Whether you’re looking for a gift with an extra special touch, or want to add an element of personalisation to your baby’s nursery, look no further than my list below. Here’s a selection of My Top 20 Personalised Baby Gifts & Customised Products.
As some of my readers may recall, I have a gift-giving fetish. I simply love giving lovely presents to lovely people. But sometimes you just want to give something that little bit extra special, with a personal touch that really makes the receiver feel loved.
1. Personalised Swaddle Blanket
I’m a huge fan of swaddle blankets, and the personalised detail adds a super special touch. Especially for newborn photoshoots! Priced from R799. And you can get R100 off your order when you enter coupon code SWADDLE at checkout. Order from Ash & Stone over here.
2. Personalised Wall Clock
Every baby room needs a clock and I love that these can be customised according to theme / colours and name. There are 2 sizes. Priced from R300. Contact Reubys to order. The finished product is absolutely beautiful.
3. Wooden Dummy Chains
Made from soft quality beech wood beads that are non-toxic and lead free. These are a totally up my ally. Order from Binky Chains. Priced from R145.
4. Baby Name Bracelet
Baby Jewellery has become quite the trend. Especially when it comes to these little waxed cord name bracelets. It’s the modernised version of those little ornate silver name bracelets we all used to have as newborns. Makes a beautiful gift for mommy too. Priced from R330. And proceeds go to supporting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Order from Coji with Love.
5. Birth Announcement Blocks with Baby Hand/Foot Print
Blocks can include a picture of baby as well as the footprint / handprint from the hospital. How special is that! Also include name, date/place/time of birth, a favourite quote etc. I think these are just too lovely – we have one that stands in Jake’s room.
R250 per block. Can be natural wood or white washed. Order from: Little Hearts Emporium, find them on Facebook over here.
6. Framed Wall Art Birth Announcement
7. Baby Journal with Name
I love keeping journals for everything, so I simply adore these (priced from R250 – R320). Whether you’re writing down your feeding times in those beginning few weeks, or keeping track of first words & magical milestones, this is a beautiful keepsake. Order online from Macaroon (their online store is total overload for stationary lovers… from stickers to gift tags and beyond).
8. Personalised Cushions with Matching Linen
This is some of the trendiest linen that I have come across in a long, long time. And it’s 100% Cotton Percale. Priced from R359… You have to check out Phlo Studio ASAP.
9. Birth Announcement Cushion
Speaking of cushions, I love these! Cute and trendy, and I love the little woodlands creatures. R250 – R280 (cushion cover only). Order online from Panda Love.
10. Change Mat Mobile – Fully Personalised
I’ve featured these before in my post about #babyjake’s nursery, and I still think they’re the most stunning gift. These hand-sewn felt mobiles (from R450) are made by women in a community enrichment project based in Alexander township who have been taught to sew in order to support themselves and their families.
They can be entirely customised, embroidered with baby’s name and date of birth, in the most exquisite designs, colours and shapes – from sail boats to cupcakes. Check out Baby Noah – the options are endless.
11. Picnic Blanket Play Mat
Also from Baby Noah (featured above), these blankets are HUGE (2 x 2.5m), fully washable, and they have a waterproof under-lining. We use ours daily in the garden. It’s such a terrific gift! And remember, it supports a local community upliftment program. From R800 per blanket.
12. Sock Monkey
Every child needs an attachment object, and these personalised sock monkeys are no exception. They can also be made using baby’s first clothes or pieces of mommy & daddy’s clothes. Sentimental much?! Order from Snuggle Bug Goodies
13. Embroidered Snuggle Bunnies & Jelly Cats
Speaking of attachment objects, everyone LOVES Jellycats and the Lily & Jack Snuggle Bunnies. Along with Sophie Le Giraffe, these are staple items that every 21st century baby has to own. Now add some personalisation and you’ve got a seriously special keepsake cuddle for baby. Jelly Cat R450 / Snuggle Bunny R250. How freaking adorable are the teeny tiny Jellycat tshirts?! Order from Tam Tam Kids
14. Personalised Baby Grows
These will make for seriously awesome newborn pictures! Available in short sleeve or long for R180. Order online from Panda Love
15. Personalised Dummy / Bottles / Sippy Cups
This company will print your little one’s name onto branded bottles and dummies including Nuk, Tommee Tippee and Avent. They can also print on lunch boxes, sippy cups and water bottles. Super useful for play school. Love the dummies (priced from R100). Order from Crazy For Baby (they can pretty much personalise anything and everything, from clothing stamps to towels/gowns/mugs/key rings etc. Check out their range online).
16. Meal Time Place Mats
Less fuss. Less mess. More fun (and hopefully more eating). These easy-to-clean PVC placemats are ideal for meal times because they’ll keep toddlers entertained while mom can try spoon in a mouthful or two. They’re practical and educational, and are personalised with baby’s name. There is also the option of customising the theme with your baby’s favourite objects. Also extremely useful as a play area when drawing or playing with play-dough etc.
Order online from Dial a Designer (and check out the other cool products while you’re at it, from shoe and iron-on labels to invitations and stickers).
17. Name Puzzles
This is a seriously cool present. I think these not only look really awesome, but they are nice and educational too. Order from Hello Cool.
18. Name Blocks
19. Family Stickers
Nothing makes you feel more like a family than a “Love From” sticker set – you know it’s really official once you’ve got a set of these to stick on a gift bag 🙂 I am a total sucker for pretty stickers, ribbons and bows. So when I discovered these hand-made gift toppers, I totally freaked out and ordered every possible design. There are so many gorgeous options to choose from. I absolutely adore the hand-made craft element compared to run of the mill printed stickers. This is a really unique and special baby gift to give. It’s thoughtful and different. Order online from motherStickers
20. Whimsical Wall Art
A different take on traditional Baby Birth Announcements , these designs are whimsical and bespoke. And they’re also foil printed. Priced from R300. From Water Colour Heart.
Have any other personalised baby stuff that you think I should add to this list? Get in touch and comment below.
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