Saturday, 4.43 pm: Baby shower at my friend Lena’s. Gifts are being handed over. The host is moved to tears: “Oh amazing, so many gift vouchers from the drugstore around the corner, how thoughtful of you!” Ever experienced such a situation? No? We haven’t either. In order to create real excitement, we offer you here a list of the truly most beautiful natal mum to be gifts. And the drugstore voucher is surely a gift grandparents like to give…
So here it is, our mum to be gifts list!
The best place in the whole wide world for babies is right on top of mummy or daddy. Whenever the parents need a short break however, a cuddly blanket tops the list of feel-good items. Freshly hatched earthlings can be swaddled to sleep in it and later-on it will be the number one thing that kiddo takes to the sleepover at aunties.
PAPA LOBSTER produces wonderful blankets for babies and children made of 100 % cashmere. Created with love and attention to detail, these must-haves are designed in Germany and made in Nepal. Fantastic: all products are machine washable (wool programme plus liquid wool detergent) and therefore fit for everyday use.
The Bath Towel
Has the umbilicus fallen off, babies are eventually allowed to bathe – a lovely experience for the tiny toddlers. And this precious bath towel made of 100 % cotton by NUMERO 74 is just perfect for that event. The little ones can be gently wrapped up into the towel and what’s best: the hood keeps the wet fluff on baby’s head warm.
NUMERO 74 was founded by two cousins – an Italian and a Frenchman. The label became known because of its vintage kid’s furniture from all over the world, but also the label’s textiles impress due to their affectionate details.
Dangling above the baby, directly in his sight, this mobile provides something to look at and focus on – because counting sheep is so yesterday! Smart babies look up into the clouds and find a gentle rest. This stunning mobile made from wood with 16 hand-felted balls can be attached to the bed or above the changing-table. Our advice: you can choose the balls’ colours yourself – making it suitable for your kid’s room.
The Sleeping Bag
The perfect sleeping bag is about 10-15 cm larger than the baby, suits every season, is easy to open, washable and chic. Just like this one here, made of fine cotton. The zipper runs along one side and can be opened from the top and from the bottom, great for any nightly diaper-changing.
Noé & Zoë have created stylish kid’s fashion since 2011 in Berlin. Their textiles often look hand-printed and thus bring an unconventional style into every wardrobe.
Every dream is a little journey. And with this night-light it will turn into a beautiful seafaring. Bringing a fine and gentle light into the children’s room, it protects from evil hobgoblins beneath the bed and nocturnal stumbling across pirate toys from the day before…
The Spanish label Goodnight Light creates beautiful lamps that by their design inspire both the little and big ghosts of the night.
The Pennant Chain
A simple and yet effective decoration is the pennant chain by isle of dogs. Brought to you in different lengths and colours, it beautifully adorns beds and walls.
Isle of Dogs DESIGN from the German town of Wuppertal exports stunning children’s furniture and high-quality textiles into the world.
The Little Cardigan
Soft and warm – an unbeatable combination for infants! This 100 % organic cotton fleece makes the little cardigan our favourite. The practical roll closure even prevents pulling it on and off over the head. An absolute must on our gift list.
Gray Label offers minimal design directly from Amsterdam. Loud colours or “neat” applications are not on their agenda. Instead they provide organic materials and clear lines without frills.
Vast amounts? Yes. Vast amounts! Even more than soothers, you’ll need wraparounds and burp cloths. To lay over your shoulder, to protect from the sun. To wipe the baby’s mouth. Endless possibilities, although you can also just gaze at these cloths, that’s how pretty they are. And the pompoms are a fabulous toy for in between.
Let us tell young parents: the burp cloth phase follows directly into the neckerchief phase. For teething children this beautiful scarf from Thief & Bandit is therefore the perfect protection from wet t-shirts, and for the older ones this is a chic accessory.
The Canadian label Thief & Bandit was founded by Amie Cunningham. For her textiles she only uses organic materials and solely prints with non-poisonous, water-based colours.
The Diaper Bag
No flowers. No ladybirds. No hearts. No apologies. With this diaper bag from mare mea, even dad can leave the house carefree. The bags have a strong design claim and are, even after the times of diaper-changing, a stylish companion.
Berlin-based mara mea knows how diaper bags need to look today. Inspired by their travels both designers Dorina Hartmann and Maren Will created a classically beautiful collection with great solutions for the everyday life with children.
Yes. Naked baby feet are charming and none the less delightful are these moccasins from Australia. Made of hand-made eco-friendly leather these shoes are a real eye-catcher. With this unique gift for moms to be the lucky recipient truly receives something everlasting – since the first shoes are always kept for life.
We hope you liked our ideas for mum to be gifts! Do let us know if you have any preferred ones yourself!