The countdown to Christmas is well under way and if you’re still looking for some gift ideas for the kids then we can help! We’ve put together a guide of the gifts that are proving most popular this year based on customer purchases in our shop and at our Christmas fairs.
These tops will really brighten up an outfit and look great teamed with denim, leggings and these colourful kids yoga pants
1. Lipfish red sea lion long sleeve top – 6-12 months to 3-4 years
2. Smafolk purple owl long sleeve top – 1-2 years to 5-6 years
3. Smafolk turquoise fire trucks long sleeve top - 1-2 years to 5-6 years
These colourful and versatile baby trousers are handmade by Kitschy Coo and are available in sizes 6-12 months to 2-3 years
If you’re looking for something for baby these supersoft outfits offer plenty of comfort to your little one.
1. Smafolk turquoise lion playsuit - 0-3 months to 12-18 months
2. Petra Boase elephants body vest – 0-6 months to 6-12 months
3. Lipfish green panda playsuit – 3-6 months to 9-12 months
These delightful handmade toys are the perfect size for small hands to grasp and cuddle, or are ideal for decorating a bedroom.
These are all under £10 and make exciting small gifts to discover in your stocking on Christmas morning
Wishing you all a very lovely Christmas
Over the last month the Curious Parties team embarked on their Kids Christmas Fair tour and we took our shop along to join them in Brighton and Norwich.
Our first stop was Brighton, and the wonderful Unitarian Church.
It has to be said that the weather was horrendous! Torrential rain that would have had Noah rushing to his ark, and winds of epic proportion so we were thrilled that so many people turned out to come and see us.
One of the highlights of the day was meeting some of our twitter and instagram friends in ‘real life’ and I managed to resist pinching them to make sure they were actually real.
Next stop the Assembly House in Norwich. It was great to be back there and see some of the faces that we met in the summer. And we met plenty of new ones too.
Both of the Fairs we attended had a wonderful mixture of carefully selected brands, handmade wares and vintage clothes and toys and we couldn’t resist sorting out a few extra Christmas presents ourselves.
We had a great time and can’t wait to do it again.
We can hear some of you *groan* but that time of year is quickly creeping up on us again, and if you want us to send a parcel to your favourite kiddies in time for Christmas, then these are important ‘order-by’ dates you need to make a note of.
For addresses within mainland UK we despatch orders using Royal Mail first class recorded delivery.
Thursday 20 December
For delivery to the rest of the World we use Royal Mail’s International Signed-For Airmail service.
Asia, Australia, Far East (incl. Japan) and New Zealand
Wednesday 5 December
Africa, Caribbean, Central America, Middle East, South America
Friday 7 December
Canada, Eastern Europe and USA
Monday 10 December
Wednesday 12 December
All items are beautifully wrapped in tissue paper and if you would like a hand written gift tag added just let us know at the time of placing your order.
And of course if the weather goes hectic and a bit of snow changes Royal Mail’s delivery dates, then we’ll let you know on our facebook page.
Order early to avoid disappointment!
With only six weeks to go we’re now allowed to mention Christmas because we’re really excited to be sharing this news with you.
We had such a great time with the Most Curious Kids Fair team in the summer that we’re thrilled to be joining them again for their Christmas Fairs.
We’ll be one of 30 exhibitors showcasing ‘design-led, handmade, vintage and unique presents and gifts perfect for the most style-savvy children, parents and babies’ Now not just for babies, bumps and tots, the fairs will cater for children up to 10 years.
There’ll be kid-friendly workshops, a tea room with plenty of goodies, live demos and even Father Christmas’ Grotto all making for a great family day out as well as a quintessentially cool shopping experience.
The dates for your diary:
Saturday 24th November at the Unitarian Church in BRIGHTON -10.30 – 4.30
Sunday 9th December at the Assembly House in Norwich – 10.30 – 4.30
We would love to see you there!
Our children grow up in front of our eyes every day, of course they do, but I’m always taken aback when we reach another birthday and wonder ‘how did we get here already?!’.
This weekend Millie turned four and she desperately wanted a party so that she could celebrate her day with her friends and family.
It was heart warming to watch them have a fun afternoon playing games such as pass the parcel and pin the tail on the donkey, and then generally run around together before sitting down to a party tea.
Afterwards we wandered home, happy and exhausted to open parcels and eat more cake.
We’re so lucky to have you in our lives. Happy birthday darling girl.
As we’ve slowed our pace over the school holidays, getting up later, conquering the space hopper and making friends with the snails in the garden; we’ve also been challenged with finding plenty of things to keep us entertained when the weather has not been so kind.
We’ve had these table and chairs for a couple of years now and they have been used just about everywhere for just about everything.
Millie decided that they needed painting. So after several discussions about which colour they should be, armed with sample pots of her favourite colours and paintbrush she got to work.
The paint is from Crown’s vintage range and has a lovely matt finish. After several coats and a lot of impatient waiting on the child’s behalf this is the final result.
As you can see she is very happy with the result.
What have you been up to over the holidays?
I’ve previously put my hand up to being an inexperienced, fair-weather camper and I was watching the weather forecast nervously as the Truck festival loomed last weekend.
Thankfully apart from a few showers on Friday afternoon, summer finally decided to put in an appearance. We got to see Nick Cope a couple of times at the kids tent and had fun with the ‘wild animals’ fancy dress theme. A lovely weekend hanging out with friends in the sunshine, whilst listening to music and watching the children play until they fell asleep exhausted.
If you’re heading off to a festival this summer with the kids check out Bambino Goodies tips for Festivals with Babies, Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers . I’m glad I read this before we went.