24.95
d Hardqueeker – Blue Eskimo $15.95
e Scotty Dog Pancake Rattle Gingham $20.95
f Owl Pram Tie – Pink $24.95
g Belle Girls Apron $23.95
h Sleeping Pixie Doll – Pink $34.95
i Bird House Mobile – Red $42.95
j Bunny Ear Booties Navy $27.95 $19.56
k Navy & White Stripe Monkey Rattle AU$26.95
l Flatties Giraffe Robins Egg $19.95
m Maddie Doll $52.95
n Knitted Bunny Rattle Cherry Red $9.95
o Daphne Doll AU$29.95
q Charlie Cat Rattle AU$26.95
r Owl Squeaker AU$22.00
s Rattle Doll Chloe AU$26.00
If you are not in Australia, Alimrose Designs children’s products are also available in these international online sites:
Monkeytail & Wellington is an online shop created by a stay-at-home mother named Vicky and dedicated for kids of all ages. The products aim to “celebrate kids being kids”, with fun themes for parties, games, and all-around fun. Popular brands take their stall on this site, but so do indie brands and designers working exclusively for Monkeytail & Wellington.
A particular product that caught my fancy in Monkeytail & Wellington’s delightful gallery is their collection of shadow puppets.
Puppets are timeless, even college professors want to see a class do a puppet play for a reporting once in a while, but I’ve grown out of putting my hands in a sock and sticking my fingers through heads and limbs. Seeing shadow puppets made for kids in Monkeytail & Wellington really lifted my spirits. I had loved the Indonesian shadow puppet theater, called Wayang, ever since our group report in an art class in college. Puppets are made flat and segmented for mobility through sticks glued on the limbs and other movable parts.
Monkeytail & Wellington’s shadow puppets are cut from sturdy matboard, assuring a long survival even from nitpicky hands. Though not as intricately detailed as the wayangs, these shadow puppets have movable parts depending on the character, such as the arms of the yeti or the wings of the fairy.
Monkeytail & Wellington’s shadow puppets come individually or in a set with a landscape. Choose your character, will he or she be a mermaid? A robot? A yeti? Or something else? And if you’re not the do-it-yourself type of person, pre-made landscapes are available to set the stage for your play. The landscape has wood base; the puppets and landscape parts can be pulled off the base for easier flat storage.
Now there’s an additional clever reason to turn off the lights and save electricity. Kids won’t have to be afraid of the dark anymore.
Say goodbye to your sock puppets and walk into the theater of Monkeytail & Wellington.
Give bedtime reading a rest and find your story here.
A pretty woman will always look good in pink.
Though it has never been formally established that pink is the color for girls and blue for boys, baby products and kids merchandise have been artfully categorized into baby pinks and powder blues. Trying to defy society, I and my equally energetic mom decided to use apple green as the color motif for my baby boy. Ten months after my little prince’s birth, I have accumulated mounds of blues in baby’s cabinet; I just wanna say ‘give powder blue a break, people’. Though if I had a girl, pink is far too charming to ignore.
Let your sweet little princess bloom and blush in these pink finds which are sure to catch every toddler tyke’s eyes.
1 Oobi Baby Pink April Skirt $39.95
2 Oobi Baby Pink Candy Marilyn Ruffle Dress $43.95
6 Bebe Josie Reversible Booties $13.90
7 Oobi Baby Lacy Broderie Anglaise Vest – Pink $24.95
10 Oobi Baby Pink Forest Party Dress $43.95
11 Oobi Baby Darcy Skirt – Fairyfloss Pink $69.95
12 Oobi Baby Ruche Dress – Pink Forest $29.95
13 Alimrose Baby Bunting Flower Doll Rattle $29.95
14 BIG by Fiona Scanlan Tulle Bow Headband – Pink $34.95
Is there a better way to learn than to play? Maybe, but with these classic educational wooden toys your baby can play while learning new skills simultaneously. Since these toys are all made from wood, they are more eco friendly than most plastic toys and will outlast most modern plastic toys by years. Perfect as a baby gift!
There is also something special about wooden toys, I don’t know if it makes me think of my childhood or what it is, however, this is our top 5 favorite educational wooden toys from our Babyroo store.
This is one of our favourite wooden toys for babies and is made from New England hardwood. The Manhattan Toy Skwish has won awards for entertaining babies while developing motor skills for over a decade. The beads slide and squishes flat while rattling gently. Babies love it! Perfect baby gift for babies under 1 years of age.
Get your kids outdoors with this classic ring toss game made of wood. Suitable for kids over 2 years old.
This abacus has 5 wooden sparrows with matching beads and is made from solid wood and non toxic paint from Poland (yes some toys use toxic paint, it is crazy, we know) Perfect baby gift!
Maybe one of the most classic educational wooden toys ever? Environmentally friendly and painted with non toxic paint this is the perfect toy for learning to count or pick up basic maths skills.
Learn to count, stack and sort with this colourful wooden magnetic car block set. Not suitable for kids under 3 years.
This custom name puzzle is really cool because – it is custom. Just put your child’s name in the comments field at checkout. Fun, colourful and educational. For ages 18mths+
For more wooden toys, check out the following online stores:
- My Wooden Toys
- Peanut Gallery – Online Toyshop offering wooden toys, educational & baby toys
- Organised Kaos Toy & Gift Shop
- Young Minds – Children’s Educational Products and Toys
- Artiwood Letters – An Eco-Friendly Wooden Toy Company
- Entropy – Toys Sport Craft
- Purple Turtle Toys
- Mother Goose Toys
- Yogee Toys