I’ve been thinking about presents for two-year-olds recently, as someone has a birthday coming up soon (yikes!). Two’s a funny age, isn’t it? It’s that mid-toddler stage where they’re in to everything but still too little for lots of things – plus what presents do you get the two-year-old who(‘s sister) already has everything?
Step forward Me + Buddy, brand new children’s lifestyle store featuring a whole load of hand-picked, design-lead products for babies and toddlers which are all useful AND looks beautiful, plus make perfect presents. Brands include Aden + Anais, Storcsac, Ferm Living and Nor-folk among others, and there’s lots of things for mums too, including uber cool Tiba + Marl change bags.
I was asked to pick out my favourite products, so here’s some ideas on a second birthday theme with my favourite presents for two-year-olds, including…
Design Letters alphabet cups…I already bought the E cup for Eliza last year, so knew her sister would like her own (plus you can also get the lid to turn it into a sippy cup – genius!) And what could be a better present than a top with your age from it? You can get this Nor-Folk number t-shirt in a couple of different colours and ages.
Also books – which you can’t ever go wrong with at any age. I loved this Pop Art Baby board book and Babar’s Yoga for Elephants (I loved Babar when I was younger! So this is basically for ME, but thought it was a nice accompaniment to Cosmic Kids yoga).
And finally we have so many toys already but I loved this little guy, a fox wobbler from Kid O (anyone remember Weebles?)
Me & Buddy is the brainchild of Madeline Walsh, mum of two – Buddy is the nickname she gives both of her children – who believes parents should be able to buy baby and toddler products that are stylish and fit into your existing lifestyle.
At the moment there’s 10% discount off the first order when people sign up to the newsletter and a free Buddy the Bunny bag with every order. I think it’s a mark of a good baby store when you want everything (for the…children, of course *ahem*). And I really do – there’s so many stylish baby essentials and beautiful gift ideas.