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– Margaret T.
The Perfect Gift
Nothing compares to the feeling of giving someone you love the perfect gift. Seeing the joy light up their face is worth every cent. Whether you're buying for your child, grandchild, or for a friend - a Nurture Box gift is certain to delight everyone. It is more than just a gift, it's a treasured memory.
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Who wants to be a Kid again? Designing a magical space for your child
October 21, 2018
Designing your child’s room is a great opportunity to do just this…put yourself in their shoes, don’t take things too seriously and have some fun! Stylish, functional, timeless, comfortable, whimsical, creative, educational, restful…surrounded by seemingly perfect (and tidy!) Pinterest and Insta-enviable kids bedrooms and a myriad of options, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are a few top tips to get you on your way… Scheme and Theme Your child’s room doesn’t have to match the rest of the house, think of it as a clean canvas and a space that reflects their personality.While it’s great to let your imagination run wild, children’s bedrooms can also be busy places with lots of colourful toys, so consider your base colour scheme carefully A neutral palette such as whites and soft greys is calming, creates the perfect canvas for pops of colour and pattern and makes a space appear largerHave fun with wallpaper, there is a world of amazing designs out there, be brave – it really brings a room to life!Use it as a feature wall behind the bed, on the ceiling or get creative with decals – easy, quick and inexpensive. Let your child in on the action!Their room needs to reflect them, so encourage their input. It could be a play on their favourite colour or theme, unicorns, diggers, super heroes, whatever it is...this is likely to be a passing phase, so if you wish to theme their room, best use just in decorative items so you can mix up the accessories as they grow and their tastes change. Furniture – Money Well Spent These are the items you are less likely to swap out as your child grows, so invest in quality that will last the test of time.Children spend a lot of time sleeping (in theory!) so purchasing a quality bed/mattress is very important, consider a cot that converts to a toddler bed, a king single that will accommodate a long-legged tween and storage or a trundler under the bed for sleepovers. Sets of drawers are another item that need to be sturdy, check out the runners and make sure the drawers can take some weight and run smoothly.Furniture doesn’t need to be new, get creative and add a vintage vibe with second hand, paint and replace knobs.Sourcing meaningful pieces tells a story and gives the room creativity and character. Storage Despite their age, children have a lot of stuff! It needs to be easy to reach and easy to put away.Clever storage solutions to keep clutter in check is important – think modular and open shelving that can accommodate baskets and bins for toys and books.Wire baskets for soft toys work well so children can see what is inside without upending the contents!Add hooks for hanging dress ups and hats.A functional bedside table to house a lamp, clock and water.Organisation is key in a children’s room and frees up floor space for movement and play. Accessories Use playful party decorations – crepe paper lanterns, tassel garlands, fairy lights, disco balls, mobiles…there are so many inexpensive options to add whimsy and joy.Remember educational décor - alphabet friezes, world maps, a globe and beautifully crafted toys, vehicles, animal families and stacked building blocks which can be arranged decoratively (and played with!)These all support their development while looking great too.Colourful pin boards in fun shapes can be used to proudly display their artworks, photos and treasures. By Abbie Brown - Interior Designer and Mother of 2 children, based in Havelock North
"Interact with me"! Our fabulous Gift Box for babies ready to explore their surroundings...
October 17, 2018
A special gift box that is designed for baby when they are starting their journey of exploring their surroundings. Great to use alongside baby sitting, rolling and crawling. Packed with both modern and traditional toys that will last them solidly through the baby time and will be loved way into their toddler and preschool years... The Interact with Me Gift Box The super cute box that gets baby engaged, playing and learning! Perfect for 6 months and up, this box of treasures will be a firm favourite and a great addition to their toy box for many playtime's to come. With the quality wooden toys and washable fabrics, these toys will still be around for siblings and cousins to pass on and be loved. This is a great gift to give for a baby shower or for a new arrival and will stand out from the regular clothes and blankets. How nice it will be for the parents to bring out around 6 months and have some beautiful, interactive, educational toys. Rainbow Stacker A traditional, award-winning toy, great for advancing fine motor skills with its smooth and colourful pieces. Explore Asking baby to stack rings on the rod. Identifying colours as they’re stacked. Octotunes A fun, bright musical toy designed to support healthy eye development and early musical awareness. Explore Making up your own song as the music plays. Counting each tentacle and pointing to it as you do. As baby gets older, they can count along too Cuddly Hand - Puppet Made with washable fabric, this lovable toy is excellent for developing motor skills, hand-eye coordination, parent-child bonding and social interaction. Explore Using the puppet to start a conversation as your child starts to talk. Acting out social problems as your child gets older (e.g. what happens if two characters both want to share the same swing?). Take Along Play Mat This fun, versatile and compactable playmat encourages children to go from sitting to crawling with its easy-to-grasp soft cars. Explore Guiding baby’s hand to move and squeeze cars. Identifying different stops around ‘town’ and matching the car to the location. Nursery Rhyme Finger Puppet Book Great nursery rhymes made interactive, this toy is perfect for introducing early reading skills, singing, social play and rhythm. Explore Chatting about the characters in the book. Singing the nursery rhymes while baby turns pages. SHOP NOW All of our gifts are packed in our beautiful NZ illustrated designed and made gift boxes. They make super cute toy or clothes storage boxes too! Gift boxes are securely packed and include a thank you card from us. We can deliver anywhere in New Zealand but please get in touch if you want to talk to us about International Delivery. Info@nurturebox.co.nz