Choosing Special Gifts to Create Memories

Choosing Special Christmas Gifts to Create Memories

It’s always a pleasure to meet other business owners who are as passionate about providing a quality service to new parents as we are. In this blog, we showcase three business who create Christmas gifts to capture memories to last a lifetime in just the same way we do at Newborn Art by SJ Baldock.

If you are looking for an unusual or individual gift this Christmas, we can highly recommend:

  • Baby Bird Castings
  • Always Be Keepsakes
  • Silver Sentiments

All three are based near our home studio in Staffordshire, but they all ship throughout the UK and beyond. So if you are resolved to support small businesses this Christmas, read on for some gift inspiration.

Bespoke Casting

Baby Bird’s Casting offers a bespoke casting and jewellery impression service. Owner Paige Bird makes casts of baby’s hands and feet so you have a permanent reminder of how tiny they once were. She also offers casts of your pregnancy bump. Casts can be taken at her home studio in the beautiful village of Alrewas in Staffordshire or she can visit you in your own home.

“This was a passion of mine when I fell pregnant with my first child, I had casts made for me, but unfortunately I had to travel a long distance with a new-born baby. I gave it some thought and decided I wanted to give other parents like myself the chance to have something amazing and unique to keep of their family. The fact that I bring happiness and peace to my customers makes all my hard work worthwhile.”

Paige Bird, Baby Bird’s Casting

Visit the website Baby Bird’s Casting to book a casting or buy a gift voucher. The last day for Christmas orders is 19th December 2019.

Beautiful Personalised Gifts

Always Be Keepsakes is run by Katherine Bentley, who created her business so no-one would miss out on capturing memories. Katherine has a beautiful range of keepsake jewellery including items which can feature the baby’s hand and footprints.

Customers can supply their prints themselves, or Katherine can send a kit so you can capture the prints yourself. She then applies it to quality items of silver jewellery so loved ones are always close to you.

She also has perfect gift ranges for new babies so if your family has had a recent new arrival, you can find a beautiful personalised gift.

“After 17 years in the NHS and working for the children’s charity sector you realise how precious life is. You can get so consumed with caring that memory-making…and memory capturing goes on the back-burner. I have made it my mission since to get everyone thinking about capturing memories, to create gorgeous quality keepsakes that treasure loved ones but that are affordable. I don’t want anyone missing the opportunity to capture a memory.”

Katherine Bentley, Always Be Keepsakes
Always Be Keepsakes

For print kits and gift vouchers visit the website Always Be Keepsakes

Distinctive Silver Jewellery

Silver Sentiments sells beautiful jewellery which is sourced from skilled silversmiths around the world. Owner Louise Grey is passionate about choosing unusual and unique pieces which are good quality, elegant and affordable.

As the name suggests, the stunning jewellery is made from sterling silver, which is paired with a host of semi-precious stones, pearls and shells to create distinctive jewellery which always gains the wearer lots of compliments.

“Our jewellery is made by skilled craftsmen in India and Thailand whose families benefit from our custom, so this is a global business that supports communities. Many of my customers particularly like that personal connection when they wear a piece of Silver Sentiments jewellery.”

Louise Grey, Silver Sentiments

Louise sells from her website and also at a range of fairs, markets, county shows and charity fund-raisers all around the country.

Visit the website for gifts and vouchers Silver Sentiments

A Christmas Gift to Last a Lifetime

Newborn Photography Gift Vouchers

We are pleased to say we also have gift vouchers to purchase. If you have a friend or relative that is expecting a baby in 2020, why not give them a gift that will last a lifetime and provide memories to be treasured forever.

You can now purchase newborn photography experience vouchers on our website. Redeemable against a newborn photography experience, they are valid throughout 2020.

Click here to buy your voucher

If you would like to know more about what’s involved in a newborn photography experience, download our free guide, which covers all the information you need to choose the right photographer for you.

Download ‘How to Choose the Right Photographer for Your Newborn Photography Experience’ here

We hope we have provided some Christmas gift shopping inspiration, as well as supporting local businesses we love. If you know any other businesses that specialise in making special memories, do let us know, we would love to get in touch with them.

A Christmas Gift To Last a Lifetime

Buy a loved one a newborn photography experience voucher. A special gift for a loved one which will last long after the Christmas tree has been taken down.

A newborn photography voucher will include:

  • A 3-hour studio session
  • Takes place in a comfy home-from-home studio
  • A cinema-style viewing of your photos
  • A mounted 10x8" art print
  • Christmas theme optional
  • A beautiful experience which will last a lifetime
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