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Part 2 of my edited Christmas shopping guide. I say edited because rather than just choose lots of lovely pieces – which is so easy to do. I have narrowed my choices with a simple gift giving philosophy: WANT, NEED, WEAR and READ.
A 4-gift giving rule that hopefully means minimal stress, less money and a whole lot more grateful recipients. The rules are you give:
Something they WANT
Something they NEED
Something to WEAR
Something to READ
It may or may not work for you or your family but either way I’m hoping my choices will inspire you really think about who you’re gifting to this Christmas… and a great why to get the kids to really appreciate what they receive.
* FOR THE KIDS*
WANT: For when they are ready to take those first few steps…
Vilac wooden pull-along dog £60 Alex & Alexa
NEED: A special dated bauble to celebrate this milestone that can come out year after year
My first Christmas 2015 bauble £6.95 Mamas & Papas
WEAR: I’m not a fan of the full on festive outfit – but a cute hat with a white baby grow can be super cute!
Pudding hat and mittens set £12 John Lewis
READ: A soft bath book is the ideal starter book for little babes.
Sophia La Giraffe baby bath book £5.95 John Lewis
WANT: Nostalgic for us and lots of fun for toddlers – no selfies with this (yay!)
Classic Fisher Price changeable picture camera £30 notonthehighstreet
NEED: To encourage hand and eye co-ordination – but really these colourful letters are the perfect
Chunky ABC wooden puzzle £15 John Lewis
WEAR: The chicest snowy white jumper for winter
Jumper with pocket £10.99 Zara
READ: That ladybird has been listening in again with this fun follow-up…
What the Ladybird Heard Next by Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks £4.49 Amazon
WANT: A cute little instant camera that is bound to be on every little girls list…
Fujifilm Hello Kitty Instant Camera £73 Jessops
NEED: New knickers is always a must at Christmas – and these are the most stylish around!
Peonie weekday set £67 Stella McCartney Kids
WEAR: Its’ red. It’s gold. And, it’s got stars all over. What more do you need?
Red star print tutu dress £69 Stella McCartney at Alex & Alexa
READ: This eye catching book is full of the same beautiful illustrations, wit and crafty inspiration as the first book (I Had a Favorite Dress)
I Had Favorite Hat by Boni Ashburn £10.99 Amazon
WANT: What little boy wouldn’t love this retro rocket to zoom around the house on and all over that Christmas wrap?
Ride-on rocket £95 The Little White Company
NEED: No one is going to be able to escape Star Wars this Christmas – so get in on the act with this bubble bath figure.
Storm trooper Bubble bath figure £4.50 Marks & Spencer
WEAR: If the jumper says it – it must be true!
Cotton sweater £5.99 H&M
READ: 30 cities are brought to life with stunning illustrations and a search-and-find game on every page – a bookshelf must for any child!
City Atlas £20 Anthropologie