Baby’s First Blanket: The Perfect Gift for New Parents

Personalised Cashmere Baby Blankets

A personalised blanket is a special, luxurious keepsake for baby – and the perfect gift for new parents. G.H.Hurt & Son’s beautiful range of baby shawls and blankets wrap babies in a touch of luxury. Hand finished and knitted in the finest yarns, they make for the perfect gift – find out more below.

Amongst the practical gifts and useful gadgets that many new parents receive when their new baby is born, a touch of the luxurious never goes amiss when it comes to baby’s first keepsakes.

We think there’s nothing more special than a gorgeous, hand-finished, personalised blanket that they’ll be able to keep and remember you by forever, and G.H.Hurt & Son’s shawls and blankets are made using artisan techniques and hand-finished and presented with luxurious gift wrapping. Discover more below.

Baby’s First Blanket: The Perfect Gift for New Parents

Personalised Blankets

Personalised Cashmere Baby Blanket

When it comes to naming your baby, G.H.Hurt & Son realise how special this decision is to both you and your new family member. Their range of personalised, beautiful baby shawls celebrate baby’s new name, with the option to have the name embroidered onto the corner, ensuring baby’s first years are even more special.

Sumptuously knitted and 100% cashmere, G.H.Hurt’s baby blankets are presented in white embossed gift boxes, making this a treasured gift to snuggle any new arrival and the perfect keepsake for baby’s first years and beyond, whether it’s given at a baby shower, as a gift for new parents or at baby’s christening.

Newborn and Christening Gift Shawls

Super-fine Merino Wool Christening Shawl. Credit: Sarah Sarbury

If you want to give the gift before you know the baby’s name, or want to opt for something more neutral, G.H.Hurt & Son also offer cute baby blankets that make extra special gifts for a newborn, with a cotton and wool blend and lace detail and endless shades available.

Then, when it comes to christenings, G.H.Hurt’s baby shawls in super-fine 100% merino wool are a super-soft way to keep your baby cosy. Knitted in an ivory white, they’re ideal for use as an elegant Christening shawl or special occasion blanket, hand-finished with a scalloped edge in the traditional Shetland way.

Luxury Gift Wrapping Services

Luxury Gift Wrapping

Just like baby’s first shawl or blanket, G.H.Hurt & Son’s Luxury Gift Boxes can be cherished for years to come and are the ideal place to store baby’s precious first gifts.

Give your gift the perfect finishing touch so your loved ones realise how special your gift truly is with a white, hand-crafted linen luxury gift box and your present inside wrapped in pure white tissue paper, finished with the brand logo beautifully embossed.

History of the Brand

Credit: Sarah Sarbury

G.H.Hurt & Son are a family owned and run company based in Nottingham and have been designing and manufacturing luxury knitted lace clothing accessories for over 100 years. All of their shawls are crafted in the shawl factory based in Nottingham, and they use artisan techniques, with the lacy knit allowing them to create intricate designs.

All shawls are hand finished and their combination of traditional lace knitting methods coupled with modern manufacturing allows them to create both classic and contemporary designs.

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