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The Tuwi Baby Alpaca Gift Guide

Finding a really special gift to mark an occasion can take a lot of thought, research and work, and until the gift is opened and received, you can never be totally sure that it was the right choice. If you’re looking for a present for your loved one that is truly special, memorable and one that will last for years to come, one of our baby alpaca gifts could be just what you’re looking for.

Ours are investment pieces created to last. As well as featuring beautiful design, the very nature of baby alpaca fibre means that whatever it is used to make, the end product is supremely practical.

Whether it’s a gift for the home, the wardrobe or for baby, a Tuwi product is something to be treasured. The superb quality and premium nature of our collection makes Tuwi a great option for gift giving. In the weeks to come, we’ll be adding to this blog post with more gifting ideas for grandparents, children going to university, wedding anniversaries, sustainable gifts and more, but in this installment, it’s all about Baby.

Gifts for Baby

There is nothing more exciting than the arrival of a baby and it’s an occasion that should be marked by a well-chosen, thoughtful gift. Baby gifts don’t have to come with a hefty price tag, but if you are looking for an heirloom piece that can be treasured for a lifetime and handed onto other new arrivals in the family, our collection of alpaca baby blankets and clothing is the perfect choice.

You may be an expectant grandparent, an excited relative or part of a close group of friends who want to club together for a generous baby shower gift. There are lots of reasons why baby alpaca in any form makes an excellent gift for newborns.

Baby alpaca wool is a superior product to sheep’s wool and cashmere. It has a soft, silky and luxurious feel unlike anything else. While sheep’s wool contains lanolin which can irritate sensitive baby skin, alpaca fibre is 100% hypoallergenic.

Babies are unable to regulate their own temperature so it’s important to get that balance right. Lightweight yet warm layers that you can easily take on and off are the key. Alpaca fibre possesses super-smart thermal qualities that will keep baby cool in the summer and beautifully snug in winter.

Alpacas are gentle on their environment compared with sheep and goats which cause damage to shoots and plants as they graze. Tuwi only sources alpaca fibre from alpacas who are free to roam and graze their Peruvian pastures. They are happily sheared around once a year in the summer months and their fleece requires less water consumption and processing than that of any other wool.

Don’t be fooled by the luxurious texture of baby alpaca wool. It’s resilient stuff, far more so than any other wool. It has water-repellent qualities which means it doesn’t soak up water or liquid as heavily as sheep’s wool – great news for babies and parents alike when it comes to leaks or spillages. And it doesn’t pill like other wool when it’s cleaned which means it will retain its smooth, beautiful finish for years to come. Tuwi baby products endure from baby to baby, and to generations beyond.

From beautifully-made rompers to adorable baby bonnets and super-soft baby blankets, the Tuwi collection has that special little bundle of joy covered.

Baby bonnets & hats
Nothing is cuter than a baby wearing a beautiful baby bonnet or hat. Five times warmer than wool, hypoallergenic and breathable, our knitted pom pom bonnets and hats are perfect for keeping baby’s head warm in winter and they come in three neutral shades to complement any outfit.

Baby rompers & dungarees

Little ones look utterly adorable in our sleeveless and legless rompers, perfect to layer on over a long-sleeved cotton tee and tights or long socks. Similarly, our hand knitted short dungarees can be paired with a long sleeve bodysuit and long socks, and are finished with beautiful button detailing.

Baby sweaters & knitted vests

Our wonderfully textured cable knit sweaters are a style classic and are the perfect addition to your little one’s autumn/winter wardrobe. Our traditional style knitted vests are a great extra layer to pop on over cotton sleeved tops. Both are handmade in Peru.

Baby blankets

Our alpaca baby blankets are the perfect extra special gift for expectant parents. They come in a selection of styles and stunning neutral shades that will complement any interior.

Inti, with its classic yet contemporary style, is reversible, warm and lightweight. Wave features a distinctive wave pattern and is designed to keep little ones cosy as they grow bigger. The nature of the weave lends an extra stretch to the blanket. The chic and practical Simi blanket is warm, lightweight and features a subtle diamond pattern and elegant trim. Finally, our Liberty blankets in our Heritage Collection featured signature Liberty of London print trims in a selection of classic designs.

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