Where do you start when shopping for Kate Middleton’s little royal baby? Gucci? Prada? Dolce & Gabbana? Oh no, girl, the world’s favorite duchess likes to keep things clean, simple, natural, and surprisingly cheap, judging by some of her recent frequented shopping destinations. Although the royal baby shower is still a rumor and the baby shower registry is just a whiff of an idea, that’s not stopping us from speculating on what Kate would want to receive for her little bundle of joy!
Pacapod Mirano Changing Bag (£100, John Lewis)
Kate has been spotted shopping at her favorite department store, Peter Jones, which operates under John Lewis, so this fantastic bag is perfect! Kate seems to gravitate toward earth tones, which would be browns, greens, and blues. If she does color, we usually see her in light pastels. So this navy changing bag should go well with any outfit.
Not only is this changing bag built for carrying everything for baby, it’s also big enough to double as a purse, so there’s no annoying shuffling or doubling up when Kate steps out with the babe. We also love the fantastic side access so Kate won’t need to go digging through the bag to find what she wants.
Aden + Anais Swaddle Blankets (£45, John Lewis)
We’re not totally sure what Kate’s position on swaddling is, but just in case, these Jungle Jam swaddling blankets are freaking adorable! The pack of four comes with bird, elephant, monkey, and giraffe blankets made from 100% open weave cotton muslin to protect baby from overheating. They can also double as burp cloths, stroller covers, travel sheets, baby chair liners, and playtime blankets. Cute prints and totally versatile — perfect, right?
Caramel the Dog Pull Along Toy by Djeco (£15, Trotters)
A dog is a man’s best friend, but the royal baby would probably love this wooden pooch. (They’ve named him Caramel, but we bet the little one would want to name him Lupo, after the Duke and Duchess’s own pup!) Although he’d have to sit on the shelf until the baby was old enough to pull him along, Lupo’s natural and classic design would probably go well with Kate’s personal (and probably nursery) style. Bonus: He nods his head and wags his tail as you pull him along!
Rabbit Booties Gift Box (£17, Trotters)
We can’t even with these slippers. Whether Kate produces a prince or princess, we’re sure she would fall in love with these bunny booties. We have! The adorable little foot fuzzies come in a beautiful beige box, and alliteration aside, the cute slip-ons are perfect for protecting the royal’s little piggies. Also, they have a mini rattle inside that sounds when the baby moves. Gushing.
Cashmere Blend Bunny Pram Blanket (£90, The Nursery Window)
What woman doesn’t appreciate some cashmere in her life? We just know that Kate’s precious newborn would love to be shielded from the sun by this beautiful bunny print blanket. The versatile blanket, like the swaddle blankets, can also be used for as a travel sheet, chair liner, or naptime blanket. Kate might want to choose another cloth for a burp blanket. That could be tough on the cashmere.
Hooded Towel (£27, The Nursery Window)
Tell us the baby prince or princess wouldn’t look smashing in this adorable little hood post-bath time? Right-o! While the adorable bunny butts print would go well with the matching cashmere pram blanket, this towel comes in every fabric known to The Nursery Window. It’s an adorable must for keeping baby’s head warm just out of the bath, since most of their body heat escapes through their bald noggin.
Russian Dolls (£27, Dragons of Walton Street)
Of course, we couldn’t forget to make a stop off at Dragons of Walton Street, Princess Diana’s favorite store when shopping for both William and Harry.
We love the pastels with a pop of color from these classic Russian toys, and since all British royalty become ambassadors to the crown sooner or later, the little prince or princess might as well begin learning their world culture early! Bonus: The littlest doll has a rattle inside — too cute!
Beatrix Potter Bookends (£30, Dragons of Walton Street)
Beatrix Potter fairy tales are arguably one of the best series to begin reading to your child, and Dragons of Walton Street is known for their impressive collection of Beatrix Potter paraphernalia. These bookends are perfect for a tot who will grow up as cultured and well-rounded as we’re sure Kate’s child will. Peter Rabbit takes the lead of the alphabet bookends while Jemima Puddleduck brings up the rear.