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Fit For A King (Or Queen)


Today is the Royal Baby’s Christening! That is, Prince George of Cambridge – the hotly anticipated heir to the throne, son of William and Kate. As a result, I thought today might be a fun today to highlight five lavish (or at least, royalty-inspired) baby gift ideas for any little ones that happen to share a birth year with our new little highness.

White Rabbit Rabbit LampRabbit Lamp – $115 @ White Rabbit England
We as a society tend to associate with rabbits with the innocence of childhood – this charming white rabbit lamp calls to mind everything from Beatrix Potter to Lewis Carroll. Handmade from real bone china, this British-made piece is best kept on a high shelf away from toddling, tantruming little ones – but it’s no less charming an addition to any sweet babe’s bedroom.

Elsa Peretti Open Heart Fork and Spoon Baby SetElsa Peretti Open Heart Fork and Spoon Baby Set – $275 @ Tiffany & Co.
If you’ve ever heard the expression ‘born with a silver spoon in his mouth’, chances are said baby was bequeathed a luxe gift in a signature blue box from Tiffany’s. This petite posh set of cutlery includes a tiny fork and spoon in genuine sterling silver with unique, heart-shaped handles by designer Elsa Peretti. Bonus? You can also pick up a piece of matching jewelry for mom.

Gold Angel Wing Velour FootieGold Angel Wing Footie Set – $85 @ Marie-Chantal
Most parents will refer to their new arrivals as their little angel – even when they’re behaving rather demonically. Live up to the hype but stuffing your tot into one of these ultra-plush velour onesies bedecked with a pair of glittering gold wings. If neutral champagne gold ain’t your shade, the brand also makes them in delicate white, pink and blue shades. Trust me – this is one luxe gift your gal pal will end up keeping well after their baby has grown out of it.

Flendsted MobilesFlendsted Mobiles – $31.50+ @ All Modern
These whimsical, Dutch-made mobiles are both visually stimulating for blossoming minds and beautifully designed for adult eyes. They are actually hand cut pieces of (sturdy) paper, which gives them an ultra-fluttery, airborne feel compared to bulkier stuffed or electric styles. Truth be told there are quite a few styles that also might make a cute design accent for other non-baby parts of your home. An innovative, minimalist take on a classic piece of baby room decor.

Royal Canadian Mint Fine Silver Coin Royal Baby

The Royal Infant $5 Fine Silver Coin – $74.95 @ The Royal Canadian Mint
Pretty right? This limited edition silver coin from the Royal Canadian Mint is already 78% sold, no doubt snapped up by Royal fans and proud parents of their own little princes and princesses that were born this year. This sweet coin actually features real gold plating, surrounded by a cavalcade of essential tokens of babyhood – from adorable plush bunnies and unicorns through to classic rattles, bibs and bottles. The coin comes packaged in a plush clamshell case and includes its own coin to avoid any grubby paws on your collector’s item. This is one of those gifts that’s not meant for children as children, but will be a lifetime memento they’ll likely pass onto their own little ones.

Fun news fans! I’ve got a Royal Infant $5 Fine Silver Coin to give away to one lucky reader. Here’s how to enter:

1) First, tell me in the comments below which of these baby gifts you most adore. Second, visit the Mint’s website and tell me one thing you learn about this awesome collector’s coin once you read more about it. Do both of these things by November 15th and you’ll be entered to win!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around November 16th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Send your salutations to the Royal Baby during the time of his Christening. Send out a Tweet that tags @CanadianMint and uses the hashtag #royalbaby, leave a link back to it here, and you’ll earn yourself a bonus entry into the draw.

For full rules & regs, please email canadiangiftguide -a-t- gmail -d-o-t- com.

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158 Responses to “Fit For A King (Or Queen)”
  1. Betty S says:

    I love the Gold Angel Wing Velour Footie Set

  2. Debbie Bashford says:

    I love the coin it’s something they can have it for their entire life and it will only increase in value as I learned only 15,000 were minted.

  3. Brenda Hall says:

    Love the Royal Infant $5 Fine Silver Coin, it is so nice and shiny. Great art work.

  4. Marlene J says:

    The Royal Infant $5 Fine Silver Coin – $74.95 @ The Royal Canadian Mint
    limited mintage of 15,000 coins worldwide

  5. William Stewart says:

    The Gold Angel Wing Footie Set from Marie-Chantal is most adorable!

  6. William Stewart says:

  7. Diane says:

    I love the coin as a baby gift. I received a silver coin 25 years ago when my daughter was born from a customer and I just loved it. I learned that the coin is 99.99% pure silver with selective gold-plating.

  8. Grace F says:

    All the gifts are lovely. I think the Tiffany & Co. heart fork and spoon set are cute, as are all the baby gifts. And the coin is an exceptional keepsake! What I learned about the coin was that a unique printing technic was used that brings out specific elements such as the baby rattle and gives it a 3D effect.

  9. Joan G says:

    I love the $5 Fine Silver Coin – a keepsake fit for any baby. What I learned really surprized me – only 15,000 minted – that doesn’t sound like very many.

  10. cookie3 says:

    I love the Rabbit Lamp! It would go with any nursery décor.
    I learned that the $5 coin was designed by artist Laurie McGaw

  11. Cairine says:

    I like the rabbit light. There is a limited mintage of only 15,000 coins worldwide.

  12. Susan says:

    I love the bone china rabbit lamp. I learned that the wonderful new $5 Royal Infant coin to commemorate George’s birth was created using a unique printing technique that brings out specific elements such as the baby rattle and gives it a 3D effect!

  13. the royal coin is something you treasure and would love to win one

  14. I love the Gold Angel Wing Footie Set! I learned that the coin is 99.99% pure silver with selective gold-plating

  15. Linda Peters says:

    Love the Rabbit Lamp, and read that Laurie McGraw designed the $5 coin.

  16. Sean Pynaert says:

    The coin is my favourite and I learned the minting is limited to 15000.

  17. Jenn J says:

    I absolutely adore the spoon from tiffany’s!! And I learned that only 15,000 of the limited edition coins were minted, on the Royal Canadian Mint’s website.

  18. Donna L. says:

    I like the Rabbit lamp the best. I learned that a unique printing technic was used that brings out specific elements such as the baby rattle and gives it a 3D effect.

  19. Patricia says:

    Love the white rabbit lamp and learned that Canadian artist Laurie McGaw designed the coin

  20. Manuel Vizcaya says:

    the coin is great

  21. Kiki says:

    I’m a sucker for the robin-egg-blue box, needless to say, I’m all about the baby spoon & fork!
    And I didn’t know that, “A unique printing technic was used that brings out specific elements such as the baby rattle and gives it a 3D effect!”

  22. I like the coin. Mainly because it is the only gift that is representative of Canada. The rest of the gifts could come from anyone anywhere while the coin clearly states “Canada.” I’m proud of my country and I hope that, should George become King, he too is proud of Canada.

  23. Louise says:

    I love the Flensted Mobiles. And I have learned that there is a limited mintage of only 15,000 coins worldwide

  24. Evan says:

    I really like the look of the rabbit lamp. At the site, I learned of the 15,000 coin mintage re: worldwide circulation. Thanks.

  25. Tina L. says:

    I like the Rabbit Lamp. I learned that only 15,000 were minted.

  26. Paula Harris says:

    ll such beautiful things,but the coin is the most precious!

  27. Adam W says:

    I like the $5 coin. I think it is a great way to show how special the baby is.

  28. Pam says:

    Love to add that to my children’s collection

  29. Anne Clemmer says:

    Beautiful coin,, God bless Prince George.

  30. I think the coin is the best because it will last forever and be passed from one generation to the next

  31. Jill Howes says:

    The Tiffany’s fork and spoon set is devine. I can see my royal baby eating with these utensils.

  32. I adore the fine silver coin fro the Royal Canadian Mint. I learned that a special printing technique was used to give it a 3D effect!

  33. Mirina Shaler says:

    My favourite gift is the Infant Coin. It’s a very attractive piece and will never lose value. It will always be important!

  34. the mobiles are so cute!

  35. Nancy Bertin says:

    Love the coin idea; great design and has signficance to
    him

  36. Susan Racine says:

    Love how the design is “selectively” embossed between the gold and silver with the 3D effect special printing technique to enhance the all the details

  37. Here’s to the future King George. The coin is special and yet common. Not unlike you and your parents.

  38. Debbie Fedorak says:

    The silver coin is my favorite and would be a wonderful collection to have.

  39. Kim M says:

    I like the mobile. The purchase of The Royal Infant $5 Fine Silver Coin is limited to 3 per household.

  40. tammy ta says:

    I love the coin best my son would love it he loves all “unique”, shiny, new and different coins.
    I learned that only 15000 were made.

  41. Karen says:

    love the bunny

  42. URSULA V says:

    I think the is my favourite and a wonderful keepsake. I learned a special technique gives it a 3D affect.

  43. Karin Dollery says:

    I love the coin…its a wonderful keepsake to keep and then eventually pass on to my granddaughter who was born this year (2013). Very unique

  44. Karin Dollery says:

    OOPs forgot to mention that only 15,000 were made. ( this makes even more special)

  45. URSULA V says:

    I think the coin is a great keepsake and makes a good gift. I was surprised that a special technique was used to give it a 3D affect.

  46. Angela Ethier says:

    I love the Gold Angel Wing Footie Set. I’ll have to remember that one for next time I have a baby shower to go to.
    I like that the coin is 3-D looking. They say it’s their unique printing technique. I wonder how that differs from normal?

  47. Angela Ethier says:

  48. Sandra Tuplin says:

    I love all the products offered.

  49. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I love the rabbit lamp! (By the way, why not use it anyway? I like to use beautiful things, despite the risk of loss or damage, otherwise why just keep them?).
    I learned that the artist for this coin, Laurie McGaw, also designed the coin for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

  50. barb says:

    that is such a nice keepsake such a beautiful coin

  51. barb says:

    try again could not enter all information this coin is wonderful

  52. barb says:

    special printing is done to create 3D relief on coin…..coool

  53. lydia kyskira says:

    The coin will last a lifetime and is a great keepsake to pass onto your kids kids.

  54. darlene boyle says:

    love the coin which was designed by LAURIE MCGAW a Canadian artist

  55. Jill Smith says:

    Beautiful coin, lovely with all the baby things decorating it – love the unicorn! Great Canadian touches, too. The fork and spoon are perfect for little hands, the only items the child with be able to use !

  56. Ron Croft says:

    the Rabbit lamp is sooooooo cool

  57. jeffrey n says:

    I like the spoon from tiffany’s!! And I learned that only 15,000 of the limited edition coins were minted, on the Royal Canadian Mint’s website.

  58. marcusbarnes says:

    I personally like the $5 Fine Silver Coin. It will take the baby a long time to appreciate the coin, but they will once they grow up and become an adult, given the limited mintage of 15,000 (proof) and 99.99% pure silver content.

  59. Josie says:

    I love the fork and spoon set. Gorgeous!
    I learned that the coin was designed by Laurie McGaw on the Royal Canadian Mint site

  60. alan parker says:

    LSA PERETTI®
    Open Heart
    Fork and Spoon Baby Set

    limited to 15000 coins

  61. Bici Love says:

    The Bone Chine White Rabbit lamp

  62. Bici Love says:

    only 15,000 coins worldwide

  63. Bici Love says:

  64. lisa bolduc says:

    i like the Rabbit Lamp. there was only 15K made

  65. Amanda says:

    I love the Tiffany Co. Fork and spoon set! And I have learned that only 15000 of the gorgeous coins were made so thats pretty cool too!

  66. Kathie Lucier says:

    What a great idea the coin is for a baby gift

  67. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d definitely go for the fork and spoon baby set.

    I learned the coin was designed by Laurie McGaw of the royal Canadian Mint

  68. Lisa says:

    I adore the Rabbit lamp.
    I learned the coin was designed by Laurie McGaw.

  69. Jessica Lord says:

    i love the rabbit lamp

    &
    The purchase of The Royal Infant $5 Fine Silver Coin is limited to 3 per household

  70. Lori Betts says:

    Great design and a wonderful reason to celebrate with the creation of a 99.99% pure silver coin,

  71. darci says:

    The coins are limited to 15 000, I love the open fork and spoon!

  72. Wendy says:

    love the coin and the royals

  73. Vince Aitken says:

    God Bless the little Prince and his family…

  74. Jessica Pang says:

    I need this coin in my life! Stunning art!

  75. CLC says:

    I hope I can do two things in one post. The coin would be my choice. I have given and received special coins throughout my life. I was surprised that it was limited to only 15 000.

  76. Terry Flannery says:

    I love the fork & spoon set from Tiffany & Co.I think that it’s neat how they used a unique printing technic
    on the coin to highlight specific elements,such as the baby rattle.

  77. Cathy Rockwell says:

    What beautiful gift ideas. Love the bunny lamp and the coin is awesome.

  78. Chris says:

    I got a coin as a child from my British Aunt truly a wonderful gift ! and I’m surprised as well that they’ve only minted 15,000

  79. Edward Albo says:

    All choices are awesome, but I especially like the coin because it is a unique and special keepsake for the little one.

  80. Edward Albo says:

    One thing that I learned about this coin is its unique printing technique that brings out specific elements. Awesome!

  81. jan mallory says:

    apparently, an innovative printing technique was employed to create this unique coin!! Looks very chic and collectible!

  82. Peter Shaw says:

    Awesome!!

  83. |Elaine R says:

    I love the Flendsted Mobiles,especially the hot air balloons! I learned that the coin is 99.99% pure silver.

  84. William Mills says:

    I love the coin and the Tiffany set

  85. Beth Rosell says:

    I love the Gold Angel Wing Footie Set from Marie-Chantal. I also learned that the Royal Infant set is limited to 3 per household.

  86. lucy says:

    love the coin

  87. Edmond says:

    I have learned he Royal Infant $5 Fine Silver Coin – $74.95 @ The Royal Canadian Mint
    limited mintage of 15,000 coins worldwide
    Pick me, pick me! Your next winner!!! Show me the money!!! . It would be a dream come true and means more to me than anyone else to win. 😦 Starving artist here desperately needs the silver coin to have fun and feel alive and inspired again. A life changing experience. Top of my bucket list. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generousity.

  88. jan says:

    i really like the hot air balloon mobile. I learned that there are only 15000 coins minted.

  89. Carol Oddy says:

    I think the rabbit lamp is really cute, I learned that the coin is $74.95 with a limit of three per household, only 15,000 coins made.

  90. cindy. w says:

    love the rabbit lamp just beautiful and love the coin with the only 15,000 made . love this for my grandson who just turned 1 years old. thanks

  91. i love the rabbit lamp it’s very whimsical….i learned the coin is 78% sold out and has selective gold plating

  92. Nina Murray says:

    love the gold wing one piece

  93. love the gold winged one piece!

  94. Lois says:

    The rabbit lamp is my choice

  95. Christie says:

    I love the Unicorn because it is something out of the ordinary. I learned that there is a unique printing technic that was used that brings out specific elements such as the baby rattle and gives it a 3D effect!

  96. Marcie says:

    I like the $5 coin. I wish we as parents had the option to put our children’s name in a commemorative coin to mark their birth.

  97. Alison K says:

    Of these baby gifts, I most adore the “Rabbit Lamp – $115 @ White Rabbit England”. It just looks so sweet & innocent & I can only imagine how wonderful the subtle glow would illuminate a baby’s room. Second, visited the Mint’s website and one thing I learn about this awesome collector’s coin is the artist is Canadian artist Laurie McGaw who also worked on collector coins celebrating the much anticipated Royal wedding in 2011, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

    Bonus Entry: tweetted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/394164050294079488

  98. l p says:

    I always give a set of Canadian coins to a new baby so The Royal Infant $5 Fine Silver Coin is a perfect fit. thanks.

  99. l p says:

    I learned the coin is one of a 3-coin set: 1/2 oz Fine Silver Coin – Welcome to the World (2013);
    25-Cent Coin – Royal Infant Carriage (2013); Fine Silver Coin – Royal Infant with Toys (2013). and also that it’s the 25th anniversary of the loonie. thanks

  100. Al Jenkins says:

    Love the coin insert

  101. Gwen says:

    I like the coin the best because it’s very unique and celebrates a number of things about babyhood

  102. Gwen says:

    The website has a 5 silver coin set ideal for someone interested in the war of 1812

  103. Gwen says:

    The silver infant coin has unique printing technique and is 99.99% pure silver with selective gold-plating.

  104. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    What I really like the best is the Elsa Peretti Open Heart Fork and Spoon Baby Set – $275 @ Tiffany & Co. It’s fabulous, if only I was made of money that would be a beautiful gift for my next 2 grandchildren arriving in the springtime.

  105. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I forgot to add that 78% of the coins have already been SOLD, so it’s a very popular item!

  106. Dreena says:

    I like the Rabbit Lamp – it’s darling! That coin is beautiful and makes a wonderful keepsake. I learned that the mintage is 15,000 coins.
    Cheers.

  107. Beth McKeown says:

    Love Mr.Rabbit and learned that the $5 coin sale is limited to 3per household.

  108. Leah says:

    I like the Tiffany & Co. Heart fork and spoon set. I learned that the a unique printing technic was used that brings out specific elements such as the baby rattle and gives it a 3D effect

  109. David says:

    The silver coin and the golden angel are my favourites.

  110. Jim Bender says:

    I love the $5 coin and it’s 78% sold out

  111. stacey h says:

    i love the rabbit lamp.i learned that the coin is protected in a richly printed beauty box with silver foil that adds a wonderful touch as a beautiful gift for someone you know.

  112. truckerofbc says:

    Of course I love the Fork and Spoon set.

  113. truckerofbc says:

    Your coin portrays the unique relation that Canada maintains with the Royal Family.

    That sounds cool along with there being only 15,000 of them.

  114. bev says:

    I like the mobiles. Difficult to choose which one. Why not have more than one.

  115. The coin for sure! To be one of only 15000 to own one would be awesome!

  116. Sarah N. says:

    I like the Gold Angel Wing Footie Set.
    The website says the coin makes a good baby shower gift.

  117. Janice Lewis says:

    The rabbit lamp is so cute!

    I learned about the unique printing that makes the baby objects look 3D

  118. mousecat says:

    I like the Elsa Peretti Open Heart Fork and Spoon Baby SetElsa Peretti Open Heart Fork and Spoon Baby Set the best.
    What I learned was that they are only making 15,000 of the Royal Infant baby coins

  119. Wanda Bergman says:

    The gift I like the most is the Rabbit Lamp. I learned that the coin has a limited mintage of 15,000 coins worldwide.

  120. Sharon Gagne says:

    This would be an awesome keepsake to give to my little granddaughter. Hope I win.

  121. kathy wilson says:

    love the coin designed by LAURIE MCGAW

  122. Athena says:

    I like the Flensted mobile, and I also like the 3D snowman from the Mint http://www.mint.ca/store/coin/3d-snowman-2013-prod1720021#.UnLPSNzD-M8

  123. Athena says:

  124. beewbedard says:

    Love the Rabbit Lamp and it is one of 15000

  125. beewbedard says:

  126. Sandra says:

    I love the coin – it is not only beautiful, but truly unique!

  127. Sandra says:

    This coin represents the unique relation that Canada maintains with the Royal Family.

  128. Jennifer C. says:

    I adore the “Rabbit Lamp!” It is lovely! 🙂

  129. Jennifer C. says:

    I learned that “a unique printing technic was used that brings out specific elements such as the baby rattle and gives it a 3D effect!” It is so beautifully designed!

  130. wai man says:

    I learned that it was designed by Laurie McGaw on the Royal Canadian Mint site
    white rabbit lamp

  131. laura says:

    I really like the idea of the coin set it is so unique and what a great keepsake for generations to come.

  132. Joan Brown says:

    Gold Angel Wing Velour Footie Set is my favourite and I learned the minting is limited to 15000.

  133. Julie G. says:

    I like the Rabbit Lamp.
    I learned that 78% of the coins are already sold.

  134. Josh S says:

    I really like the Rabbit Lamp. I learned it was designed by Laurie McGaw.

  135. eleanor says:

    I like the Gold Angel Wing Velour Footie Set. I learned that it would make an original baby shower gift and a unique printing technic was used that makes the baby rattle a 3D effect!

  136. Lori O. says:

    The coin is• 99.99% pure silver with selective gold-plating. I liked the winged Velur Footie onsie. It is lovely.

  137. Debbie says:

    I love the Royal Coin, this is a keepsake that is really awesome

  138. Debbie says:

    I learned the coin is 99.99% pure silver with selective gold-plating.

  139. I love the baby bunny lamp. So sweet. And Iearned that only 15000 of the Prince George coins will be made.

  140. Marvin Thorgeirson says:

    The coin is 99.99% pire silver with gold plating very beautiful.

  141. aimee says:

    I would love the tiffany spoon and fork. I learned the coins have never circulated

  142. Jasen H says:

    The Royal Infant $5 Fine Silver Coin is my favourite.
    I learned that the coin has a limited mintage of only 15000 pieces

  143. Heather A says:

    I learned that the coin is almost pure silver. It is a very beautiful coin and one that I would treasure.

  144. Lori P says:

    The Royal Infant Silver Coin really is a once-in-a-lifetime gift.

    • Lori P says:

      (Part 2 of same post) I learned from the Royal Canadian Mint’s web site that the limited mintage was for 15,000 coins worldwide.

  145. Amanda Y says:

    I love the little bunny lamp…that is so sweet!
    I think it’s pretty neat that there is a limited mintage of 15,000 of this beautiful coin!

  146. KellyPC says:

    I love the Rabbit Lamp from White Rabbit England. I have a soft spot for bunnies! My first stuffie was a blue rabbit, I took it everywhere with me. I loved it so hard my mom had to sew new fur on him a few times. I still have it!

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