Unique gifts for babies

It seems to be that time of year… baby showers are being planned and teeny tiny unique humans need teeny tiny unique gifts. (Also their mums. Do not forget a present for mum!)

My motto for buying baby presents has always been “Less is more and unique is best”. People have mothers-in-law to stock them up with face washers, sudocream, burpies and other newborn necessities. (Unless they don’t, in which case these are excellent gifts.)

See below for some beautiful ideas that you won’t find at the local Target.

Zilvi: Announcement & Milestone Plaques, $10-$60
Everyone from Teresa Palmer to Kyree Harvey have used Zilvi announcement plaques and it is easy to see why! These divine wooden pieces are handmade by Nicole in the Noosa Hinterlands- and each one of them is designed with so much love. You can choose from announcements, milestones, special occasions or even tags to mark the special things in your life!

Sonny and Evie Nursery Linen: Bassinet and cot sheets, $30-$65
Sonny & Evie Linen is a mother/daughter team based out of the Tweed Valley, NSW. Their collection includes vintage designs, watercolour florals, botanical and gender neutral prints as well as some exclusively printed fabrics! Exquisitely made and beautifully soft, these are the perfect sheets to brighten up any nursery.

Little Tin Lids: Ultrasound Art, $59-$68

With Tegan’s background in photography and graphic design she started to develop an image processing technique and pre-made brush styles to apply to ultrasound images. The end result is a beautiful fine art image of your ultrasound with a wide range of options including different shapes and colours for you to choose from.

Julie’s Little People: Unique Softies, $60 – $90
Newly back in business (Julie took some time off to grow her own real life little person), each Little Person has been carefully designed and made using a range of local and international vintage, recycled and new fabrics. The fabrics are all hand cut, felt faces hand sewn, crystal eyes attached and resilient crest-a-lon stuffing inserted. They come with individual names and personalities that you can leave up to Julie to create, or let your creativity run wild and create your own.

Cuddle + Kind: Dolls with a Difference, $50 – $72
A family owned business, Cuddle + Kind dolls are lovingly handcrafted by incredible women artisans in Peru, providing them with a sustainable, fair trade income. And for each doll purchased, ten meals are donated to a child in need! These gorgeous dolls are hand knitted and heirloom quality that you will want to pass down to your children’s children’s children.

Little Shop Of Cutes: Handmade soft dolls, $30 – $90
Catie creates completely customisable cuties. (Say that five times fast!) These beautiful handmade dolls and soft toys are designed to reflect your own little one’s personality. You can mix and match fabrics, patterns, outfits, and create a  little keepsake for them to cherish forever- whether it’s kept in your child’s room or taken along on all your everyday adventures! 

The Mindful Designer: Wooden Growth Chart, $147-$197
These growth charts are made with sustainably sourced pine and hand painted to last. Designed to look like a wooden ruler these bring back memories of having your height marked on a door frame. Only, with this growth chart, you can take it with you if you relocate!
The Mindful Designer’s ethos is around less ‘stuff’, more memories and Chamonix creates pieces that are timeless, durable and beautiful. 

The Lullaby Club: Change Mats, $49.95
These compact change mats are 50% linen, 50% cotton and filled with all cotton fibres. Machine washable, hypoallergenic and breathable, they adjust to suit body temperatures, staying warm in winter and cool in summer- meaning they’re perfect for your babes all year round. To top it off, The Lullaby Club have eliminated all plastic in their packaging, and ship their pieces in 100% biodegradable, compostable bags.

The Zero Print by Blond + Noir: Pregnancy or Birth prints, $34-$109
The Zero print captures the exact moment that new life was born: the Zero moment.
Elisa has creates simple yet strikingly beautiful true to life prints of your babe’s size at birth. These prints are gorgeous as a keepsake for your child or to hang in the nursery. There are so many customisable options, colour, flowers, luxe text, so you can have a print that fits in to your life (and house) perfectly. 

Modern Monty: Animal Alphabet, $69.95
If you’re looking for something educational yet beautiful, Modern Monty has a huge range of gift ideas. My favourite- the Animal Alphabet chart. Printed on textured, natural cotton canvas it features watercolour art by a Brisbane artist- Amanda Borchers, and is just. Stunning.It comes in two sizes and you can purchase with or without a frame.

 

 **Not a sponsored post xxx

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