Last Christmas when struggling with what to buy an almost 3 month old, a friend told me of the way they select presents for their children; something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read. I love this mantra, and it is what we are sticking to this year for Harper. I also love supporting small businesses, and with that in mind – here are some absolute gems I have found should you be struggling with gift ideas for your little ones.
Whilst not technically a gift for your little one, a framed cast of your little ones hands or feet makes a perfect keepsake. Baby Prints Cheltenham pay such beautiful attention to detail, and are run by an amazing mama.
Recently at a baby group, Harper discovered the joys of threading toys. Bella’s Treasures do a beautiful safari themed set, along with lots of other gorgeous wooden toys.
I love a peg doll, and this superhero range from Wood ‘n’ Whimsy UK is right up my street!
Betty and Edith make the most beautiful dolls that will definitely become a family heirloom to be passed down for generations.
The following are each pretty self explanatory: beautiful items from gorgeous small businesses.
No Matter What by Debi Gliori is an absolute favourite of mine. I bought it for me niece a number of years ago and vowed that should I be blessed with a baby of my own, we would definitely have this as a bedtime story.
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt is often one I see mentioned in recommendation forums; it is definitely a favourite with children and adults.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff is a popular bestseller following the events that may follow should you give a little passer by a sugary treat!
Finally, I must mention my own children’s book – Oh Dylan: The Adventures of Dylan the Dog. The story follows the adventures of my very own rescue dog, Dylan, and the mischief he gets up to when he sneaks out of the house one day. Proceeds from sales go to charity too.