When I had my first baby, Olly, back in 2016, I quickly realised that if I spent my whole life in the house with him on my own, I was going to struggle.
So I signed up for every class and activity going, and before long I met tens, if not hundreds, of parents just like me in exactly the same situation. This gave me a new lease of life, making important friendships that saw me through the bad times as well as the good. And the best thing of all – Olly absolutely loved the classes, they helped him develop and we got to have so much fun getting to know each other.
As Olly has gotten older and we have a house full of plastic and clothes (as my friends and family do too), I found myself often stuck for ideas about what to suggest when people asked what he would like for his birthday/Christmas; or what to get as presents for my friends and families’ young children that was different, thoughtful and wouldn’t just be thrown to the side after a quick play.
I realised that, other than asking for cash, which seemed a bit impersonal and awkward, there was no way for people to buy these classes and activities as gifts for other people where they could choose what they wanted to do at a time and location that suited them; and yet getting out and having fun at classes was what my friends, family and we cherished more than anything.
Talking to class providers who had become friends quickly established that one of their biggest headaches was having to source a constant stream of new customers as babies and children outgrew their classes and it would be great if there were a way to introduce new customers and increase business from existing customers who might have attended another terms, but couldn’t afford it.
And there it was, the idea for Little Starts Gift Cards was born – the gift card that can be used with lots of different baby, toddler and pre-school classes. Fun, thoughtful, developmental, social and easy to purchase – the perfect gift for the under-fives and their grown ups!
I hope Little Starts Gift Cards make your life easier when thinking of different presents for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers and that they (and their families) enjoy their new experiences as much as we did!