Little Classics Gift Basket

Looking for a gift that’s just a little bit different – a little bit special – for a baby or toddler? A gift that’s bookishly unique?

Delight a little one – and a mum or dad who loves classic books – with our Little Classics Gift Basket filled with gorgeous board books based on some classic books for adults.

These larger-format board books are a colourful and fun introduction to some of the most-loved classics of English literature. Each one is also a learning adventure, introducing little ones to colours, shapes, numbers, animals, emotions and the ocean. They’re great fun to read with babies, toddlers and with children up to the age of about 4.

Whether your gift is for a special birthday, a baby shower or for a new baby, our Little Classics Gift Basket is the perfect gift.

What’s included?

  • 6 BabyLit board books chosen to encourage a love of books and reading;
  • Mem Fox’s book for parents about the joys and importance of reading aloud;
  • a soft toy for little hands to hold at story time;
  • a gorgeous, sturdy basket to keep books tidy and within easy reach;


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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

I bought your Baby’s First Library Gift Basket as a gift for my niece’s new baby (they loved it) and recently had to arrange a gift from a group of us for a colleague’s baby shower. She’s a real bookworm so I chose the Little Classics Gift Basket and she absolutely loves it!


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 Little Classics Gift Basket is perfect for babies and for little ones up to the age of four.

It’s the perfect new baby gift, baby shower gift or birthday gift for a beloved grandchild or friend.

The books in our Little Classics Gift Basket have been carefully chosen to provide enjoyable learning experiences for babies and little ones and as a fun way of enabling parents to share their love of their favourite classic books. Simple text combined with colourful, contemporary illustrations of characters and features from six classic books make these books a joy to share.

The basket of books is designed to be kept close at hand to allow easy access to the books for little ones and to encourage impromptu read-aloud sessions.

Our Little Classics Gift Basket contains the following books:

  • Little Master Kipling - The Jungle Book: a book about animals;
  • Little Master Carroll - Alice in Wonderland: a book about colours;
  • Little Miss Austen - Emma: a book about emotions;
  • Little Master Melville - Moby Dick: a book about the ocean;
  • Little Master Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island: a book about shapes;
  • Little Miss Austen - Pride & Prejudice:a 1-10 counting book;
  • 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 toy is great for little hands to hold while listening to the stories.

The beautiful, sturdy basket is designed to store the books so that they can be kept close at hand.


Our beautiful baskets are made especially for The Book Basket Company to 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 here in Sydney 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 Little Classics 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 also 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 23cm (height)
Basket boxed for delivery: 31cm x 31cm x 31cm


We are sure you and the little bookworm in your life will love your Little Classics Gift Basket but if for any reason he or she doesn’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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Shopping for two children? Why not add one of these cuties to your gift basket?

With deliciously-soft midnight-blue fur and lovely flopsy ears full of twinkling starts, Jellycat Bashful Stardust Bunny is the perfect friend for little hands to hold while reading. She adores cuddles and just loves listening to stories!
Velvety-soft with adorably large, floppy ears and feet, Little Nutbrown Hare is the perfect friend for little hands to hold while reading. He just loves listening to stories, especially his own story – Guess How Much I Love You!
Little Jellycat Bashful Beige Bunny is a popular fellow with scrummy-soft fur, lovely long flopsy ears and an adorable expression. Irresistibly cute, Bashful Beige Bunny loves listening to stories and snuggling up for cuddles.
Deliciously soft and cuddly, little Lewis the Lion is the most affectionate cub on the savannah. He loves playing, snuggling and practising his roar. And he loves listening to stories, especially if they’re about animals!