Buying gifts can be daunting, especially when buying for someone else’s new arrival.
Not only do you need to cater for the new parents taste but you also want to surprise and delight with something luxurious and distinctive. I like to focus on finding something that will wow the recipients and be totally unique to stand out from any other gift that may be received…
However it is even more difficult when that person is a member of the Royal family. The new prince or princess will not only have the hand me downs any third child will naturally receive but is also going to be one of the most spoilt babies around. If you were to buy a gift for the little Prince / Princess what would it be? (of course this is hypothetical as I assume most of my readers will not actually be buying for baby Sussex!)
Your gift needs to be exceptional with, of course, no expense spared.
Steiff are the ultimate choice in stuffed toys. This fabulous Giraffe would be a statement gift for the Royal parents, they may be some of the only people with a nursery big enough to house him! Being born in Paddington why not delight with this life size Paddington Bear, complete with his iconic suitcase and marmalade sandwiches.
Every parent wants to make sure their baby is kept soft and sweet smelling and there are many options of great gentle and organic products available. I love this gorgeous and luxurious Gift Set from Aurelia Skincare everything you need for the new arrival.
For the more traditional gift buy something silver.
For timeless, democratic designs, good enough for the Danish Royal family, Georg Jensen offers a mixture of traditional and modern. This elephant money box is a super cute Scandi design or stick to the more conventional Silver tableware with the option of a Cutlery set or baby cup, perhaps you will be feeling generous enough to buy both!
A long lasting and versatile gift option is a music box, they will look chic in the nursery, be useful to calm the baby to sleep and as the child grows something to entertain them. Heritage brand Royal Doulton have a collaboration with Bunnykins or for something more elegant try this Christofle Music Box.
For more fun gifts with a twist
Perhaps the baby will follow in their grandfather’s footsteps and be green fingered. This unique personalised gooseberry bush would aid Prince Charles in enjoying time with the little one in the garden growing and picking gooseberries for years to come. And of course adds humour with the saying that babies are found under the Gooseberry bush!
To encourage the babies creative side why not buy a piece of art for the nursery. Keep it British and select something by home grown Damien Hirst for a contemporary take in Mickey Mouse or his iconic dots to help the baby focus on their first colours.
I love these more affordable yet luxury gift options for the everyday prince or princesses in your lives:
Something for mum.
- Gift box treats including champagne from Victoire and Lou
- Hand prepared, delicious and time saving meals from Chef on Board
Classic Cotton Clothing
- Traditional corduroy, bloomers and liberty print from Happyology
- Pinafores, muslins and bretons from Little Cotton Clothes
- Soft and sumptuous Cashmere booties, cardigans and blankets from La Petite V
- Cute knitted and Liberty print Rompers from Olivier Baby
And now all we need to contemplate is when will the most anticipated baby of 2019 arrive!Yours Giulia