Easter is a beautiful time with children – another fabulous holiday to spend with family and friends. A child’s first Easter is, of course, equally as special. For babies experiencing their first Easter, chocolate is likely to be off the menu. So we’ve been on an early Easter hunt to source some of the most divine baby gifts.
Easter gifts for babies are, more often than not, practical – but that doesn’t mean they can’t also be drop-dead gorgeous. The Cuski Baby Comforter (pictured above) ticks both of those boxes. I’m a huge believer in a cuddly, comforting bedtime friend for children. The Cuski comforter is designed to be kept close to mum or dad for a couple of days prior to giving it to baby, so it has plenty of familiar scents. It’s suitable from birth, but will no doubt become a companion right through childhood. The Cuski comforter is $34.95 from Your Cheeky Monkey.
A traditional keepsake for Easter isn’t easy to find, particularly one as adorable as this! The Baby’s First Easter Bunny keepsake comes adorned with the recipient’s name. It’s handmade from soft, wool felt and hangs from a silk ribbon, which can be printed with “Baby’s First Easter”. Complete with blushed cheeks and holding a pink or blue carrot, these too-cute creations are available from Gifts Define for US$28, with shipping to Australia available.
Easter in Australia coincides with my favourite season, and along with the crisp and cool autumn weather comes the chance to swaddle babies in delicious wraps, ready to make the rounds visiting family and friends. The Natural Kids Bamboo Swaddle Wraps are cosy and comfortable, made with pure bamboo and organic cotton interlock fabric. My babies always had a much more serene sleep when swaddled, and my son’s bamboo wrap is now his much-loved blankie. The Natural Kids wraps also have a myriad of other uses once they’re no longer used as a wrap – they’re perfect to throw over the pram as a cover or can be used as a blanket thanks to their generous size (100cm by 100cm). They’re available in three different colours from Your Cheeky Monkey for $24.
A piece of art is a gift for life, so if you’re searching for an Easter gift with wow factor and longevity, feast your eyes on these stunning prints. The Pigeon Pudding Me and My Bunny print (above) is just $34.95 and makse a gorgeous keepsake for baby’s first Easter, while being a piece that can be enjoyed all year round.
Also in the bunny theme at Pigeon Pudding is the limited edition Rabbit print (above middle) – only are ninety available and each comes with a certificate of authenticity. Packed full of the whimsy of childhood, coupled with the flare of contemporary artwork, it makes a stunning talking piece for any nursery. Rabbit is $59.95 unframed or $139.95 framed from Pigeon Pudding.
What’s Easter without a cute bunny to cuddle? And this delightful duo are irresistible – from Jane’s fabric daisy trim ears, down to Henry’s smart crocheted overalls. Made from cinnamon linen and dressed in hand crocheted outfits, they come ready to gift in a matching linen bag. Get them from And The Little Dog Laughed for $45 each.
I adore the idea of a wearable Easter gift. If traditional, knitted booties aren’t your style, but you love the vintage feel they invoke, these Little odd forest Baby Booties fit the bill. The cotton booties have a distinct Easter feel, adorned with a playful bunny and squirrel swinging merrily on a swing. They’re designed to fit babies from one to eight months, and can be purchased from MooWoo Handmade for $18.95.
Both of my children were born around Easter, and I loved being able to wrap them up as the weather cooled – and Minimink is the ultimate in plush wrap luxury. The Faux Fur Rug/Wrap/Throw feels as delicious as it looks – and it’s the gift that keeps on giving. It’s a sumptuous wrap for little babies, a stunning throw for cots and beds, and a comfy play rug. And channeling that same super soft faux fur is the Minimink Teddy (below). These handsome fellows are just the ticket for a rather special first Easter gift. They’re $18 each, and the Rug/Wrap/Throws are $89, available directly from Minimink.
These new-release Love Mae decals capture the whimsy and adventure of Easter perfectly – and will last long after the chocolate is gone. The pretty pastels synonymous with Love Mae are at play in this barnyard scene, complete with bounding bunnies, clucking chickens and party bunting. The fabric stickers can be reused many times, so they can become an Easter decor addition for years to come. The Bunny Adventure set is $79.95, and can be ordered through Love Mae.
If it’s a practical and adorable Easter keepsake you’re searching for, the Jellycat Bashful Bunnies cover both bases. They’re gorgeous enough to become a permanent fixture in any nursery, and cuddly enough to become a much-loved toy. Available in cream and beige, with a super-cute pink nose, these lovely bunnies are $17.95, from A Little Bit Of Cheek.
With a new baby comes an avalanche of bits and bobs requiring storage. The Ava Paper Rope Change Table Set has a vintage charm, and a practicality that can’t be denied. Giving three storage options, there’s room for lotions, blankets, wipes and nappies – and will fit neatly into most change tables. If you’re keen to impress with a gift of undeniable usefulness and style, you can purchase a set from Mor-Stor for $49.95.
My son will be partaking in his first Easter meal this year, and he’ll be sitting proudly in his BabyBjorn High Chair. It’s the perfect throne for a little one’s first Easter meal – sturdy, compact, stylish and a breeze to clean. And it’s ultra-simple to fold up and pop in the boot if you’re traveling. Get one from Minimee for $299.95.
A bed-time pal is the ultimate gift for a baby – it’s something destined to become a treasured friend and comfort at nap time. And they don’t come any cuter than the Wallaboo Soft Toy Animals. Flat and floppy they’re made for cuddles and companionship. There’s five to choose from, including a bunny, and they’re $24.95 each from Kiekaboo.
Here is the cutest little toy for babies, that will keep them enthralled through the family Easter get-together and beyond. The Tolo Bunny Bubble Ball is an affordable treat for baby and if I know Tolo toys the way I think I do, he’ll be passing it down to his own babies! It’s just $12.95 from Bambini Pronto.