Saturday 30 November 2013

Gift Guide For Babies, Toddlers & Small Children

Buying for babies, toddlers and small children is my favourite category to buy for, I find it so easy to buy for babies and young children in this range and find it unbelievably hard when anyone else say's the opposite. Babies are yet to talk, unless you count goo goo gaa gaa of course this is words, baby talk really is a important step and encourages vocabulary, enough now, I am not teaching a lesson, I am about to introduce you to some of the cutest baby, toddler and small children Christmas bit's around.

My Spud is 7 now, although he will always be my baby, I don't think he would appreciate me very much if I got him an item from this list, thankfully I have three baby/toddler nephews to buy for who fit into this category easily!


Forever Friends Baby's 1st Christmas Bauble - From £4.99.

I was sent this beautiful Christmas bauble from Hallmark's Forever Friends Christmas range, this adorable ceramic bauble can be personalised (this option cost extra at £9.99) with a name to create a beautiful reminder of baby's very first Christmas or can be purchased with no personalisation.


Baby's First Christmas Decoration - £7.50.

Celebrate a baby's first Christmas with a beautiful handmade personalised wooden decoration. Each decoration is individually made to order with your personalisation and ready to hang with gorgeous traditional red and white baker's twine. The design is printed on special fabric which is mounted onto the wooden heart and trimmed by hand. The same design is printed on both sides. The decorations arrive wrapped in white tissue.
Available exclusively through Not On The Highstreet.

Baby Twins 1st Personalised Christmas Decoration - £8.

I've never actually had to buy for twins so I never thought about joint products before but when searching for items for this gift guide I come across this beautiful handmade (in the UK) unique product and knew I had to feature it. The decoration can be personalised on both the front for the twins themselves and on the back from the buyer. The hair colours can be changed and if the twins are both the same sex that can also be altered too!


Food & Feeding Accessories

Annabel Karmel's New Organic Baby Range

With over 20 years of weaning experience under her apron, Annabel Karmel's scrumptious flavour combinations contain nothing but pure, wholesome goodness and taste just like homemade meals - perfect for tiny tums! Spud loved having Annabel's meals when he was a baby which was great for on the go meals and when he attended private nursery and I wasn't able to give him my home cooked meals. Annabel has a whole range of products suitable for babies from the first weaning stage all the way up to big children ages! You can find Annabel's great range of baby food items from supermarkets nationwide! For your chance to win a parcel of 10 Annabel Karmel new organic range pouches enter the competition here.

Available from supermarkets and selected shops nationwide.


OXO Tots Flippy Snack Cup £6.

If your expecting friends or family members with small children over the festive period then OXO have a great range of products to make you the most perfect hospitality host! This flippy snack cup from OXO can be filled with some festive treats for the small members of the family. To find out more about this product and for your chance to win one (along with the two other fabulous OXO TOT items) view the competition here. 

Available to buy from Mothercare, John Lewis, Amazon, Kiddicare and other leading baby/child retailers.


Tommee Tippee Feeding Kit - £10 upwards.

Buying for small babies can be difficult from the age range of this guide, however all babies go through the weaning process to start them on to solids which will be their used style of eating throughout their whole lives. Why not buy this adorable little feeding kit from Tommee Tippee which comes in two different colours for that baby on your Christmas list? To win some Tommee Tippee goodies yourself check out the competition here. 

Tommee Tippee products are available to buy from Boots, Sainsbury's, Mothercare, Asda, John Lewis, Tesco, Kiddicare, Amazon, Babies R Us and many more places.


MAM Welcome To The World Gift Set - £24.99

Available to buy in either pink or blue these beautifully themed gift sets are perfect for any newborn babies you may have to buy for. The gift set contains two 160ml anti-colic bottles, one 260ml anti-colic bottle, one 0-2month start soother and one clip. The set comes in a packed window display box along with a printed tag so need to wrap it up!

Available to buy from Amazon, online from MAM and all good baby retailers.


John Lewis Baby My First Christmas Melamine Dinner Set - £9.95.
This festive melamine dinner set includes a bowl, plate and mug with the adorable Christmas design of Father Christmas and a penguin. Suitable from 12 month's the set is dishwasher safe and would make the perfect little set at any table this Christmas.

Available to buy from selected John Lewis stores and online.

Toys, Teddies & Ride Ons.

My Blue Nose Friends - £5 each.

My Blue Nose Friends are adorable little friends made by Carte Blanche the same people who bring Tatty Teddy to us. There are over 100 My Blue Nose Friends out there but these four featured in this guide are going to be big sellers this Christmas! These cute mini plushes from My Blue Nose Friends are a bargain steal at just £5 each. Choose from Avery the Chick, Flash the Pink Dragon, Ziza the African Elephant or Tinsel the Artic Fox.


Wheely Bug - £64.95

Wheelybugs go backwards, forwards, sideways, round and round! They can be ridden, pushed, pulled, kissed and cuddled! These ride on bugs are great for girls and boys and almost have a magical mind of their own! Wheelybugs are designed to offer hours of robust fun and help to promote self-confidence, balance, spatial awareness and gross motor skills. The distinctive shape of the Wheelybug is very user friendly, children don't get stuck against obstacles like some other ride on toys.

Available to buy from Hippy Chick.


Until We Hug Again - £14.99

This bear is a very special plush bear that offers mum, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunts & uncles with children in their lives the opportunity to share the love of a hug even when they can't be there in person! The bear can store recorded messages from loved ones that are played back to the child with every hug! This is a perfect present for any children this year!

Available to buy from Hallmark


LEGO® DUPLO® Number Train - £12.99

With the LEGO® DUPLO® Number Train little people can learn and practise how to count whilst building and having fun at the same time! The set comes complete with a child, dog, various bricks, wagon bases and more! LEGO® DUPLO® is also a great way to start children onto their LEGO® journey, a journey that can stay with them a life time!

Available to buy from Amazon, Debenhams, Asda, Smyths Toys, Argos, Toys R Us, Tesco, Lego online and many more toy retailers. To find out more visit LEGO®.


Lamaze My First Teddy - £13.99

Lamaze's babies first teddy bear has lots of features to explore, including crinkle bottom, crinkle ears and squeaker feet. This teddy bear is a cute baby bear for the little ones to hug. It features bright, bold colours and high contrast patterns invite baby to focus, stimulating vision. Hearing new crinkle and squeaking sounds support baby's auditory development. The teddy bear is available from birth

Available to buy from Argos, Asda, Smyths Toys, Debenhams, Amazon, Kiddicare, online from Lamaze plus many more baby & childcare specialist retailers.

To find out more visit Lamaze.


Fisher Price - Rainforest™ 1-2-3 Musical Gym - £40 upwards.

Suitable from birth this soft gym features 3 grow-with-me stages: lay & play, tummy-time and sit & play as babies develop. The gym includes two hanging toys, a butterfly mobile and a musical character with a roller ball and mirror hang above baby. The deluxe soft mat has a bright rainforest scene for comfort with a soft toucan and tummy-time wedge also included with the set.

Available to buy from Argos, Boots, Kiddicare, Asda, Debenhams,, Toys R Us and Amazon. To find out more check out Fisher Price.



Baby Massage Oil from MamaBabyBliss - £8.50

Becoming a parent is one of the most amazing achievements in your lifetime, the births will become the happiest days of your lives and the sleepless nights will become one of the stressful times of your life. Why not purchase this baby oil for the hard to settle little one you know and be apart of the welcoming sleep the parents need! To find out more about this product and to win some oil yourself check out the competition here.

Available to buy from MamaBabyBliss.


Tommy's Forever Friends  Vintage Little Bear Comforter - £10.

Available to purchase in a creamy white, pink or blue this adorable Forever Friends comfort bear with a little blanket is suitable from birth. The soothingly soft bear and mini blanket is perfect for any little ones to snuggle up too. Also by purchasing this comforter you are helping Forever Friends fund Tommy's research into saving tiny lives. The comfort bear is beautifully presented in a gorgeous hand tied presentation box.

Available to buy from Hallmark.


Sophie Le Giraffe - £12.99.

Created in France in 1961 Sophie is now a well known giraffe with parents, babies and toddlers all over the globe! Sophie is made from 100% natural rubber and food grade paint, stimulates all five senses, soothes sore teething gums, is lightweight and easy for baby to hold, use & manipulate. Sophie Le Giraffe would be the perfect Christmas present for any small baby this Christmas! 

Available to buy from all good baby and child retailers as well as online from Sophie's very own website Sophie Le Giraffe.


The Cosy Shopper - £15.

The Cosy Shopper is an innovative solution to a common problem for all busy shopping mums. It is a protective seat cover with a matching blanket, used to keep baby warm, cosy, clean and comfortable when shopping at the supermarket. It provides an effective barrier to the cold hard seats that are often dirty and wet. To find out more about The Cosy Shopper and for your chance to win one of two Cosy Shoppers view the competition here.

Available to buy from The Cosy Shopper.


Mumlin - £19.99

Once upon a time there was a frazzled twin Mum who got fed up using grubby unattractive muslins to protect her clothes whilst burping her babies. They looked horrid, were invariably on the wrong shoulder, in the wrong place, and frequently fell on the floor. The frazzled twin mum soon invented something amazing and something I wish was around when I had Spud!

Mumlin is simple but brilliant, a u-shaped piece of soft, absorbent cotton in a range of signature prints that sits over both shoulders to protect your clothes while burping baby. It has been ergonomically designed to ensure it is comfortable to wear and stays in place. For your chance to win a set of three Mumlins and for more information check out the competition here.

Available to buy from Mumlin.



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