In a world where a soft cuddly teddy bear will only set you back $10, it’s very easy to become disillusioned to the value of unique quality gifts. Over Christmas my mum told me the story of my Nanna spending almost a weeks wage on a collectors teddy bear from Myer for her boy’s Christmas present. This blew my mind! And while my daughters’ room slowly gets overfilled with WAY.TOO.MUCH.STUFF, I find myself becoming more attracted to quality, handmade and well thought out gifts… The kind of things you can imagine them keeping forever, or handing down to their own children. So if you are feeling the pull to save those pennies up and invest in some beautiful keepsakes and heirloom gifts, then check out the stunning items below for some inspiration.
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The Birth Poster $100– Illustrations created to scale (1:1) of your sweet little newborn’s size. Because in no time they’ll be 10kg chubby back-killers and you can reminisce back to their precious teeny-ness.
Maven Dolls (price on application)– The crème de la crème of Australian handmade dolls! If you are lucky enough to attain one of these limited edition or bespoke beauties, good luck passing it onto your little ones, because they are just too stunning to not keep for yourself.
Wooden Sailing Boat $159.95 – Incredible traditionally made wooden sailing boats from Brittany, France! Will look perfect settled in it’s presentation stand or proudly taken out on the water.
Wooden Sewing Machine $89 – Handcrafted from solid wood with charming mechanics, the price is unbelievable for such a stunning piece.
Felt Deer $40 – Many hours of imaginary play will be had with this ‘sweet as a button’ woollen felt hand-sewn beauty! And why not build up a set
Wooden Plane $60- Because little ones are prone to throwing planes from high places…. stock up on wooden ones to last many many ‘flights’.
More about Elise
“Wife to someone ridiculously handsome. Mum to sassy, hilarious little Evie and gorgeous baby Lola. Past pro events planner who you now find in my loved escape of both exploring the inspiring and FUN world of kids interiors and fashion, while writing REAL, relatable and (hopefully) humorous posts on this incredible and overwhelming parenting gig!” @_baby_bean
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