Yesterday was a red-letter-day for our family: our first grand-neice was christened. Officially in the Indian context (I know the previous sentence and this one, running together don’t make much sense – we are a multi-cultural family; Christian; Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, several Sikhs, some atheists, the odd agnostic, but I digress…this is not about religion, its about baby gift dilemmas ) I am a grandma, although its my nephew’s baby, I’m quite happy to be included! All the stories about grandparents going gaga over their grand-children are true; my sane, high powered, sensible sister, becomes a ridiculous, cooing, crooning silly and actually so do I!!
The birth of a baby is a great celebratory occasion and gift giving is expected. Therein lies most people’s dilemma. Where does one find a unique, different baby gift, that is useful, delightful and be a great remembrance for the baby? That got me thinking, about Tiffinware’s collection of baby gifts and why they are considered as such.
Us old fashioned folks are always concerned about things being practical, not a waste of money, long lasting, etc!! With that premise in mind, at Tiffinware, we design products that are not only functional, but fun; bring a smile over a treasured gift and should be useful too!
We were very sad we couldn’t attend the Christening and began discussing our gift options…… these are:
An Egg Cup with a matching Egg Cosy, to keep your boiled egg warm and yummy! “Does she eat boiled eggs?” my husband asked. ” Well not yet, she’s too young, but she will, and it will be useful then.” I replied.
An Ice Cream Cone and Spoon Set, customised for your ice cream eating delight. He added “Can you make them up in pink? She looks so cute in pink.” “Yes, of course we can!”
A new addition (pun intended!) to the range, a beautiful hammer finish Christening Cup, serves as a (unbreakable) water glass while they are young and a small whisky tumbler when older, or a little posy holder? “I haven’t seen that yet, is it nice?” “YES!”
The proverbial Silver Spoon – a very traditional baby christening gift; we have two designs, an oval teaspoon
and the ‘Signature’ Tiffinware round teaspoon.
Both spoons have the Tiffinware personalised twist of interchangeable glass beads, allowing you to personalise your baby gift. Just look at all the colour options and you will be spoilt for choice! “They both sound too obvious, any others?” he said. “Yes!”
We have two other Baby Gift spoon options:
A long handled, multi-purpose, versatile silver plate spoon suitable for ice cream, iced coffee, serving jams or chutneys, and extremely useful for stirring cocktails in later life! A different, yet elegant and ‘useful’ Christening Gift! “How much ice-cream can a person eat?” Should I tell him?!!
And these cute little spoons, useful for baby’s first meal. “I like these, all those colours. Shall we give her all 6?” What can I say? “If you like?”
A ‘Wiggly stem’ Honey Spoon, another unusual choice you might say, but a Silver Spoon nonetheless, and for serving delicious honey on buttery, warm toast – hmmmm, perfect! We think this is a great option to the more usual Teaspoon Baby Gift. “Oh yes, honey is so good for babies, actually everyone, great medicinal properties – we should definitely give her one of these. Doesn’t it have a jar or pot for honey?” he asked. “Yes, of course it does, we have one and use it almost every morning!”
I’m sure you’re longing to know which one we’re opting for?
After much discussion, she’s going to get them all, talk about ‘born with a silver spoon!’ She’s going to get the whole canteen and sideboard too!
In case you were wondering, here’s how the Honey Spoon ‘hooks’ on to a jar or pot of honey or jam, with that we bid you a ‘sweet’ farewell for now and hope you enjoyed a look at our baby gift ideas? If you visit the page, you’ll see our baby!