Living / 11 September, 2019 / My Baba
Luxurious children’s toys are ideal for parents looking for something a little different, unique and a little more meaningful than what you can find in your average toy shop. Children have so many toys nowadays and with new ones coming out every year, Christmas lists are getting longer and longer with the latest must-haves. A little bit of luxury can become a family heirloom and passed down through the generations, in particular, a rocking horse or dolls’ house. A life-size stuffed bear makes a perfect addition to a baby’s nursery and will grow part of your child’s room, while a garden playhouse will give provide endless hours of imaginative play. Don’t forget, if you’re looking for something extra special, Harrods’ Toy Concierge offers a bespoke gifting service to find the perfect present for your little one.
Steiff has been producing stuffed toys for around 140 years and is famed for both its collectable and soft toys. While the larger collectable animals, like this elephant, aren’t technically toys, they’re an adorable addition to any child’s nursery. Hansa also has a beautiful collection of soft animal toys, with airbrushed details added by hand.
Studio standing elephant, Steiff
Tiger soft animal figure, Hansa
All kids have a soft spot for soft toys, so invest in one that they’ll love forever. The Steiff Ping Panda is a gift suited to all ages. Tartine et Chocolat has an irresistible range of super-soft lamb and rabbit toys.
Ping panda, Steiff
Lamb soft toy, Tartine et Chocolat
Dolls’ houses are the ultimate gift to hand down the generations. Perfect for sparking little imaginations, dolls’ houses come in all shapes and sizes, so you’re bound to find one suitable for your child, as well as your interiors. Dragons of Walton Street are the go-to for luxury dolls’ houses: hand-painted and classically furnished, Dragons has something for everyone. Le Toy Van has a beautiful range of houses and other wooden toys your children will love to play with for hours.
Dragons Townhouse, Dragons of Walton Street
Palace toy house, Le Toy Van
Saddle up and get rocking and riding! A classic rocking horse is something to be cherished for a lifetime. For a classic rocking horse, Hamleys has a beautiful Victorian rocking horse made from birch hardwood and a leather saddle. Stevenson Brothers make rocking horses that truly become part of the family. The limited-edition Zebra is definitely our favourite.
The Zebra, Stevenson Bros
Premium rocking horse, Hamleys
Make your little one feel like a royal princess in one of these adorable dress-up gowns. Dress Up by Design are an absolute go-to for luxurious children’s fancy dress gear. This gorgeous princess gown even comes with a crown to match. For something a little more extravagant, Ivoy has a beautiful gown that will transport your princess right into her favourite fairytale.
Queen of the Louvre, Ivoy
Royal princess costume and crown, Dress Up By Design
For something simple, yet sleek The White Company has a divine ride-on car for any boy or girl. Step into something more modern, with a Broon F850 that packs all the features of an adult car, including functioning hood and trunk, headlights and suspension.
Ride on car toy, The White Company
Broon F850 ride-on car, Henes
What could be more grown up than giving your child their own little playhouse in the garden? Flights of Fantasy create custom-made houses that are built to last. From fairytale cottages to castles fit for little kings, let your imagination run wild as you design your child’s dream playhouse. They’ll even help you to recreate your favourite famous landmark! For something more “climbable”, visit Wicken Toys for all sorts of climbing frames, castles and dens.
Bespoke playhouses, Flights of Fantasy
Climbing den, Wicken Toys
A favourite companion of many little girls, choose a doll they’ll cherish forever. Corolle has a range of classic dolls, while GOTZ’ Hannah at the Ballet is one they’ll love to drag along to dance class.
Kayla fashion doll, I Am A Girly
Hannah at the Ballet, GOTZ
Lilly winter baby doll, Corolle
Board games are something your family will never out grow. For Harry Potter fans, the Quidditch chess set is a must-have, while a personalised backgammon set suits the more traditional among us. The David Linley tumbling blocks is a timeless classic you’ll play time and time again.
Tumbling blocks game, Linley
Quidditch chess set, Harry Potter
Personalised backgammon set, Not-Another-Bill
Don’t forget something for little baba! Not-Another-Bill has a thoughtfully curated range of gifts for a newborn, including soft toys, comforters and this adorable counting sheep mobile.
Counting sheep mobile, Not-Another-Bill
Crocheted fox rattle, Not-Another Bill
Rabbit cuddle cloths, Not-Another-Bill