Have you got a pregnant friend you want to surprise with a gift or a baby shower coming up?
I would highly recommend you check out LetterBox Gifts mum to be box.. I got one this week and loved the hand picked british products i found inside. I got an extra sensitive soap, a lip balm, some tea lights, some raspberry tea and finally some bump balm for my growing middle!
This mum-to-be box is £25.95 (plus possible postage costs).
Sheffield Skin Company - Dooley Scrumptious Bump Balm-
A bump balm packed with Shea butter, coconut and sweet almond oil to help add much needed moisture to your stretching tummy. The balm is scented with chamomile and pressed orange peel..ohhh goodness me it smells divine. I'm currently sat here typing with some of the balm on the back of my hand; its so fresh and orangey. It leaves my skin feeling moisturised and smooth after application; I can see this tub being used up very quickly!
Nathalie Bond Organics with an extra sensitive soap- This ultra gentle handmade soap is designed for those of us with sensitive skin; infused with goats milk and added extras kept to a bare minimum makes this soap perfect for use during pregnancy, breastfeeding mommas and babies under one.I'm yet to use this Sheffield made soap but I have used some Nathalie Bond products in the past and loved them- very lovely quality and really nicely scented. I think I'm going to save this for showering just after I've had the baby..maybe even pack it in my hospital bag.
Birdhouse Tea Company 'Baby is Brewing Tea' in the box was a lovely treat. I've tried Birdhouse in the past at the Sheffield food markets and really enjoyed the sweetshop collection, especially the Lemon Bon Bon. I opened the tea sample to have a sniff of course.. it was too tempting not to. But haven't actually tried the tea itself yet as I've read that the best time to drink raspberry tea is in the third trimester. Raspberry tea is said to help strengthen the uterus wall, help your breast milk come in and even speed up labour times in some cases.
BeeFayre- Mummy Bee Lip Balm. This balm is 100% organic made using the best quality beeswax and Melissa Oil. I must be honest, lavender and bergamot isn't for me; especially on my lips! But I gave it a go anyway and yep.. the lavender is too much but the lip balm does add a nice layer of moisture to the lips. I have had a browse through the other balms BeeFayre do on their website and was instantly drawn to the more zesty combinations like lemon and lime.
Last up were the Elliot Rose Oats and Honey tea lights. The delicious scent of these candles flowed throughout the gift box and instantly made me need to light one up to see how the scent transferred when burning. When getting a new candle I always do the test of leaving the room and walking back in again to see whether I can smell the scent and even just with one tea light burning these passed!I love the sweet kick of honey these candles have, I don't want to burn the other two.. I just want to sniff them! The tea lights come in recycled glass and a little sticker on the back of the box encourages you to re-use them for other candles.
Overall, I really enjoyed the LetterBox Gifts Mum-to-be box. You can really tell that the products have been carefully selected to fit with the theme of the box and I very much like it that all the products are British based small companies. My fave item has to be the Sheffield Skincare Company Bump Balm.. it just smells incredible!
I'd def recommend ordering it for your preggo friends or yourself as a treat!