Before I had Annie, I found buying presents for a newborn was so difficult! I didn’t have a clue where to start and often just picked a new outfit for the baby – what else do you buy?! Since having Annie, I have found so many quirky mumpreneurs. Mum what?! Creative mums designing beautiful, unique products for little ones based in Northern Ireland & Ireland. In honour of these mumpreneur’s here are my top gift ideas for newborns.
Mum of two Lucy Evangelista created Grace James Handmade after having her daughter & son. She creates beautiful dribble bibs, blankets, bloomers and headbands, perfect for a gift. The pretty designs are nothing short of adorable and I love her behind the scenes images on her Insta Story. 2. Shnuggle
The only way you could have missed Shnuggle is if you have been living under a rock! Created by parents for parents, the company creates clever baby products from baby baths to towels and sleep systems. We have been using Annie’s bath since she was around 4 weeks old now and love it. I was petrified of bathing her at first but the Snuggle bath makes it so easy. Their towels & face cloths are incredible soft and gentle on Annie’s skin compared to other brands also. 3. Jack and Jillaroo
Jack and Jillaroo aim to incorporate prettiness, personality and practicality in their products. From double sided dribble bibs to burp cloths you can be sure mums and dads will be grateful of their practical but beautiful products. 4. Alice Olivia
Alice Olivia create handmade, pretty clothing for little ones. The dreamy pieces are the perfect, special gift and remind me so much of being young and dressing up in pretty outfits and costumes. The epitome of pretty. 5. Bramble Green
Bramble Green is a Donegal based creator of handmade Irish knitwear and lets be honest, with our weather little ones need some knitwear. This year our weather has been woeful and I haven’t had a hat off Annie’s head since October! I love that Bramble Green produce unique pieces to help blast the cold but also help mummies get out of the house with their little ones. 6. Ditsy Little
Mum of two, Ditsy Little, creates nursing and teething necklaces and teethers for wee ones. I never would have thought of a teething gift for a newborn but since Annie started at 11 weeks, I now know the time flies in and this is a brilliant gift for a mum at her wits end with those niggling pains. 7. Gingerbread and Buttercup
Gingerbread and Buttercup create handmade babies and childrens clothing for 0-4 years. When you see how soft and comfy these look you’ll be begging for adult versions! The patterns and shapes are super cute as well as practical for those knee sliding, bum falling moments. 8. Cranberry Lime
Cherith from Cranberry Lime designs and creates embroidered hoops, name banners and stars for little ones. The pretty patterns combined with handmade creativity are the perfect addition for any little one’s nursery. All images are the companies/creators own excluding Shnuggle which is a picture of my baby Annie in our Shnuggle bath.