OK, let’s start this year with a group I didn’t touch on last year. Godchildren. Don’t you love them! But it’s one thing getting your own kids presents for Christmas, extending that to God children and it can become a headache. You don’t know what they already have, what they deserve (joke) and are they into vehicles or is it sport… (Ok you should know THAT, but you get the picture).
Really keen to champion as many small businesses in my Gift Guides as possible this Christmas so I have asked Victoria Wren, owner of the wonderful website Crafty Wrens, that specialises in crafts for kids.
Move away from the thought of pencils and a colouring book – Crafty Wrens has the most enticing products that I guarantee you may put something from her website on your Christmas list!
Take it away Victoria…
The best thing about buying for Godchildren at Christmas is that you can give them something their parents wouldn’t necessarily buy and something that you would probably have liked to have had yourself.
Best kit of all time for all ages, Boys & Girls is the Den Kit. There is a small one and large one, a pirate themed one and a girly one with a cosy blanket. They advertise it as ages 3-83 because it really is something all the family can get involved with. I gave one to my daughter last year which stays at my parents house so whenever we or the cousins go there we get it out and all 7 are entertained for the weekend.
Ages 2-7 you can’t go wrong with a Unicorn Garden, a new and improved version of the Fairy Garden. Just brilliant and only £20.
Dragster, Stunt Buggy & Hovercraft are 3 kits which keep Dads and kids super happy on Christmas day. Something to build, play with and race! Prices £12-£22
Best starter sewing kit I have found is the Molly Rabbit which has pre-punched holes and a plastic safety needly which makes it a very achievable project for ages 6-9.
If not into sewing I don’t think you can beat Pom Pom Galore’s Pom Pom Lights. But if you want to make your own why not try the Pom Pom Making Kit.
A really fun present for creative children are Pixie Dixie’s Paint your own PJs
You can never beat a good book. I love all Usborne Children’s Books which if you can buy through one of their reps at a charity fair you are not only supporting a worthy cause but helping a small business too. If your in London Daunt Books is just a haven for great ideas as the staff are constantly reviewing new releases. Two books with a twist which are two of Crafty Wren’s bestsellers are Build The Human Body and Build a T Rex.
I love all museum and art gallery shops. All the kits from The Science Museum are a winner – I love this Top Secret Intruder Alarm
A really good starter science kit which is educational but fun is the Stars and Planets for ages 5 + and for older kids the Neon Light Writer is something fun for their bedroom.
A present which I have bought all my godsons which is going to amuse them and seriously annoy their parents is this horn from Five Boys Clothing for a bike or scooter which has over 25 sounds on it.
If you want to be a cool Godparent of teenage Godchildren you can’t go wrong with any of the T Shirts From Mobs. London
If you want to keep it crafty, older kids love Make Your Own Lampshade and the Ultimate Solarbot where you build 14 Solar Powered Robots.
They always say a good present is something you want yourself. I love helping people find the right present for the right child which ends up giving them as much pleasure as it is for the lucky crafty kid to open on Chirstmas Day.
I am so inspired and can’t wait to crack on and buy now! If you want to receive all my Gift Guides, sign up here
Happy Friday and don’t forget to keep TLM Edit in mind if you are in need of presents or just a treat for yourself! xx