Saturday, April 02, 2005

Baby Gifts

Nothing, I find, is more thoroughly enjoyable than shopping for a baby gift. Here are some ideas for baby gifts that I recently came across and thought worthy of mention:


Peter Rabbit Nursery set by Wedgwood- a three piece set consisting of plate, bowl, and mug in fine china ($42.95). Wallace Silversmiths sterling silver baby cups in the Grand Baroque ($69.95) and Plain ($49.95) patterns as well as a sterling silver dumbell rattle suitable for engraving ($59.95). Reed and Barton "Safari" flatware set, silverplated, featuring an alligator knife, a leopard spoon, and a giraffe fork ($39.95). Wallace Silversmiths has six different patterns available for infant feeding spoons ($29.95) and two piece baby sets of a spoon and fork ($59.95). Patterns: Towle Old Master, Reed and Barton Francis I, Lunt Eloquence, International Joan of Arc, Gorham Chantilly, and Grand Baroque.


Ross-Simons has a very nice collection of sterling silver baby cups, including: William Roberts Classic plain cup (4 ounce) $49.95, Reed and Barton double-handled pot-bellied cup (5 ounce) $69.95, Lunt Eloquence (5 ounce) $49.95, Reed and Barton Beaded (5 ounce) $69.95. English porcelain mug-dish-plate sets in pale blue or pale pink ($39.95). Sterling silver brush and comb sets: Boys- $39.95, Girls- $49.95. Spode classic Winnie the Pooh clock ($59.95), Pooh dish set (plate-bowl-mug) in pink or blue ($49.95) or a two piece set (plate and mug) for $34.95. Baby Zoo Musical Carousel ($49.95). Lunt Sterling Baptismal Shell ($99.95), Limoges First Tooth Boxes in blue or pink ($79.95 each). Royal Worcester "days of the week" china: plate ($29.95) and mug ($19.95). These last may be personalized with name and date of birth.

Cashs of Ireland

"Annie's Ribbons" Baby Blanket ($39.00) and pillow ($25.00). The blanket and pillow may be purchased together as a set for $55.00. Galway Crystal Christening Mug ($45.00). Irish Christening outfit: robe/bonnet/booties for $155.00 in a poly/cotton blend to fit babies of up to 26 pounds. Belleek Baby Cup and Cereal Bowl (bowl and spoon $39.00), (cup $45.00), (three piece set $75.00).


Aran stroller blanket (52 inches x 32 inches) in 100% pure new wool. Free booties included ($49.00). Waterford baby cup (3 1/2 inches high) $59.00. Royal Worcester three-piece "Days of the Week" breakfast set (mug-bowl-plate) display the children's rhyme that begins "Monday's child is fair of face......." ($49.00).