Baby, it’s cold outside…

Baby, it’s cold outside…

Baby, it’s cold outside…

When it comes to gifts for babies and young children, shopping local gives you the option of choosing something a little bit different from the run-of-the-mill.  

From beautifully made and trendy wooden toys, to extra special party dresses you won’t find in high street stores, your local specialists take the time to source items that are a delight to discover and even better to give as gifts.  

Boutiques like Zaza Bowtique in Fareham’s West Street specialise in beautiful, bespoke traditional and Spanish clothing and accessories. You’ll find gorgeous party dresses and pretty patent shoes alongside adorable dolls and prams. 

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Hearts and Hugs in Titchfield has a fabulous selection of gorgeous gifts for babies and children, from wooden toys and puzzles to the softest plush toysHandy gift vouchers are also available.

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The award-winning Forget Me Not in Stubbington specialises in stylish gifts and cards and has a wide range of beautiful, quality toys, games, and puzzles for babies and children.  

Check out their lovely Peter Rabbit and Winnie the Pooh ranges!

If you can’t get to the shops, why not order a gorgeously soft Jellycat toy to send by post? The Flower Studio in Portchester has a fab range of cuddly Jellycat toys, from Harry the Panda to an Amuseable Boiled Egg! 

You can also add a Jellycat toy to a floral delivery – perfect for a mum-to-be or as a baby congratulations gift.  

Want them all? Take a look at their website for even more options!

In the run up to Christmas, treat babies and children aged up to eight to a playdate at Sweet Pea’s Play Café on Fareham’s West Street.

Parents and grandparents can take a breather with coffee and a slice of cake, while the little ones discover miniature playrooms including a doctor’s surgery, supermarket, construction site, and a garden. 

There’s a sensory room and baby space, and a potting shed, where children can paint and craft to their heart’s content.

Wanting to pop in? Check out their Facebook for opening times over the Christmas period: