Christmas 2020

Christmas 2020 Advent Calendar Day 17 – My Favourite Things

Categories: Baby, Toys

Since becoming a mother three years ago My Favourite Things has become my go-to shop for all things mother and child. They stock a large variety of innovative, incredibly practical products all unique and beautifully designed; ranging from maternity and baby essentials to stunning baby and toddler toys.  

These are my top five gift choices for this Holiday season.

PS. It was almost impossible to just choose five. I literally love everything in this shop.

For Babies

COCON-Playmat – Fox – DOUDOU

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Price: €48.93

I believe a playmat/baby gym is essential for any baby, this one has a balance of lovely bright and neutral colours. This model also features a removable support cushion which makes it ideal to use from day one and a great support for tummy time when baby is a bit older. Floor time plays a very important role in our children’s gross motor development making this playmat the perfect combination of fun and beneficial.

For Toddlers

Van Walker Blue – PT 5186

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Price: €68

A walker is a classic gift which all toddlers love as they are starting to walk and explore the world. With so many options on the market, how do you choose!!?? 

Simple, once you see this wooden one with toy storage and cool eye-catching surfer patterns you’ll fall in love. Rubber grips on the wheels provide sturdy support to help your little ones find their feet and move around, it also comes in three colours. The handle can be removed and this walker is now a toy storage box to enjoy for years to come.

For Pre-Schoolers

Assorted Vegetable Set – PT 3601

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Price: €21.99

Tableware Set 3605

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Price: €23.99

I told you it was impossible for me to just choose 5 so I snuck in 2 for 1 here 😊 

My son, by far loves pretend play more than any other type of play, the only time I ever manage to do anything around the house is when he’s in his kitchen cooking away. 

These wooden sliceable vegetables including knife, board and tableware sets from Plan Toys (a company making sustainable, high-grade, toxin free toys) are a must have addition to any play kitchen, they are the ideal gift providing great fun while stimulating the imagination and promoting fine motor skills.

For Expectant Mothers

Changing Bag – Bailey – Storksak

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Price: €159

This elegant baby changing bag is my personal favourite from the amazing Storksak collection it comes in three different colours black, blue and pink it is beautifully made of water-resistant materials and leather trims. I’ve had this baby bag for three years now and it still looks as good as the day I bought it, is spacious, practical and comes with its own insulated food & bottle bag and changing mat. An essential and sophisticated gift any expectant mum would love to receive.

For Parents and Grandparents

Memory box – LD

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Price: €24.95

Grandma & Me – FMTY

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Price: €19.99

I had to choose another 2 in this category, ok ok I’m impossible I know!! But how could I choose when both these items are intended to capture and preserve those precious first memories 😊  

The stunning memory box is a gift that all parents will cherish and treasure for many many years. It’s a compact box with plenty of storing options for keepsakes like baby’s first hair, teeth, a bag for their first pair of shoes and lots more. 

The Grandma&me and Granddad&me journals are a fun way of recording the grandparents’ journey. In each section you have space to write all about grandma/pa and all about me. It’s a gift that keeps on giving as it allows grandparents to interact, get closer and discover new things together with their grandchild.