Wee Haggis Organic Baby Vest, £16.50. Shop here
Screen printed in Scotland with Gillian’s hand-drawn illustrations including a very sweet little highland calf, a cheeky wee scottie dog, butterflies and bees and embellished with fun tartan lettering, this range is charming and fun. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a baby boy or a baby girl, we’ve got you covered for that special wee bairn.
Bonnie Wee Coo Nursery Canvas, Shop now. £25.
‘Silvering the baby’
There’s a long-standing Scottish tradition that when a newborn baby is first taken for a walk around the local streets, passers by (particularly older ladies), put a coin into the hand or pram of the newborn baby as it passes. If it grabbed the coin, the baby would have luck with money, and if not, then they should be careful. We don’t know how common this tradition is nowadays, but it’s quite an odd one!
There are also a number of Scottish superstitions that come with a new baby... In the past, it was said to be bad luck to call a baby by their name before it had been christened - which we think would be pretty difficult. For good luck, married couples would save the top of their wedding cake for their first baby’s christening!
Our 'Wee Teacake' Baby Romper, Shop now
Oh ye canny shove yer granny…aff a bus!
This (slightly shocking phrase for a non-Scottish person) is one of many Scottish children’s songs and nursery rhymes. From Skinnymalinkie Longlegs to Wee Willie Winkie, Scottish babies are still brought up with these light hearted and often quirky rhymes.
A spoonful of lucky porridge...
Bonnie Wee Scottie Canvas, £25. Shop here
Traditionally, any women present at a Scottish birth had to take three spoonfuls of a mixture of oatmeal with water. This was thought to bring the baby strength and good luck! We like porridge here, so we’d give it a go!
So, if you’re looking for a Scottish new baby gift, buying for baby’s first Christmas or just shopping for a wee yin of your own, why not take a look at our new Gillian Kyle Scottish baby gift range!
Bonnie Wee Laddie Canvas Set, £65. Shop here
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