On 19th May 2018, the eyes of the world descended on the sleepy Southern market town of Windsor to watch Prince Harry finally get his happily ever after, when he married American actress, Megan Markle. In a stunning ceremony (who can forget the preacher’s sermon!), after the exchange of heart-felt vows and the giving and receiving of rings, they emerged from St George’s Chapel as the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Five months later, the happy couple were back at their wedding venue, to witness the marriage of Prince Harry’s cousin – Princess Eugenie – to her very own Prince Charming, Jack Brooksbank. While the bride caused quite a stir with a backless dress and minus a veil, tongues started wagging about the possibly of the Duchess of Sussex expecting her own bundle of joy, thanks to her less-than-fitted outfit choice.
Sure enough, just a matter of days later, Clarence House announced that Prince Harry and Meghan were expecting their first child – a little prince or princess – due to make its grand entrance into the world at sometime this spring. And so, once again, the eyes of the world are on the Duchess of Sussex and her growing bump. So, with just a matter of weeks to go before the little Royal is born, the newlyweds (and soon-to-be new parents) are bound to be excitedly preparing for their impending arrival.
To help them out, as well as any of you out there who are expecting a baby soon or are looking for gorgeous gifts to celebrate the birth of a child into your family or circle of friends, we’ve put together this gift guide. It’s jam-packed with Peter Rabbit-themed items that are paw-fect for your very own little prince or princess. From birth to pre-school, there’s something for everyone here…
We know that Prince Harry’s brother and sister-in-law, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are big fans of Beatrix Potter, and suspect the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will follow suit too. After all, who can resist the timeless nostalgia of Beatrix Potter’s classic books, with Peter Rabbit being everyone’s favourite bob-tailed bunny!
So, what better way to mark the birth of a new baby than with these beautiful Beatrix Potter Alphabet Letters? Available in a range of pastel colours and featuring different characters from the literary classics like Peter Rabbit, Flopsy, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, and Jemima Puddle-Duck plus many more, buy one to represent the first letter of the little one’s name, or purchase a selection to spell out a whole word. Whatever you choose, they’re a super thoughtful gift and a beautiful addition to any nursery or playroom.
Or, how about helping to set little one off on the right path by saving for the future with this lovely Money Bank. Fashioned to look like the book cover of The Tale of Peter Rabbit, it’s a gift that transcends the generations and is bound to be loved by the whole family for many years to come.
And speaking of years to come, why not gift the newborn with this super sweet Peter Rabbit First Tooth & Curl Box? They’re a great way for parents to capture those precious first moments and major milestones in their baby’s development, giving them great memories to look back on time and again.
0 – 18 Months:
As little one starts to grow, developing new skills, exploring the world around them and becoming more independent, they’re bound to make a little mess along the way. So, why not buy a gorgeous gift that looks great while giving mum and dad a helping hand in keeping their kids clean? Check out this adorable Peter Rabbit Bib and Flopsy Bib.
Or how about these simple yet stylish bamboo dinner sets. Available in the style of Peter Rabbit and Flopsy, each set comes with a plate, a bowl, a cup and cutlery. Featuring artwork taken from the original illustrations from the Beatrix Potter stories, these bamboo dinner sets are bound to make mealtimes for little ones so much fun. This product has a fresh and natural appearance and is presented in a gift box, making it the perfect item to welcome a little one into the world, a gift to celebrate a birthday, or even a lovely christening present.
And finally, once the day is done, why not gift little one with this super cute Peter Rabbit plush from GUND? Guaranteed to give hugs that last a lifetime, this soft toy is sure to become a well-loved bed time pal, making nap times even easier for mums and dads!
Something for Siblings:
Of course, while the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child, for recent royal births like Prince Charlotte and Prince Louis, they’ve been additions to the Cambridge family, with Prince George assuming the role of Big Brother.
So, if you’re buying a gift for a new arrival, why not think about treating the newly promoted older sibling to a perfect present too?
Playtime for little ones is always better when it’s spent with pals. And what’s better than play time with your brother or sister? Messy play, of course! If your little one is prone to getting their paws on the grubby side, then this is the gift for them. Our Peter Rabbit Children’s Apron or Flopsy Children’s Apron is ideal for toddlers and small children. The front features a large scale Peter Rabbit or Flopsy, taken directly from the original illustrations of the Beatrix Potter stories, while the fabric of the piece includes a gloss laminated coating, so the apron is easy to wipe down. Ideal for little ones who love baking, painting or generally getting into mischief and making a mess!
For a super cute coordinating look, you can also pick up a Peter Rabbit Tabard or Flopsy Tabard. Suitable for children aged 9 months and over, these items are sure to make playtime with siblings so much more fun!
And not forgetting mums…
Last but not least, why not treat the new mum to a little something special? It’s no secret that newborns are hard work, so help her to relax and enjoy a little bit of ‘me time’ with this lovely Peter Rabbit Gift Set, featuring cream body wash, body butter, luxury soap and hand cream, all in a fragrant and fresh clean linen scent. Why not pair it with these Peter Rabbit Bath Bombs for the ultimate pamper package?