With a month or so left now until the big day I’ve written this post to support some independent online stores who stock really cool gifts for big and little kids. Believe me though they’re worth having a look at.
I’ve such admiration for anyone running their own shop with all the hard graft, having been a store owner myself.
To start with, this personalised Space Leopard print above is from Eleanor Bowmer. There’s quite a range of cool unique pressie ideas to be found on her site including personalised art work.
For quite a few years now, I have received the Finest Imaginary newsletter and designer Kim’s collections become more and more inventive every year. This is a place mat. In fact, you receive 6 layers that equals 6 mats – a full burger in a bun for £20 which I think is a bargain as they are all made by Kim herself. You might want to see some of her acrylic jewellery too.
1. Vinyl Print – Showler & Showler 2. T – shirt – Disko Kids 3. Throws – Roos Beach 4. Stockings – Lift Store 5. Light Boxes – I Love Retro 6. Striped Cushion – Polkra
This year we added some of Showler & Showler’s prints to the kids’ bedrooms and they really are fab. They are more than suitable for adults too though. Really vivid and cheerful.
Now, this t – shirt is for children but I really want it myself. Disko Kids also make clothing for adults too so … phew. I have one of their prints here at home too.
Since visiting Roos Beach in Cornwall last time we visited, I have been a fan. They have superb taste in everything and there’s loads or choose from. If you can’t make it to Newquay then thank goodness for the webshop.
Lift Store are independent and based in Southwold so not far from me. It’s a very cute place with some really quirky things at affordable prices. Impossible to leave without some of their stationery. Again, they are online and currently selling these stockings.
I think the name I Love Retro speaks for itself. So much eye candy that appeals to all ages. Really good gifts for Christmas.
If you haven’t heard of Polkra – they source, design and make their own independent products and in my opinion make stunning homeware in lots of bold colours. Do check them out if you can.
If you are, or have any unicorn lovers in your home then this cork pin board from Rocket & Fox might appeal ? I think it’s very cute. What do you think ?
We’ve made several orders from Puptart London recently because every time someone sees one of their personalised or sparkly shoulder bags they want one too. I love their glittery bow ties for dogs. A lovely shop.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this post about independent stores and maybe discovered a few new places to look.
This isn’t sponsored at all. Just thought I’d share the love.