By Kim Barnard | Posted in For Your Consideration | 3 August 2012 12:01PM
I am a competitive person. Let’s just get that out in the open. If I buy a gift, I want it to be the best gift that person receives. Childish? Yes. Not in the spirit of gift-giving? I know. But, hey, that’s me.
When it comes to buying baby gifts, these feelings just get stronger. If I’m going to a baby shower, you can be sure that I’m not going to mindlessly choose yet another onesie they won’t use. I want to impress. But buying baby stuff can be a minefield. Whether it’s for your own child, or a gift for a friend, it can be tricky, which is why I’ve put together my list of the best spots to shop for kids in Brisbane.
Bring on the baby showers.
One of the most beautiful stores around, Mama’s Home is Baby Nirvana. Carefully curated – no Disney character merchandise here! – and well-stocked, this is the place to go for all things Kid. This Northside institution houses a lovely maternity collection, so mums-to-be are catered for as well. Add to that the amazing service from the friendly team, and complimentary gift wrapping, and you’ve got a winner. No dud presents here.
Where: 142 Newmarket Rd | Windsor
Contact: 07 3357 3333
A favourite with the inner-city crowd, Little Kisses is a treasure trove of designer baby brands from newborn to four years old, as well as a range of maternity gear. Conveniently located in the growing James St precinct, this little gem never disappoints. And the Burberry baby clothes are pretty special.
Where: 46 James St | Fortitude Valley
Contact: 07 3852 3338
Specialising in ‘interiors for little people’, My First Room has everything you need to deck out your little one’s space. Rugs, artwork, bed linen, ornaments – you name it. No matter what you need, they have you covered.
Where: 8/77 Oxford St | Bulimba
Contact: 07 3899 4003
An impressive franchise with eight locations in Queensland and Northern NSW, Bubs Baby Shops is the place to go for your big ticket items. Cots, prams, car seats – all the essentials – plus a great range of toys, makes this a one-stop-shop.
Where: 650 Wickham St | Fortitude Valley
Contact: 07 3252 2332
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