Right Royal Baby Bits
LUXE Baby Gifting & Accessories Guide
In the unlikely case you may have missed the news, the British Royal Family on July 23rd welcomed to the world a brand new heir apparent, the adorable Prince George Alexander Louis. Such a high-profile birth begs the question, what does one gift a right-Royal newborn? To answer this age-old riddle and in honour of the tiny King-to-be’s debut, here’s our selection of the most fabulous baby products on the market today, the gifting of which is sure to land you an OBE or a christening invitation at the very least! Bugaboo Missoni
Not content to dominate the world of fashion, accessories and homeware, Italian mega-brand Missoni has dipped its corporate toe into the lucrative realm of baby products via a collaboration with pram giant Bugaboo. The result? A fittingly colourful Chevron-print push-chair that doubles as a car seat, offers 3 reclining positions for bub, has 4-wheel independent suspension and sun canopy, and comes complete with a knit cotton Missoni blanket. Stroll in style!
US$600 / available exclusively at http://www.neimanmarcus.com Sapling Babywear
It may not be the most pricey brand on the list, but Melbourne babywear label Sapling is a Duke and Duchess of Cambridge favourite, with the glam Royal couple reportedly having purchased a sizable order of their 100% organic cotton fashion pre-arrival of baby George. No word yet on what they nabbed, but we’re quite partial to the dusty pink and dove grey double jersey bloomers coloured with organic vegetable dyes and finished with a love heart appliqué on the bot. Aw…
Bloomers AU$9.95 / http://www.saplingchild.com Asprey Teddy Teething Ring & Rattle
Even teething babies know quality when they bite it, which is why cherubs born with the proverbial silver spoon in their mouth appreciate nothing more than its even fancier cousin come gum-cutting time. Brit brand and Royal warrant holder Asprey’s Teddy Teething Set comprises a sterling silver teething ring with teddy detail, and a fairy and flower embellished rattle, both with a gleaming mother-of-pearl handle.
£250 / http://www.asprey.com Baby Dior Polar Bear
Speaking of bears, few gifts are as well received by the little ones as a snuggly soft toy, and Baby Dior’s pristine ivory (though maybe not for long!) ‘Gabriel’ Polar Bear toy is about as plush as they come. Or, if you’re a believer in ‘bigger is better’ in terms of gifting, go for Gabriel’s 72cm Giant Polar Bear sibling that arrives in a large branded box and with a Dior plaque around its neck. Arctic cool!
Gabriel Polar Bear £150, Giant Polar Bear £742 / http://www.childrensalon.com Dragons of Walton Street Furniture
This luxury children’s furniture brand has been adorning the nurseries of rich famous offspring since 1979. Madonna, the Beckhams and Gwyneth Paltrow are all fans, not to mention Princes William and Harry, and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, whose own Royal quarters were designed by Dragons. Signature cribs, cots, changers and chairs are all crafted and hand-painted in Britain, or why not season baby’s bespoke palate early and create a custom piece just for them. Fab! http://www.dragonsofwaltonstreet.com