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Monday, December 15, 2014

Mums and Bubs Gift Guide 2014

 1. Babymel Cara Stripe Navy Satchel
RRP $144.99 | Also available in Petal Fawn Pattern
Available at Babymel, My Baby Warehouse and Baby Kingdom as well as other baby stores

Every Mum needs a functional baby bag - but Babymel Bags are also gorgeous and something you'll want to carry around. This bag is made from a durable laminated cotton canvas with a heart embossed wipe clean lining inside - complete with a nappy changing pad, insulated bottle holder, three external pockets, two elasticated internal pockets and a large internal zipped pocket - and it even has a detachable shoulder strap with built in stroller clips. 

2. Little Bairn Electric Oil Vapouriser
RRP $39.95 from Little Bairn | Also available in other colours
We love our vapouriser as it fills our entire room (and the front of our house) with the scent of whatever oil we place on top. This Electric Oil Vapouriser is brilliant as it's totally safe (you're not worrying about candles catching) and is also incredibly effective. But why give one to a new Mum? Because it's the perfect way to relax - whether you're diffusing a relaxing essential oil mix to help bub drift off to sleep or using it to create a quiet haven where Mum can relax and refresh whilst the baby is sleeping. It's something that is so simple but really works!

3. A Tea Forte Tea Set or Tea Cup
Solstice Tea Set (pictured) RRP $84.70 or Cafe Cup RRP $32

And whilst Mum is relaxing, why not give her something to relax with! A simple cup of tea can work miracles and we're currently in love with Tea Forte. Their gorgeous pyramid tea bags have a tiny leaf handle and their tea sets and cafe cups are designed to show that off. Not only do the tea sets and cups look amazing, the tea tastes amazing too! 

Highly recommended: Orchid Vanilla and Jasmine Green

4. Babymel Gift Set
RRP $25 

This gift set is a super cute idea for Mums and Bubs as it means they have a brand new, portable changing mat and insulated bottle warmer/cooler in a clear plastic bag. It can easily be stashed away under the stroller or kept in your nappy bag for changes while you're out and about.

5. French Navy Personalised Stationery Sets
RRP $49.95 from French Navy 

Now, personalised stationery probably isn't the first gift you'd think of for a new Mum - but one of our Mummy friends told us that this was one of the best gifts she received when her baby was born. You receive dozens of presents and cards and congratulations from friends and family on the birth of your bub - and what better way to say thank you than with your own personalised stationery. French Navy's boxed stationery sets are gorgeous and available in so many different designs and colours.

Highly Recommended: The Baby Love Collection or Monogram Collection

6. Goolie Goolie Soother
RRP $24.95 | Available from a variety of Online Stores

Goolie Goolies are a soother and comforter in one - combing the classic dummy/pacifier with a soft, plush toy. Our mini tester, Tabitha has been using and loving her Bluey the Wombat ever since she got it. Not only does it make the pacifier super easy to find - it means that bubs aren't losing both a toy and pacifier all the time and waking up.

7. Storksak Orange and Fuschia Tote and Storksak Bobby Food and Bottle Bag
RRP Tote $149.99 | RRP Bobby Food and Bottle Bag (comes with the Bobby Nappy Bag Set) $199.95 

Both of these designs are gorgeous and perfect for Mums. The Orange and Fuschia Tote is available on its own and is super lightweight and made from a soft, water repellent nylon and finished with chunky golden fastenings. It has both shoulder and cross body straps as well as a built in insulated bottle holder, padded changing mat and multiple compartments for holding your bits and pieces. 

The Bobby Nappy Bag Set comes complete with the Food and Bottle Bag you see on the right which also works as a brilliant lunch bag. Like the tote, the Bobby Nappy Bag has both shoulder and cross body straps with a padded changing mat, insulated bottle holder and internal organiser compartments as well as a matching pacifier case and gorgeous quilted exterior. 

8. Babymel Zahra Bag in Teal
RRP $149.99 Available from Babymel, Baby Nappy Bags Online and other baby stores | Also available in Black and Mustard

If pink or stripes don't suit the Mum you're gifting, this teal Zahra bag may be the perfect choice. The bag has a side insulated bottle pocket, two outer packets and four internal pockets and a padded changing mat is cleverly tucked inside. It also has both a shoulder strap and detachable over the shoulder strap which is perfect for attaching the bag to your stroller.

9, 10 & 11. Lamaze My First Doll, My First Teddy and Turtle Tunes
RRP Doll $19 | RRP Teddy $19 | RRP Turtle $29
Available from a variety of baby stores and department stores and currently on sale (whilst stocks last) at Coles for $15 for the Teddy and Dolls

Lamaze baby and toddler toys and accessories have been loved by Mums and Bubs for years and these three are no exception! The My First Teddy and Doll are plush toys with extra textures and ribbons, designed to help bub explore and learn more about the world around them. The Turtle Tunes Toy has inbuilt keyboard style scales which play musical notes as you touch them.
12. Gloria Jean's Coffee Christmas Gifts
Available from Gloria Jean's Coffee Stores or Online

Well, we've talked about tea - but if coffee is more suited to the Mum you're gifting, Gloria Jean's Coffee have some fabulous gift ideas this year!

This year's seasonal coffee is their Caramel Popcorn Coffee ($12.95) which I kind of want to sprinkle all over our house as the smell is incredible - but it's perfect brewed and poured into into GJ's Chalkboard Christmas Mug ($12.95). There's even a gorgeous Christmas Friendship Ornament ($9.95) for the tree! 

But tell me, do you have any other gift ideas you can share?
If you're a Mum, what's the best gift you ever received?

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