Brown paper packages tied up with string. Definitely one of my favourite things, although I’ll widen it out to any parcel that arrives in the post. I now order everything online, and it makes the most mundane of items feel like a present. Nappies bought in bulk from Amazon, sippy cups for Ivo, or books on toddler tantrums – suddenly everything is an exciting arrival. But nothing gets me more enthusiastic than an unexpected box in the post, and that’s exactly how I felt when my surprise gift from Almondella arrived. This fab company sends you a box of hand-picked products for you and your baby or toddler once a month, and I couldn’t have been more impressed by the gorgeous items in mine. They were all top quality, and exactly the type of thing I’d bought myself. Each month the boxes are styled around a theme, and for June it was Shapes. So there was a wooden puzzle toy for Ivo, a beautifully illustrated board book on colours, a cute striped t-shirt from x, and a lovely tea towel for me. Almondella sources many of their products from small boutique labels in Scandinavia, and a monthly subscription costs €45. The great thing is that you get sent a preview of your box each month, and if you want to opt out, you can! Try out a tester box for only €15, or send it as a gift to a new mother.
Ivo ‘helping’ with my photographs of the lovely Almondella products! Excuse the slightly blurry pictures – I was holding him back with one hand!
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