Posts Tagged: Quirky Christmas gifts

Colour Your Christmas – 20 Stocking Fillers for Kids. £10 and under.

Xmas 3 Pt 2!The last couple of weeks, I’ve shown decoration and home inspiration for Christmas. Last but not least is stocking fillers for the big kid in you children. All of these are under £10. :) It’s impossible to stick to 10 this week. So many fun things …


1. This’ll bring out the Larry Adler in you all. A cool harmonica. £5.95. Selfridges.

2. What’s your favourite flavour ? Jelly Bean Mini Bean Bin. £8.99. American Sweets.

3. An oldie but a goodie. Remember this from your childhood ? Beetle Game. £4.99. Lakeland.

4. Definitely think this would be a winner. Eight scenes to colour in a ” Chromadepeth 3D book and pens “. £5. John Lewis.

5. NPW Origami set. A nice creative little gift. £6. Also from John Lewis.

6. I can vouch for this pen. It’s really amusing. Writes surprisingly neatly too for a “Wiggle Writer”. £6.75. Blott.

7. Naturally, I was going to pick this out. A little Crafts Sewing Kit in a jar. It’s for age 6 and over. £6.95. Dotcomgiftshop.

8. This Kissing Rabbits design also comes in notebooks, bags, cups etc. Think the little ones would love the melamine plate. £5.50. Amara.

9. There are loads of Mr and Mrs mugs to choose from. Classic characters – which was your favourite when you were a tot ? £7.95. Bloomsbury Store.

10. I cannot express enough how much I love these Doodle books. They’re so good for kids inspiration. Lots of different ones. £3.99. The Book People.

So, half way through, here are some more bright and happy gift ideas … Xmas 3 Pt 1

11. A personalised book to jot all of your fabulous ideas. £9.95. Sukie @ Not on the HighStreet.

12. Too cute alert ! Snowglobe lip gloss palette. Glitter – tastic. £4. Accessorize.

13. Santa Shades. I suspect it wouldn’t just be the kids wanting to try these on. £4. Paperchase.

14. I bought this Space Race Pin Ball Game for my friend’s son last year. The whole family loved it ! £7.95. Love from Rosie.

15. This brand have plenty of colourful and kitsch style products. Their Money Bank Tins are a great way to start saving up the pocket money. £5. Wu & Wu.

16. You haven’t lived if you’ve not tried to solve the Rubik’s Cube. :) I’m not sure I ever managed it. £9.99. Rubik’s.

17. I mentioned this this company last week. They have loads of gardening gifts. Love their Rainy Day Mini Garden. You can grow herbs or flowers in it. £9.95. What You Sow.

18. Lipstick Marker Pens. Great gift – would be sneaked in to the classroom, no doubt .. £7. Paperchase.

19. I had to squeeze a flamingo somewhere in this line up. Here it is. Tropsticks ! It will make eating noodles loads of fun. £7.19.

20. Good ol’ Boden. Always colour a plenty. Think these novelty tights will be a hit.Different styles available – starting at £10. Boden.

There you are. Hope you feel inspired by these ? Have a happy weekend.

Lucy x

Colour Your Christmas Part 2

Xmas HomePart 2 now of gift ideas. Last week I shared some decs.  This time, here are some cheerful, eye caching home pieces that might be if interest to you, if you’re thinking of doing a bit of Christmas shopping this weekend and want to buy something a little different and refreshing. I am drawn to all of these things for their vibrance and vintage style appeal …

1. Rigby and Mac stock these cute little floral and pattern print candle holders. Definitely a bit different and would sit very happily on a bookshelf or fireplace. A very sweet present. £19.95.

2. I am a little bit in love with LEIF. A US based online shop with homeware to die for. Oh yes. The price on the site is in dollars but I believe this Spectrum Picture Frame is approx £28. Don’t hang about if you like it – might take a week to so to arrive here in the UK.

3.Bombay Duck have been around for some time now and clearly still know how to do colour. This set of 3 Delphine Glass Bowls are £16.

4. Interior Designer, Sophie Conran has a nice Christmas selection of China  – such as this platter. The print is quite retro and reminds me of my childhood. £34.50

5. Such a good but simple idea. Cannisters with windows. I think most people would like a few of these. At £2 for the small size and £3 for the larger – can you go wrong ? From Tiger Stores.

6. A hand painted cookie owl jar from dotcomgiftshop. Just awww ! £23.95

7. I’m imagining these place mats ( they have matching coasters ) on a lovely crisp white table cloth or a rustic wooden table. This is my favourite colour too. I found these at Anorak Online. Set of 4 for £28.

8. If you are buying for someone who loves all things Kawaii then they might like these adorable little Chuppon Self Watering Animal Planter. You just stick them on the side of a glass. Whatever next ! They are £9.95 each at What You Sow. I want one !

9. Folklore fans will love this woodland print coffee pot. It’s illustrated in the UK and for sale at Mollie and Fred £19.99.

10. Okay, I am seeing a theme developing here. Another animal inspired gift. Very suitable for a sewing lover. It’s from AVOCA and is approx £7.95.

Part 3 coming next week :)

What do you think? Do you like these ? Leave me a comment or tweet me @lucylovesyablog …

Lucy x