So, your bestie’s had a bubba. Congratulations to you both! Maybe you’ve gone through the pregnancy with her workshopping names, handing her tissues when the hormones made her cry over nappy ads, feeding her chocolate and quietly putting the soft cheese out of sight when she came over. Or perhaps she’s not nearby and lives in another city or state. Regardless, you can celebrate your friend’s wonderful achievement and welcome her beautiful new bundle (and your new little friend) into the world in style.
A thoughtfully chosen baby hamper is the perfect gift for a new mum. By including a choice of gifts for the baby or for Mum, a hamper sends a loving message that you’ve chosen this especially for them. Australian company The Hamper Emporium has your bestie’s baby hamper sorted, with a range of hampers to suit every individual style. They offer free delivery Australia wide and their baby boxes are nothing short of amazing. From organic baby skincare and the softest cotton baby wear to great toys and childhood classics to read at bedtime, every item has been selected for quality. Here are a few examples we’ll be dropping hints for next time around…
Baby bath-time essentials
This adorable hamper is filled with gentle skincare developed specifically for babies by the social enterprise Thank You, including gentle baby wash, shampoo and all-important baby barrier cream to protect little bottoms against nappy rash and chafing. It also includes a mummy duck and three ducklings for bath-time fun, three super-soft Bubba Blue cotton face washers with a navy and white polka-dot trim and a cosy matching hoodie towel to snuggle them into after their bath. Just add water!
The first-year classics
Peter Rabbit has been a favourite childhood character for generations since 1901. Keep the tradition alive with this gorgeous baby hamper filled with essentials that will keep on giving throughout the year and beyond. For the early days there’s a super soft Marquise Cotton "Circus" grey grow-suit that’s as cute as can be in size 0000. A sweet plush Peter Rabbit by Gund that sits 30cm high will be a cuddly addition to baby’s room, there’s a first feeding set with a bowl and spoon, a bib (that’s bound to come in handy) and a Peter Rabbit boardbook. This one is guaranteed to elicit the awwwwws from your bestie. And don’t be surprised if she bursts into (happy) tears.
Babies are undeniably cute, but why should they have all the fun? After all, you know what it took to get them where they are today, so give your mate (and her mate) a treat, as well as spoiling their bub with this winning hamper. Aptly named the "Guess how much I love you + champagne” hamper, this ticks all the boxes and will win you major points with the over 18s!
There’s soft snuggly organic cotton unisex clothing for baby, a Guess How Much I Love You book and soft matching rattle, PLUS there’s a special something delicious for parents in the form of a bottle of Moet & Chandon champagne. (This one’s also a great baby shower gift.)
You’ll find a wide range of choices on The Hamper Emporium website to make spoiling your bestie and her bubba a cinch. Even if it’s before the big arrival, The Hamper Emporium can help sort the perfect gift for you with a huge range of baby shower options. Choose traditional pinks and blues, or go for patterns and bolds if that’s more their vibe. A big plus is if you’re still waiting for the big reveal, as the entire range comes in gender-neutral options. The Hamper Emporium also does great parent (or grandparent) hampers that include nibbles, sweets and bubbles to help them celebrate in style as well.
Whichever option you choose, one thing’s for certain - when that beautiful bespoke baby box arrives, you can be sure your bestie will know just how much you love her. Pass the tissues.