When you have a baby you realise the overwhelming choice of products available for you and your little one. Even for a stylist like me I found the choose so vast that it can be hard to work out what’s the best quality, which brands to trust and the ones worth the extra money.
And, as a new mum you just want the very best for your VIB and that’s why I love the thought of someone doing all the hard work for you. Fancy a box of handpicked mum and baby goodies sent to your home every month?
Then look no further than Almondella – a European ‘box of surprises’ that has recently launched in the UK – to offer new mums and babies something a little different. Based in Finland – the idea came from the ‘starter packs’ that Finish mothers receive after the birth of their new born (read more here). It’s basically a subscription service that you can set up yourself or as a gift for someone. Each month you’ll be sent a specially packed boxed to suit your babies needs, age and development.
Each box is full of mum treats, baby goodies, toys, clothes and new products to try. With the emphasis being on environmentally-conscious and creative new brands mainly from Scandinavia – rather than the mass produced items we are often faced with.
|Almondella example of a 12 month Box|
A fabulous idea for your own new born especially in the few few months – I mean how lovely to receive a gift in the post when you may not have been shopping or even out for days/weeks? A great gift for a friend – and, even better if they live aboard as all the packing/postage is taken care of.
Whether you opt for the monthly box (you get an email preview so can also skip a month if you don’t like what you see) or a one-off gift bumper box you will be guaranteed that each box will contain up to 5 items with a retail saving of up to 50%.
Suitable from newborn – 3years – with 32 boxes created by Almondella its means you will never receive the same item twice. Subscriptions start at €45 (£36) a month (choice of 1, 3 or 6 month subscription) and delivery is free in the UK and Europe. Gift boxed start from €59 (£48) and a trial box €15 (£12)
Miss Marnie was sent an Almondella box to review and I have to say – we were both very impressed. It was great to see some new brands and also try some items we may not necessarily have brought otherwise.
Inside the box for her age range (18mths) we received:
Tugboat by Kid O
A lovely sturdy red boat and ribber ring bath toy – that Miss Marnie loves playing with at bath time.
A Garment from Picnik Barcelona
A gorgeous pair of printed leggings in the softest cotton. All the prints from this small Spanish brand are based on vintage artworks. It was great to have something a little different than the usual plain leggings we often buy.
Soft & Splashly Bubbles / Silky Soft Body Wash both By Love Boo
We’re already fans of Love Boo so this wasn’t a surprise as such – but, it was still nice to receive a large bottle of bubble bath for baby and me! As you can never have too many smellies…time for a long bath would be nice too!
Worth €10 each
Washable Wipes by ImseVimse
Soft and thick these cotton wipes are really for ‘real nappy users’ but they have made great washcloths at dinnertime.
Worth €5 for 3
Postcard by Darling Clementine
A sweet little graphic card that would be great as a thank you note/ or card to say hello. Great in the early months too when getting out/baby brain meets you forget to buy them.
Also included is a list of items with a little background and the prices, a card full of tips to help you enjoy your box (ours had some toddler bath playtime ideas) and a few wrapped chocolates (that mama ate before Miss Marnie saw them!)
Visit Almondella for more information.
Miss Marnie was sent the box as described for the purpose of this post. All views our our own and #MAMA approved