While little George may be an actual Prince, all babies are precious and deserve the Royal treatment. If you’re looking for a gift to welcome a special little one to the world, here are some ideas that would be fit for a future King or Queen:
Baby Blankets and Shawls
When tiny Prince George was first presented to the world he was wrapped in merino wool blanket handcrafted by a small family firm in Nottingham, G.H. Hurt and Son. While the $45 blanket may be a budget buster for us common people, blankets will always be gratefully received as they can be used in the cot, in the car, in the pram or as a comforter – a new mom can never have enough!
Why not have a look at the baby blankets from George for more purse-friendly gifts? You’ll find fleecy and cotton wraps for $5/$6.
A Gift Basket
Putting items into a wicker gift basket can make them look far more special – even basic items like toiletries, bibs and muslins will look fit for a prince or princess. The aden and anais animal print muslin blankets that little George was swaddled in in his car seat when leaving the hospital have sold out everywhere, but simple muslins are available in all good baby shops (and for much less than $45 for a pack of 3!). Add some baby oil, shampoo, and maybe some nice moisturiser for mum and you have a perfect, pretty gift for under $10!
A Nappy Cake
Arranging nappies into a wedding cake shape (usually ‘icing the cake’ with blankets, baby towels or clothes) is one way of presenting a practical gift that’s really impressive. Don’t worry - you can find easy tutorials online to help you.
Silver is a traditional new baby gift – and we’re sure little Prince George got plenty! A solid silver cutlery set, money box or photoframe are all traditional ideas that are sure to be treasured for many years.
A Keepsake Box
You can buy special keepsake boxes for mum and dad to put precious baby bits and pieces in. Or why not get creative and make one yourself? An especially nice touch would be to feature a picture of mom/dad and baby on the lid of the box. Hobbycraft is a good one stop shop for simple boxes and decorative materials.
A Time Capsule
One quirky baby gift idea is to create a time capsule – capturing the moment in time when baby was born. Ideas for things to put in the capsule (or box) include daily newspapers/magazines, popular songs/movies, coins and photographs.
A Future Investment
If you’re trying to buy for the baby who really does have everything, much like little George, you might want to invest in his future with a baby bond or bank account contribution in his name. He – or she – is sure to thank you for it in their teenage years!
Buying for baby needn’t be difficult. Even without the Royal budget you can find Royalty-worthy gifts that any mum or baby would be thrilled to receive.