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What's new from Snuggle Hunny?

What's new from Snuggle Hunny?

Have you checked out the new designs from Snuggle Hunny?

They're easy to identify.  Just click on the Snuggle Hunny collection, and look for the products flagged with "NEW".

There are four adorable new floral designs including Camille and Spring Floral which are both available as Jersey Wrap/Topknot sets.  If you prefer muslin swaddles, Camille, Spring Floral and a third design, Golden Flower, also come in muslin.  If you do choose muslin, matching topknot headbands can be purchased separately.  The fourth floral option is the Pink Wattle Jersey Wrap set with matching topknot beanie.  If you love pink and Australian natives, this may be your number one pick.    

If you're looking for something a little more gender neutral, there's a gorgeous new Koala print available as a Jersey Wrap set (with matching beanie) or a muslin swaddle.  Alternatively, there's the Bronze Palm Muslin Swaddle. 

If dinosaurs are more up your alley, you'll adore the new Dino Muslin Swaddle and matching beanie sold separately.

These styles are already selling like hotcakes, and there are a limited number available.

Do you have an all-time favourite Snuggle Hunny design?  Feel free to share your favourite SH design with me in the comments box below.  I'd love to know. xx

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Introducing BIBS

Introducing BIBS

You're possibly wondering why I would be introducing BIBS when bibs have been available from Room to Bloom for a very long time.  That's because I'm not strictly speaking of the "dribble" kind.  I'd like to introduce you to BIBS of Denmark.

Established in 1978, BIBS is a premium, innovative Danish baby and toddler brand committed to offering sustainably produced, original, safe, and aesthetic products.

Just to confuse you a little more though, BIBS do indeed make bibs, but they also make pacifiers (AKA dummies or soothers).  

For some time now I've wanted to provide you with pacifiers for your gift hampers.  I was just waiting for the right ones to come along.  They had to be safe, a suitable style to support breast-feeding and of course, sweet as pie.  I think pacifiers are a really thoughtful gift addition, particularly to a baby shower gift.  There is something intrinsically cute and traditional about them and of course, they're practical too.  New parents will thank you for arming them with these little gems.  These pacifiers are adorable.  They have a lace-style design and come in absolutely gorgeous colours that match in with everything.

Speaking of matching in, let's get back to bibs.  Yes, bibs, not BIBS.  Are you going a little cray cray yet?  I'm also now stocking a beautiful range of muslin double-layer bandana BIBS bibs which match with the entire Room to Bloom collection.  The colours are so pretty, they're great quality and what I love best is the little pocket for holding baby's new pacifier.  They really are the smartest bibs. 

Check out the new BIBS range here.  Let me know what you think.  I'd love to hear your feedback.

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Hey Diddle Diddle

Hey Diddle Diddle

Do you remember your favourite childhood nursery rhyme?  How about your favourite toy?

There's something intrinsically special about a child's favourite toy.  Up to 70% of young children develop strong attachments to objects such as toys or blankets. In studies, psychologists have found children become emotionally attached to cuddly toys because they intuitively believe they possess a unique essence or life force.  Even very young children become attached to these intangible qualities that cannot be replicated.  

A child's favourite toy, often one of their first toys, is likely to become a very important part of their daily routine.  In fact, that special toy may even become a part of a child's "growing up" story.

A quality, timeless toy is a beautiful, thoughtful gift to give a new baby. 

Recently launched in store is the And the Little Dog Laughed collection.  Designed locally by Kylie Platt, each high-quality soft animal has its own unique personality and features a cute little bio its swing tag.  Kylie has a passion for fabrics and design, and designed the range with different fabric combinations, adding layers for detail and effect.  

These high-quality toys are simply lovely.  Each is unique, super sweet, and perfect for inspiring a child's imagination. Just like a favourite nursery rhyme, these toys will never be forgotten and always be cherished.

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More Happy Little People

More Happy Little People

There's a huge adjustment when a new baby arrives, especially for other little family members.  I still remember watching my two-year-old stepping into her big sister shoes.  It was certainly a tricky time for her and as her mother I remember feeling so much guilt.  Suddenly all the time I usually spent with my little girl was being absorbed by the new baby.  The brain fog I experienced, made it so difficult to come up with new interesting play ideas.  It was at that time that my little girl decided daddy was her favourite, which was admittedly a relief, albeit a little heart-breaking too.

If I'd been gifted some Happy Little People activity cards at that time, I think I would have cried tears of joy.  I could have referred to them during the in-between newborn moments when I really needed some inspiration for fun toddler activities.  Likewise, the cards would also have given my husband great age-appropriate play ideas.  

That's why I'm so delighted to now be stocking the entire Happy Little People Activity card collection.  The First Year card deck has been really popular since its launch last year and now you can order a little something for the siblings.  Choose from the Second Year, Third Year and Kinder Years sets.

Did you know, I'm happy to wrap a sibling's item separately?  Feel free to let me know the sibling's name, and I'll include a little gift tag with the child's name.  I bet a surprise gift would bring a big smile to a little face.  After all, the more happy little people, the merrier the parents.

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Meeting the Makers at Melbourne's Boutique Trade Fairs in 2022

Meeting the Makers at Melbourne's Boutique Trade Fairs in 2022

Last weekend I had an exciting day visiting the Life InStyle and Big Design gift trade fairs in Melbourne. Set inside the grand heritage-listed Melbourne Exhibition Building and the historic and iconic Melbourne Meat Market arts space, these fairs were a feast for the senses.

It's been a long two years without fairs, so I felt really grateful to once again immerse myself in the "creators" world.  The talent of our local designers is brilliant and inspires me to stay focussed on bringing you high-quality, innovative and stunning new products.

Whilst I had the opportunity to catch up with some of the talented makers behind my current brands, I also enjoyed making new connections and I look forward to sharing new finds with you over the coming months.

I consider every item in my store as a work of art.  When you choose from my beautiful gift range, please know, in turn, you are supporting many other small Australian businesses and artisans. 

On every brand collection page in my store you'll find a little bit about that business and how it came to be.  If you have time, I'd encourage you to read these pages as their stories are inspiring and will give new meaning to your gift-giving.   

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It's all in the detail.

It's all in the detail.

I've just introduced three gorgeous new toys from Jellycat London, extending the Room to Bloom collection of blossom bunnies.  These adorable flowery bunnies have been a huge hit.  Is it their retro floral ears and feet or simply the range of covetable colours?

If you love the colour sage, you'll love Blossom Sage Bunny.  Her serene green colour and delicate pastel blossom accents are a perfect combination.  This beautiful bunny will be the highlight of her gift box as she makes her way to her special new friend. 

Due to popular demand, Bea Blossom bunnies are also back in stock and they're available in two sizes - Blossom Bea Small and Blossom Bea Medium. 

If you're looking for a bunny with a twist, consider a Jellycat Blossom Bunny Comforter.  Is it a toy, or a small blanket?  Let baby be the judge.  This comforter has been designed to help babies self-soothe, settle and support themselves through developmental changes.  Two colours are available - Blossom Blush Bunny Comforter and Blossom Silver Bunny Comforter.

It really is all in the detail.  Delicate, dainty and delightful - three words to perfectly describe these blossoming beauties.

You can view the entire Jellycat London collection here.

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Have you met Buddy and Boots?

Have you met Buddy and Boots?

This week we welcomed Buddy and Boots, two adorable pups looking for love.  These loyal dogs are the creations of Nana Huchy, one of our favourite Aussie brands.

According to his bio, "Buddy, or Bud as he is more commonly known, is a shy and gentle dog.  He is the kind of dog that will do anything for his master.  Although he is shy, he is also unbelievably smart & can be taught all kinds of tricks!"

Boots, on the other hand, "is a dog with his head in the clouds.  He's often found gazing at reflection in puddles or having a philosophical discussion with Buddy the Dog & chatting with humans."

Know a little one who could fall in love with Buddy or Boots?

All Nana Huchy creations have their own unique personalities, and if you're not a puppy person, you may prefer a koala, dinosaur, elephant, donkey, pig, camel, cow, lion, bear, bunny... the list goes on.  Every character-filled creature is beautifully soft and of superior quality.  These toys are a wonderful inclusion in a unique baby hamper and are guaranteed to add personality and warmth.

Enjoy browsing Room to Bloom's Nana Huchy collection.

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All abuzz about Wilson & Frenchy's first 2022 Autumn/Winter Drop

All abuzz about Wilson & Frenchy's first 2022 Autumn/Winter Drop

It feels like Christmas when I receive a delivery of the latest Wilson & Frenchy babywear.  It's such a treat to open the box and reveal the new season's designs. 

Three new zipsuit designs landed this week (Drop 1), each with the sweetest hand-drawn illustrations for which Wilson & Frenchy is renowned. 

Firstly, there's the Lovely Lemons design.  It's delightful and fresh and features soft buttery tones.  Can you also spot the little bees doing their important work?

Next up is the Busy Bee design featuring falling leaves and busy bees buzzing.  This design looks really stunning when paired with mint-tone gifts such as the Jellycat Bashful Green Sparklet Bunny and the My Little Giggles Mint Cactus teether.

Lastly there's the Forest Animals design. Its fun, quirky and the whimsical Forest Animal print is wonderful and timeless.  My gift styling tip? While this design is complemented beautifully by a range of colour tones, it looks particularly stunning when boxed or worn with soft greys and warm browns.

These new designs are a beautiful way to celebrate the new season. Because each Wilson & Frenchy piece is of the highest quality, unique, timeless and specially-designed for a precious growing body, it makes the perfect choice of gift.

I'd love to know which new Wilson & Frenchy design is your favourite.  If you have a moment, please let me know in the comments section below.

If you love them all, just wait for Drop 2 of the 2022 Autumn/Winter collection to arrive.  Stay tuned, it's coming soon!

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New favourites from Snuggle Hunny Kids

New favourites from Snuggle Hunny Kids

If you're loving the new Snuggle Hunny Kids summer collection of babywear and accessories, you'll be rapt (or should I say "wrapped", ha ha) to learn that matching swaddles and bibs have just arrived.

The gorgeous and popular rosebud, daintree and nightshade prints have been extended into the jersey swaddle sets and bandana dribble bibs.  There are also never before seen prints - lion, blossom and silver gum. Each beautiful print perfectly complements all other items in the Snuggle Hunny Kids collection and the entire Room to Bloom gift range.  If you're designing your own baby gift hamper, find inspiration to mix and match designs and colours in the adorable, breath-taking photos on the individual SHK product pages. Also, view the Room to Bloom Baby Gift Hamper collection for even more ideas.

Mums absolutely love Snuggle Hunny Kids.  Explore the SHK range and you'll see why.

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Summer 21's arrived for Snuggle Hunny Kids

Summer 21's arrived for Snuggle Hunny Kids

We've given up a fair bit this year but no one can stop the summer. Warmer weather is on the way and it's enough to put a spring in everyone's step. So now's a great time to welcome the Snuggle Hunny Kids Spring Summer 2021 collection. I've just launched the new range in store, a collection of breezy bodysuits with matching beanies and topknots with the detail and quality we've grown to expect from SHK.  There are plenty of beautiful prints and complementary block colours to inspire you as you design your next baby gift hamperI can't wait to feature them in my gift hampers.  They're just so beautiful.

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