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Our top five gifts for a baby shower for under $50 January 25 2018, 0 Comments

Are you trying to decide what to buy as a gift for a baby shower for your friend or colleague? Looking for something a bit special that won’t break the bank? Don’t want to buy baby clothing, because you know everyone else will? No problem, here are our top 5 gift ideas for a baby shower that are under $50.

Bibs make the perfect baby gift because you can never have too many. Our Misterfly dribble bibs starts from $12.95 and make a cute and stylish accessory. The Wilder Garden dribble bib set from Burrow and Be is $26.99 and can be mixed and matched with the Wilder Garden collection.


The Wilder Garden wash cloth set are just $24.99 are made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. A generous size and are fantastic for cleaning up little faces.



We have large range of wraps and swaddles starting from just $20! Swaddling can help a newborn baby adjust to sleeping in their own sleep space. Use as a nursing cover, to cover your baby’s capsule while out and about, a play mat or to mop up any spills.



Look for something a bit special? Our cot sheet sets start from $30 and our Wreath Muslin cot sheet from Burrow and Be, comes beautifully packaged in its own box. Its currently on special for $45.




Lastly The Physic Garden skincare range starts from $13.95. Ethically made they source the highest quality ingredients from organic, sustainable and fair-trade sources. Why not spoil the mama to be with the New Mama Gift set for just $49.95.


We hope you find this helpful and you find the perfect gift.

Happy shopping


Hello and happy New Year January 17 2018, 0 Comments

Hello there

Let me introduce myself, my name is Sarah and along with my husband Joe we took over Feather the Nest in December. We reside in Christchurch, have two young boys who are 6 and 2, who are full of mischief. We know what it’s like to be in the trenches of parenthood. I also work part time in the community as a parent educator and Joe is a Land Surveyor. We are enthusiastic about this new adventure for our family.

We are looking forward to getting to know our customers, so please send us a message. Tell us what you love about your purchases. Tell us what you would like to see on our website. If you see us at a market come say hi we would love to meet you.

I have been spending a bit of time editing the website to make the navigation a little easier. The big change is you can now search our products by brand. We also have a new category called linen where you will find our beautiful range of blankets, duvets and sheet sets.

Don’t forget our free shipping promotion for January. Discount code: HAPPYNEWYEAR.


Happy shopping



Organic cotton muslin wash cloths - not just for babies! November 10 2017, 0 Comments

I gave in to the beautiful earthy colours of the new Burrow and Be Wilder Garden collection and decided to treat myself to a set of these gorgeous wash cloths. I've got a bit of a muted sea-foam theme going on in my bathroom already and I've been trying to reduce my use of single use items, so I've swapped my usual make-up wipes and cotton pads for these B&B muslin cloths in sage and I'm using them with the Swisse sweet almond cleanser. And my skin is loving it! It takes off all my make up in one go and leaves my skin soft and clean. And of course it feels extra luxurious on my face with the soft cotton of the wash cloths. What's not to like? 


Come and see us at the Methven fete! November 06 2017, 0 Comments

We are so excited to be attending the Methven fete this year. There is always a fantastic atmosphere at the fete (and fingers crossed, good weather!) and it's a great chance to get some Christmas shopping done. We will have some special fete day prices too. Pop by and say hi if you are attending! 

Swan and Lion Misterfly playmats back in stock! November 03 2017, 0 Comments

Our ever-popular Swan and Lion Misterfly playmats are back in stock. These super-soft padded play mats make a wonderful addition to your nursery decor as a rug, while being practical enough to use as a comfy playmat. Easy to throw in the wash to keep clean too! Get in quick, they won't last long!

Also comes in deer, koala, bunny, raccoon and plain quilted. 

Mats are 1m diameter, and made from 100% cotton, with a soft padded filling.

Credit card payment option restored June 12 2017, 0 Comments

The credit card payment facility has now been updated and we are able to accept credit card payments once again. To apologise for the inconvenience, we are offering FREE SHIPPING storewide for the next week. Just use the discount code SHIPMEFREE at the checkout. 

Thanks for your patience while we got this sorted.

News! Cute Misterfly bibs arriving this month AND prices reduced on Misterfly playmats storewide! May 19 2017, 0 Comments

Shh! Look who’s coming to play at the end of May!  

Misterfly animal face bibs and dribble bibs! 

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Who doesn’t love a cute face? Misterfly animal face bibs make the cutest kids accessory. Made from 100% cotton jersey, with a terry cotton backing, they are practical for eating while being stylish enough for every day wear. Priced at $19.95 and available from end May in: Bunny, Bear, Raccoon, Lion Koala and Swan.

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The Misterfly dribble bibs are made with 100% cotton jersey, super soft and absorbent they make a stylish yet practical accessory to any outfit. They are a great price for everyday non-stop teething dribble! Priced at $12.95 and available end of May.

Also, more great news! Misterfly playmats are now reduced in price! 

We are now able to offer the gorgeous Misterfly playmats at a more competitive price in the store. The super-stylish playmats are light but well-padded, giving your little one a comfy, safe space while also being very easy to wash and dry. They make a great statement as a nursery rug too! Grab one now at our special prices and watch out for their matching animal face bibs arriving in stock at the end of May!

Have you seen our Outlet sale? March 20 2017, 0 Comments

Gorgeous cotton cot blankets, Turkish towels, organic linen and more, all in our outlet.

Summer Sale now on! January 18 2017, 0 Comments

Our Summer sale includes amazing discounts off bassinet, cot, single and king single sheets, duvets and blankets. Plus discounted cuski comforters, huggies clutch n go wipes cases and more!

Crossing the Jungle King Single Duvet Sets are Back in Stock! December 09 2016, 0 Comments

Fabulous Crossing the Jungle cotton King Single duvet set by local NZ brand Burrow and Be are back in stock.

Crossing the Jungle King Single Duvet Set by Burrow and be

NEW Burrow and Be muslin cot sheets December 07 2016, 0 Comments

Gorgeous new muslin cot sheets from Burrow and Be are due in store mid December. We're so excited!! 

burrow and Be muslin cot sheets

Burrow & Be now available! September 23 2016, 0 Comments

Stunning duvets, sheets and pillowcases by Burrow & Be are now available at Feather the Nest! 

Woodland Dash, Crossing the Jungle and the gorgeous pillowcase trio of Little King, Swan Princess and Unicorn.

Gorgeous new playmats from MisterFly are now available at Feather the Nest! Check out our range including animals and soft quilted. September 09 2016, 0 Comments

Wilson & Frency has arrived!! June 03 2016, 0 Comments

bassinet sheets and cot sheets soft cottonBeautifully soft cotton wraps, bassinet sheets and cot sheets, designed by Wilson & Frenchy, combining a crafty vibe with a smattering of nature. Produced in fair trade compliant factories. 


Pink sale!! April 27 2016, 0 Comments

To celebrate the birth of our beautiful baby girl, we've got 20% off all stock that's pink! Sale online now!

Jamie Kay X Blankets on sale! January 15 2016, 0 Comments

Cot and single/King single size 

Blankets available in throw, single & queen/king size December 14 2015, 0 Comments

Our gorgeous organic blankets come in a variety of sizes to suit baby through to adult - bassinet, cot, throw, single & queen/king size.


Come and see us at the General Collective Christmas Markets today in Ponsonby! December 13 2015, 0 Comments

Jamie Kay new season X cot blankets available now November 28 2015, 0 Comments

25% off Whale of a Time & Oh Deer Organic Cotton Linen! November 17 2015, 0 Comments

25% off Whale of a Time and Oh Deer Organic Cotton Sheets, Duvets, Quilts in Single, King Single & Cot Size

New Muslin Wraps and Cuski Comforters! November 03 2015, 0 Comments

We are stocking a gorgeous new range of Muslin Wraps and Cuski Comforters.  The wraps are made from a soft muslin and can be used as a swaddle, nursing cover or pram cover for when the little one is sleeping. Check out the range under 'baby wraps' and 'comforters'.

New collection of beautiful organic linen arriving this week October 19 2015, 0 Comments

We have a new collection of organic duvets, sheets, quilts and wraps arriving at feather the nest this week.  Harlequin, Summer Rain, Lattice Pink and Clear Skies by Goo Collection are feature beautiful colours and designs.  Sneak peak below, but take a look at our products for the full range.

Harlequin Pink

Jamie Kay is coming to feather the nest next month!! October 11 2015, 0 Comments

We are thrilled to be stocking Jamie Kay's new reversible X Blanket range in black/white, pink/white, blue/white and grey/white.  Pre orders available.

We love this gorgeous girl's room September 19 2015, 0 Comments

Refinished vintage furniture paired with our Indiana blanket - love it! Thanks shoes-off-please for sharing!