Nursery Rhyme Gift Basket

Snuggling up with mum or dad to read nursery rhymes is a joyful experience for little ones but did you you know that it also helps to develop important language and pre-literacy skills?

This gorgeous collection of nursery rhyme books is perfect for creating those special moments between mum or dad and their little one and can be shared with babies from birth. Each book is a joy to read aloud and has been carefully chosen to delight parents and small humans up to the age of 4.

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

Your Nursery Rhyme Gift Basket includes:

  • 4 books of nursery rhymes chosen to encourage a love of reading;
  • 2 nursery rhyme-themed books;
  • Mem Fox’s book for parents about the joys and importance of reading aloud;
  • a super-soft Jellycat 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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Our Nursery Rhyme 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 of nursery rhymes and songs in our Nursery Rhyme Gift Basket have been carefully chosen to enhance the development of young brains by providing a variety of listening experiences. The emphasis is on the rhyme and rhythmic language 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 books close at hand to allow easy access to the books for little ones and to encourage impromptu read-aloud sessions.

Our Nursery Rhyme Gift Basket contains the following books of nursery rhymes for children:

  • Bonnie and Ben Rhyme Again: a fun rhyming book about nursery rhymes, written by Mem Fox;
  • Clare Beaton's Nursery Rhymes: a selection of well-known nursery rhymes in a cute board book;
  • Clare Beaton's Action Rhymes: a selection of nursery rhymes with actions in a cute board book;
  • Each Peach Pear Plum: children search for hidden nursery rhyme characters in this delightful rhyming book;
  • The Usborne Nursery Rhyme Picture Book: a big board book full of classic nursery rhymes, with tabs for little fingers;
  • Usborne's Illustrated Nursery Rhymes: a special collection of 108 nursery rhymes and songs;
  • 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 nursery rhymes.

The beautiful, sturdy basket is designed 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 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

Care Guide

Your Nursery Rhyme 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. We suggest being a bit careful with Bonnie and Ben Rhyme Again and with Usborne’s Illustrated Nursery Rhymes as these are not board books. You may like to keep them out of reach of the under-2s, to be shared as read-alouds with Mum or Dad.


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 24cm (height)
Basket boxed for delivery: 30cm x 30cm x 30cm


We are sure you and the little bookworm in your life will love your Nursery Rhyme 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.