I have a secret weapon to show you.
I don't know about you but I'm at the age and stage where babies are popping out left, right and centre!
Thing is, I am time poor and it's only getting worse - so I have a wee trick and tool to share with you to get something beautiful and useful for a pregnant friend, employee or family member, with little effort, allowing more time to actually spend with Mum and bub or get some meals ready for them. We all know flowers are lovely to have and look at but why not provide a practical point of difference?
Deerly Beloved was created in 2015 by Ange Blair, a Mum living rurally who, after having 2 wee girls, understands the needs of a new mum and set out to come up with all a mums needs, in one carefully chosen and delivered box!
Ange is based in South Canterbury and knows that living rurally can really limit your access to quality goods and boutique products. In saying that, living in the middle of a city still doesn't mean you have the time to shop around, or the knowledge of what is truly useful!
Ange has carefully chosen the products that go in her gift boxes and has made an effort to support NZ owned and operated businesses as well as products from mums like herself, creating fantastic products from home.
Carefully made, local chocolate from Coco chocolates of Geraldine feature with high cocoa content to provide snacks for new mums without flooding them with sugar. Deluxe herbal teas from 't leaf T' - made in Lower Hutt also feature - but aren't just a regular tea. Check out this feijoa blend! Real dried feijoa nestled among green tea leaves and rose petals! - It's just as great tasting as it is beautiful (it also makes an outstanding kombucha!)
Mum2Mum is another brand that features suitably through out the boxes and as a brand was created by 2 kiwi mums back in 2004 - They are an award winning company and not only is it great to support local mums - They genuinely have fantastic products, that I have used personally, for the past 4 years!
Ecostore products are also another product I would happily endorse through personal use and have used their baby body wash for both of my kids. In my box I received that baby wash, the peppermint lip balm and bar of baby soap - all very useful if I can keep Izzy from getting into the lip balm and not use it like a crayon!
The gift boxes range in price from $65 to $150 depending on how much you would like to include - They prove to be real value for money and allow personalisation by way of a card - and I'm sure Ange wouldn't mind talking through the box with you and being able to choose colours and flavour
So in a nutshell, I think this is a fantastic service, full of fantastic products, and all about supporting local which is a huge personal drawcard for me.