Browsing Tag


Gift Guides

22 Gift Ideas for Babies

Warning. This list may make you broody. It has only been 2 years since my youngest was a baby but I am sure there weren’t so many nice things around then. Whether I was in a fog (probably),  my eyes have been opened since starting this blog or there are actually more beaut clothes & toys on the market (probably a combination), you’re in luck if it’s babies presents you are after.

By the way, if you still need inspo with your present buying, have a look at my Gift Guides, where you will find Granny, Grandpa, Mum, Dad, Girl, Boy and Au Pair!

The London Mummy-9

Rice DK Melamine Set  – Indian Summer Start at £4.50

Why not get a little baby there first plate, cup and cutlery? I love the bright vivid colours from Rice DK. They are smash proof, dishwasher safe and  look very cool! (I didn’t know Rice DK had such an extensive range of homewares. To see more head to Sisters Guild.)



Buzzy Bees – Bunny Bee Designs £40

The clever artist Mel (or Bunny as I know her!) behind these wonderful designs also painted the chair for my son in the photo above! (Christening Present!)  See her full range of paintings, treasure boxes and chairs over at Bunny Bee Designs. 

Back Camera


Ochre Yellow Dungarees – Dotty Dungarees £41

There isn’t much sweeter than a little one in dungarees.  Dotty Dungarees have so many gorgeous designs and colours to choose from. I love these Ochre Yellow ones – versatile colour to be worn throughout the whole year and also works on both boys and girls. Perfect if you have a Jack and a Gill as these will definitely be able to be handed down. The quality is second to none.

Dotty Dungarees


One 4 One Toy Campaign – Finn & Emma £25.50

For every hand knitted toy that is sold in December, Natural Baby Shower will be donating a toy to mother and baby refuges this Christmas. Now that’s an inventive to buy a gorgeous hand knitted toy for a little baby!




Garnet Bloomers – Pipkin Clothing £22

Not only are these bloomers pretty darn cute, they look very festive (and won’t show the dirt!) Pipkin have a gorgeous range of traditional children and baby clothes all lovingly handmade.  A lovely business that is going from strength to strength.



Kiddy Music Bench – Melody Mix £39.99

This is one gift that has stayed in our toy cupboard for the last 5 years and continues to be used over and over. Well made and looks good too.



Peppa Pig Muddy Puddle Mat – Bladez Toyz £12.99

I am sure this will be a great hit at Christmas, unless part of the fun of muddy puddles is it’s forbidden – but we will give it a go!



Alternative Milestone Cards – Pudding & Chops £10.99

Not strictly for a baby but I am all for pushing the boundaries (i’m so crazzzzzy) this would be a fun stocking filler for a mum to be. I love the ‘Still No Baby’ card… great one to put on Facebook 6 days overdue to lull the questions.



Rainbow Stacking Toy – Grimms £64.99

If these had been around when I had a baby, I would have snapped them up. Part of a good present is that they look nice too and these are stunning!



Navy Moccasins with Liberty Trim – Lottie & Reu £10

So cute. Love the trim and tassel.



Muslin Pyjamas – Willa & The Bear  £35

These muslin pjs are so versatile and comfortable. There is a vest and a wrap around top for extra warmth in the winter. Breathable, light, soft and cosy, I love this concept and so does my daughter who has a pair.



Large Muslin Swaddle – Hullabaloo Prints £22

My 3 kids are huge fans of their ‘muzzy’s’ when they are little. When a friend has a new baby, my default gift is a large muslin as I know how useful they have been to mine. My favourite one  is this Hot Air Balloon one from Hullabaloo.  This large one also doubles up as a swaddle when they are newbies. They also sell two smaller ones in a lovely gift bag.


Monogrammed Duck Baby Bundle – SARAHK Designs £61

This is a very reasonable price for a blanket, pillow and a monogrammed pillow case, either with initials or date of birth.


The Messy Tunic – Messy Me £9.50

Every kitchen suits a bit of ‘griege’ and this tunic would work for both mealtimes and arts and craft.  Comes in lots of other colours too.



Bebelux Pink Dolls Pram – Bebe’s Boutique £240

If your baby is showing a penchant for babies, why not get one good long lasting dolls pram rather than lots of little ones. Well, that’s what we have done. It is sturdy and well made that I expect we will be able to keep it for Grandchildren. (Did I really just say that?) Order by 16th December to have it in time for Christmas.  They also do doubles and traditional prams too. We obviously went for pink, but they do smart beiges and navy’s if demure is more your thing!  Here ours is in full use with her Baby Annabel sitting comfortably!



Liberty Footmuff – Betty Bramble £79

Ok, perhaps this is more on the girly side but if you are a fan of Liberty prints this footmuff is gorgeous.


Baby Polo Mallet – pampeano £19

Points for originality! Budding polo player? This is awesome and would double up as a fab ornament too.


Coffee Maker – Hape £20

If your little one is anything like mine and barks ‘babychino’ every time we walk past a cafe, this may be for you.



Silver Birch Tree Gift – The Present Tree £35

A silver birch represents new beginnings and protection so would make a lovely long lasting and meaningful present for a new baby on the block.  This would be a great ‘babies first Christmas’ present form a Godparent.





Velour Angel Wing Onesie – Marie Chantal £68

Oh so indulgent but it’s Christmas – why not.  Well, at £68 that may be a reason not too, but for the person who has everything and the person who can afford everything, you couldn’t beat this. Adorable.  You could also box frame it afterwards!


Personalised Muslin Squares – Fofolino £15

The muslin squares are available in a range of delightfully embroidered edges or lace trims. In addition, personalised baby name embroidery are available on request, really making these muslin squares one-of-a-kind. They are highly versatile and long-lasting. This is a super present for newborns & toddlers.



Baby Romper – Panda & Ping £26

Award winning new brand Panda & Ping has a delightful range of colourful and comfy range of rompers, bedding and blankets. My favourite is the pram blanket in a bag



This is my last Gift Guide until Valentine’s Day! If you don’t want to miss out on any or have just discovered my blog recently, why don’t you sign up to The London Mummy List? 


Big Fashion

Stars & Studs : Jeans

Last week at a friends second hand clothing sale, the magpie was out in force and I came away with a super duper pair of jeans with little gold studs on them. Why would someone sell these?! They are mega!

It has inspired me to do a  little ‘cyber’ sweep,  so if you are partial to a bit of bling on your bottom – this post is for you.

& Other Stories, £65

This whole outfit just works. Totally inspiring.

 Other Stories image 2 of Studded Jeans in Black

Sandro, Locodice Jeans, £239

Oooh snowflakes. Very a la mode come Crimbo!

Locodice Jeans - - Sandro Paris

J Brand, Alba Studded Jeans £200

Subtle and slimline.

Topshop, Studded Mom Jeans £50

Ok, I threw these in due to the reasonable price from our trusty Topshop. I can’t say they are my top pick. It would take a serious fashionista extraordinaire to pull off 3 trends in 1 (mum jeans, overt rips and bleach denim – not to mention the studs!)


Stella Mccartney, Skinny Boyfriend Jeans £365

These are my fave. Stella makes black and blue anything other than a big bruise – I love this outfit. Stars, tassles, dark…


Moschino, Star Studded Skinny Jeans £223

Like the skinny angle and that they are long enough to wear with boots. Dark for disguised mud splatter too.

Love Moschino star studded skinny jeans

Stella McCartney, Star Print Boyfriend Jeans £365

Fab Sunday slumming jeans.

R13 Kate Skinny Jeans £420

Ok, not stars or studs but you know I am partial to going off piste. I love these, haven’t seen anything like them before. #icandream


True Religion, Embelished Jeans £350

I love the cut of True Religion jeans, great on the butt. It is whether you would want to spend so much on a trend of just go classic? I am verging on the latter…

I know these are all on the expensive side, so if you want to wait, I am sure the high street will be pelting them out at the rate of knots before Christmas. I actually spied some in Gap yesterday but can’t find them online, however if you have a little person – they have loads of different styles for them! (2ys – 13ys)

product photo

Thanks for reading, and if you would like to receive TLM emails, please sign up HERE


TLM Monthly Edit

TLM Monthly Edit : June 2016

I love compiling my monthly Edit’s and hope you enjoy reading them.  Lots are recommendations from friends or people who have emailed to tell me about their new business. That’s what this blog is about! The June Edit has a multitude of random goodies ranging from events to taste sensations with some adorable new brands in between. Dive in!

Willa & The Bear

If you expecting, heading to a baby shower or just want to kit out your own tribe’s nursery, you have to check out Willa & The Bear. From large muslins (with neon satin trim!) to darling nightwear, they even sell sweet garlands to prettify any room. Reader off In July – 25% off. Use code TLM25

satin trimmed muslin blankets

Coco-Belle Clothing

Beautiful hand smocked children’s clothes at afforadable prices from Paris. I haven’t found such sweet and reasonable dresses in a while. Email Sophie for more information



T20 Cricket at The Oval

Kids go for £1 to the Natwest T20 Games at The Oval this summer. There is a new family zone that including facepainting, autograph signing and there is even a visit from Caesar The Lion. This shortened cricket game is perfect to take any budding cricketers.


Sugarella Cakes

Not only does Ella cater for parties such as children’s birthdays and afternoon tea, she has now taken London by storm with her famous brownie’s.  The honeycombe brownies are particularly oooh la la.  Not only do they put any other brownie you have ever tasted (strong call but I am confident) they are also beautifully beautifully. Order online or pop into Fortnum & Masons lower ground floor…


Mymia – Childrens Beachwear

I love this brand! (Going to stock a few key peices on in the near future *happy face) They have totally nailed beach chic for the little ones. My daughter actually pulls this top out of her drawer ever since it arrived (not that I let her choose her clothes…) It is very comfortable and fits beautifully. See her in action over on Instagram.

Mia Strappy Top

Kids Week

Did you know that kids go free to hundreds of theatre shows in London this August? No, I didn’t either. Check it out pronto as tickets are selling fast.

Wunderlife – The Brug

Get picnic ready with this ingenius picnic blanket that doubles up as a bag and toy carrier. It is multi-use, doesn’t show the dirt, wipes clean and it can even be personalised. Voila. Ready for summer.



Big Fashion Products

The Best Of The Rest : January Sales

Taking full advantage of Granny’s willingness to bump down the stairs for the 100th time / look up things on YouTube / play kitchen football (delete as appropriate), I had a few moments to hit the sales. From the drawing room obviously. Rain + countryside + children = snatching two minutes here and there to peruse the January sales.

Maybe I am late to the party but I have worked out that there is no point looking low end as there really is nothing left (unless you are in situ) however higher end is great if you know what you want.  Also the ‘normal’ sizes are still left high end as the only people who can afford the items at the original price are size 6’s. Controversial? Maybe.

Anyway, here is what I saw and liked!

Banana Republic Mongram Textrured Top.  Was £55 now £28.

I love the zip down the back, the gaping arms (to make your arms look skinny!) and the on trend colour for SS16 – Cream.


Saint Laurent Leather Trousers. Was £415 now £290.

Ok, not an every day purchase but if you have been lusting after some to see you until you are 60, this classic flattering fit are all yours. (Unless you are a size 6 of course – they are sold out).


Cos Raised Textured Knit Jumper. Was £55 now £28.

I earmarked this when I was in a Cos store but decided to wait until the sale. To my delight it was and I have just ordered it online.


Pull & Bear Check Print Foulard. Was £17.99 now £12.99.

Not a massive saving but saving enough to justify a purchase?


Isabel Marant Studded Suede Ankle Boots. Was £330 now £128.

I have a penchant for suede and studs combined so these really winked at me. Bargain!


Savannah Miller Semi Sheer Top. Was £40 now £20.

If a dry January is for others and you have a few soirees, this is a pretty top to dress up or down. And it’s half price!


Savannah Miller Blue Denim Shirt. Was £38 now £26.80.

This is a classic shirt both in fit and fabric that suits most people. (If you have put on a few pounds over Christmas, perfect disguise!)


Anthropologie Argenta Longline Jacket. Was £120 now £58.

If it stops raining, this understated but chic coat jacket could take you from Winter to Spring. Love the leather trim and at less than half price it is a steal.



If you like this post, check out Parkas For Women, School Run Trainers, TLM Loves… Jumpers With Detail.











Events Fashion Places

Four Fairies And A Prince: Pop Up Shop

Four Fairies and a Prince invites you to it’s pop-up shop at 330 Kings Road, London from the 20th of April to the 5 May, 2015.

Invitation - All Welcome

Something for everyone

They will showcase its Scandinavian-Dutch quality clothing, accessories and toys for children aged between one and ten years old. I absolutely love their website – there something for your handsome Prince and little fairy, from clothes, to wands to party accessories.  It’s in collaboration with Cecilia of Scandinavian Fashion and Andraya from MeMe London, so there will be something for adults and children alike.


Scandinavian Fashion

Stackable Bracelets

Stackable Bracelets

Look forward to seeing you there!

If you would like to receive posts similar to this one, please Follow in the ‘About The London Mummy’ page.

Fashion Little Products Spotlight

Tinker and Belle: Beautiful Children’s Clothes

Gabrielle Murray, a delightful mother of 2, based in Edinburgh, started up Tinker and Belle as she couldn’t find ‘clothes that I liked; which were simple in shape, free of cartoon characters, branding and NOT PINK.’

She has rapidly gone from strength to strength and is so in demand she can hardly keep up.  Her clothes are beautiful and made to an exceptionally high standard. Even the packaging which they arrive in, is too good to open!

Liberty Print Bloomers

Liberty Print Bloomers

Liberty Print Peter Pan Smock Dress

Liberty Print Peter Pan Smock Dress