Celeb-inspired gift guide: baby Princess Estelle


Little Princess Estelle is undoubtedly the centre of the world for her parents, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel. The impossibly cute baby has also won over royal fans the world over since she made her entrance on February 23.

The little girl's birth was greeted with much excitement, not least because she's the future queen of Sweden. It follows then, that her baptism in May was a high profile affair, with blue-blooded godparents Prince Haakon of Norway, the Netherlands' future King Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark joining her parents in a grand ceremony which took place in in the same 17th-century chapel in the royal palace where her predecessors have been baptised for generations.



As well as being the star of the show at the happy event, the little girl has already appeared in no less than two official photoshoots, the last of which was taken in the autumn leaves with mum and dad in the grounds of picturesque gardens of the royal residence of Haga Palace in Stockholm. She also has an exhibition in her honour at the royal palace, which features photos and artifacts used at her Christening.

At ten months old the cute tot will be a little too young to understand the excitement and traditions of Christmas, but for Victoria and Daniel their first festive season as a family of three is sure to be a special one, and they're likely to want to buy a few gifts to mark the occasion.

For the past five decades babies all over the world have grown up with a Sophie the Giraffe rubber teething toy, so the couple will no doubt want to get one for their daughter. The Sophie the Giraffe my First Christmas set contains the original Sophie toy and two cute snow-filled baubles they can hang on the tree for years to come as a reminder of baby's first Christmas.

While Estelle works towards taking her first steps, the Fisher Price Discover and Grow Jumperoo bouncer will help her strengthen and develop her legs while she learns through interactive play and colourful toys. It's packed with lots of fun activities including spinning, bouncing, sliding, batting and lots more, and has height adjustable straps which means it will grow with baby.

Every set of new parents need a good baby monitor, and the Baby Ping is revolutionary in its field. Victoria and Daniel can keep an eye on their precious daughter from wherever they are via an iPad, iPhone or iTouch using the device and its accompanying app. It even has night vision so they can see and hear her when she's sleeping with the lights out. And they can invite family further afield to have access to the monitor images, so godmother Princess Mary in Denmark or Victoria's US-based sister Madeleine can check in and share precious moments.

Sophie the Giraffe My First Christmas set, £24.99, available from www.sophielagirafe.co.uk and Mamas and Papas

Fisher Price Discover and Grow Jumperoo, £99.99, available from Mothercare branches and www.mothercare.com

BabyPing Video Monitor, £165, available from www.BabyPing.com and select retail partners

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