Baby & Child Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect baby shower gift?  Or maybe a present for a friend’s child’s birthday? Look no further, we have you covered. We’ve searched high and low to bring you five of our favourite products from small businesses around Kent and Sussex. Here’s a little bit more information about each business: 

  • Professional baby & family hand and foot casting service.  Priced from £50. Christine is a specialist life caster working from her home studio in Tunbridge Wells. The business started in 2014 and since then she has set out to make beautiful casts of newborns, children, families and pets – keepsakes of your loved ones for you to treasure. Visit their website by clicking here

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  • Ickle Brickell Dungarees, exclusive farm and nature themed fabrics, from £20. Based in Sussex, Ickle Brickell creates handmade clothes for little ones. Specializing in farming and nature inspired designs including prints exclusive to Ickle Brickell. Their products are fun, practical and most importantly comfortable for your little ones to toddle around in all day. Other items available online

  • The nourished mum cards are the perfect gift for any mothers who don’t have time to look after themselves (hint: that’s all of them!) A deck of 50 cards, packed with physical self care as well as mindset and mindfulness tools, designed to get you through even the most frazzled and sleep deprived days as a parent. They contain small, realistic actions to make you feel more calm, capable and cared for every day.  £12.50 + postage per pack. Nourish To Thrive believe that self care, exercise, nutrition, stress reduction and mindset are part of a magical combination for our mental health. It is also crucial to make these things consistent and sustainable. That’s what Nourish to Thrive is all about. Realistic approaches and sustainability.

  • Your little pickle will raise a smile in this super cute bodysuit which tells grown ups exactly what the future holds: plenty of mischief, of course! The baby bodysuits are made from 100% jersey cotton, featuring an envelope neck making them super comfy, and easy to get on and off. Sizes available: 0-3 months; 3-6 months; 6-12 months. An award winning brand selling fun and comfortable children’s clothes. Created by Claire, mama to 4 little pickles. Teaming up with some wonderful British manufacturers to ensure everything is beautifully made right here in the UK. Follow them @picklegoodsuk or shop online 

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  • The Wild and The Tame’s new limited edition collection is centred around two beautiful safari themed fabric prints. Mix and match Cot Blankets, Moses Basket Blankets, Bibs and Teething Rings to create a luxury gift set which is sure to be cherished. £12-90, handmade to order. An independent baby brand, launched by Kent based mum of two, Chantelle. Using beautiful fabrics that showcase the creative flair of leading UK illustrators and designers, she hand-crafts limited edition cot blankets, complimented by a delightful range of gifts, accessories and nursery decor. Available at

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