I am very excited to be writing a blog post on this product because it was commissioned by the wonderful mum of one of my best friends.
It transpires that baby showers are becoming very much like weddings. We have taken the American celebration with both hands and completely run with it! As I am not yet a mother and until very recently had no close friends in that bracket either, I was completely unaware of this phenomenon.
Maybe this blog will enlighten other people before they are thrust into this world and hopefully provide a little inspiration for an extraordinary gift.
It all started when my friend sent out her baby shower invites. She explicitly said no gifts. But…who listens, right? After the invitation had been sent, the mummy of the mummy-to-be got in touch with a gift idea. While buying beautiful baby clothes over the last few months they had discovered a problem: a lot of baby clothes come on baby hangers that – although are very cute – do not fit on an ‘adult’ sized clothes rail. Ridiculous.
Therefore, the gift brief was to create some hangers that would both be small enough for the clothing but have a large enough hanger for the rail. Furthermore, we wanted to add a personal touch…why not when you're creating a bespoke product!? The mummy-to-be had been talking about her woodland themed plans for the nursery so we used this concept for the colour scheme of the hangers: light green, leaf green, yellow, orange, red and blue. We also thought it would be nice to add little woodland creatures to the triangular space underneath the hanger. Not satisfied with this level of personalisation, we thought we would go one step further: so we added ‘Baby T’ to the redundant space underneath (baby name not to be disclosed until birth).
It resulted in a wonderfully bespoke and unique gift that looks great, has a function and no-one else had thought about it. Plus we managed to keep it a complete surprise from the mummy-to-be.
If you discover a problem or have a great gift idea like this, we might be able to help. We can create a functional household item that is also a beautiful and thoughtful gift.