New mom to baby George, esteemed radio DJ, influential blogger and all-round happiness merchant, Bailey Schneider, shares her top picks from the new LOVEABLES baby collection, as well as from the LOVEABLES home ware gifting collection.
Newborn Musts: 4 months ago, I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby boy and my world changed as I know it (for the better.) It can be incredibly overwhelming when it comes to buying items for a newborn. I always used to say: “How can something so tiny, need so much?” Upon having my baby, I’ve realized that they actually don’t need that much and 9 times out of 10, you’ve become a consumer’s dream to the baby industry. While a new mom tries to figure out this new little person, I thought I’d take the pressure off and curate a gift hamper of items she will definitely need and love.
Perhaps you’re a mom-to-be and you want to spoil your new baby, or perhaps you’re a friend (or a group of friends) who want to purchase the hamper for a new mom. It makes a beautiful baby shower gift or gift for once the baby is born.
Happiness in a Cup: There is always time for tea. Tea makes everything better and it’s a big part of my day. I curated this gift with my best friend, Karolina, in mind. We love a good tea party, so I have all the makings of a beautifully set out tea-time.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT GIFTING?
I absolutely love giving gifts. I love it more than receiving (and who doesn’t love being spoiled a little?). When it comes to gift giving, I love to think about the person’s character, loves and hobbies and think about their face as they open the gift. I think that’s my best part - watching someone open the gift that I’ve put a lot of thought into.
I know you also get people who don’t put a lot of thought into it, but I never look a gift horse in the mouth. The funniest gift I’ve ever received is a single pair of ordinary gym socks - I didn’t quite know how to react.
I love the idea of curated gifting platform because it offers a wide selection of items sourced from various stores, so I can mix and match things by going into one store – LOVEABLES, and not into various stores which is time consuming. I also love that if I don’t have time to go into LOVEABLES to handpick my gifts, I can go online and select. The curated gifts are also wonderful because I draw inspiration from them and they’re put together so well that they’re wonderful for those you know well and for those where you’re unsure what to buy.