Welcome to the 2022 Birth Beat Christmas Gift Guide!
It’s that time of year again… seriously, where has the time gone?!
I must say I love the festive season – the fun and excitement in the air, spending time with friends and family, eating yummy food with a glass of bubbles.
However, I also know how overwhelming gift-giving can be. So, I’ve put together some inspiration with Birth Beats top picks for Mum, Dad, baby and children.
This year, my focus is quality, not quantity. Gifts that are actually practical or useful. Plus, something important to me – supporting small or regional businesses as much as possible!
Gifts for children
- Opt for gifts that promote fun, mental or physical learning and devlopment.
- Presents that don’t include plastic, or little pieces that can be messy, or even choking hazards. However, be sure to get prepared with our FREE choking guide.
- Presents that don’t need batteries, especially button batteries. At least 1 child needs to go to hospital every day in Australia due to ingesting button batteries. When swallowed, they can cause severe internal bleeding and can be fatal. See more here.
1. Equilibrio Wooden Balance Board
Perfect for an active child who can’t sit still. Encourage safe, fun, imaginative play that builds balance, strength and coordination. It complies with Australian Safety Standards and can be used for multi-purpose; balance board, rocker, slide, bridge. Plus, the board is sustainably sourced breechwood. Buy here.
2. Giant Jenga
A gift that promotes family activity and bonding. Great for development of cognitive and motor skills, such as hand-eye coordination and strategic thinking. While you can get this from many retailers, I encourage you to support small businesses – you can find many selling Giant Jenga on Etsy here.
Gifts for baby
- Consider what mums might already have for bub – they don’t need more clothing or blankets (unless specifically asked for).
1. Hello Little Love Baby Memory and Milestone Book
Record every moment of a newborn’s first 5 years on the beautiful pages of this timeless baby memory book. Thoughtfully designed for busy parents to fill in fast and easily. This award winning book is filled with helpful prompts, lined pages and picture spaces to be the perfect keepsake. Plus, with inclusive language it is suitable for mothers, fathers, same sex couples and single parents. Buy here.
2. Gro-To Brand New BB Gift Set
A practical gift that can be used daily on baby. Featuring nourishing, calming and soothing baby products. Plus, a few products for Mumma with a little love note to congratulate her on creating the miracle of life, and then giving it safe passage from her body. (I love this idea, Bub usually gets so many presents before and after birth, Mum deserves to be spoiled too!). Buy here.
Gifts for Mum
1. Serious About Skinmas – 12 Days Of Go-To Skincare
This is not your average gift set… Go-To Skincare has a fun and festive advent calendar that is the perfect gift for mum! This set includes 12 items; some of their most loved skincare products, plus a range of limited edition items. Buy here.
2. Birth Beat Gift Cards
For the expecting Mumma – Give the gift of a positive birth experience with the Ultimate Online Birth Course Gift Card. For a Mumma – Give the gift that could give her the confidence to save her little ones life. Or bundle both and save $50. Buy a gift card here.
3. Matching Mum & Daughter Tote Set
Super cute hand-made matching tote bags for a Mummy and her little one. These bags are perfectly sized to suit many occasions such as beach days or shopping trips. Made from 100% GOTS certified Organic Cotton with minimalistic, stylish appearance and comfortable to carry. They are machine washable and a great sustainable gift option. Buy here.
Gifts for Dad
1. Kane and Co Blokes Box
Blokes boxes come in a range of many different products – find the perfect gift for any Dad! In these boxes you’ll find products from socks and underwear, to sauces and pale ale. Plus, you’ll be supporting a regional business. Shop the range here.
2. Mens Docking Station
A great solution for Dads to keep all their daily items organised and easy to find. It is designed to hold a smartphone, tablet, keys, watch, glasses, wallet in a series of spaces specifically designed spaces. The docking station is hand-made, and is composed of 2 plywood bars which come in a range of 8 colours to suit all styles. Buy here.