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Sapling's Bluebirds and Paper Planes are set to take Flight

Sapling Flight Collection

In only a few short hours, at 8pm this evening, we launch Sapling's entire first collection for 2016, the Flight Collection, and we couldn't be more excited.  According to the Sapling team, this collection is "inspired by the countless things that fly through the imaginations of little ones the world over."  

We are huge fans of Sapling and we love the way their delightful designs coordinate beautifully with our other high quality brands to create our gorgeous Gift Boxes.  The Flight collection is no exception with its soft palette of colours, bluebirds in strawberry fields and floating paper planes gently looping in flight.

If you're already a Sapling lover, you'll know Sapling has a reputation for exclusively designing the highest quality range of baby clothing, all ethically-made from only the purest organic cotton and printed with organic water-based dyes.

With the Flight collection, Sapling introduces exclusive design innovations to ensure the ultimate in quality baby wear.  These innovations include flat, closed seams to ensure there's no irritation to baby's sensitive skin and extra length in the cuffs to allow for folding and unfolding as baby grows.  Other features include back leg pleats to provide more nappy room and breathability and no itch chemical-free iron on labels.  Also, all bindings and hems are double stitched to ensure maximum durability from one sibling to the next.

A big congratulations goes out to the Sapling team who have obviously worked so hard to deliver a collection that exceeds all expectations of quality and design.  Now, we look forward to delivering these gorgeous pieces to babies all over Australia and showcasing these designs in our unique Gift Boxes as we love to do. 

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Top 5 Baby Gifts for Christmas 2015

With less than five weeks until Christmas, now is the perfect time to write your gift shopping list.  With catalogue after catalogue arriving in the mail, full of amazing gift ideas, it's easy to think of a gazillion gifts you may want to buy for your sister, your friend, your husband or your kids.  But looking through every glossy page, you soon realise there are very few ideas around for babies.  Baby's first Christmas is really special, so here are a few ideas for Christmas 2015 that mum will love.

Baby's First Christmas

1.  Soft Toys.  Bring the joy of Christmas to the face of a little one with a toy to love and cherish for years to come.  Safety first when it comes to choosing a baby toy. The first thing a baby will do with a new toy is put it into its mouth, so you need to choose wisely.  Be sure that your gift meets Australian safety standards.  We suggest a soft toy for baby with no loose or detachable parts (including batteries) which can be a choking hazard.  Don't always trust a cheap toy.  As they say, you get what you pay for.  Don't risk buying a toy produced with nasty filling or hazardous dyes.  Our pick for 2015 is the Australian-designed Maud n Lil Bunny.  Every Maud n Lil toy is made from 100% Certified Organic Cotton with natural cellulose filling fibre.

2.  Baby Massage Oil.  Babies love massage as much as we do.  As well as relaxing baby, gentle massage can also strengthen the bond between between mother and baby.  Baby Massage Oil can be used directly on baby's skin or added into baby's bath (a few drops).  It can really help to calm and soothe baby before sleep, which is as much a gift for mum as it is for baby.  We love La Clinica Organic for Baby Calming Massage Oil with Organic Jojoba Oil and certified organic plant extracts of Chamomile, Calendula and Frankincense.  The Aromatherapy Company Therapy Baby Nourishing Lotion is also ideal for massage as is Thurlby's Essential Baby Calming Touch Body Massage Bar.

  

3. Summer Clothing.  With Christmas heralding the arrival of a long hot Australian summer, mum will really appreciate some quality, comfortable summer clothing for baby.  On a hot day, a nappy is sometimes all that is required on baby's bot, so how about some gorgeous bloomers and a matching top?  Sapling's super-soft heart bloomers and tops are just the thing.  Not only are they right on trend, they're also designed in Australia, made from 100% Certified Organic Cotton and dyed with 100% GOTS approved water based dyes.  Great for baby and great for the environment.

Sapling Little Boy Blue clothing 

4.  Bibs.  Bibs.  Bibs.  If you're a practical gift-giver, you can never go wrong with bibs.  As a mother who had a baby with severe reflux, I can tell you first hand that a new mum can never have enough bibs.  Alimrose offers a really beautiful range of chevron-patterned bibs.  These bibs offer vintage appeal with current styling and are available in four different colours.  Each bib has the bonus of a matching bunny rattle.  So adorable!  

5.  Complete Gift Sets.  If you're feeling overwhelmed by your enormous shopping list and you just want the decisions to be made for you, then perhaps a Gift Set is what you're looking for.  A Gift Set is a thoughtfully selected, arranged and packaged set of complimentary gifts.  As a huge fan of The Aromatherapy Company, I'm really taken by the Therapy Baby Gift Set - a retail size Botty Balm, Soap Bar and Bamboo sponge packed neatly inside a reusable wooden box.  And best of all, mum can also enjoy the pampering with her own Therapeutic Gift Set containing a Therapy Hand Cream, Soap Bar and Bamboo sponge.    

 

They're my Gift picks for 2015.  I hope these ideas may help to make your Christmas shopping expedition a little easier.  Avoid the hustle and bustle of the bricks and mortar shops and begin your Christmas shopping right here, right now.  With free luxury gift-wrapping and reliable delivery it couldn't get any easier.   

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Hearts Abound

Our adorable pink Sapling bloomers with the heart on the bottom are now back in stock.  Add these little bottom-huggers to your baby gift for an extra dose of cuteness.  Try pairing them with any of the Sapling Essentials pink range or an El Gato bodysuit.

All Sapling pieces are manufactured from 100% certified organic cotton and printed with 100% GOTS approved water based dyes, making them a safer choice for baby and the environment.

We would love to see your little prince or princess in your favourite Sapling outfit.  Don't forget to share your pics on our Facebook page.

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Our Sapling has started to grow

Sapling

Do you remember the days when you loved dressing up your favourite doll?  We can and that's why we're really excited to announce the addition of Sapling to our list of exceptional brands.  Finally we can offer you a beautiful range of baby clothing that co-ordinates perfectly with our other gifts.  

We looked far and wide for a clothing range that met our needs and yours.  Sapling certainly fits the bill.  Sapling, a proud Australian company, specialises in Organic Cotton children's wear.  All clothing is made from 100% GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton and is printed with GOTS approved water based dyes that are free from toxic chemicals and heavy metals, a safer choice for babies.  All garments are also proudly made in India under fair terms and conditions.

Aside from this, the clothing is simply beautiful.  The fabric is wonderfully soft and the exclusive designs are very sweet for boys, girls, and "waiting to find outs".  Each piece makes a beautiful gift on its own or can be easily teamed with other products from our store to create an impressive gift box hamper that a new mum will adore.   

Our Sapling product pick would have to be the heart pants.  Nothing says adorable more than those super-cute pants on baby's chubby legs.  Take a look for yourself.

 

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