Welcome to the first instalment of Babyology’s very handy Easter Gift Guides. Today we’re giving you some beautiful ideas for the smallest members of the family. So, if your little ones are too small to nibble on some Easter chocolate, or you prefer an Easter gift that will keep on giving, click through for some amazing inspiration.
I’m a big fan of keepsakes, especially when they’re this beautiful. Baby’s First Easter Bunny keepsakes are stunning. They can be used as a gift topper, an ornament or as a lovely decoration for a nursery. They can be personalised with a name and are available with printed or plain ribbon. Soft and plush, the bunnies come in two different designs and cost US$32, plus postage to Australia, from Gifts Define.
Now here’s something little ones can put in their mouths that isn’t chocolate! Eternally popular, the DINGaRING range is fun and playful, and the Bunny design is Easter-perfect. The natural wood teething ring soothes sore gums and the soft plush toy and gentle rattle keep babies entertained. The DINGaRING Bunny costs $19.95 and is available from The Baby Emporium.
Here’s one perfect that’s for grandparents to give as a gift (and they’ll no doubt enjoy the spoils too!). If I were handed a Lucy Leonardi Photography session as a gift, I’d be chuffed. The baby, kids and family sessions can be undertaken in your home or at a park or beach, and would truly be a gift that keeps on giving. There are a few different packages available, browse the options at Lucy Leonardi Photography, which is Sydney-based.
Now just because the baby can’t have any chocolate, it doesn’t mean the parents need to miss out. How about filling these useful and beautiful baskets with Easter eggs? The adults can snaffle the eggs, leaving the nursery all sorted with a Pippa Three Piece Nursery Set of baskets. They cost $29.95 and are available from Mor-stor.
While we’re on that train of thought, these sublime Mini Tee-Pees can also be filled with a few chocolate treats before they begin their life as a beautiful addition to a nursery shelf. Just perfect for imagining small fairies playing in. They’re available in colours to suit both boy’s and girl’s decor, cost $29.95 each from Mocka.
I do love a new outfit for a special occasion, and in the southern states of Australia, Easter can be a tricky one. As we just begin to settle into autumn the weather is getting cooler, so an outfit that keeps baby toastie is a perfect gift. And if you have a child with sensitive skin, a babygrow from Silver Sense could be just the ticket. The Jeffrey Loves Apples babygrow is playful and bright – a real Easter show stopper. The outfit is available directly from Silver Sense, which has a couple of different options for shipping to Australia.
Comforters are king in my house, and have soothed my children through many an ailment and tough time. These handmade Bunny Comforters are a gift that could well become a much-loved mate in times of trouble. They’re part blankie, part bunnie, soft and cuddly and made in Australia. They’re available in a few different designs from MooWoo, for $36 each.
If your baby is able to sneak a little bit of chocolate in between receiving these stunning gifts, here’s a little insurance against mess. Soft, lightweight and machine washable, a Grubby Bubby pram liner is a godsend while out and about. They cost $29.95 from Grubby Bubby and will keep your precious pram or stroller looking good.
A soothing night light for tending to babies at night is a must, so sticking with the Easter theme, why not give your little one a rather endearing Bunny Night Light from Lark, and the little guy on the right is $17.95.
A little friend to cuddle up to once the fun of Easter is over is a must. The Flat Out Snowy Bunny is made from Australian sheepskin and costs $59.95 from Baby’s Got Style.
Finally, keep those autumn chills at bay, and warm your heart with all of the hand-knitted cuteness that these bunny ear beanies (pictured above and top of post) from Earlybird on Etsy exude. Soft and sized for newborns, these are perfect for the newest Easter bunny in the family, they cost about $24 and can be shipped to Australia. Bunny beanies for bigger babies are available too.
Check back tomorrow for another Easter gift guide.