If you’re anything like us at the moment, it seems like everyone is pregnant and having babies…I think being a thirty-something, I’m just at that age! And sometimes it can be tricky to know what to buy a newborn baby that’s a little bit different or a little bit special. Clothes can be great, but you don’t know what the parents have already bought or how big the baby will be (or the sex in some instances!) and toys have to be age appropriate. Well since marrying the hubby, I’ve been introduced to a little family tradition of theirs…the Harrods Annual Bear…
The Harrods Annual Bear 2018
Each year, Harrods bring out their Harrods Annual Bear, with a different theme each time. My hubby’s family have always marked the occasion of a newborn with that year’s annual bear and this year was no different! With our little boy arriving, it was time for the Harrods Annual Bear 2018…but what would it be?
This year he’s a chef! For 2018, the luxury teddy bear celebrates one of the most popular departments in the store. The Harrods Annual Bear 2018 has been designed as a tribute to the chefs who work in the store’s Food Halls, producing delicious delicacies day after day and is seen sporting one of their charming uniforms. Yum…I’m on board with that!
And isn’t he cute?
The Harrods Annual Bear 2018 is definitely a luxurious gift, but it doesn’t break the bank! The plush teddy bear is certainly huggable and it comes in a lovely presentation box to mark the occasion. In fact, we like to keep ours in the box as a bit of a keepsake that the kids will have when they grow up (that’s what my hubby’s family have always done…so their annual bears are in their twenties and thirties now…).
The perfect souvenir
As a parent, you get so many lovely gifts when your child is born, but the Harrods Annual Bear is a nice touch as it’s a souvenir as well as a soft toy. It marks the year, one of the most important of the parents’ lives no doubt. We received one for our daughter too, back in 2015 and now the two bears have pride of place on the shelves in her nursery. She loves them and we can’t wait to explain the story behind them too.
The Harrods Annual Bear is a tradition that we’ve decided to continue in our family. What are your family traditions?
Disclaimer: The 2018 Annual Bear was gifted to us, by Harrods. But the content of this post is genuine and so is the tradition!