Christmas Gift Guide 2015 Issue 05
BOYS & TOMBOYS
Hello! Holidays are coming. Holidays are coming... Oh the sound of Christmas and the choo choo of the Coca Cola train! It’s time to start getting festive! We’ve been thinking all things Christmassy for months and finally it feels like we’re ready for the Festive cheer to begin. We have some delights in store for you in our gift guide this year with lots of gorgeous goodies to inspire you. We have gifts for girls, gifts for boys, stocking fillers, beautiful baby gifts, clothes and accessories to drool over and toys to excite you. Plus an awesome siblings shoot, because Christmas is all about family time. The holidays really are coming and we can’t wait for the fun to begin! Happy Chrimbo! Anna x
Contents 6 Wish Upon a Star Whatâ€™s on your Christmas wish list? 14 Ingrid Petrie Design We look at the awesome prints by ultra cool artist, Ingrid Petrie
The Likely Lads
Little girls will love our pick of gorgeous present ideas These goodies will get the thumbs up from the boys!
24 Brothers & Sisters Our gorgeous sibling models show case the best clothing and accessories of the Christmas season 40 The Mini Edit We look at whats hot from the uber cool website, The Mini Edit.
42 Ruby Loves... ...The ultra cool Rockahula Kids 46 Away in a manger The cutest baby gear you won’t be able to resist! 48 Tinsel Town Toy Kingdom Get serious brownies points by delivering these beauties on Xmas morning! 50 Pippa’s Picks Amazing brand Scotch R’Belle is Pippas pick of the issue. 54 Memories of the Forties Beautiful vintage inspired shoot shot by Katerina Uspenskaya
Inspiration for childrens rooms 66 Toyella The head honcho at Toyella gives us some top tips when choosing stocking fillers
Fab gifts for under £15.00. 72 Christmas Cheer Festive treats to get you in the
mood for Chrimbo!
upon star Close your eyes and make a wish this Christmas. Hopefully all your dreams will come true! The Wee Department Store The Wee Store is a gorgeous online shop stocking wonderful toys, accessories, clothing, interiors and party goods. This special little store has a loyalty points scheme and a beautiful gift wrapping service - heaven sent at this time of year!
The Bright Company This season The Bright Company have launched a family set of super comfy slim jyms. What better way to wake up on Christmas morning than in matching pj’s? Add the matching bedding for extra awesomeness!
Ottie and the Bea This wonderful shop is based in SE London and it is a treasure trove of glorious goodies for children ranging from homeware, books, clothing, accessories, toys and gifts. If you can’t make it into the store, don’t worry because Ottie and the Bea is also available online meaning Christmas shopping just got a whole lot easier!
Re-be We adore the beautiful new collection of baby booties and hats and berets from Re-be. They are all made from recycled cashmere jumpers and the little booties are even reversible! We love the cool little pompom berets, perfect for keeping those little heads toastie warm this winter!
Sophie Ochera There is nothing as snuggly than a beautiful knitted jumper or cardigan and the handknitted collection by Sophie Ochera is second to none. Beautifully made using 100% natural fibres and traditional techniques, these are pieces youâ€™ll want to treasure forever.
Amy & Ivor
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Amy & Ivor are launching an exclusive limited range for the winter season. The collection mixes prints, textures and metallics to create incredibly beautiful baby shoes for the party season. Platinum metallic & Nude combinations, rich mixes of leather and suede in Black and Oxblood, cute graphic star prints, and beautiful hand painted cheetah moccasins. These are very special indeed!
Well Grounded Co Wild, colourful, playful and a little bit mischievous one moment, the next they surprise you with a depth of learning you never knew they had! This range of ultra cool clothing is for those Well Grounded kids. Individual wih a touch of mischief!
Tulipop Tulipop is a world of five lovable characters called Mr Tree, Bubble, Fred, Miss Maddy and Gloomy. They all have their own little personalities and feature on a wonderful selection of tableware, stationery, accessories and homeware.
Miss Nella Miss NELLA is a French-made odourless nail polish for girls aged 4 and above. They are made from an all natural, non-toxic water based formula which easily peels off and with a wide range of colours, are the perfect gift for little princesses.
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Ingrid Petrie Design We are so in love with the cool contemporary artwork by the uber talented Ingrid Petrie Design. These fantastic prints would suit any childâ€™s space whether a bedroom, nursery or playroom and the cute slogans and designs offer something a little bit different and unique. Predominately black and white with pops of colour, these gorgeous prints are the perfect way to update a room.
All of the prints featured, ÂŁ15 each. Available to buy from www.ingridpetriedesign.bigcartel.com/ 14
A modern children's shop Stockist of Djeco, Rice dk, Maileg, Flensted, Corby Tindersticks, Thames and Hudson, Abrams and Chronicle Opening Times: 9.30am - 5.30pm, Monday - Saturday www.ottieandthebea.com | 020 8465 5318 12 Old Dover Road, Blackheath Ro ya l Standard, London, SE3 7BT
£8, Rockahula Kids
€44.95, 4funkyflavours £18 each, A Mini Penny
£350, Atticus & Gilda
from £18, Raspberry Plum 18
$39, Whistle & Flute
£145, Pearl Lowe
£28, Molo £30, Velvet Parsnips Hat £12, scarf £15, Rockahula Kids
Girlie Goodies! The coolest gifts to delight all the little ladies
£125, Atticus & Gilda
£5.99, Miss Nella
£35, Ottie & the Bea
€15 each, Pop Cutie
£14.99, Showler & Showler 19
£99, I dig denim
The Likely Lads!
£24.30, Little Bou
The raddest things for cool little dudes!
£59.50, Smalls 20
Top £23, Cotton Sparrow
£22, Rosita Lollipop £44.50, Smalls
£25, Little Bou £22, Little Mashers £85, Abc123me
£54, Beanie & Bear
£16, The Fableists
£37, Marmalade & Mash
£39.99, Ottie & the Bea 21
Brothers & Sisters Family mean everything at Christmas time so weâ€™re celebrating the love and bond that brothers & sisters have with seven gorgeous sets of real life siblings all wearing the most beautiful clothing and accessories. Photography: Binky Nixon Styling & Art Direction: Anna Cascarina
Ruby: Green spotty t-shirt dress, Soft Gallery. Black jeans, Scotch Shrunk, Black Sidney Brogue boot, Young Soles. Pippa: Swan dress, The Mini Edit. Leggings, Scotch Râ€™Belle. Grey knee high socks, BHS. Gold Rosie t-bar shoes, Young Soles.
Ruby & Pippa
Pierce: Grey jacket, JETPAQ. Jeans, Bobo Choses. Trainers, Plae. Marcus: Black bomber jacket, Soft Gallery. Burgundy sweatpants, JETPAQ. Brown lace up shoes, Chapter 2. Harrison: Black bomber jacket and jeans, The Mini Edit. Black Brando Brogues, Young Soles. Bowler hats, Waddler. Giant pinwheel decoration on door, Party Ark.
Harrison, Marcus & Pierce
Luis: â€˜Bear Hugâ€™ bobble hat, Braveling. Gnome jumper, Doodle Do. Navy bloomers, Piupia. Socks, The Wee Department Store. Hugo monkey boots, Young Soles. Florence: Pompom tee and bonnet, Piupia. trousers, part of a set, Om Baby. Spotty shoes, Little Indians. Hessian bunting, Party Ark. Blanket, Soper & Co.
Luis & Florence
Lillia: Long sleeve tee, Bobo Choses. grey cashmere tank top, Olivier baby & Kids. Bloomers, The Wee Department Store. Grey socks, BHS. Gold moccasins, Amy & Ivor. Gold clip, Rockahula Kids. Milly: Hoopoe cape & leggings, Mainio. Black socks, BHS. Gold Rosie T-bar shoes, Young Soles. Tay: Polka dot shirt, Nutmeg @ Morrisons, Polka dot suit & waistcoat, Scotch Shrunk. Brown lace up shoes, Chapter 2. Hanging vases and bell garland on sledge, Rowen & Wren. Wooden trees, Soper & Co.
Tay, Milly & cousin Lilia
Felicity: Blue denim shirt dress, Bobo Choses. Star tights, Funky Legs. Dorothy shoes, Elfie London. Hairclips, Rockahula Kids. Gulliver: Kenzo jumper and Levi jeans, The Mini Edit. Boots, H&M. Black & White stripe stocking, Lullabuy.
Gulliver & Felicity
Marley: Goldilocks dress, Elfie London. Red knitted cardigan, Sophie Ochera. Red hat (sold as part of a set), Doodle Do. Grey Raccoon socks, Ebabee. Red Rosie T-bar shoes, Young Soles. Indiana: Green wolf suit, Waddler, Brown boots, Start-rite. Giant pinwheels (set of 3), Party Ark. Bell garland on woodshed, Rowen & Wren.
Indi & Marley
Caitlin: Pink horse print dress & grey tights, Bobo Choses. Silver sandals, Hug & Hatch. Hairclip, Rockahula Kids. Lola: Cashmere cardigan, bonnet & mittens, Olivier baby & Kids. Dress, Question Everything. Grey socks, BHS, Grey monkey boots, Young Soles. Traditional teddy bears, BearGood. Hanging vases on tree, Rowen & Wren.
Caitlin & Lola
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Amy & Ivor
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The Mini Edit is a curated edit of the best in contemporary kids fashion, toys and gifting. Their aim is to create an exciting, innovative and inspirational shopping experience with a focus on exceptional customer service. Brands include Bang Bang Copenhagen, Stella McCartney Kids, Mini Rodini, Little Marc Jacobs and Etre Petite. Visit www.the-mini-edit.com to shop.
£40, Etre Petite
£60, Sons and Daughters
£115, Tiba + Marl
£85, Minna Parikka £60-£120, Kenzo
£100, Penny £50, Someday Soon
£80, Stella McCartney
Ruby totally rocks in the gorgeous new pieces by Rockahula kids. Amazing hairclips, Alice bands, cool bags and ultra snuggly hat and scarf sets, are on the top of Rubyâ€™s wish list for Christmas and their range of lush jewellery is a must too. Rubyâ€™s favourite is the fab reindeer Alice bands - the perfect accessory for Xmas day!
“I love these fun Reindeer Alice bands. Perfect for the school Christmas party!”
Set of red clips, £5. Hat, £12. Scarf, £15. Star bag, £12. Star clips, £5. Reindeer Alice bands, £8. Spotty clip (part of a set), £5. Flower Alice band, £10. All available at Rockahula Kids.
CHRISTMAS WISH LIST
ROSITA LOLLIPOP 2 Paynes Park | Hitchin | Hertfordshire
REACH FOR THE STARS
KIDS COUNT! At Rosita Lollipop we love a party
Away in a
£55, Amaia Kids
£6.95, Rosita Lollipop
€98, Sophie Ochera
£21.60, Ottie & the Bea
£15, Quack Quack Moo
£32.50, Om Baby for Pimp my Stroller at The Wee Dept Store
manger... What surprises has Santa got in store for the little tots this year?
£25 for set of 3, Karen Brost
£15, Quack Quack Moo
€22.90, Elodie Details
£20, Panda & the Sparrow
Top, £15.99 & joggers £17.99 Darlo
679 sek, Little Jalo
from £20, Om Baby
£20, Bumble Blooms
£32, Ottie & the Bea
£23, Little Bou
from €115, Woodly
Tinsel Town Toy Kingdom
£35, Sally Nencini
£15.95, Lapin & Me
£36, Ottie & the Bea
€18, Pinch Toys
£11.30, Little Lulubel
£16, Little Lulubel
£16, Little Lulubel
€37, Play & Go
£15, Ottie & the Bea
...no naughty lists here!
£6.50, Rosita Lollipop
£49.99, Lulla Doll by Roro
€28, Pinch Toys
Scotch R’Belle Pippa’s favourite label is Scotch R’Belle. She loves the cool clothes that always make her stand out from the crowd. They’re always unique, beautifully made and fun at the same time. Here are a few of Pippa’s Picks of the Season!
Ear muffs, £44.95. Purple sweater with patches, £59.95. Green stripe jeans, £74.95. Fur coat, £144.95. Spotty leggings, £29.95. Fringed bag, £44.95. All available at Scotch R’Belle.
Memories of the forties Photographer: Katerina Uspenskaya Stylist: Ann Lotan Models: Alina, Alisa, Milana
Alina: Jacket & shorts, Monsoon. Shirt, Aletta. Socks, Calzedonia. Shoes, Zara. Milana: Coat, Monsoon. Socks, Calzedonia. Boots, H&M
Alisa: Fur coat, Conguitos. Dress, BHS. Socks & shoes, Zara.
Alina: Coat & dress, BHS. Socks, Calzedonia. Shoes, Bershka. Hat, H&M. Milana: Coat & skirt, BHS. Sweater, H&M. Socks and shoes, Zara.
Inspiration for children’s rooms
Ava & Yves We’ve long been a fan of the gorgeous character cushions that Ava & Yves make and they just keep getting better and better. Make sure you take a look at their porcelain range too. The little cups would be the perfect milk holder for little hands. Our favourite is the fab ‘supergirl ‘ mug.
Sas & Yosh This gorgeous ‘Pirates of the High Seas’ poster by Sas & Yosh would make the perfect addition to your little boy’s or girl’s room. The most famous Pirate captains who ever sailed the oceans are all pictured in a cool, colourful and illustrative way. Visit Sas & Yosh for more homeware and their amazing collection of wallpapers.
Camomile London Wake up on Christmas morning in the most beautiful bedding, cushions and blankets. With gorgeous embroidery and hand stitching, boiled merino wool slippers and soft muted colours, Camomile London is a must for your Xmas wish list this year!
Karen Brost London The new home and accessories range is an exciting addition to Karen Brost London this season. This feather print quilt and pillow and horse print cuddle sack would bring a touch of luxury to a new nursery. There is also a bespoke designer gift box collection which allows you to choose from a selection of addons for a truly special Christmas gift.
Little Mashers These fun and interactive placemats make dinner time that little bit easier when out with young children! Made out of soft calico, these cool placemats come in 4 different designs and include a little bag of chalks. They can easily be tucked into a bag to take out for a peaceful and enjoyable meal out with the family.
Love Frankie Super cool interiors and accessories brand, Love Frankie make the most exquisite lampshades out of gorgeous contemporary and retro fabrics. Whether you love a bit of monochrome or prefer a bit of colour in your life, you’ll find the perfect lampshade amongst the huge array of choices. We love these gorgeous pompom fringed shades. Team with a contrasting neon lamb base to go ‘far out’ funky or opt for a simple white base for a toned down look. 63
Bisou de Lou You can find the most delicate wall-hangings, toys and cushions made from beautiful fabrics in the softest of colours at Bisou de Lou. These super cute and contemporary creations are lovingly hand made using luxurious interior fabrics that not only look good, but feel good too. We love these stunning Kites and dream catchers, perfect for a nursery.
Lulu & Nat If youâ€™re struggling to re-decorate older kids rooms, look no further than the amazing Lulu & Nat? Itâ€™s so difficult finding bedding that is grown up enough for their taste but young enough to still be a childs room. We love these new star print and rose print duvet sets. The perfect answer!
Funky Feet Fashions Best known for their range of soft and cute baby shoes and slippers, Funky Feet Fashions also sell a range of gorgeous clothing, accessories and homeware, many of which can be personalised. Their fab Christmas home range includes fantastic cushions and lambskin fleece bean bags as well as blankets and bunting. What a brilliant gift idea to create a cuddly space to play with all their toys on Christmas day. 64
Lullabuy You will want to buy everything at this fabulous online store. Beautifully curated with a fantastic selection of brands, Lullabuy is a shopping Lapin & Me destination that you will spend hours browsing. Find fantastic toys, cushions, blankets, The famous Lapin lamps are available in a stunning homeware, rugs, baby goods, decor and array of colours from lilac loads more. One of Little Fleaâ€™s favourites! to pink to yellow to blue. Our favourites are the simple white and the gorgeous metallic gold which is also available in silver too. Gorgeous!
Turner & Cox We love a bit of vintage and at Turner & Cox, they source a fantastic range of vintage and industrial furniture and toys for the whole home. We love this rocking horse and range of wooden sledges. Perfect for winter! 65
To y e l l a Carl Shaw, head honcho at the multi-award winning toy retailer, Toyella, knows a thing or two about toys. He has shared his expertise and given us some tips about shopping for stocking fillers. Thereâ€™s an art to buying the perfect gift... read on to find out how to get those big smiles on Christmas morning! Valuable tips for stocking fillers A good stocking filler toy has at least one of the following attributes: size, application, value, and style. The perfect stocking filler has all four and, collectively, cleverly delivers two moreâ€Śdistraction for them and self interest for you.
Size All mums know size is important. You need the gift to look impressively big yet still fit in the stocking thus inflating your true generosity at this early stage in the day! 66
Miller Goodman Mini Facemaker wooden blocks game will fit into any stocking without laddering! Itâ€™s heavy so feels like a proper gift, appeals to all ages and has good attention span. Early brownie points gained here.
A normal lie in may be past 7.30 for many. On Christmas morning getting past 6 a.m. would be considered a success. Increase your chances by delivering stocking fillers that keep them absorbed and distracted. The Plus
True gifts look special from start to finish. From the gift wrap to the packaging and during the unravelling. Before reaching the toy itself the more ‘wows’ and cools!’ heard is good news for all. Toyella is all about style and originality as well as value and application. Fillers like Stick-lets, Tegu, Eyecatcher, Flip Dolls or Oogis have all the above qualities but also a layer of uniqueness that lasts past 6.am, past Christmas day and beyond.
Plus sets have an amazing capacity to put children in an almost trance-like state. They can be kept busy for literally hours. Not only that, it’s a totally scalable block set so it sets you up for an easy solution to future presents…the kids will actually ask for more Plus Plus!
Value A good stocking filler remains a long term gift. Low cost toys often fail on that front. Consider a Mox to reverse the trend. Mox is the ultimate open play toy for children’s imagination. Make Mox talk, pull faces with Mox, juggle Mox, fidget with Mox, balance mox, fit marbles as eyes. Mox is a durable and endearing distraction toy - a long term toy for the children, suits all ages and at £4 is an original addition to any stocking. At the same price is Snap - a finger powered propellor that will have the whole family trying to show off their flight skills during the day. You may even coax them outside with this toy! A m o m e n t ’s peace.
Get close to these four levels and the stocking filler time of day suddenly becomes the foundation of a glorious holiday season! Merry Christmas. Visit Toyella for loads of inspiration for Christmas. 67
£3.50, Beanie & Bear
£7.00, A Mini Penny
£5.00, Rockahula Kids
£8.95, Rosita Lollipop
£9.95, Rosita Lollipop
€15, Pop Cutie
£5.99, Miss Nella
£4.95, Lapin & Me
£8.50, Little Lulubel
£9.95, Feather Grey Parties
£7.50, Love Soap
€15, Pop Cutie
£15.00, Little Lulubel
£1.65, Party Ark
£3.50, Molo 69
1. Star hessian sack, £14.40 Ottie & The Bea. 2. Handknitted Mammy, Daddy & Me Christmas stockings, £44 Little Bou. 3. Ornamental Christmas Robin, £8 Lisa Jones Studio. 4. House advent calendar, £42.50 and Xmas tree blanket, £37.95 both Lullabuy. 5. Rudolph bunting, £28 Funky Feet Fashions. 6. Reindeer bib, £9 Scamp. 7. Personalised star wall or door wreath, £25 Scamp. 8. Reindeer candle holder £25 Lola Beau Design. 9. Christmas wrapping paper, €7 for 3 sheets Ava & Yves. 10. Advent Calendar, £7.50 and Baby Lapin lamp, £60 Lapin & Me. 11. 6 pack of nail polishes with winter colouring, £24.99 Miss Nella.
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Christmas gift guide 2015