The London Mummy Christmas Gift Guide : Kids

I had grand plans – and I had already done the infographic (picture for the post) for boys, girls, babies and teens and then life (and Black Friday) happened so I am putting anything child related into one post. Sorry (not sorry actually – I know you understand!) ¬†This will be a big post for any kids – lingering Godchildren, nieces, nephews, new babies and not to mention your own children (!) that haven’t been ticked off after this weekends Christmas Extravaganza – then this post is for you. So, basically everyone – because who has all their shopping done by the end of November. Weird people.

I’m not going to categorise into groups either – just to be really 2018 ūüėČ

Personalised Stationary from Small Signatures 

I am super impressed with this new brand. Easy to order and beautifully presented personalised writing cards.¬†A great incentive to write thank you cards after Christmas if they have their own name on them (and you can also choose a symbol at the top too – like¬†cricket stumps – yes that’s what we have!)

Small Signatures

The Original Den Kit from The Den Kit Co 

If you have an explorer or want to get your kids outside more, choose one of the brilliant Den Kits on offer. Packed with all the necessities for an adventure, it will keep them entertained for hours.

Den Kit

Bath Bombs from On Juniper 

These were so gorgeous. Despite the arguing they caused (as everyone wants the bomb near them in the bath – or is that just us?) they would make great stocking fillers. Just make sure you buy for each child!

On Juniper

PJ Bottoms from The Pyjama House 

It’s quite hard to get a 10+ in matching PJs but you can get the same effect with these pyjama bottoms and a white t shirt. Starting from age 10 to adult – these are a perfect present for a tween & teenage boy!

Lounge Pants

Bobby Bus Rascalpack from Bear & Squidge

No not another back pack – a reflective one front and back!!! Genius. Have this for my Godson when he is walking the streets at night ūüėČ

Bear & Squidge

 

 

Teen Skin Products from Spots & Stripes 

The products in the chemist for teen skin are sometimes too harsh, so if you notice your teenager is in need of a bit of TLC in the skin department, hot foot it over to Spots & Stripes. Cool packaging too so can be put in stocking!

Spots & Stripes

 

Trainer Decorations from TLM Edit 

Yes yes I know I am giving myself plug but it would be weird if I didn’t put my township that is geared towards gifts for women and youngsters!! Have a look at the teen or kids section for more ideas.

Trainer decorations

 

Striped Knitted Blanket from Mint & May 

For a plethora of delightful home furnishing this website is worth a look. I think this blanket would make a lovely baby gift that they would still use when they are teens and beyond!

Blanket

Stem Toys from Tech Will Save Us 

Whether you like it or not, tech is here to stay and you need to assist your child in knowing the basics. This website has so many ideas and gifts for your kids that will keep them amused whilst also learning the key aspects of science and technology. I like the look of the Creative Coder I am determined that mine will be able to code my websites because there is no hope of me being able to do it!

Coding

Wordsmithery from Clarendon Games 

If you want to try some new games this year, have a look at Clarendon Games.  I like Wordsmithery Рif you fancy yourself as a linguist or went to broaden the kids vocabulary Рgive this game a go.

Wordsmithery

Sleep Suit from Little Earth Baby 

What’s different about this sleep suit is it is made from bamboo wadding for maximum thermoregulation and all-year round¬†comfort. They are cute too!

Sleeping Bag

Settlers of Catan 

If they are a fan of risk – they will also love this.

settlers

 

Personalised Boot Bag from Apatchy 

Sometimes personalisation for boys can be a bit twee, but not with Apatchy. Have a look at all their categories including equestrian and sports bags and you will be able to smarten up your kids kit and even include patches of emblems that are special to them.

Apatchy

Personalised Children’s Book from Penwizard¬†

Oh how do we laugh at our characters in our family Peppa Pig book.Put pig and ginger together and you would love to! ha. Wonderful bonding books not just for the youngest.

Penwizard

Mini Viper Kaftan from Octavia Hix

A fan of Octavia Hix from the get go, I am delighted to see that this kaftan that my daughter has now grown out of is in the sale, so snapping one up for when it is hotter. Check out their website  Рsome real gems.

kaftan

Boys Boxer Shorts by Little Boxers 

It’s hard to choose which pattern as mother of four and designer Caro has such lovely taste. No stocking is complete without her little boxers that go from age 2-10.

boxers

Festive Paper Placemats from Smart Mats 

A great pre Christmas present or gift to yourself (as they will keep the kids quiet) these Smart Mats have been designed to challenge and occupy kids around the table. Keep them in your bag and when they get itchy feet – resistive iPad and give them a Smart Mat!

Smart Mats

Personalised Baubles from Ink & Honey Illustrations 

Move over gold and red baubles, these personalised ones will give your tree that Scandinavian look and with a personal touch.

baubles

 

Science Subscription from Curiosity Box 

If your like experimenting and making this subscription box is worth a look at. It arrived each month with a new experiment and all the parts needed to complete it. The gift that keeps on giving and not just a one day wonder on Christmas Day!  Or you can buy a one off РI like the look of this Bake Off one!

curiosity box

 

Calendar from Danilo 

You want a certain type of calendar – then Danilo will no doubt have it. I particularly like their Incredibles Family Planning Calendar and also the Star Wars Desk Block Calendar.

Star Wars

Zig Zag Play & Go Playmat from Five Boys Clothing 

If you are at the beginning of your lego journey, might I encourage you to buy one of these super mats to store and play the lego with. It will save you from the ultimate pain – treading on a lego brick when you least expect it!

zig zag

 

Glittery Glasses from Mimi & Lulu 

If you have a thespian in the making who likes to dress up, head over to Mimi & Lula. Oooh so much sparkle and glitter!

glittery glasses

Monthly Book Subscription from Parrot Street Book Club 

If you have a child between 5-11 who is into reading (or not for that matter – it’s a must whether you like it or not?) then this would make a lovely present and spread out the Christmas excitement with a delivery each month.

Parrot Street

 

Personalised Bodysuit from Mimosa Baby 

This is one of my go to brands if I need a gift for a little one. Beautiful quality and a great price – the sweatshirts for mums are pretty handy too!

mimosa

Gift Set from Enfance Paris 

This is such a stylish and beautiful product from Enfance. We have tried the shampoo and soap (it is on a little ribbon) and it’s a hit with the whole family (despite being recommended for 3-8yr olds). Get some of this on window sill – beats a rubber duck any day!

Enfance Paris

 

I hope this has given you some ideas! It certainly has given me renewed hope that I will be able to give lovely gifts whilst also supporting smaller businesses.

Have a great day!

Love

Lucinda x