We have often had discussions with friends and colleagues about the best gifts to buy for different occasions, from big birthdays to new house moves and more recently for new mums. Weddings are usually taken care of by a gift list so it’s the other events that tend to get everyone stumped. The last thing you want to do is be the friend who buys them another unimaginative voucher.
We’ve been experimenting with different gift combos for newborns depending on the price point. One of our new favourite things to do is to build a bespoke hamper (or Haute Box!) to put a few little things together. We’ve created our own suggestions for our three Haute Box options – £50, £100 and a couple of splurge ideas, depending on how much you want to spend. Let us know what you think, and if you need a hand sourcing other little extras to make the whole package look even more special.
P.s. it is really obvious that I don’t like “colour”?!
The £50 Haute Box
The White Company Unisex Cloud Leggings
Marks and Spencer My Baby Book
Mama Mio Tummy Rub Butter
Cowshed Udderly Gorgeous Stretch Mark Balm
The White Company Lola Comforter
My 1st Years Small Grey Star Storage Bag
The £100 Haute Box
The White Company Noah’s Ark Cot Bed Quilt
Neal’s Yard Organic Mother’s Bath Oil
Marie Chantal Gold Angel Wing Velour Footie
Millie & Boris Musical Cot Mobile
Millie & Boris Unisex Essentials 5 Pack
Rachel Riley Sailboat Smocked Babysuit
Zara Fabric Bootie
John Lewis Wadded Snowsuit
Marie-Chantal Velour Babysuit
Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Bubble Bath
The Splurge Haute Box
Anya Hindmarch Baby Emergency Kit (includes various compartments for nappies, wipes, clean clothes and a separate changing mat)
Petit Bateau 16 piece Maternity Suitcase (includes 3 sleepsuits, 3 bodysuits, 1 comforter, 1 hooded towel, 1 hat, 1 sleeping bag and some mittens!)
We love putting these assorted Haute Boxes together and packaging them up beautifully – so much more imaginative than a voucher.
Let us know what other occasions you might need some ideas for if you need something similar!