It’s often easy to get swept away at this time of year and fill your house with loads of commercialised plastic! Harry Potter, Lego and Barbie will definitely be the top themes under our tree this year but, as a busy working Mum myself, I also want to show some support to independent small businesses run by Mums and give you some ideas for your shopping lists this Christmas.
FOR THE KIDS:
Tot-Bag was created by 3 busy mums who are passionate about wanting their children to spend as much time outdoors as possible. Their tot-bags and tot-boxes allow families to spend quality time together whilst encouraging creativity and exploring and appreciating the outside world. Each natural-cotton tot-bag is seasonally themed and contains: carefully chosen outdoor activities created by teachers, linked to the National Curriculum and suitable for children aged 3+; all the additional materials you need to complete the activities; an informative nature journal and exciting additional fun and games.
This Winter Tot-Bag is an ideal Christmas gift for children and, at only £14.95, it’s very reasonably priced. Or, if you fancy spending a little more you could invest in a Tot-Box subscription for £6.95 a month with 1 month free trial. Visit here. for more info.
FOR THE BABIES:
A BABY’S FIRST CHRISTMAS BOX FROM
It’s often difficult to think of something to give a baby for Christmas. So to avoid the overload of baby clothes and soft-toys, Sarah at Halia Rose has come up with the answer! Her “Baby’s First Christmas” gift set has really caught my eye this year as a beautiful and unique gift.
For £29.99 you get:
– Elephant teether made of non-toxic, waterproof & washable silicone so baby can chew on it and help relieve any teething pain
– Indestructibles book which can be chewed on, played with and a great interaction for Mummy or Daddy to make funny faces with baby!
– Milestone card to mark Baby’s first Christmas
– Picture Frame to capture and remember a special moment
– My First Christmas Bib for Baby to celebrate in style
…all wrapped up in tissue paper and presented in a beautiful box. The perfect gift to celebrate the all-important milestone of a Baby’s First Christmas! Buy yours here.
FOR YOUR BEST FRIEND:
BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE JEWELLERY FROM
SARAH REEVE DESIGNS
Sarah Reeve is a work-from-home mum. She doesn’t have a shop or a website and doesn’t advertise but making jewellery is her passion and she sells beautiful bespoke pieces from her Instagram page.
One of my favourite quotes is: “Good friends are like stars. You can’t always see them but you know they’re always there” and this resonates with lots of busy mums who don’t get to see our friends as often as we like.
Sarah has a love of stars and incorporates them into much of her jewellery so what better way to tell your best friend you’re “always there” by buying her some star jewellery. Visit Sarah’s Instagram page for more information.
FOR THE MAN IN YOUR LIFE:
A PERSONALISED FRAME FROM
INSPIRED BY EVELYN
Jemma Deen is a mum from Derby who has been “bricking it since 2017” with her Lego inspired gifts. This Princess Leia and Han Solo frame would be great for my Star Wars & Lego loving husband:And I love her bespoke Lego family frames:
Visit Jemma’s online store here.
FOR THE GRANDPARENTS:
A GORGEOUS WELLY-BOOT PRINT FROM
MY SEASIDE PRINTS
How beautiful is this print? And at only £8 (plus £2 p&p) it’s an absolute bargain! My Seaside Prints have lots of beautiful prints on their site which is run as a hobby by a busy mum, Alison, who designs, prints and ships everything herself whilst also working as a Graphic Designer specialising in Children’s toy packaging and product design. Visit the site here.
AND FOR YOU!
A SWEATSHIRT FROM
You need to treat yourself at Christmas time too and every year I treat myself by buying a new Christmas jumper! This awesome, limited edition sweatshirt from Ruth at Stripy Giraffe can be dressed up or down and I love the cheeky winking reindeer design! Ruth is a mum of 3 from Surrey and her website can be found here.
HAPPY SHOPPING EVERYONE!
N.B. I haven’t received anything in return for this post – I’m just sharing some mum-love! All views are entirely my own.