There's no doubt this year has been extra tough for a lot of parents, especially those who have become parents during lockdown. That's why we think new parents could really use a little bit of extra love for Christmas this year. No matter your budget, we've put together this gift guide with unique, ethical and thoughtful gifts that are sure to delight the new mums and dads in your life.
Our Organic Cotton Baby Bibs make the perfect present for all the new-borns in your life. Handy and practical, our baby bibs are also stylish too! With a zesty lime and orange heart design, designed in house by Amy and hand screen printed using non toxic dyes by our Fair Trade partner workshop in Kenya. These bibs are also super soft, made from 100% organic cotton that has been grown, woven and assembled in Tanzania at a Fair Trade Certified workshop. Unlike clothes, which babies will quickly grow out of, these bibs will have more longevity, making them a great gift for new parents. We also have matching baby hats available if you wanted to gift a full set!
A more unique gift idea for new parents in a beautiful picture frame! Nowadays, we're often less inclined to display physical photos in our homes as we all have smartphones and social media, but we think there's nothing quite as special as a real life photo hung up in a fabulous frame. Our Indian Mango Wood Monkey Puzzle Picture Frames have been designed in house, exclusively for Artisans & Adventurers. They are available in two sizes to suit most pictures and come complete with a kick stand and wall mounting loops, in order for the frame to be hung landscape or portrait. Each frame is hand carved from sustainable mango wood, making each one unique and full of love. Bonus points for this gift if you include a special photo of the family or new baby!
What do all new parents need? Sleep! That's why we think our Indian Block Printed Eye Masks make the perfect gift for all those sleep deprived new mums and dads. Available in 3 unique designs; Coral Reef, Garden Tiger Moth and Fantasy Forest, each one lovingly designed in house by Amy before being expertly hand block printed onto 100% cotton by a family-owned Indian textile company based in Jaipur who we work with closely. These masks are perfect for helping you relax and get some much needed shut eye. Apparently sleeping against soft pure cotton also helps to reduce wrinkles around the eyes, what's not to love! Unfortunately, they won't stop baby from crying at 2am though.
Finally, a gift that we think is perfect for any occasion - baskets! Our Kenyan Basket Sets Of 3 are available in a range of colours and each set comes with 3 baskets in different sizes. The large basket is perfect for storing all of baby's new toys whilst the smaller baskets can be used for storing bibs, socks or even used as a plant pot cover by the parents! These baskets make a perfect gift as their uses can adapt and change as baby grows and the family have different needs, making them the perfect sustainable gift that can be enjoyed for years and years to come. Each of our baskets are made sustainably using traditional hand weaving techniques by groups of talented women-weavers living in rural Kenya. We work directly with theses incredible women, meaning there's no middle-man so that the women receive a fair income for the amazing work that they do - making this a gift that really does some good.
We hope your found this gift guide helpful whilst shopping for the new parents in your life! If you didn't quite find what you were looking for, check out our Ethical Gifts For Little Ones Edit here. And if all else fails, the gift of a night off is precious for many new parents, so maybe offer up a night of babysitting too!