Nature’s Purest

Lovely baby brand ‘Natures Purest’ have been very kind in offering a beautiful range of organic cotton knitwear for our ’12 days of Christmas’, all in a neutral cream, perfect for a baby boy or girl!

Natures Purest create a beautiful range of sensitive natural products comfortable for baby’s skin. The brand was founded back in 2006 by Jane Albon, and is now stocked in 46 countries around the world, offering 14 ranges and more than 240 products!

natures knits cardigan packagingProducts now carry both the ‘Oeko-Tex 100′ and the fabulous ‘Garments Without Guilt’ certification. The cotton is naturally coloured and 100% free from pollution-causing fertilisers, as well as harmful pesticides and chemicals.

Baby’s skin is far more delicate and susceptible to harmful chemicals and substances than adult’s. In their first year of life, babies spend around 16 hours a day sleeping, and a lot of time playing in their room. For this reason Nature’s Purest recognise how important it is for babies to be surrounded by healthy, natural products.

max knit hat1The giveaway set includes the Cream Organic Cotton Knitted Hat & Mitts Set 0-6M – RRP15.00, Cream Organic Cotton Knitted Hooded Cardigan 3-6M – RRP £26.00 and Cream Organic Cotton Cable Blanket 75 x 100cm – RRP £28.00, for a total value of £69.00.

We will announce all competition winners on the 13th December. The ’12 Days of Christmas’ competition is open to UK residents only. The competition is in no way affiliated or endorsed by Facebook.

 

Win a Discoveroo Rocket Toy

Today’s prize is a lovely wooden rocket toy from Australian brand Discoveroo, which not only looks stylish displayed on a shelf but can be played with as a stacker and a rocket toy, providing hours of fun for kids!
Discoveroo is an Australian brand of Educational Toys and Games, who offer a unique range of products for early learners, pre-school and primary school children, all made from 100% eco friendly, sustainable, plantation wood.
Perfect for developing motor skills and pretend play, the toy is made up of eight pieces which slot in together via magnets. It includes a spaceman, alien and monkey. This leaves the child to explore the possibilities and develop their mind.
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For young children, seeing how a toy works is an important part of understanding the world. The natural materials stimulate the senses in a way that processed materials cannot.The team at Discoveroo are committed to providing high quality products which last and also the safety of the children who use them.
Only certified manufacturers that can meet strict criteria are selected. Products meet and exceed the safety standards in the countries where they are sold.All products are certified by independent testing laboratories. Because all aspects of Discoveroo products are tested, not just the coatings, you can be sure they are completely safe for small children. And because they are abuse tested against the toughest standards, you know they will last.

Discoveroo is stocked by ‘Ginny 1 Two Kids’ in the UK, who are also original UK stockists of Sophie the Giraffe. Read more about the family brand here.

The ‘12 days of Christmas’ competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18 only. It is not in any way affiliated with, or endorsed by, Facebook. All competition winners will be announced on December 13th via our Facebook page.

 

Remember precious moments with Milestone baby cards

If you answered today’s question correctly you could be in with a chance of winning a lovely set of Milestone cards; the perfect way to commemorate all of baby’s special moments as he or she grows up.

The beautifully illustrated Milestone Baby Cards are produced in the Netherlands. The cards and box are printed on FSC certified paper that is acid and chlorine-free. The printer uses the Vega-Fast ink: a Dutch printing ink based on vegetable oils.

MBC_PACKSHOT_BOX1 (2)Milestone Baby Cards enable you to capture and remember baby’s first smile and steps as years go by, or create cute updates to send to family and friends.

Simply fill in the date and take a picture of your baby together with the card.

This set contains 30 cards with all the major milestones, the perfect gift for new parents!

MBC_SOLIDFOOD (2) Milestone cards are stocked by family company ‘Ginny 1 Two Kids‘, founded back in 2008.

Originally the first UK stockists of Sophie the Giraffe, the company has made it their mission to search out other fantastic products and are very proud to be exclusive distributors for Sophie la GIrafe, Discoveroo, Milestone Cards, Tutim NYC and many more.

1 Two Kids work with more than 500 quality retailers across the UK and Ireland, providing unique and exclusive products that can’t always be found on the high street.

We will announce all competition winners on the 13th December. The ’12 Days of Christmas’ competition is open to UK residents only. The competition is in no way affiliated or endorsed by Facebook.

Win a teether from legendary French brand Sophie the Giraffe

Today’s competition prize is French design classic and baby essential Sophie the Giraffe teether, the ideal Christmas present for a new baby.

Sophie the Giraffe was invented by Monsieur Rampeau in France in the 1960s, who was an expert in transforming sap from the hevea tree using the rotational 616324 avec stickermoulding of rubber as a toy-making concept. He came up with the idea of designing a giraffe as the exotic wildlife figure would be a first on the market, and her size and shape is perfect for a baby’s small hands to grasp.

Sophie the Giraffe looked exactly the same then as she does today, and went into production on Thursday 25th May 1961. The toy quickly became an essential new baby gift in France, but wouldn’t become widely used around the rest of the world until recent years.

Sophie the Giraffe Hi ResWhat makes this particular teething toy so special is a combination of appealing looks and squeaky noise, safe and healthy natural rubber and dyes, and the shape, colour and texture that helps baby grip and relieve the pain of their gums. All sensory simulation is covered with Sophie – hearing, taste, touch, smell and sight.

Give the gift that combines practicality and fun for babies this Christmas with Sophie the Giraffe!

We will announce all competition winners on the 13th December. The ’12 Days of Christmas’ competition is open to UK residents only. The competition is in no way affiliated or endorsed by Facebook.

 

Win with luxury favourite Aden+Anais

The right answer to today’s quiz will win you a pretty special gift in our Christmas competition – a beautiful set from popular luxury baby brand Aden+Anais.

smaller aden + anais New Beginnings gift set twinkle £64.95 in boxAden + Anais, the baby brand widely known for its iconic muslin swaddling, sleeping, feeding and bath time products, is giving away a ‘New Beginnings’ gift set worth £64.95 in a festive twinkle print.

The beautiful products made using Aden + Anais’ signature cotton muslin, it’s everything mummy and baby will need to stay comfy, cosy and have a little fun too! The gift set includes two swaddles, burpy bib, musy mate, lovely comforter and musy.

Aden+Anais was co-founded by Raegan Moya-Jones in 2006. After moving from her native Australia to the United States, the news in 2003 that Raegan was expecting her first baby triggered many mixed emotions. Although her family was half way around the world, Aussie motherhood traditions were always with her. On the top of her list were muslin wraps that Australian mum’s use to swaddle their babies. It was to her surprise when she went looking for them in New York that they were nowhere to be found.
After scouring stores across the U.S. for the soft, breathable wraps used by mothers everywhere in Australia she was disappointed – there was nothing quite right for swaddling her new baby girl, Anais. Before she knew it Raegen was a new mum and entrepreneur!  In July 2006, Aden + Anais® was born and can now be found in thousands of stores across 63 countries, worldwide today.

aden + anais New Beginnings gift set twinkle £64.95 no box

 We will announce all competition winners on the 13th December. The ’12 Days of Christmas’ competition is open to UK residents only. The competition is in no way affiliated or endorsed by Facebook.

Win a beautiful princess gown from Rachel Riley

We have a rather special gift to give on the third day of Christmas; a stunning girl’s dress from a fellow luxury London-based brand, Rachel Riley.

This beautiful brand has been creating adorable, traditional children’s clothes for the past twenty years, however they are particularly on everybody’s radar since Prince George was pictured wearing their sailboat smocked dungarees on his first official engagement in spring this year.

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Rachel Riley is an award-winning brand based in Marylebone. Rachel’s design philosophy is rooted in her traditional lifestyle and draws inspiration from the forties, fifties and sixties with fine tailoring, beautiful hand smocking, hand embroidery and vintage-inspired prints designed by and exclusive to the brand.

RRThe company designs, manufactures and retails clothing and accessory collections four times a year for boys, girls, babies and ladies. The exquisite party slippers are hand-made in Rachel’s own workshop in France.

The brand has two stores in London and a store on Madison Avenue in New York, as well as being stocked in department and independent stores all over the world, including Selfridges and Harrods, Bergdorf Goodman and Saks Fifth Avenue in the USA and Takashimaya in Japan.

Today’s prize is the perfect Christmas gift for a little girl who loves to dress up – the beautiful ‘Dress up Princess Gown’ is RRP £139, and is made with layers of ivory net, with a silver ribbon at the waist, and cream and silver heart shaped buttons to fasten at the back. We all would have loved to have had a dress this pretty when we were children!

The ‘12 days of Christmas’ competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18 only. It is not in any way affiliated with, or endorsed by, Facebook. All competition winners will be announced on December 13th via our Facebook page.

 

 

Win beautiful kid’s shoes from ‘Hug and Hatch’

Beautiful baby shoes that are created to support and be comfortable are difficult to find, so when Hug and Hatch told us that they had a gorgeous pair of kid’s shoes to give away for our ’12 days of Christmas’ competition we knew you would all be delighted!

Hug and Hatch is a ‘home-grown’ British brand designed by Laura and Lisa, both footwear designers and mums. After years of struggling to find styles that were individual but had the quality they were looking for at an affordable price they decided to start ‘Hug and Hatch’.

Hug & Hatch Hugo silver £60

 

Hug & Hatch, the British toddler and kids footwear brand, puts passion and quality at the heart of its designs. The shoes not only look adorable but are designed to provide the best possible support for children’s feet.

We are offering the lucky winner of today’s competition a beautiful pair of Hugo silver ankle boots from Hug and Hatch, worth RRP £68. The crepe effect sole boot is designed to provide support for baby’s delicate feet and there is a pewter suede upper with silver suede toe cap and pink spotted elastic. Thoughtful features include the balloon trim back loop, there to help you put the shoe on your child. The sole also features a Hug and Hatch balloon emboss.

The ’12 days of Christmas’ competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18 only. It is not in any way affiliated with, or endorsed by, Facebook. All competition winners will be announced on December 13th, via our Facebook page.

 

 

Tales from the Studio – Storksak In the Jungle!

Today is the start of a new regular feature on the Storksak blog – in ‘Tales from the Studio’ we will share our thoughts and what we’re up to here at Storksak HQ.

The usual mix of unusual “celebrities” have just gone into the ‘I’m a Celebrity” jungle, prompting us to ask around the studio, would you go into the jungle?

The consensus at Storksak HQ was that most of us would politely decline the producers’ very kind offer, but we would be prepared to think about the luxury items we could take in with us!

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We thought about the useful and beautiful things that we all want and need in our lives. The suggestions ranged from the predictable – lip salve, eye creams, chocolate and eyeliner (“well, we would be live on TV” mused Wendy), to the practical – matches, toothpaste, earplugs, eye mask and pillows.

A few of us wanted a Kindle but as we wouldn’t be able to charge them, a good old- fashioned book would have to do. Lucinda, our lovely Customer Services Manager, asked for a cashmere scarf, but as she wanted it wrapped around Benedict Cumberbatch, we demurred…
Thank goodness then for our creative guru Melanie, who ramped the luxe level up to 11 with her suggestion of Fortnum and Mason’s hampers. Yes, that would be three, large hampers. Kudos, Melanie, we like your style! (And congratulations in advance to whoever Melanie has picked for Secret Santa this year.)
The most interesting suggestion came from our designer Lior, who asked for a simple ball of string. Knowing what these creative types are like we can only imagine that he was planning to weave himself an i-pad and fashion a charger out of whittled sticks…

Taking all the suggestions into account we came up with our top 3. Can we have a drum roll please! The votes have been counted and the 3 most popular items we would take into the jungle are: a case of Champagne, Eve Lom Rescue Mask and a wind up radio. But what would your top three be?

Win a beautiful cashmere blanket from Bonnie Baby

If you managed to fill in the blank on today’s competition rhyme, you are in with a chance of winning a beautiful ‘Jester’ cashmere blanket from stylish British brand ‘Bonnie Baby.’

Synonymous with imaginative design, innovative use of colour and superb quality, Bonnie Baby’s baby and children’s wear designs are modern and stylish with witty touches and great attention to detail.

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Designer Tracey Samuel established the children’s wear house, Bonnie Baby, in 2005, following the arrival of her daughter Alice Bee. Today Bonnie Baby clothing is available around the globe with key stockists that include Barney’s in New York, Selfridges in London and their own store flagship store in Hong Kong.

This stunning Jester jacquard shawl is a new addition to the Bonnie Baby collection, and retails at £56.95. It features geometric triangles with brightly coloured tipping, yet is understated enough in style to complement any look.

 

   

 

The ’12 days of Christmas’ competition is open to UK residents over the age of 18 only. It is not in any way affiliated with, or endorsed by, Facebook. All competition winners will be announced on December 13th, via our Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

Invest for less: Storksak does ‘Black Friday’

In celebration of our American cousins’ Thanksgiving tradition, this year Storksak is offering our loyal and new customers alike a pre-Christmas sale day. On ‘Black Friday’ we will bring you our beautiful, luxury items at a fraction of their usual price.

Invest in the Nina Print Tan, Lucinda Orange, Tania Bee Burnt Orange, Isabella Pebble, Tote Python and Olivia Tweed all at 50% less than their original retail price.

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The Lucinda orange is new for Autumn/Winter 2014; a beautiful, eye catching design, perfect for brightening up dreary winter days, and as useful for a day at the office as a day spent with baby!

The Tote Python will now be available for an impressive £35 – the perfect stocking filler for a mum-to-be. The Tania Bee burnt orange is a Storksak classic, and our most sporty design. In contrast, for a very ladylike look, the Isabella pebble is a pretty and feminine style, smart enough to use after baby has outgrown the need for a changing bag.

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The Olivia Tweed is a chic and simple design in perfectly wintry fabric, and last but not least lovely Nina Print Tan is the perfect choice for pattern lovers, wonderfully decorative and designed exclusively in-house by our London team.

From 5pm on Thursday night to 5pm Friday, these six styles will be available at their discounted price. All bags are only available while stocks last. Promotion available to UK customers only.