How Time Flies - 3 Years On and Gifting has never been so easy.

How Time Flies - 3 Years On and Gifting has never been so easy.

It's been almost three years since we first launched Ooh-Box and it has certainly been a "journey".  In truth, if someone asked me would I do it now - I think I would probably say "No"! but so much time and love and energy has been invested and it's been slow - but then Rome wasn't built in a day!
Why educational toys are not boring! Toddler Gifts to Educate and Inspire

Why educational toys are not boring! Toddler Gifts to Educate and Inspire

Over the years the research into early years learning and development has changed so much.  From what I was shown when my two were born almost 30 years ago, to a whole new learning for my grandchildren.  It's quite scary when what you thought you knew no longer applies.
The Gift of a New Baby.  Top Tips to Surviving the Early Days of Parenthood.

The Gift of a New Baby. Top Tips to Surviving the Early Days of Parenthood.

Ah, parenthood—the most exhilarating rollercoaster ride you never bought tickets for! The early days of parenting are like stepping into a surreal Wonderland where the Cheshire Cat grins knowingly, and the Mad Hatter serves up sleepless nights with a side of baby sick! But fear not for on this wild, wonderful and mind meltingly exhausting adventure, we shall uncover the secrets to surviving the early days of parenthood with style and grace.
Unwrap Joy: Embracing the Delights of Our Online Gift Shop!

Unwrap Joy: Embracing the Delights of Our Online Gift Shop!

In a world that's constantly evolving, convenience has become our steadfast companion. Whether it's streaming our favourite movies or ordering groceries online, technology has beautifully interwoven itself into our daily lives. And when it comes to gifting, we've got the ultimate treasure trove waiting for you right here at Ooh-Box! Let's dive into the sheer delight and boundless benefits of choosing our virtual emporium for all your gifting needs.

 

  1. A Universe of Choices:

Picture this: you're searching for the perfect gift and your options seem as infinite as the stars. From new arrivals and new homes, through engagements and weddings, birthdays and beyond our online gift shop boasts a universe of choices all in one convenient digital destination.

 

  1. From Anywhere, Anytime:

Gone are the days of rushing to brick-and-mortar stores amidst our busy schedules. With our online gift shop, you can indulge your gifting spirit from the comfort of your home, your favourite café, or even during a lunch break at work. The 24/7 accessibility ensures that your thoughtful gestures aren't bound by time or place.

 

  1. Doorstep Delivery:

Imagine the excitement of your loved one as they receive a package right at their doorstep, a surprise that's been carefully selected and thoughtfully sent. With our online gift shop, you can eliminate the hassle of physically delivering presents. Let the magic of doorstep delivery add an extra layer of enchantment to your gifting experience.

 

  1. Last-Minute Miracles:

Life can get busy, and sometimes, gifting occasions sneak up on us. But worry not! Our online gift shop is your partner in last-minute miracles. With expedited shipping options, you can rest assured that your heartwarming gift will arrive just in time to make someone's day extra special.

 

  1. Expert Curation:

Navigating through a world of options can sometimes feel overwhelming. That's where our expert curation comes to your aid. Our online gift shop is designed with categories that make selecting the perfect present a breeze. Not only have we created collections for all events, our gift boxes contain beautiful pre-selected gifts that complement each other wonderfully.  All our selected pieces could stand on their own two feet as a cherished present for your loved one.  Whether you're shopping for a green fingered gardener, student, or newlyweds.  From baby to bath chair, we've got you covered.  All our boxes come wrapped in our signature crisp white wrapping complete with wax seal and option for a personalised card.

 

  1. Enhanced Payment Security:

Concerned about online transactions? Fret not! Our online gift shop takes your security seriously. We employ top-notch encryption and payment gateways to ensure that your shopping experience is not only enjoyable but also safe.

 

  1. Exclusive Deals and Offers:

Who doesn't love a good deal? Our online gift shop showers you with exclusive discounts and offers that'll make your gifting spree even more delightful. This means you can spread joy without worrying about breaking the bank.  Your first order comes with 10% off!

 

In this era of instant gratification and seamless connectivity, our online gift shop emerges as a beacon of convenience, joy, and boundless choices. Embrace the magic of technology and let it elevate your gifting game to new heights. From  tokens of love to doorstep-delivered surprises, every moment becomes a memory when you choose us as your gifting partner. So why wait? Dive into a world where gifting is as joyful for you as it is for the ones you cherish. Unwrap happiness, one click at a time!

Parenting in the 21st Century - Check out our handy hints.

Parenting in the 21st Century - Check out our handy hints.

There are loads of parenting schools of thought that claim to tackle these modern issues, and we at OohBox thought it would be a great idea to mention a few of them here, to hopefully help childhood go a little bit smoother for you and your little ones.
What do New Mothers Want? Gifts for Mum and not for Baby

What do New Mothers Want? Gifts for Mum and not for Baby

Are you looking for ideas for a gift hamper or ways to show you care for the Mum to Be. Baby clothes are sweet but mum and dad might just need a helping hand.
Looking for Last Minute Gift Ideas? Relax Oohbox are here at your rescue!

Looking for Last Minute Gift Ideas? Relax Oohbox are here at your rescue!

Do you have a special occasion that is happening sooner than you thought?  Maybe a birthday, anniversary, leaving party, christening, it can be such a pain trying to find the right gift with no time!

OohBox are committed to bringing you affordable, beautiful items from small sellers, gorgeously presented and shipped within the UK for free on next day delivery.  You can’t say fairer than that!

Looking for Gift Ideas for Someone you Don’t Know Well?

Looking for Gift Ideas for Someone you Don’t Know Well?

Buying gifts for work colleagues, or friends of friends, can be a real political headache.  So what’s the solution? Lucky for you, you’re reading a blog written by professional gift givers, so we can answer that pretty easily for you!
Springtime Babies: What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Springtime Baby

Springtime Babies: What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Springtime Baby

If you or your loved one is expecting their baby between March and June, then you or they are in luck!  Babies conceived in Summer, and therefore born in Spring, are much more likely to have a better birth weight than their baby friends born in other seasons. 
Looking for Toddler Gifts to Educate and Inspire?

Looking for Toddler Gifts to Educate and Inspire?

Over the years the research into early years learning and development have changed so much. The idea now is to wait until baby is able to sit up unaided and be competent at reaching and grasping objects.  This will set them up for feeding themself and we are well aware that things can get very messy, so we have created a super cute baby gift box that contains all you need for a bright and sunny mealtime experience.
What Does Baby Sensory Mean?

What Does Baby Sensory Mean?

I’m just going to come out and say it: babies are an absolute minefield.  You’re a new parent, completely reeling from this lifechanging event, and all of a sudden you have to care for this teeny tiny little thing!  How many times do you need to change their nappy?  Are they crying because they’re hungry, or sleepy, or teething?  Are they getting enough food?  Do they spend too much time on their back?  Or on their front?

All of the above questions, along with hundreds of others, have more than one answer, depending on who you ask.  The conflicting advice can be very confusing when you’re just starting out, but for me, the best and only advice I really held onto in those early days was: you know your baby best.  You spend all day with your little one, and it doesn’t take too long to figure out their rhythms and fall into step with them (although for me, the night wakings will be something I will never get used to!).  So trust your instincts, and trust you know what your baby is telling you.

My little boy is a little older now, and while feeding, sleeping and changing are pretty much sorted for us, one thing that is always on my mind is: is he getting enough stimulation?  I would agree with anyone who describes me as a digital mum, in that I am a huge fan of a progress app, or a quick google of anything new that’s happening.  This means that I’m constantly looking out for little development changes and excitedly googling what it means!

It also means that I’m constantly worried about his stimulation.  Is he under-stimulated?  Over-stimulated?  Is he getting the right sort of stimulations for his age?  It’s so tricky to know what is right, and also to think of activities for them.

Tummy time is really important for babies to train their developing muscles ready to sit up, roll over, crawl and eventually walk, and having your baby on their tummy for at least a little bit of time a day (as long as they are enjoying it) is really good for them.  It’s also a good time to introduce some baby sensory activities.

What is baby sensory?  Essentially, it involves activities that help with a baby’s sensory and motor development.  It allows babies to explore the world with their five senses, alongside their hand eye coordination.

So what are some ways you can involve your baby in these activities?  In most areas there are plenty of sensory classes you can take your baby to, which are a great way of meeting other parents and playing with toys that aren’t easy to get hold of for regular parents.  These classes can be expensive and hard to get on (honestly, getting spaces on these classes feels like getting tickets to Glastonbury), so if that’s not right for you, there are plenty of ways to engage your baby at home.

My advice to giving babies sensory learning at home: musical instruments.  Baby friendly instruments are excellent at developing three of your baby’s senses: seeing, hearing and touching, alongside that ever-important hand eye coordination.  Oohbox have carefully curated a gift box of pure joy in our "Making Music" baby gift box.  We have included a Baby rattles, Maracas, a xylophones and super soft teddy comforter.  This is an incredible gift for new parents to help entertain their baby.  Starting early, baby can watch their parents play the instruments which introduces new sounds and rhythms and as they get stronger they can play them themselves.

As I’ve said, engaging your baby’s brain, body and senses can be tricky, but if you want my advice, a box of musical instruments and a bit of time on their tummy can work wonders!