Lucky babies getting showered with presents before they even properly exist.
People get pretty excited about babies in bellies and who can blame them? Statistically, more people are born in August than any other month, so another round of babies has just been made. If you see baby showers in your future, hang onto this handy guide of Brunswicks best shops for baby shower shopping.
15 Sparta Pl, Brunswick 3056 | (61)457 826 808
If youre feeling clucky, steer clear. This teensy shop is a baby heaven, with neat racks of handmade clothes, colourful cushions for the nursery, tiny knitted accessories, a thoughtfully-curated greeting card collection and fair few things for grown-up people, too. Owner Courtney is a skilled seamstress who makes most of the kids clothes herself, and she even takes custom orders.
483 Lygon St, Brunswick East 3057 | (03) 9384 0288
This organic grocer seems like an unlikely place to pick up a baby shower present. But their body care section is ripe for the occasion you can treat the mama-to-be to a set of luxe lotions or put together a little care package of organic baby products for the little one. First-time parents tend to be particular about what they slather on their babys skin, so all-natural and organic is the way to go for this sort of gift.
353 Sydney Rd, Brunswick 3056 |(03) 9388 8311
We love a good one-stop shop. Treetop Toy Shop is packed to the seams with unique baby toys and room dcor (think corduroy dinosaurs, handmade wood toys, and hot air balloon mobiles) and baby clothes from all the top brands. If the parents-to-be are going organic with their baby things, youll find plenty of teeny, tiny and totally organic cotton clothes here.
589 Sydney Rd, Brunswick 3056 |(03) 9387 8140
Compared to the other baby shower shopping spots on the list, Little People is a bit more mainstream. They carry licensed products from Disney, Peter Rabbit, Sesame Street and more, making them a great place to get a gift that bears a big name. Its less kitschy and curated, but theres nothing wrong with going for a stand-by like Mickey.
Barkly Square, 90-106 Sydney Rd, Brunswick 3056 |(03) 9388 5600
Its not exactlyan imaginative shopping destination, but they get the job done. They have a good baby section for essentials like muslin wraps, diaper pails, bath toys, car toys, pram clips and heaps more. Surprisingly, the majority of their baby clothes are made from 100% cotton, so theyll be nice and breathable for the baby. And the prices are a quarter of what youll pay in the boutiques, so its worth considering if youre on a tight budget.