Leonora Bamford’s Little Luxuries

Photograph by Helene Sandberg

Each month our columnist Leonora Bamford shares her little luxuries from the worlds of parenting, pregnancy and lifestyle.

Being a new mother is a daunting time and coupled with the current global uncertainty, we need to support our new mums as much as we can. For my Little Luxuries column this month, I’ve been thinking about the new luxury: personalisation.

Parents can now customise everything from prams to teethers. There’s something very precious about making the perfect present extra-special with a unique touch, so here are some of the best…

Leo’s Little Luxuries: Personalised Gifts

Book subscription service

With lots of time this holiday spent at home, I’m signing up to the Willoughby Book Club, which is a book subscription service with personalised choices for every reader.

Baby book subscription little luxuries
Willoughby Book Club via Not On The Highstreet

£39.95, noths.com

Personalised keepsake box

Blue Almonds on Walton Street, and online, is always brimming with wonderful products and it always has its finger on the pulse. I absolutely love this bespoke keepsake box which has a secret soldier hidden inside. 

Blue Almonds Personalised Ceramics Soldier

£45, bluealmonds.co.uk

Monogrammed trainers

I’m a huge fan of My 1st Years and I absolutely love the personalised grey bunny-ear trainers. There’s also the option to put baby’s name on each side but I’d probably opt for just a single initial.

Personalised Grey Bunny Ear Detail Baby Trainers - Little Luxuries
Personalised Grey Bunny Ear Detail Baby Trainers

£20, my1styears.com

Leo Bamford on where to go this month

With most of the UK population staying inside, this issue I’m suggesting something a little different. Let me introduce you to my wonderful nanny, Anita. I’d recommend checking out her page on My Baba, where you’ll find hundreds of brilliant things to do with your little ones this summer. My toddler was making ice catchers this morning, which I know we’ll have lots of fun with. From baby crafts to homemade rattles, there’s literally nothing Anita hasn’t covered over the years.

Bugaboo Fox2

£1,190, bugaboo.com

A pram is one of the first things to go on the baby shopping list and I’ve had my eye on the latest Bugaboo Fox2. Even if you’re just window-shopping online, there’s a Create Your Own tab where you can virtually build your dream version. I love how you can play around with the colours – the neon red is super-cool. 

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