Christmas is just 13 days away and if you’re anything like me, you’re probably feeling just a little overwhelmed with how much left there is to do before the big day?! (tell me it’s not just me?)
If you’re still trying to find the perfect Christmas gift, I’ve pulled together our first ever Birth Beat Christmas Gift Guide to inspire you! The guide includes my top two picks for Mums, Dads, babies, little boys and little girls. My Christmas mantra is always quality over quantity – after all the most important thing is who is sitting around the tree on Christmas morning, not how many presents are under it.
However, there is nothing better than finding the perfect gift for loved ones – I’ve created this guide with my hubby Ross, daughter Polly (6) and son Theo (4) in mind, but I’m sure these thoughtful, quality products will give you some fresh ideas too.
Gifts for Mums
This is the ultimate pregnancy and nursing sleep shirt – relaxed fit and made from super soft cotton. Just the thing for Aussie Mummas to keep cool and comfy this summer. I’m not pregnant nor nursing but I would be so stoked to find this wrapped up with my name on it!
The ultimate in self-care, this is a luxurious collection of naturopath-formulated skincare, made with certified organic ingredients. A wonderful gift for any Mum to pamper herself – myself included hint hint 😉
Gifts for Dads
I know Ross would love the functional and stylish design of Bellroy products – best of all their products are made to last (i.e. not something that will need replacing and ending up in a landfill anytime soon.) This gift set would be perfect for any Dad to start the New Year feeling sleek and organised! Includes a Notesleeve wallet, key cover and classic pouch which is perfect for tech or toiletries.
This year Ross and I made a pledge to not drink from a single takeaway coffee cup – and we’ve kept our promise! This double-walled glass Long Play Keep Cup is right up Ross’s alley and would be perfect for any Dad that loves his daily coffee on the go. Environmentally friendly and stylish – tick, tick.
Gifts for Babies
Made from super soft organic cotton, this 2-way zip romper will be a lifesaver for those midnight changes. There are lots of thoughtful little details in this romper making it super comfortable for bub and easier for you to take on and off.
There are so many fancy must-have newborn products on the market, but hands-down my ultimate must-have for any newborn are muslin wraps. Many cheaper versions are too small in my opinion, the bigger the better! These organic muslin wraps are 120cm x 120cm, breathable and soft & gentle on bub’s skin.
Gifts for Little Boys
This would actually be awesome for little boys or little girls. Theo loves playing outdoors and anything that looks like Mum’s and Dad’s tools is always a winner – so this set would be perfect. A great way to encourage outdoor play, these beautifully made tools are great for your little helper to use in the backyard veggie patch!
Reading is always on the bedtime agenda in our household and I love to read Theo stories that inspire him – but not all heroes need to be slaying dragons and going on daring adventures to make a change in the world! This wonderful collection of stories challenges the stereotypes about what boys and men do – presenting new real-life heroes from all walks of life.
Gifts for Little Girls
Polly is very creative and loves to explore new things; building, making and using her imagination in different ways which is why I think she would absolutely love this set. Girls are still underrepresented in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) subjects at both school and university. There is a whole range of wonderful new toys to change the attitude that those subjects are just for boys – help inspire little girls with this great pack that combines craft and construction so they can create their own toys.
This book is an absolute favourite in our home, Polly wants to read stories from it every night so we might be needing to get the second volume very soon! Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a wonderful collection of stories about real women who have made history. The stories are told in a modern fairy-tale style but are full of intelligent, brave and inspirational women. A great alternative to pink princesses and damsels in distress waiting for a prince to rescue them!