Hooray! We have a new royal baby! I am as excited as the next person about the arrival of the new royal baby, named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s family, and I can’t help but wonder a few things:
1: Does a real-life princess make the same animal-like noises when giving birth that us mere mortals do?
2: Was William a good birthing partner, doing lots of encouragement and hand holding?
3: What kind of gifts will the new princess receive?
Because it’s actually quite a lot of pressure on Kate and William’s friends, buying a present for their new arrival. Not only is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana their second (so they’ll have pretty much everything they need already), but she’s, you know, royalty, so the gift has to be good. Something tells me a Baby Gap sleep suit just ain’t going to cut it.
Well listen up, friends-of-royalty (and anyone else who likes super stylish baby gifts), because there’s a whole host of fab European brands and designers with beautiful royal baby gifts that are just a mouse-click away…
Numero 74 design some amazing pieces for a baby’s nursery. I love this star garland, which would look great on any nursery wall. £19.58 from Smallable
Even though Kate and Wills might be recycling the nursery set they bought for Prince George, I think they’d be over the moon if a family member treated them to the new Stokke Home range, which takes a child from birth up to age four, in an innovative multi-functional way. Available soon from Stokke
Comfort is key for a small baby, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish too. These jersey harem pants, £27 from Tootsa MacGinty, have the coolest safari print on them.
In a totally ironic way, of course, I’m loving these royal-themed collared long-sleeve vests from Mini Boden, from £24. Just imagine Kate’s face if a friend bought her these!
Give the baby something fun to look at (and eventually play with) in their pram—this Littlephant circus pram necklace, £39 from Scout & Co Kids, is perfect.
These leather moccasins are handmade by British brand Amy & Ivor. Grab a pair for £38 from Tigerlilly Quinn.
I’m a huge fan of Love Boo products—all paraben free and gentle on your baby’s skin. Their Ultimate Baby Kit is £60 and has everything a new mum might need for her little one, from bottom butter to baby massage oil.
When buying something for a newborn’s nursery, I always go for something neutral in colour, like this gorgeous Hello Boo lampshade, £45 from UK designer Belle & Boo.
These beautiful embroidered bibs, £39 from Marie-Chantal, are labelled with mealtimes. Bonus points to any parent who manages to fight sleep deprivation and use each bib at the correct mealtime!
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