We all know that when someone you know is expecting a baby, they’ll be showered in gifts. I mean, who doesn’t love buying cute baby clothes and products – When I’m choosing a gift I always try to chose something that will stand out but will be practical and actually get used! Getting that balance can be tricky. I recently discovered a lovely company called The Baby Box Company, who are a two-generational Mum team who put together luxury baby hampers, I felt like they’ve made the perfect selection of gifts for just this purpose!
So, with our little one only around FOUR WEEKS AWAY (?) they sent me one of their Ultimate Luxury Girls Hampers to help me with our baby preparations, so I thought I’d unbox it and give you the full run down of whats included on the blog too.
Each baby hamper is lovingly hand packed, with items wrapped up in gorgeous purple tissue paper, popped in a box and tied with a huge red bow, which means everything is already gift wrapped and ready to go, straight away! No wrapping required.
Here is a little snap of everything included in the box. As you can see, I think they’ve found the perfect balance of items for the baby and for the new Mum to enjoy, with baby outfits, a toy, muslin for little one and a scrapbook and pampering products for Mum too. The hampers make such a lovely gift to open as the contents would be a total surprise, there are so many little treats to discover in the box, so it’s the gift that keeps on giving! I also noticed that most of the products are from well-known brands we all know and trust too.
So, here are the items in a little more detail…. Firstly, a toy from one of my favourite and the most colourful toy brand out there, it’s the Lamaze Play and Grow, My Friend Emily. This is an ideal toy for a small baby, the bright colours, different textures, crinkles and rattles will keep them entertained for months to come.
Next up is the Lovely Mini Person Baby Memories Scrapbook. I kept a scrapbook for Violet so I know how important it is to put all those keepsake moments and treasures in one place, especially as the newborn phase feels like such a blur. This is a super cute scrapbook which has sections to make sure every little detail is documented along the way in a fun and easy to fill-out way. The only criticism I have of this item is that as each page is quite prescriptive of each detail, it isn’t suitable for more diverse families like ours – i.e, one page says ‘Here’s a photo of Mummy, here is one of Daddy’ – so do bare that in mind if you are buying for a diverse family as we won’t be using ours, but I’ll make sure it goes to a new Mummy friend instead!
A lovely touch is the super soft lovebird muslin from one of my favourite brands Aden & Anais too.
The clothing included in the hamper is the perfect selection to go straight into a hospital bag. This is ideal as I’ve recently been packing my hospital bags and I forgot how many things you need to pack, so any help in this department is definitely something to be grateful for. Included is a GORGEOUS Toby Tiger Bunny Applique Romper suit, again – one of my favourite baby brands! We have a Toby Tiger store in Brighton and I have to stop myself buying everything. All their clothing is made of organic cotton and includes the cutest little details, like on this romper there is a little carrot on the bottom – too sweet!
There is also a cute Baby Bunting vest, plus a white newborn hat, bib and pair of Sock-ons which are all things that will very much be needed and used as soon as baby arrives.
Now onto the best bit – pampering treats for Mum! A nice touch is how The Baby Box company have their own branded Soy Wax Candle and Lip balm. There is also the Organic Monkey Hello Mellow Massage Oil, these products together are perfect for a Mum in labour or a bit of pampering before or after the birth. I’m planning to pack my lip balm (an essential!) and massage oil into my hospital bag and burn the candle if I get to labour at home.
So, thats my little round-up of The Baby Box Company Ultimate Luxury Hamper. In my opinion, these hampers make ideal gift for any expectant parents – there are lots of different options too, boxes for girls, boys, more neutral colours, twin boxes and more on the website, so I’m sure you’ll find something for everyone. They aren’t just for new-parents either, as a second time Mum I’ve found it just as useful – if anything it’s taken some of the hard work out of packing my hospital bags as it’s all been laid out for me, so that is fab too! Also, by choosing a company like this we are supporting a British brand, run by Mums, for Mums too.