I’m currently 31 weeks pregnant and due in mid-December. In between buying for the nursery, stocking up on essentials and getting prepared for baby, I have been thinking about Christmas.
Family members have been asking me for gift ideas. Specifically, if there’s anything special that I want for baby or myself, which I might not necessarily go out and buy ordinarily.
So, I’ve been having a little think about my ‘wishlist’. I decided it’d be super handy to put this blog post together as it’d help other excited aunts, uncles and grandparents-to-be too! Here’s my selection!
Grimm’s Large Rainbow
The wooden toy found at influencer’s homes up and down the country! I must see this colourful wooden rainbow on Instagram at least twice a day! I’ve wanted one
for the baby for a while now.
The rainbow is cut from lime wood and naturally stained using non-toxic water-based colour.
It’s suitable from 12+ months but will make a beautiful piece of nursery decor until baby is old enough to enjoy it!
The large size retails for £67.50 at Babipur.co.uk.
Memory Makers Imprint
Parents will love to make this keepsake with their newborn. (I know I certainly would.)
I’ve looked into how it works. You take the voucher to redeem in a participating Mothercare store. Then, a member of staff will use clay to create an impression of the baby’s hand and foot before it’s coloured and fired in a kiln.
The finished piece of ceramic is framed in a wooden frame (the recipient can choose from any of four different colours on the day).
It costs £89 from Mothercare.com.
After learning about the numerous benefits that swimming provides for babies, I’ve decided I’d like to take the plunge (literally) and organise classes for my little one in the spring.
I’d love some of the beautifully designed products from Splash About. The award-winning company is often considered the leader in baby swimwear.
I figured the wetsuits and swim nappies make the perfect gift for the child who already has everything!
Welcome to the World Hamper
Another gift I wouldn’t say no to!
Mamas and Papas have filled this wicker basket with a selection of beautiful gifts including a baby sleeping bag, a blanket, a towel, an all-in-one, a soft toy, a photo frame, a comforter and a star decoration.
At the time of writing (October 2019), the hamper is reduced to £79.20 (was £99).
Ideal for busy family members who don’t have time to shop for every product individually!
Peter Rabbit Baby Record Book
I’m yet to buy a baby record book and I cannot resist Peter Rabbit (especially as my husband’s name is Peter).
This lovely little present will allow new parents to record the first year of their new baby’s life. Once filled in, the book becomes a memento that can be treasured forever.
At just £14.99 from John Lewis, it’s an affordable gift option too.
Mum-to-be Gift Set incl. Spritz for Bits
I’ve read rave reviews about the award-winning ‘Spritz for Bits’ and this gift set is definitely on my wishlist.
In addition to the popular Spritz for Bits product, you also get My Expert Midwife’s Fantastic Skin Elastic, Peri Prep your Bits and No Harm Nipple Balm.
It costs £69 for all four items and the branded white cotton drawstring bag.
bbhugme Pregnancy Pillow
Having had a bad back, achy hips and Pelvic Girdle Pain for weeks now, I am seriously considering investing in one of these body pillows. Unless somebody would like to buy one as an early Christmas present for me, of course…
Developed by health professionals and considered the gold standard in pregnancy pillows, the bbhugme features a bunch of special features to help expectant mothers get a better night’s sleep. The adjustable pillow features a 5-point support system that supports the pelvis, abdomen, lower back, knees and ankles. Plus, it has an antibacterial filling designed to keep mum-to-be cool. The outer pillow has been crafted from natural, soft, Oeko-Tex certified cotton.
It costs £139 from JoJoMamanBebe.com, so it’s a pricey investment. But the reviews are pretty great, most say it’s worth every penny.
Is there anything you’d add to the list? Let me know in the comments below.