Recently, Himself and I went to visit two of our dear friends who have had a beautiful new addition to their family
Whether it’s family or friends – when a new little one joins the party it’s reason to celebrate! I wanted to make a real effort and gift them something from the heart, so I decided to spend a bit of time knitting a pair of booties for their little girl.
I must admit, I’m really pleased with how they turned out and I don’t mind telling you, that bit across the bridge of babies foot? – oh my days did that cause some heart palpitations – luckily I didn’t mess it up and have to restart!!
It got me thinking – lots of you must have friends and family who are having littles and a gift guide might be helpful, so below are a few items which I think could be really lovely “Welcome Baby” gifts. Don’t forget though, Moms and Dads need to be looked after too, so I always like to bring something edible for the new parents. Freezable meals is a good idea if you’re seeing them soon after the birth, something like this would be great. But if the baby has a few months under his or her belt by the time you’re seeing the family, consider something edible that’s a treat, I brought our friends these.
Also – and completely biasedly I might add – my sister has started a new business called “Mama Moments“, it’s a bimonthly subscription self-care box for busy Mama’s of all ages, to remind them to take some time to look after themselves and not just their bambinos! I’ve been styling and shooting all the brand’s photos (social medias/website etc…) and I’ve got to say, these boxes are fantastic – with tea and chocolate in every box as well as other mindfully selected products (a lot of which are from Irish companies) – it might be worth a goo if you’ve a lady in your life you’d like to treat, they can also be bought as once off gifts if that would suit you better – check out the details here!
If you do decide to go the homemade route like I did, don’t forget to package it up nicely, I popped into Søstrene Grene – a store that I’ve become low key (read: over the top) obsessed with – I found this package for a little over a euro and I was delighted that it was a perfect fit for the booties.
Final note on the booties, I always use Cotton or a Cotton/Acrylic mix, as wool can often irritate sensitive skin – just something to keep in mind if you’re planning on knitting up a storm!! Anyway, I hope this has helped you in planning what you might gift the ones you love when you first meet their little bundle of joy!