The strangest royal baby gifts so far…

By Ellyn Peratikou

We’ve already helped you find the ideal gifts for the impending birth of the country’s highly anticipated Royal Baby, but we’ve been hearing about all sorts of crazy gifts the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been receiving from all over the world. There are reports of designers the world over, dying to create the best royal baby gift.

We’ve included our favourite strangest royal baby gifts:


The BBC have reported that Wills and Kate received a baby box from Finland. Not just any box, this baby box is big enough to double as a bassinet when emptied and includes baby clothes, a bath towel, a teething toy, bra pads, nappy cream and… condoms of course! Hmm… not sure what they’re trying to say there!

Nappy Ointment Bracelet

This is exactly what it sounds like. At first we were also confused, but apparently, it’s as simple as that. British jewelery designer Theo Fennell, was commissioned by Sudocrem to create an 18 karat white gold jeweled charm bracelet, and this latest masterpiece is reported to be worth over $15,000.

Knitted Kangaroo

Now, this isn’t too odd, not compared to the above items anyway. However, photos have appeared in Women’s Weekly of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard sitting in an armchair knitting the cuddly toy for the royal baby’s arrival. Surprisingly, the pictures have sparked controversy, with the Australian media labeling it “contrived” and “remarkable” as Julia has traditionally rejected feminine presentations.

Other suggested gifts include:

  • A pair of Hermes cashmere socks costing $230 – that’s just for the one pair.
  • A Swarovski encrusted baby bath coming in at $3,800. Now, we know what you’re thinking, but it also doubles up as an ice bucket and a pet bath when you’re done using it. Bargain or what?!
  • Last year buggy brand Silver Cross announced it had teamed up with car giants Aston Martin and unveiled its latest creation, which has been deemed ‘the worlds most exclusive pram’ retailing at a whopping $3,100 (note, not as expensive as the Swarovski bath).


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