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Monday, 12 December 2016

Christmas for the little ones

Its pretty obvious from the number of items I’ve included in this post that it is my favourite, and its been the funnest to select. I don’t believe that Christmas is ALL about the little people, it is the time of year I have always loved, but the real magic is for the kids. Sophie is only one and a half, so still has no clue what is going on, but she has loved the build up to christmas so much more than last year (where it did really pass her by) loving the lights, the trees and I just can’t wait to see her open her presents on the 25th.

I don’t think people need much help choosing pressies for little people. If anything, we need help NOT going too crazy. So this is less of a gift guide, more just sharing what little Sophie, my niece, nephews and other special little people I’ve buying for are going to be receiving from me on the big day.

What toddler don’t like a ride-on-toy? Sophie was actually bought this beautiful rocking horse last year for Christmas and it is still a firm favourite, being ridden most days. As it lives in her nursey, this little trike can stay down stays to cause a bit more chaos.

Train sets aren’t just for boys. Sophie loves a ‘choo choo’ and I think the whole family will be having great fun setting this up on Christmas day. In fact, I’ll be surprised if Grandpa lets her near it!

When little S was tiny, everything had to be in a shade of grey or white. Now colour is everywhere and I’ve embraced it. I love this array of little friends. Slippers from Funky Feet have been a must-buy since I discovered them when Sophie was about 6 months. She has worked her way through sheep and donkeys in the different sizes and I’ve bought her some bears for christmas. The smaller sizes are the cutest and these little foxes are for the newest member of our family and I can’t wait to see the new owner wearing them! Gertie Goose is an alternative to a ‘Sophie Giraffe’ perfect for the tinies to chew and play with - and dare I say it, cuter than her long-necked cousin?!

To keep colouring crayons safe, this dinosaur pencil case is just the cutest. In fact I actually quite like to keep it for myself!

Coming to the crayons to go in, these chunky animal ended beauties from The White Company add an extra dollop of fun to any activity.

A little Christmas sparkle in the form of the cutest hair clips from Rockahula will also be perfect for New Year (and beyond) as long as I don’t lose them - I seem to get through hair clips at a rate of nots, where do they go?!

Is Christmas Christmas with out new PJs? I love this floral print pair that will see S into the new season in style. There’s something not right about wearing ‘Christmas PJs’ post December, or is that just me?

I’ve really held it back (for me!) on the clothing front. But I just couldn’t not but this cashmere blend robin cardigan from JoJo’s! Cashmere is so gorgeous, and I love to think how snug is keeps S. Dedidant, but what the heck, this 100% cashmere cardi from Boden and blanket (the seasons with star design here) from The White Company was just too delicious not to have. 

Books are always gorgeous gift and I’ve chosen some of our Christmas favourites. Thats Not My Reindeer with a lovely red-nose friend on the end page, Me by Emma Dodd about the Love a Mummy has for their baby penguin and The Twelve Days of Christmas.

I love beauty and pampering treats - so why should little Sophie miss out on the fun? She loves rubbing in moisturiser on her tummy already, even if she needs a little help from me. 

I hope you’ve enjoyed a little glimpse into our Christmas and I just hope all these pressies are loved as much by their new owners! I am currently loving the new Chantecaille Bebe range which is launching soon.

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