Buy locally from independent Baby businesses in yorkshire!

After such a rubbish year the little & local businesses need your support!! We have round up some of the most beautiful baby gifts from local independent businesses to make your Christmas shopping that little bit easier.


We are now a hub for some of these suppliers too! So feel free to pop in to the studio to view some samples of their work. If you purchase anything from these wonderful suppliers please let them know you found them via us!


Joy Impressions


Established in 2010, Joy Impressions & Prints is the “third child” of mum of two Tara.

Tara designs and creates unique pieces of personalised handprint, fingerprint and pawprint jewellery in her home studio in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. Each piece is handcrafted from start to finish by Tara for a completely personal service.

With Joy Impressions home kits you can take your child’s prints in your home and then Joy Impressions will use them to create a piece of jewellery as unique as they are.

How it works️....

  • Choose from a wide range of charms, necklaces, bracelets and cufflinks at www.joy-impressionsprints.com

  • They’ll send you everything you need to easily take impressions of your baby’s hand or finger at home (with full instructions)

  • Return your prints to them in their pre-stamped envelope.

  • Artist Tara will create your chosen jewellery in her Yorkshire home studio and send it to you in one of their letterbox-friendly gift boxes.


Tara’s website is full of beautiful examples of her work. Please take a look here www.joy-impressionsprints.com

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Dot Daisy Design


Dot and Daisy Design is a small bespoke baby product business run by Victoria Holder, based in Silsden. Victoria studied Printed Textile Design at University, and since leaving 8 years ago, has worked on a freelance basis, creating bespoke stationery for all occasions, as well as business branding and also handmade and hand drawn gifts and illustrations. During the 2020 pandemic, Victoria focused more on creating bespoke products for nurseries and children's rooms, which gained a lot of popularity. From hand painted wreaths, to pom pom garlands and personalised illustrations, everything is completely bespoke, to create unique and memorable gifts for any occasion.


You can see lots of Victoria’s beautiful work and get in touch with her via her Facebook page www.facebook.com/DotDaisyDesign

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Bambino & I


Bambino & I is run by Jan and was created after she was introduced to baby massage after the birth of her son Cameron. Her husband Colin was unable to attend their baby massage classes and they felt he was missing out, so they dreamt up the idea of an online baby massage course. They create award-winning baby massage kits which are beautifully presented in a keepsake box and include everything a parent needs to start their baby massage journey. This makes it a perfect gift for a new Mum or Dad!

Included in these beautiful kits are:

1. Access to a comprehensive expert led online baby massage course

2. A super-soft baby massage mat

3. The bumbino - a specially designed towel for nappy-free time

4. Kokoso baby organic coconut oil

5. Our helpful baby massage quick reference guide

But why learn baby massage? Here are a few benefits to get you started:

Improves parent and child bonding and attachment

Helps baby to sleep better and fuss less

Provides relief from gas, constipation and colic

Supports your baby’s physical and emotional development

And so much more....

Check out https://bambinoandi.co.uk/about-baby-massage to learn more about baby massage

Check out their website to find out more www.bambinoandi.co.uk

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Busy Little Bee


‘Busy Little Bee is a personalised gift business based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, run by Rachael, creating beautiful bespoke items and unique gifts for the home, children and their bedrooms and nurseries.

Busy Little Bee offers a design service whereby customers can request a bespoke item to complement their room theme or colour scheme.

Every order is made with love and attention to detail as if being created for Rachael’s own home!

Please take a look at the website to see lots of lovely designs www.busylittlebeedesigns.co.uk’

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Kool Kids


Kool-Kids is a local, online business run by Nicki selling lots of lovely children's clothing & accessories such as hats, mittens, blankets and more. They have a variety of brands such as Blade & Rose, Kite and Piccalilly. They stock clothing from newborn to age 15.


Check out their beautiful clothing and accessories on their website www.kool-kids.co.uk/


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Lister and Bruce


Lister & Bruce is an independent children’s sleepwear brand founded by two mums (and sisters-in-law) Helen and Claire from Yorkshire. They have a collection of beautifully soft, sleep specialist approved, 100% organic kids’ pyjamas and matching sleepsuits for sibling twinning.


MyJamas have a unique twist – clever cuffs. These are matching cuffs on the left and right, wrist and ankle; meaning children know which way round to pop them on at bedtime. Children simply put on their pyjama top first using the image on the front as a guide and then match up their coloured hands and feet. They don’t claim to be teaching kids how to get dressed but kids just love getting it right and it gives them a lovely little confidence boost right before they go to sleep.


The matching sleepsuits, (for newborns to 12 months) are also super soft with matching cuffs, although this is more of a nice design feature for little ones and allows parents to introduce different colours to their babies. The zip-up front also gives parents a break at those sleepy night-time changes, no more trying to match up the poppers at 3am!

The smaller sizes come with built in scratch mitts and enclosed feet, the 6-12 month design has open feet for crawlers and early walkers, along with extra-long cuffs to ensure they can keep up with growing limbs. They wash well and can also be tumble dried which was a must for the busy mums. The durability and quality of their products mean they can be passed down through the family.


See their super cute designs on their website listerandbruce.com/

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Felt & Paper by Larisa


Felt and Paper is run by Larisa, originally from Romania but now living in Yorkshire. She came to the UK 5 years ago and decided it is the right place for her. She makes felt creations and frosted paper flowers as a hobby.

She started crafting about 2 years ago when I was looking for something to fill her free time (She was spending too much time on her phone!)

She made the first baby mobile a few months ago when her partner became a grandfather and they were looking for a gift that was special and different.

She’s a bit of a perfectionist so everything she creates has to be exactly how she likes it, otherwise it ends up in the bin!

Because everything is handsewn, each piece is unique and can be personalised.


See more of Larisa’s work here www.facebook.com/FeltandPaperbyLarisa/

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Lily & Kirkby


Lily and Kirkby was established as a consequence of their nephew's birth in 2008, when he was given a beautiful family heirloom – a pure wool blanket, which had kept the owners and their siblings cosy and warm in the 1970s but yet still looked brand new!


To their astonishment, wool blankets were very difficult to find, as the current trend seemed to be for man-made fibres (which they found that whenever babies were wrapped up in blankets made from man-made fibres they soon got sweaty and hot, whilst the wool blanket never seemed to cause this. They felt so passionate about bringing the wool baby blanket back into the home so they set out to find mills in the UK who can still produce them and from there, their business has flourished.


They have named the company 'Lily&Kirkby' - family names originating from the 1800s (also the era that the mills started in business). Their ancestors actually lived in the Yorkshire town where one of the mills is located, so they have kept it very much still 'in the family'. The mills employ both traditional and modern techniques from start to finish to produce our collection from the finest wools; Shetland, pure new wool, lambswool, mohair, merino or alpaca depending on the intended use. Their collection now includes baby blankets, throws, cushions, scarves, stoles, garden kneelers, hot water bottles and ruanas for you, your baby, your home, your garden, or your car.


All of their woollen products that can be bought and used all year round also make great gifts for your friends and relatives.

See their cosy woollen products here www.lilyandkirkby.co.uk

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Books & Pieces


If you want to start reading with your little person or you're looking for new books you and your under-6s will love, then Books & Pieces is the perfect place to start.


Choosing great children's books can be tough, time-consuming AND expensive; with little people in your life, the time to leisurely browse for books in a shop is often a luxury you just don't have.

This is where Books & Pieces can help. Amanda, owner of Books & Pieces, spends time sourcing brilliant books you and your family will love at low prices you'll really adore too. She specialises in books for 0-6 year-olds and sells over 150 books in their 3 for £10 offer all year round, from buggy books, cloth books and bath books to lift-the-flap, sensory books, storybooks and activity books.


Want to send books as a gift? Not a problem. Their gift-wrapping service which includes a personalised note makes gifting books easy. And if you want help choosing the books, drop Amanda a line and she'll tailor a selection just for you.


Check out their fabulous book collection here https://bookspieces.com/

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Cloudy Lemon Crafts


Based in Ilkley, Tracie specialises in handmade cards and personalised gifts. Her unique 3D cards are a real speciality and she creates the most beautiful wooden initial hangers and personalised frames. You can choose the colours and make a truly unique piece that will be treasured forever.


See more of Tracie’s work here https://www.facebook.com/pg/Cloudy-Lemon-Crafts-530280643795018




Photoshoot at Jenna Meeking Photography


We couldn’t write a blog about gifts without including our photoshoot vouchers - which make the perfect gift that literally lasts forever.


We offer gift vouchers for all of our photoshoots which make the perfect present for your loved ones. There are a few different options to choose from (newborn, baby, 1st birthday, outdoor family photoshoots and more) and each photoshoot is a fun day out, an exciting experience... and best of all it captures your memories to treasure forever.


Find our vouchers here or get in touch for more information

www.jennameeking.co.uk/photoshoot-gift-voucher-leeds


We are now a hub for some of these suppliers too! So feel free to pop in to the studio to view some samples of their work. If you purchase anything from these wonderful suppliers please let them know you found them via us!



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