Remembering the obligatory bottle of Matey which seemed to be the stocking filler du jour of the 1980s I have collected some of the nicest bath and skincare gifts for babies and young children. All of our selections are free from SLS, parabens and the other nasties too often found in mainstream products. It’s all about skin friendly sweet smells here…
Kicking off this sweetly scented stocking stuffer selection is the range that inspired this post: Child’s Farm. Fruity sherbert flavours and funky packaging are the distinctive features. We’ are loving the shampoo and conditioner for sleek tangle-free hair not to mention the yummy smelling children. Prices Â£4.65 pre bottle or from Â£11.50 with a presentation gift bag exclusively in their online shop.
Little Me is a delicately scented range which contains organic essential oils. There are three scents to choose from Shh Sleepy Head, Yipee Playtime and Mmm Moisture Babies and include bath milk, soak or bubbles, hair & body wash and body cream. You can buy online from Keep Me Inspired or from a range of supermarkets and High Street outlets. Prices start at Â£3.99.
Green Baby have long been a favourite of ours and Nat swears by their nappy balm. Soil association certified organic, skin kind and planet kind you know your baby is in safe hands with them. I also know that until midnight tonight (12/12/11 offer extends to clothing as well) all skincare is on buy one get one free. Prices start at Â£6.95.
I swear by Shea Alchemy Beautiful Baby – it is the only cream I use for my children. Wonderfully nourishing and great on dry skin, it is handmade from natural ingredients including Shea butter and calendula. It not only works miracles on their skin but I love it for mine too! Â£10.50 a tin.
If you’re looking for a less aromatic experience then the Fragrance Free Shampoo and Wash from Burt’s Bees is just the ticket. A gentle hypo-allergenic, tear-free formula it is one for the most sensitive little ones. Â£7.99.
Another wallet friendly option with 20% off currently isÂ Maison Boo. Lovely fragrances, strawberry is our favourite, and gentle on skin at Â£3.99 a bottle (offer price) it’s a good time to stock up.
When I’m feeling indulgent I always turn to Neal’s Yard. The elegantly packaged bottles never fail to excite and they make for a real treat. Loving this baby gift box Â£25.75 from john Lewis.