Sunday 3 November 2019

The Baby Hamper Company - Really Useful Hamper review


As we await the arrival of baby number three to help the boys bond with baby and be excited about their little brother we’ve been looking for the perfect baby gift that they can give him.

However finding the perfect baby gift they can give him has been tricky. To help them feel like great big brothers giving their new little baby brother a lovely gift we wanted to find an original, practical gift that looks and feels special.

Thankfully The Baby Hamper Company came to the rescue.

The Baby Hamper Company
Following the arrival of baby Harry in 2011, mum Chloe and granny Christine decided to fill the gap in the market for unique and cool newborn gifts that new mums would want and appreciate. A year later The Baby Hamper Company was born.

Designed in the UK The Baby Hamper Company pride themselves on offering high quality yet excellent value products that are useful, practical and luxurious. They aim to provide five-star customer service as they make baby gifts that would make excellent gifts for new parents. 

Delivering happiness in a box.
 - The Baby Hamper Company - 

The Baby Hamper Company have a wonderful range of award winning baby hamper gifts. To make the wonderful gifts that little bit extra special they provide free luxury gift wrapping and the hampers are filled with expertly selected products that new parents will not only find useful, impressive and thoughtful but items they will cherish as a memento of the special time of having a baby.

Their range of baby hampers include medium, large, ultimate, personalised, luxury and letterbox. As well as an impressive range of pre-selected baby hampers customers can also choose to create their own personal baby hamper from the selection of special and unusual items offered on the site. In addition to baby hampers customers can also shop for gifts including blankets, toys, accessories, bathtime products, British made baby clothes and personalised gifts. Their range of toys include bright, sensory stimulating, educational toys that are not only designed to keep baby amused but also help promote babies development.

Their range of personalised baby gifts provide customers with a truly bespoke gifting option. The range of personalised products include practical blankets and clothing as well as keepsake items such as teddies and memory tins, all of which are personalised in the UK at The Baby Hamper Company HQ.

As The Baby Hamper Company is an online one-stop-shop for new baby and mum products customers can search for a lovely, special baby gift from the comfort of your own home. Shoppers can search by type, price, gender, twins and personalised products.

The Baby Hamper Company offer a range of contemporary, funky outfit sets plus a selection of gender neutral clothes in pale grey and white which unique prints that have been exclusively designed in house and made in the UK.

As well as providing hampers stocked with items perfect for 0-6 month old babies that would make wonderful new baby gifts and baby shower gifts, The Baby Hamper Company also offer a range of unique gifts for a variety of occasions such as new mum, christening, pregnancy, maternity leave and baby’s first Christmas which would be wonderful gifts to give a loved one, friend or colleague. 

Really Useful Baby hamper 
After a lot of deliberation the boys decided that the Really Useful medium baby hamper worth £25 was the perfect gift to give their little baby brother.

The Really Useful baby hamper includes -
* Aden & Anais Musy Disney Winnie the Pooh muslin square
* Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Starry rattle
* Baby bunting grey star print unisex bodysuit
* Baby bunting grey star print knotted hat

The hamper arrived beautifully packaged in an understated elegant and beautiful pinstripe brown box adorned with a gorgeous red ribbon. The box is made from recycled board and paper from sustainable forests and are 100% biodegradable and 100% recyclable.

Inside of the box the contents was lovingly wrapped in recycled tissue paper adorned with The Baby Hamper Company logo. 

The way the hamper is carefully and luxuriously wrapped showcases the love and care taken to create the hamper which makes the gift feel extra special.

In addition to the lovely products, inside of the hamper is a card that cleverly suggests re-using the box to make a sensory box. I love this little addition because not only does it encourage recycling the box which is great for the environment but it also inspires sensory play with baby as it grows. As the box is strong and beautiful not only would be perfect for creating a sensory box but it would also make a lovely keepsake box.

Aden & Anais Musy muslin square
A must-have new baby product, the muslin square is perfect for feeding baby and cleaning up any spills. The versatility of a muslin square it is not just useful for feeding times but good for burping and as a lightweight swaddle blanket plus so much more.

This muslin square is not only a great, practical gift for new parents but it also beautiful too. Lovely and soft the muslin square is well made and is adorned with a gorgeous Winnie the Pooh print. The print gives the muslin square a classic look with splashes of colour added to the lovely illustrations of Winnie the Pooh and his beloved friends. 

Skip Hop Silver Lining Cloud Starry rattle
Another practical yet also beautiful gift is the Skip Hop rattle. The rattle is a cloud with stars and rain drops dangling from it. It features textured surfaces for teething and is designed for little ones aged 3+ months. It is well made and the high quality product is BPA free and phthalate free. The cloud is the perfect size for little hands to hold so they can use it as a rattle toy and teether.

Baby Bunting Star Print bodysuit and hat
Made from 100% pure cotton, the Baby Says Hi bodysuit and hat are gorgeously soft. The white and grey star print is a perfect unisex gift and are very useful items to have with a newborn - you can’t have enough bodysuits and little hats for newborns.

The 0-3 months bodysuit is ideal by itself during warmer weather or under an outfit as a base layer for the winter. The hat is suitable for babies aged 0-6 months and is ideal for keeping little heads warm.

Along with the Really Useful medium baby hamper the boys also picked a little toy to give to their new baby brother.

Pebble Fairtrade Crochet Octopus in blue
Lovingly made the Pebble Fairtrade Crochet Octopus in blue is a wonderfully tactile toy perfect for amusing little ones. Suitable from birth the octopus features a built-in rattle. The blue octopus features stripes of blue to interest little eyes and the adorable little octopus which is approximately 14cm in size is the perfect size for little hands. The fairtrade knitted octopus is made from 100% cotton with 100% polyester filling and can be machine washed.

The crochet octopus (£10.50) which is available in both blue and pink can be purchased on its own or added to a hamper.

I will definitely be using The Baby Hamper Company in the future when looking for new mum and new baby gifts as they are special gifts that would make a lovely treat. Having received one of their hampers I can see why they are award-winning, the hampers are luxurious, special and filled with lovely items from quality brands that are not only practical but beautiful. I admire their eco-friendly packaging. The Baby Hamper Company offer a range of delivery options for both their hampers, accessories and personalised products plus they offer international delivery.

I am highly impressed with the Really Useful baby hamper and Pebble crochet octopus from The Baby Hamper Company. The care and love put into handpicking the boxes creating the hampers to order made it feel like an extra special gift. The boys adore the hamper and can’t wait to give it to their new little baby brother when he arrives.

* We received the hamper and toy for free in return for this review. All opinions and photographs are our own *


  1. What a cute hamper! I don't have children but I can imagine how helpful something like this must be to new or expecting parents. Best of luck with baby No.3! :)

  2. I love these hampers, I bought one for a friend's baby shower and she loved it

  3. What a lovely hamper! My friend has just had a baby and was looking for a good gift for her.

  4. A hamper such as this is such a wonderful gift idea for someone with a new baby. The items inside look great!

  5. What a gorgeous hamper. It would make a lovely gift. We still have our Aden & Anais muslins. We used to swaddle our youngest in them when she was tiny and now she's 4 and still sleeps with them!

  6. This is a great gift ideas for mums to be. Love the winnie the pooh muslin

  7. What a super gift idea! There's so much stuff out there to choose from for new parents, and this hamper makes the whole process so much easier.

  8. Such a good value of a hamper! It has variety of items too. I love the octopus though. It's so cute.

  9. I have quite a few pregnant friends at the moment so I'll definitely keep this in mind for their baby showers!

  10. How fab is this. such a great idea and a fab way to gift to mums and dads to be xx

  11. Any mom would absolutely love this hamper. I think it would be a great gift idea to any new moms.

  12. This sounds great for a new mum, such a fab idea!