Maybe it’s excitement surrounding the arrival of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, or perhaps baby bumps are just more conspicuous come summer. Whatever the reason, it feels like we’re experiencing a baby boom. Looking for gifts for upcoming baby showers? Pebble, located at 2675 Arbutus Street, is a great Kitsilano resource for gifts for new parents.
There is a lot to choose from at Pebble. They sell baby gear for feeding, sleeping and getting out and about, as well as beautiful clothes, toys and decorations for kids, from newborn to six years old. Adhering to Kits baby boutique sourcing standards, most of the products are locally made, organically made, or made from natural materials. With such a carefully-curated selection, the big question is what to buy.
Here are some gifts even Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge would be delighted to receive:
Best Baby Buys at Pebble
- Hunter first rain boots make a classic gift. You’ll feel weird letting a toddler jump in puddles wearing them, but you will because they’re so cool.
- A Beba Bean Knit Hoodie is luxurious and practical. It’s made from the softest cotton, has cute wooden toggles and launders beautifully, so it will last longer than it will fit the baby.
- The Gro Anywhere Blind and the Gro Clock are perfect presents for sleep deprived parent. The portable blackout blind can fool even the canniest of kid into thinking it’s dark outside. The clock which changes colour at “wake up time” is awesome for teaching your toddler to stay in bed until morning.
- i-play swim sets are cute and practical. The boy’s board shorts and girl’s swimsuits have integrated swim diapers so one less thing for busy parents to forget at the pool.
The sales staff are lovely and there’s free underground parking (accessed from Cranberry Drive) so the store is well worth a visit. However, Pebble also offers online shopping and a gift registry service for baby showers and birthdays so mums to be can shop from the comfort of their own home.
Pebble, 2675 Arbutus Street (at W 11th Avenue), 604-568-6923.
Last modified: August 5, 2013