The bunny has left the building! With Easter now over, it’s back to pre-primary birthday parties aplenty. I’m also heading into peak family birthday party season with two sisters, two nieces and Mr TT all born between May and July.
As always, I’m constantly on the lookout for baby and kids gift ideas. Some say I have a slight obsession – I do love a good gift find!
From beautiful items for bedroom walls to cool finds for older girls and a brand spanking new item from Smiggle that will be on the top of wishlists everywhere, here are some of my favourite gift idea picks spotted on the interwebs this month – so far!
“Isn’t she lovely…Isn’t she wonderful…Isn’t she precious…Less than one minute old…” Not just for Stevie Wonder fans, this poster print would make a beautiful addition to a nursery wall.
Speaking of lovely, Bec from Pinch Me Beautiful has started designing and making custom weave wall hangings. Clever cookie! These would make such a unique and cool addition to any bedroom wall. You can email Bec for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
My beautiful and bubbly niece Miss C turned 13 last week. She had a list a mile long of songs she wanted to download so an iTunes gift card was an easy and practical gift. Because I just can’t stop at a gift card, I included these two goodies from one of her favourite shops, Lush. The Bubblegum Lip Scrub is made with exfoliating castor sugar. It smells and tastes delicious plus also scrubs away rough skin to keep lips smooth and soft. The Sweetie Pie Jelly is a fun take on soap and wibble wobbles just like jelly.
I love these Robert The Robot money boxes spotted on Scout & Co. Made from tactile (and unbreakable!) silicone by Swedish brand KG Design, you can remove the head to open, so there’s room to store other little trinkets too.
These Petit Collage tin puzzles in robot and royal castle designs would make an affordable gift for kids aged 4 and over. They are beautifully presented and the tins are a great way to store all 64 puzzle pieces. I’ve lost count of the number of flimsy cardboard puzzle boxes I’ve had to tape up!
String art is making a comeback. I used to love doing this as a kid. Rudy and the Dodo are taking pre-orders for string art kits which include everything you need to create three different designs. A crafty and unique gift for older girls aged 10 and over.
Say the word “Smiggle” and you’ll attract a swarm of excitable primary school kids (especially girls). Even I love all the bright colours and stationery items from this popular store. A new product just added to their range is a recordable pen. Speak into the pen and it will record your voice – all at the press of a button. The pen comes with button cell batteries (so keep it away from any little ones) and a recording time of 30 seconds. It’s a fun and inexpensive gift that I can see getting banned from classrooms everywhere next term. Let this be a warning to all teachers out there!
Happy gift hunting everyone!
Have you spotted any great gift ideas this month?
For more gift ideas for babies and kids, check out my Pinterest boards with gift and book ideas separated into age groups.