Perfect gifts for babies
The arrival of a new baby is an event to enjoy and celebrate. To help mark the occasion and to welcome a new baby into the world, we've chosen some of our favourite gifts which will be ideal for christenings.
Personalisation is a great way to make a present extra special. My 1st Years offer a unique service, whereby you can select cute baby booties, trainers or bibs and then have a child's name embroidered on them. New to the range this spring are towelling robes and hooded towels. They're also packaged in a beautiful presentation box, to make wrapping easy!
You may prefer a gift experience option, and Fingerprint Jewellery can provide just the thing. Capture a child's hand, foot or fingerprints in solid silver to keep as a beautiful charm, pendent, cufflink or keyring. The service takes place in our Bluewater and Milton Keynes shops by a trained representative.
Other silver items to consider can be found in the gorgeous Tales from the Earth range. Each item is presented in a little gift bag and lovely box, with a story card. New to the range is a beautiful heart locket and a wish box with scroll. Our John Lewis silver-plated keepsakes are very popular, particularly if you're looking for something more traditional. My favourites are the silver plated piggy bank and the first tooth and curl box.
If you're keen to give a traditional gift, I love our adorable John Lewis Christening dinner set, which includes a plate, bowl and matching knife and fork. Other favourites such as Beatrix Potter and Wedgwood are also available.
Wooden toys are very on-trend in the nursery toy world at the moment! I'm very excited about our new additions this year. There are more Hapé products, including the Turtle Pullalong Shape Sorter and the Eco Animal Express, which are all made from FSC-classified wood.
Lastly, if you're looking for the perfect soft accessory or toy, we have some gorgeous plush products. Super soft Doudou et Compagnie Rabbit Booties in blue or pink are beautiful quality and add a little bit of luxury to any newborn outfit. New brand Charlie Bears offer lovingly hand-made bears that will make little ones smile, and can be treasured for years.