Meet your local Baby Gift Whisperer

Baby Presents is here to provide customers with perfect special occasian baby gifts but we want to know more about the Baby Gift Whisper herself - Amanda. 
Read on to hear Amanda's story; how she got started, her inspiration and more.  

Name: Amanda  
Store: Baby Presents
Store location: Target Quadrant opposite Strandbags & Xpressimages.

Tell us a bit about you and your store?

I am a local Point Cook mum with two kids and we have been living in the area for 9 years. Baby Presents is a baby gift boutique stocking a range of hard to find quality gifts suitable from baby shower to age 3. We stock well known quality brands that provide the buyer with confidence that the gift will be well received. If the product is not something that I would feel comfortable giving then it is not stocked in the store. Baby Presents prides its self on stocking Australian Made and even Melbourne Made brands, which have a strong influence in my buying selection for the store.
We are also aware of our customers growing desire for environmentally sustainable gifts. We proudly stock a range of products that meet this criteria. Examples are crayons made with no harmful chemicals, baby memory books made out of recycled paper, recycled plastic dinnerware and organic cotton clothing.  

How did you get started? What inspired you to open a store?   

Baby Presents began as an online store in 2012 after I was unable to locate an online baby gift store stocking a range of quality brands in one location. At this time I had an 18 month old and I was struggling to get to a shopping centre to search for the perfect gift for friends having new babies. I was looking for an online solution that allow me to purchase a variety of gifts and have them gift wrapped and sent directly to my girlfriends to congratulate them. 

With the online store now created during 2012-2017 I took Baby Presents every weekend as a market stall to pregnancy and parenting expos, baby markets, shopping centres and school fetes across Melbourne. Customer feedback was amazing and we started to grow a loyal following with customers asking where they could come to touch and feel our beautiful products in a permanent location so in October 2018 our first retail store opened at Point Cook Town Centre. I am proud so have opened my first store here in the suburb that I live.  

What is your favourite item in your store?  
It would have to be the Jellycat range in particular the bunny soft toy. It reminds me of my kids when they were younger as they both still have their Jellycat bunnies although they are not looking as new as they once were!

What is your top tip for new mums, or those wanting to buy gifts for them? 
Buy gifts in a larger size / age range as baby can always grow into it. Sometimes it is nice to have something in the cupboard that is new and can be used when the appropriate stage is reached. 
Stop by Baby Presents at Stockland Point Cook today or visit website here.  


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