Hairy Maclary Book Gift Basket

Hands up if you love Hairy Maclary and his rambunctious friends. 🙂

We adore the Hairy Maclary books at our place and are so excited to introduce our Hairy Maclary Book Gift Basket.

This super-cute gift basket contains a selection of six of the very best Hairy Maclary books by Lynley Dodd in adorable board book format. With bouncy rhymes and hilarious illustrations, these books are a delight to read aloud and are firm favourites with pretty much every small human I know.

Our Hairy Maclary Book Gift Basket gift is perfect as a new baby gift, a gift for a baby shower or a birthday gift for a one-year-old, two-year-old or three-year-old.

What’s included?

  • 6 Hairy Maclary board books;
  • Mem Fox’s Reading Magic;
  • a soft toy for little hands to hold at story time;
  • our signature gift basket;
  • a hand-written card;


SKU: hairymaclary Category:

Need to add something to your gift basket?

If you're buying looking for gifts for twins, you may like to buy one of our gift baskets and add a second soft toy. The babies can share the books and will each have a snuggly friend to cuddle at story time. Perfect.
Or, if you’re buying a gift for a new baby, why not add a small gift for an older sibling to make the new big brother or sister feel special?
Any one of these super-cute soft toys can be added to any of our gift baskets to make your gift extra-special and perfectly unique.

We received your Baby’s First Library Gift Basket when our daughter was born and it was my favourite gift. It was so beautifully presented and the books themselves are just gorgeous. A great idea for a gift!

Sarah, mum to Connie

Your gift baskets are now my go-to gift when someone has a baby. The books in the Baby’s First Library Gift Basket are the books my wife and I loved reading to our kids when they were small. Brings back all the memories. Great choices!


Reading is so important and such a joy and I’m all for starting to read aloud as early as possible. Your gift baskets are just beautiful and are always received with lots of wows! I’ve just ordered my fourth, this time for a new little one-year-old.


Our Hairy Maclary Book Gift Basket contains a selection of six gorgeous board books about Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy and his hilarious friends.

The books in this gift basket are wonderful gifts for babies and small children up to the age of four, making the gift basket the perfect gift for a new baby, baby shower or birthday.

With exuberant artwork and bouncy rhymes, New Zealand author Lynley Dodd's classic books about mischievous Hairy Maclary and his friends are a visual delight and some of the most rewarding books for children and adults to read out loud.

The selection of books in our Hairy Maclary Book Gift Basket has been carefully chosen to delight little ones and to enhance brain development by providing a variety of listening experiences. The emphasis is on the rhyme, rhythmic language and repetition which babies and small children love so much and which is so important for stimulating their love of language and their awareness of how language works.

Keep your basket of Hairy Maclary books close at hand to allow easy access to the books for little ones and to encourage impromptu read-aloud sessions.

Your Hairy Maclary Book Gift Basket contains the following books about the mischievous Hairy Maclary characters:

  • Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy:  the classic tale of Hairy Maclary who goes off for a walk with a few of his dog friends - and comes up against a nasty surprise in the shape of Scarface Claw! The original Hairy Maclary book;
  • Hairy Maclary Scattercat: Hairy Maclary has fun chasing all the neighbourhood cats. Until he meets Scarface Claw ...
  • Hairy Maclary's Rumpus at the Vet: the hilarious story of the waiting room which is turned into a kerfuffling scramble of paws, a tangle of bodies and a jumble of jaws;
  • Schnitzel von Krumm Forget-Me-Not: Schnitzel von Krumm gets underfoot as his family is packing for their holiday and they accidentally leave him behind;
  • Slinky Malinki: at night, Slinky Malinki turns into a thief, stealing an odd assortment of items;
  • Schnitzel von Krumm's Basketwork: Schnitzel loves his smelly old basket but his family doesn't;
  • Reading Magic: Mem Fox's fascinating book for parents about the joys and importance of reading aloud to our little ones;

Please note that the book cover images shown here may differ to those in the basket depending on the print edition.

A deliciously soft Jellycat Bashful Puppy is great for little hands to hold while listening to the stories.

Our beautiful signature gift baskets have been designed to be a sturdy and convenient place to store the books so that they can be kept tidy and close at hand.


Our beautiful baskets are made especially for The Book Basket Company tto our specifications and are sturdy enough to stand up to a bit of less-than-gentle handling from little ones. The cute liners are sewn for us in Canberra by a lovely lady who operates her small business from home.

Basket: white-painted cane
Basket liner: 100% cotton
Jellycat Bashful Puppy: polyester, plastic bead filling


Your Hairy Maclary Book Gift Basket is designed to stand up to normal wear-and-tear and to handling by young children:

Basket: wipe gently with a damp cloth.
 wash gently in cold water, if needed. Line dry. Do not tumble dry as the cotton will shrink.
Jellycat Bashful Puppy:
 spot clean with a damp cloth to remove any marks. Can be hand-washed.

 board books are designed to be handled by babies and small children and we encourage this as it’s an important part of how little ones get to know and love books. Yes, the books are likely to become a bit worn but we think that’s OK!


Our gift baskets are shrink-wrapped to prevent the books moving around in transit. Each gift basket is protected by a layer of biodegradable, eco-friendly fill inside its shipping box:

Basket (empty): 23cm x 23cm x 14cm (height)
Basket (with books): 23cm x 23cm x 21cm (height)
Basket boxed for delivery: 30cm x 30cm x 30cm


We’re sure you and the little bookworm in your life will love your Animal Friends Gift Basket but if for any reason you don’t please don’t worry. You can return your gift basket, no questions asked, and we’ll give you a full refund, including postage.


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