Christmas is a time for nostalgia, for giving and being thankful. However, the whole shopping and finding the right presents can be so overwhelming, leaving you jaded and fed up. So I have put together a few of my favourite things from some wonderful makers and shop owners I know well. I am doing it in a couple of parts just to not overload you.
My hope is that you'll be able to feel calm, encouraged and inspired by the beautiful things they have to offer! Not to mention you can shop, elbow free, sitting on your sofa with a hot cup of mulled wine or hot chocolate...whatever tickles your fancy. I'm going to imagine you all smiling and browsing whilst unwrapping tasty little chocolates in their shimmery wraps with one hand, whilst scrolling with the other....
And the best part is that everything I have chosen is under £55!
From the left going down in columns:
1: Little Cotton Clothes reversible jacket £45 Gorgeous plain and floral jacket but honestly, I love all their clothes and accessories. Not to mention the the women behind the brand are just wonderful , Ollie Ella Playpa and Stickers £18 If you don't know Ollie Ella, then you're in for a treat! They sell the most beautiful baskets, well thought toys and gorgeous furnishings too , Play & Go Mat £29,95 we have already bought one of these for a friend who has kiddos who have collected a ton of lego! Such a neat idea to be able to scoop it all up and out the way! , Rowen & Wren Knitted Bear £42 we love soft toys and bears in this house and I just adore these sweet faced bears, a really lovely keep forever type of present.
2: Growing Like a Weed Height Chart £29.95 The Kids Shop is full of amazing goodies but I just fell for this height chart, I have a thing for weeds, Nailmatic Water Based Nail Polish Set of 3 £19 Zora is just getting to the age where she wants to try things I wear and I know she can do this safely with these water based nail polishes, so many colours and sets to choose from too, T Lab Sloth £12 Love these holdable, collectable and tactile little creatures. Great for littles and stocking fillers, Donsje Raccoon Bag £32 surely you can't go wrong with this cute raccoon bag? , Pickles Studio Doll £42 Luna lives here and is so loved. Such beautifully made dolls that are such a good size too. Perfect bed buddies.
3: Sarah Dyer Moon & Bat Print £15 I have loved Sarah's illustrations and books since Zora was a little bean in my belly , Ollie Ella Luggy £52 Zora has one and it gets SO many compliments and coos from people when she lugs it around the high street and park. We will soon need to get Dalia one too! Spotted Horse Pullalong £11.50 I loved the vintage feel to this little pull along horse, gorgeous gift for those just about to take their first steps , May & Juniper Bunny £24 Rachel is a friend and has such an amazing eye for colour and pattern. Her beautiful sense of style is translated into her work (illustrations, dolls and bunnies). Her etsy shop will be restocked THIS Saturday ( 9th Dec ) but you'll have to be quick, her makes go quickly!
4: Archie's Studio Limited Edition Fabric Crown £16 Archie's has been a stalwart for outfit and present buying for us since Z was still in my belly. I love the way Sarah has curated her shop and now to celebrate 5 years of Archie's Boutique she has teamed up with some of her favourite makers to launch a limited edition collection, including this whimsical crown, perfect dressing up adornment, Cissywears Wooden Necklace £10 sweetest little necklace for the little folk, The Bright Company Christmas Pyjamas £32 as may have seen us all sporting matching jim jams by the amazing TBC, you may know we are mega fans of these stylish enough to wear out nightwear brand, Stina by Lani Yamamoto £11.99 such a beautiful story and book, one to cherish.
Happy shopping small friends xxx