J Crew Girls’ Letter Necklace
It doesn’t get cuter than a personalized letter charm (especially a rosy gold one on a neon cord). And such an amazing price for such a sweet and thoughtful gift idea (daughters, granddaughters, nieces, goddaughters…). Tabitha, this one’s for you…
ps: looking for stylish kids’ party plates/cups/napkins etc? Look no further than My Little Day. They have everything you need for a stylish celebration.
Martin Krusche Moon Print (50 x 70cm)
I found this adorable print when was looking for bedlinen for the twins’ beds… Their walls are already pretty full now, so sadly no space for this one, but I absolutely love it. And it’s such a great price. Plus the dimensions are perfect for a good old Ikea frame. This is my favourite for prints like these.
ps: thought you might be interested in a few recent purchases of mine (some of which you have already seen). I bought these gorgeous cashmere gloves from Cos for Tabs and Marlow, and this velvet dress for Tabs (she loves that it looks just like one of mine) while I was there; this Zara dress for Tabs, and also this one. Anyway, at least you know I definitely practise what I preach…
Cath Kidston Fire Engine Suitcase
This would make the coolest gift for a little boy (perfect for storing all those annoying little cars in), and would look great in their bedroom too. In fact, I would probably fill it with annoying little cars, then give it as a present…
£25.00 SHOP NOW
Marks & Spencer Corduroy Spotted Dress & Tights Outfit (3-24 months)
If someone had shown me this dress and asked me to guess where it was from, I’m not sure even my trained eye would have guessed M&S. Totally adorable. And normally pre-styled outfits/looks make me really tense (I usually only like one piece, but hate the rest, which then puts me off buying it completely. Plus obviously being a Fashion Editor makes me a total control freak when it comes to styling outfits), but these tights are equally adorable. Would make a great present. And an amazing price! Amen to that.
£18.00 BUY NOW
Cocoon Baby Girl’s Tunic & Leggings Set (1 month-2 years)
How chic is this little number? Loving that lace Peter Pan collar. And the tunic-style jumper is long, so perfect for keeping out the chill. It also has buttons down the back, so super-easy to get on and off. And it’s no easy task finding a ‘look’ for £21.00 either! Love.
£21.00 BUY NOW
Ragtales Molly Rag Doll
This is Molly, and she in one stylish dolly. So stylish in fact, that she is stocked at Liberty no less! Now a stylish doll is definitely not easy to come by (I recently succumbed to buying ‘Tanya’, Italy’s answer to Barbie at Pisa airport as a ‘guilty working mum present’ for Tabitha, but she was wearing a rather cool Pucci-esque shift dress…), so I was rather excited to discover her. How cute is her outfit? A stripe, a floral, and even a hint of a tulle underskirt. And she also comes with her own stylish little cotton bag with her name embroidered on the front. And she is really lovely and soft (not always the case with the more well dressed dolls…). And what I love most of all, is that that she actually looks like a proper ‘little girl’s doll’, not some spooky incarnation of a lap dancer (sorry Tanya). Tabitha will definitely be unwrapping a Molly on Christmas day…
£30.00 BUY NOW
Monsoon Newborn Knitted Set (0-12 months)
This is such a cute little outfit for a baby boy if you have one, or know anyone who does. It’s so old-fashioned (but in all the best ways) it almost looks vintage. I love it.
£28.00 BUY NOW
Baby Oeuf for J Crew Sweater (3-24 months)
Not the cheapest, but definitely the coolest…
£81.00 BUY NOW
ps: I have some good and bad news about the Mini Boden girls’ suede boots… Boden have got in touch with me today to let me know that although the navy boots are no longer available, they will be getting more of the grey (a great second choice after the navy) and the lilac at the end of November. So all is not lost.
Trotters Grey Cashmere Leggings (1-6 months)
There is nothing I love more than cuddling a baby wearing cashmere. Nothing. Ok, these luxurious (and super-cool) leggings aren’t exactly cheap, but cashmere by it’s very definition is not cheap, and anyway, if you can’t splurge on a gorgeous newborn (yours or someone else’s), when can you? Also, cashmere pieces are great to keep and pass on/loan to family/friends (as my sister will testify!). I have kept all of Tabarlow’s pieces, and every so often I get them out (so tiny!) and have a little cuddle…
£50.00 BUY NOW
Hello Kitty Liberty London Print Storage Cases (set of three)
There is only one person who loves Hello Kitty more than Tabitha, and that is her best friend, Emily. It’s Emily’s birthday party this weekend, and I have ordered this adorable set of three little cases for her. I really love this (not so new now) collaboration between Hello Kitty and Liberty – the prints are so sweet, but it has a slightly cooler edge than your average Hello Kitty merchandise. Tabitha is obsessed with putting things into little bags/cases at the moment, so she might also find this under our Christmas tree come December…
H&M Home Elephant Print Cushion
So, so sweet…
Liberty London Ribbon Trim Cashmere Baby Booties (0-12 months)
Looking for a gorgeous, stylish (neutral) baby gift, minus the hefty price tag? Here you go…
Cocoon Pack Of 5 Baby Girl’s Long- Sleeved Bodysuits (0-3 years)
Now I’m not normally a fan of baby clothes with writing/slogans emblazoned across the front, but somehow, because these words are in French, I happen to think they are adorable! I also love all the slightly ‘off’ colours (normally when I buy a pack of anything, there are at least two that I don’t like for whatever reason, but with this particular pack, I love them all…). These are 100% cotton too, so fantastic value. They would make a sweet baby gift too.
ps: I always like baby bodysuits with the cutaway shoulders (like these), so they’re easy to get on and off for those quick, easy changes…
pps: I also love these Pointelle ones from Mini Boden.
Mini Boden Hat & Mittens Set (0-3 years)
Boden always do the cutest little hat and mitten sets for babies (they make the most perfect presents). Tabs and Marlow both had them when they were babies and very cosy they were too. I know it’s not exactly chilly right now, but you need to snap up these things when you see them. I’ve learnt this the hard way. You snooze you loose.
H&M Home Baby Blanket
I have been wondering (with crossed fingers) whether these blankets were ever going to make another appearance on the H&M website (I have seen them in store a few times since buying mine at the beginning of the year), and sure enough… I have been wanting to post it for months, but they had completely sold out. Ok, so it’s not your luxurious 7 ply cashmere baby blanket (I wouldn’t necessarily go to H&M for one of those…), but it’s a brilliant blanket, and I’ll tell you why. It looks fab – grey, great vintage-y look; is really warm; can be machine washed, and is 50% cotton, 50% wool (so no naff/nasty polyester thank you very much). It’s perfect to layer up over bedlinen on a cot or bed, or to hang decoratively over the end of a bed; makes the perfect ‘buggy/travel blanket’ (I keep two under the buggy at all times, which have proved invaluable on unexpected chilly day trips); and it’s just fifteen pounds!! Have I convinced you yet?
ps: and the best thing about buying inexpensive blankets is that you’re not precious about them, so you can take them anywhere. Of course, I’ve never lost one yet! As for the cashmere ones…
The Little White Company Knitted Peacoat (0-24 months)
If womens’ Winter coats/jackets are anything to go by, the best time to be buying one is right now, as the best ones are already starting to sell out. So if you have you heart set on a particular style for your little one, you need to hop to it. I always love a peacoat (for men, women and children), and this cute knitted, grey one really caught my eye because it’s not navy – the silver-grey makes such a refreshingly stylish change. I love the cute Peter Pan collar, and the little tabs on the cuffs. It will be perfect for the Autumn – cosy and cool (so fab with jeans), then you can bring out the hardcore Winter coat a little later on when a jacket no longer cuts it. This one would make a lovely gift for a newborn too.
John Lewis Baby Squirrel Bodysuits (0-18 months)
It’s never too early to introduce your baby daughter to the delights of the Peter Pan collar. How sweet are these baby bodysuits? Loving the cute squirrel print (who knew rodents could be so chic?), and this lovely old-fashioned shade of lilac for the plain option. And such a great buy for two super-stylish, 100% cotton bodysuits. They would make a lovely (and inexpensive) gift too.
Hedgehog Spanish Woven Basket (3 x sizes)
I have always loved a basket – our house is awash with them (filled with everything from toys to loo rolls). But I always love a basket as a bag too, and when it comes to a Summer holiday, the basket is always my bag of choice (well if it was good enough for Jane Birkin back in the day…). I was so excited to find these ones in the three different sizes (the Goldilocks of chic baskets?), and promptly ordered one for me (medium) and one for Tabitha (small) to take to Cape Cod with us in August. I cannot wait to stroll along the beach together with our matching baskets…
Cyrillus Liberty Print Beach Set (3-36 months)
Things don’t get much cuter than this on the beach. Gorgeous Liberty print, pretty faded pastel tones, frills… And it’s currently 40% off!
£23.00 (was £39.00) cyrillus.com
Egmont Mushroom Lamp
Marlow and Tabs have the larger version of this lamp (bought when I was pregnant), and they still have it in their room now, and I still love it. They have a lovely, cosy glow – just enough too see, but dark enough to sleep. Perfect. This is the smaller version, and it’s equally cute. I also love them grouped together (different sizes) on the floor if you have the space. They make a great baby present too, because it will be kept and used for years to come. So cute.