Perfect Personalisation from My 1st Years

I can’t think of a more perfect gift to present to proud parents of a new baby than something that has been personalised. The idea that someone has added your new baby’s name to a gift is such a personal touch that can only make the gift something really special, and unique. My 1sy Years totally understands this and offers beautiful, unique and personalised presents that are perfect for baby showers, commemorating births and celebrating christenings.

100% Organic Snuggle Buddy Comforter £14 click to visit My 1st Years

Last week I was blessed with a beautiful niece after my sister gave birth to Renee Rose on Wednesday.  I loved the idea of giving a beautiful and personal gift, and knew, that due to the unusual name, finding something with Renee printed on already would be difficult. And this is where My 1st Years proves to be so useful. Any name can be hand stitched into all manner of gifts at no further cost. You can choose the colour of the stitching, and can even choose from a range of different fonts, making this a truly unique gift. I chose the super cute snuggle buddy comforter for Renee.

All gifts from My 1st Years come beautifully gift boxed, again at no additional cost. The items also come quickly, I received this just a couple of days after my order was placed, which I was really impressed with.

Inside the box was the gorgeous Snuggle buddy, a combination of a comfort blanket and a cuddly toy, perfect for small hands to touch, cuddle and grasp. The snuggle buddy is 100% organic and is super soft, making it a great nighttime companion for babies.  It really is a perfect gift, and being already gift wrapped, it would be great to send through the post if you were unable to get to a new baby in person for whatever reason. I’m sure baby Renee is going to love her snuggle buddy, and her mommy certainly loved it, being really touched with seeing her baby’s name on the blanket.

beautiful baby Renee Rose

More ideas for personalised gifts

Pink Cotton Candy Bunny £18 click to visit My 1st Years

HRH Sleepy 3 Piece Gift Set £40 click to visit My 1st Years

Luxury White Gift Set £50 click to visit My 1st Years


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The latest get the celebrity looks featuring Pippa Middleton, Shenae Grimes and Beth Ditto

If you’ve decided to avoid the crowds this weekend and chill at home, step this way. I’ve been scouring the magazines and websites to bring you a veritable feast of ‘get the celebrity looks’ from a host of fashionable ladies (and a couple of pretty cute babies too).

This week I’m looking at Valentino shoes, as worn by Beth Ditto and Bella Thorne, and currently available in Selfridges. But if your budget doesn’t stretch to the Valentino kind, Nelly have an amazingly similar pair for less than £50. Beth and Bella both look beautiful in their shoes, and Bella also wears a fantastic dress from Topshop no less. I’ve also created a little get the look from Beth, this is my favourite look that she has worn – I love that splash of orange on the bag.

We also have Shenae Grimes who was head to toe in Boohoo as the online store launched in America. Shenae’s blouse is unavailable, but this is a great way to get a similar look.

The Accessorize ad campaigns just get prettier and prettier, and I am truly smitten by the latest one which has Kate Upton in 1960s style lace and acres of beads. The lace dress is also available in coral and is just so beautiful for true summer dressing.

 Shenae Grimes in Boohoo

Get the look

Emily Multi Print Chiffon Shirt £20 click to visit Boohoo

Carly Wet Look Leggings £10 click to visit Boohoo

Melanie Western Style Ankle Boots £14 click to visit Boohoo


Bella Thorne and Beth Ditto wear Valentino

Rose Print Lantern Dress Price: £65.00 click to visit Topshop

VALENTINO So Noir leather sandals £600.00 click to visit Sefridges

Evans Black Cape Dress Price: £35.00 click to visit Evans

Coral envelope clutch bag Price: £20.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Great bargain version from Nelly

NLY SHOES / AURILLAC £ 44.95 click to visit Nelly

NLY SHOES / AURILLAC £ 44.95 click to visit Nelly

Kate Upton for Accessorize

60s Lace Swing Dress £35 click to visit Accessorize

60s Lace Swing Dress £35 click to visit Accessorize

Digi Gem Clutch £35 click to visit Accessorize

Paisley Burn Out Tie Back Dress £27 click to visit Accessorize

Pippa Middleton is now truly in the middle of wedding season, and I adored the Matthew Williamson dress that she adorned with a statement necklace. I’ve created a simple way of getting the look from Dorothy Perkins, without the fascinator, of course.

Television presenter Zoe Hardman is a fan of the Wallis W collection, which she showcased to perfection when she chose the baby pink shorts and blazer.  Finally, we have some of the very cute personalised baby pieces that were a gift from My 1st Years to the lovely Jenny Frost for her recently born twins. Super gorgeous and designed to make you say aaarrrggghhh!

Pippa Middleton in Matthew Williamson – Get the Look

Get the look with Dorothy Perkins

Blue round neck flare dress Price: £25.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Colourful beaded row necklace Price: £16.50 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Zoe Hardman wears Wallis

Pale Pink Tailored Jacket Price: £65.00 click to visit Wallis

Pale Pink Tailored Shorts Price: £30.00 click to visit Wallis

Jenny Frost and My 1st Years

100% Suede Girls Sheepskin Booties £30 click to visit My 1st Years

High Top Trainers - Pink £20 click to visit My 1st Years





The Baby Shower

On Friday night I went to my very first baby shower. My sister is due to have her first baby in 4 weeks time, and, as a huge fan of Sex in the City, was bound to have a girlie get together before her new little girl joins the family.

The Baby Shower are an American idea that is starting to take off in the UK. This particular shower involved lots of pink fizz, very pretty cupcakes as the centre piece for a yummy buffet, girls night in music from Kylie, and lots of giggles and chatter. There were gifts for the new baby and a chance to have a look around the new nursery, and swoon over the very tiny new girlie clothes for a babe who already has a larger wardrobe than Harper Beckham.

The Baby Shower

Pink Fizz!

Yummy cupcakes.

Buffet food - always a fave.

Pretty Plates

Mommy to be.



Baby Shower Gifts.

It is traditional to take gifts to a Baby Shower. You can take gifts for the baby, or the gifts could be for the mom-to-be. My 1st Years has some fabulous gifts that are perfect for Baby showers. Here are some of my key picks.

Beautiful Pregnant Body Gift Box £30 click to visit My 1st Years

Total Preparation For Labour And Birth Gift Box £30 click to visit My 1st Years

Vintage Floral Wooden Heart Decoration £10 click to visit My 1st Years

100% Organic Snuggle Buddy Comforter £14 click to visit My 1st Years

100% Organic Bath time gift set £28 click to visit My 1st Years

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