Babies. Love ’em or hate ’em, your friends are going to have ’em. And you’re going to need a present. Only thing is, the parents are going to be bombarded with clothes, ‘useful’ things like baby baths and bibs, and those eco-friendly wooden toys that all yummy mummies seem to have at the moment.
What you need is something with personality, that’s memorable, yet that doesn’t cost a bomb. I’m a big fan of Trumpette sock sets, £13.95 from www.tinytotshop.co.uk (seven tiny pairs of socks printed with days of the week, coloured to look like mary jane shoes, or available in different animal prints) but for my three friends who are set to pop any minute, I’ve got my heart set on one of these new ‘T-Shirt Toys’ from Muji (www.muji.co.uk), available from next month.
Soft, quirky, cute – and easy to post – the giraffe and elephant cost just £12.95 each, but are such great quality they look far more expensive. Perfect!