Do you know the sex of the baby?
If buying for a work colleague, do you know the person well enough to buy a gift?
Do they already have it?
So they have colour schemes? (This is more common than you think).
What size to buy?
There’s lots to think about. Many of us struggle and make the decision to send a gift card so that the new parents can choose something that they want/need.
Whilst I love recieving gift cards enabling me to choose something that I love, I prefer to buy a present. Our selection of Baby Gifts make that purchase slightly easier. Each set comprises of a bodysuit, romper suit and matching bib or socks.
We have two of these gorgeous Gift Sets up for grabs. The set comprises a gorgeously soft White Rabbit and book called ‘Footprints in the Snow’ written by the co-founder of White Rabbit all lovely tucked up inside a fabric rabbit appliquéd bag.
I absolutely love the Nightlights. They have a selection of animals including the award winning Rabbit Lamp which is simple but so befitting for a child’s bedroom. My absolute favourite is the Bramble Toadstool Nightlight. I can just see myself reading to my daughter with this on her bedside.
The whole selection from White Rabbit England is very simple, whilst being exquisite and adding a touch of luxury to your child’s room.
White Rabbit England was set up by two sisters, Victoria and Charlotte ‘As little girls in the Nineteen Seventies, Victoria and her sister Charlotte slept with an enchanting pottery toadstool light beside their beds. Hand painted in earthenware and decorated with dancing elves and fairies, it was the magical centerpiece of their bedside table, filling their bedroom with a gentle, reassuring light.
Some years ago, now grown up, married and with young children of their own, the sisters set out to find a modern replacement for the light they had known and loved as children. When they couldn’t find anything suitable, they resolved to make their own. But not just for themselves; for children all over Britain too. And so White Rabbit England was born.’
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The prize is a Rabbit and Book Gift Set from White Rabbit England.
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Baby’s First Calendar is a great way to mark the many ‘firsts’ during your baby’s first year.
Record memorable events such as:
First say Mummy and Daddy
and much more
The calendar comes with milestone stickers for you to stick on as and when they happen. Baby’s First Calendar features brightly coloured woodland animals making it an attractive addition to your baby’s nursery.
There’s space for you to add your baby’s first picture and first birthday picture. You can also add your baby’s birth details such as your baby’s name, date of birth, place of birth, time of birth and weight of your baby. These are all things that can be looked back on in years to come.
An additional feature to Baby’s First Calendar is the handy thermometer. Making sure that your baby’s room is not too hot or too cold is very important. The calendar also features important safety information to help you remember the vital points about laying your baby to sleep. this advice is from the Foundation for the study of infant deaths (FSID) to keep your baby as safe as possible during sleep.
The calendars were invented by and made here in the UK by a Daddy using environmentally friendly inks. The thermometer is made to British Safety Standards.
Finally we have snow down here in the South West. It’s by no means the amount that everywhere else seems to have been hit with, but enough to keep the kids happy. My eldest went to school early today so that he could have a snowball fight with his friends on the way.
If you are snowed in, then take advantage of the time by grabbing a cup of tea and doing a spot of online shopping. I was looking for some toys that would keep my eleven week old daughter amused and came across the Lamaze range. The whole range is designed to capture your baby’s imagination with bright colours and fun features. The range of toys are designed to keep your baby amused through touch, sound and vision.
A rattle star, brightly coloured flowing hair, a seahorse teether, a feathery fabric tail and a peek-a-boo mirror
She is also suitable from birth.
This range of toys has been tried and tested by a very particular eleven week old baby and coming out on top is the Activity Knot, which is a quirky looking toy with many features to grab, pull and tug. We’ve also put aside a set of the Gardenbug Wrist Rattle and Footfinder Sets which were developed to encourage baby’s hand-to-eye coordination.
The best thing about these toys is the handy loop that can be hung from anywhere you like including on a pram and cot which means you have one less thing to worry about losing when you’re out and about with the little one. Click here for our full range of Lamaze Toys.
Meet Nicko the Cow by Danish label Franck & Fischer.
As you can see this quirky cow would be a welcome addition to your kiddies collection of soft toys. Made from 100% organic cotton and suitable from birth makes this a great gift (I’ve reserved one for my impending addition already).
Nicko has some adorable friends as well which I will introduce you to at a later date…………
I’m a married mum living in Norfolk, near to the coast. We haven’t always lived in Norfolk – we moved here from Bath about fifteen years ago following a job offer. I was originally born in Surrey, but spent many years living and working in Bath where I met my husband whilst working at the Theatre Royal there. I now run my online personalised gift business, PhotoFairytales from my home. I have a young daughter called Amy who is 7, and who was basically the inspiration behind the business and the whole reason why I do it!
Where did the idea come from and when was the business founded?
When Amy was a baby (like most new parents) we ended up with millions of photographs of her every move! One day I sat to have a play with one of my favorite photos of her on the computer, and created an image of her peeking out from a rosebud. I’ll be the first to admit it wasn’t very good, but it set the seed for an idea of running my own business. It took me many, many months of planning and research – not to mention honing my skills! – before I felt ready to set the idea before the public. I worked hard at developing a range of themes and designs for my fantasy portraits – basically creating artwork from ordinary photos. Once I had enough designs to offer, I started in a very low key way late in 2008 after Amy started school full-time, and began officially trading very soon after that. After leaving sixth from I attended art college for two years, but had then gone on to have a career mainly in theatre marketing and publicity, so this was a great way to return to my first love and be able to do something creative again.
What’s been your biggest challenge so far?
I wanted to work for myself so that I could have some flexibility around my working hours. My husband runs his own business too and often works unsociable hours, and I needed to find something that would work around Amy and meant I could be here when I was needed. I tend to work from the dining room table – it’s a place where I can work but still be in the hub of the home. However, this does have its downsides (apart from having lost the table to paperwork and computer cables!). It does mean that my working day lasts from about 6.30am when I first switch on to check emails, until 11pm when I finally close down for the night. There are, of course, breaks in the day – I try to stop work completely when Amy gets home from school until her bedtime so that we can spend quality time together. School holidays are probably the hardest to cope with – it seems a constant battle between my feeling guilty for not being one of those gingham-clad story book mums who bake cakes and go on daily picnics, and reassuring myself that I’m doing the best I can: both for myself and for my family. At the end of the day, I’m contributing financially to the family and providing a role model for Amy that shows her that becoming a mum doesn’t mean a day simply filled with cleaning and baking – modern women can do both (even if they do have to work 17 hour days!).
What plans do you have for your business?
The business has grown so much in the last year. From the early days when I simply created fantasy portraits, I now have an ever-expanding range of personalised products on offer. In the last few weeks I’ve just introduced a range of personalised box canvas prints which are selling extremely well – far better than I hoped. I’m also in the process of adding another range of designs and products in which customers can add names and messages into photographs so that they appear part of the image. I’ve introduced the ability for other traders to offer many of my products on a dropship basis now too, and I’m hoping to expand on this during 2010.
Mark your precious arrival with a Personalised Canvas Print to mark the date!
These would be the perfect finishing touch to a nursery or bedroom, and would be a lovely gift with a personal touch.
Professionally printed to order onto canvas and stretched onto a wooden frame, these box canvas prints make the perfect gift. The image is printed as a “wraparound” so that it continues right around the edges of the frame.
Available in two sizes:
8″ x 8″ Canvas – Approximately 13mm deep frame
10″ x 10″ Canvas – Approximately 34mm deep frame
Also available is the Photo Canvas to transform your favorite photograph into a beautiful canvas print. For the full collection and to place an order Click Here.
I was looking for something new to add to my site when I came across a site selling knitted soft toys or Funky Knitted Cuddlies as I like to call them. I was totally mesmerised by the pink monkey, and although the dinosaur and monkey don’t really fit together I couldn’t resist buying some of them too.
What do you think?
Shortlisted for the Gift of the Year 2009 T-Rex makes a cool alternative to a teddy bear.
Knitted Pink Monkey – Click Me
Knitted T-Rex – Click Me
Which one do you prefer? Leave us a comment as we’d love to know what you think.