Disclaimer – please note that I was gifted this gift box in return for my honest review
I was delighted when Ovi and Reu got in contact and asked if I would like to try one of their new boutique gift boxes for new mums. Don’t get excited, I am not pregnant again, as much as I wish I was. However, Ovi and Reu are such a lovely brand that as soon as I looked at their gorgeous website I knew that I wanted to have them on my blog.
I explained to Ovi & Reu that I do have a sister-in-law who is pregnant and that I would love to see their box from The Expectant Collection. Living on Jersey and having family and friends that live in the UK means that I rely heavily on gift boxes. They make a thoughtful gift and it makes it easy for me to sort gifts for everyone.
What makes this gift collection even better is that it is letterbox friendly. The number of times I miss parcels because I am out and they won’t fit through the letterbox. With the Ovi & Reu box this is not a problem! They have cleverly designed a gift box that is letterbox friendly which means expectant mums won’t have to trek to the post office or, even worse, find a soggy parcel sat outside. On the day my parcel arrived my lovely but nosy postman decided to knock on my door to hand me my post as he was very intrigued by the beautiful parcel and wanted to know what was inside!
He wasn’t the only one. I was so excited to get inside the beautiful parcel. A sleek box with their logo and then when you lifted the lid you saw bright and welcoming tissue paper that covered the lovely goodies inside. The Expectant Collection has been carefully chosen. They completely understand and appreciate how nerve wracking it is to be pregnant, therefore, their collection has been chosen with the aim of making expectant mums feel cool, calm and collected. It is an indulgent box that will leave mummies-to-be feeling pampered and relaxed.
Ovi and Reu have collaborated with some brilliant boutique brands who you certainly won’t find in every shop on the high street as they are not your usual run of the mill. This is what makes Ovi and Reu’s collections so fabulous plus it is a very British affair!
What you will find in The Expectant Collection
A make-up bag from Miesje Chafer
The perfect gift for any expectant mama. They will be able to put this bright and bold make-up bag into their hospital bag. I’m not going to lie, I quite fancy this make-up bag for myself!
Tinned aromatherapy candle from Bohobo
This candle smells AMAZING! It has taken a lot of willpower not to light it. However, I don’t think the sister-in-law would have appreciated that. This candle would make for a very relaxing bath.
Yes mum affirmation cards from the London Hypnobirthing Centre
I love these cards and I really needed these when I was pregnant. These little cards will add a little mindfulness in your life. They are the perfect size for you to carry around in your handbag and it means that you can have them on hand when you feel the need for some affirmation. Brilliant idea!
Lemongrass and ginger loose leaf tea from Bristol Tea Company
This organic tea is perfect for an expectant mama. Pop the kettle on and put your feet up and make time for this indulgent treat. Also, the ginger will help anyone suffering from the dreaded morning sickness.
HRH nail varnish from True Brit London
I have fallen in love with this nail varnish. It looks a gorgeous colour. I am wondering if it would be rude of me to keep this for myself. I know, completely unacceptable! The perfect little treat for an expectant mama. Make the most of painting those nails and enjoy as you won’t have much time in the first few weeks after giving birth! With this nail varnish any mum-to-be would look very glam.
Gold stripe notebook from Studio Sarah
When you are expecting you have a never ending list of jobs that you need to get done before baby arrives. This stylish notebook is perfect for all your to do lists. Another goodie that I wish that I could keep!
A box of seasonal chocolate truffles from Zara’s Chocolates
So much self-control for me not to devour these chocolates! They came wrapped in their own cute box and it was very hard not to rip the ribbon off. The flavours sound delicious: maple syrup, dark salted caramel, peanut butter cup and hazelnut praline cup. I am drooling just typing about them. I would not judge any expectant mama who consumed these all in one sitting! I’m not pregnant and I would totally have to eat them all at once.
Eye heart nursery print from Munks and Me.
This print is adorable and would be perfect on the wall of any nursery. It is an original design from the very cool designers that are Munks and Me. Therefore, the addition of this print on the wall of a nursery would make for one very cool and stylish nursery.
I have a pregnant sister-in-law who is going to love this collection although, in truth, I am going to find it very hard to part with this collection as it is so gorgeous. I am wondering if she would notice if I kept the chocolates, notebook, nail varnish….
If you are looking for a gift for a new mum or expectant mum then head over to Ovi & Reu. They have lots of lovely collections and you will be spoilt for choice.
Thank you to Ovi & Reu for sending me this gorgeous collection.
Disclaimer – this is a collaborative post but all words are my own