Entries Tagged as 'gifts for boys'

mealtime activities for kids

I’ve long been a big fan of Taro Gomi who I first discovered through the simple and very sweet book called My Friends which was Anya’s favourite book for ages when she was around two years old.  But it’s been a while since I’ve checked out anything more by Taro Gomi until last week when I had a birthday party gift to buy for a six year old.  I came across these fun doodle place mats and immediately bought it for the birthday girl.

taro gomi animal doodles place matskeeping kids busy at a restaurant

Sitting still at the dining table is still a bit of a challenge for Anya and many of her friends too so I thought these doodle place mats are the perfect answer.  They come in a book of 50 tear-off sheets and each page has a different drawing activity.  There is already a doodle on each page and then there are some instructions like the images show.  There are three different ones – animal, story and yummy.  Not only do these fun place mats for kids make unusual gifts, they’re also handy for a kids birthday party and they would be great to take to restaurants to keep kids occupied while waiting for their food.  I know Anya gets impatient at restaurants and asks to play with our phones which I don’t like to encourage.  But I would have no objection to pulling out one of these sheets to keep her busy.

"matching gifts for mum and baby"

This week’s picks for mama & baby… some more Christmas gift ideas but this time in blue.  I love blue and as there are so many different shades of the colour there’s something for everyone.  One of the reasons I picked this colour today is because I think blue works for girls just as well as for boys:

1.  Bookhou stones tea towel for mama from Vuela Boutique.

2.  Bieq hand knitted baby dress from Line +Liv.

3.  Sage & sandalwood hand cream for mama from Anthropologie.

4.  Leather baby shoes by Ajalor.

5.  Tube toy train for baby from e-side.

6.  Japanese linen illustrated table runner for mama from Upon a fold (Update Jul 2014 – this shop has closed down sadly).

7.  Sea blue canvas laptop case for mama by Baggu.

8.  Printed velvet peacock pillows for mama by Michelle Varian.

9.  100% wool handwoven school bag for baby by Bobo Choses.

10.  Handmade crochet lottie cat doll by Alessandra Taccia.

11.  Organic contrast toe and heel tights for baby by Buisjes & Beugels.

12.  Cloud blue and cream wooden necklace for mama by Vera Viridis.

Unlike me, I suspect most of you are organised and have finished your Christmas shopping {I haven’t even started!} so this will be the last gift list of the year.  But in case you’re still looking for ideas, you can check out my all my other Christmas gift guides too.

This week’s picks for mama and baby… more Christmas gift ideas for both but this time I’ve gone for a black & white colour palette.  Timeless, classic and always chic, you can’t go wrong with this colour combo:

1.  Modern Heart print for mama by Love Maki.

2.  Cable knit pom pom tights for baby by Hansel from Basel.

3.  Soft cotton mini blanket for baby by Fine Little Day.

4.  Liberty print pencil tin and pencils for mama by Liberty.

5.  Mustache body suit for baby by Beau Loves.

6. Handmade deer and wolf soft toy for baby by Lucille Michieli for Minikin.

7.  Reversible cape for baby by Wovenplay for Bobo Choses.

8.  Two tone wool scarf for mama by Aiayu.

9.  Geometry tea/coffee cups for mama by Ferm Living.

10.  Playsam black streamliner car for baby from Smallable.com

11.  Chunky copper and black bracelet for mama from Need Supply.

12.  Handmade hat with little ears for baby by Les Zigouis.

You can also check out my other Christmas gift guides which include lots of gift ideas for babies, boys, girls and mama’s. 

"christmas gift ideas for boys"

For my second Christmas gift list, it’s all about the boys.  Boys can sometimes be hard to buy for so hopefully this list will give you some inspiration.  If you haven’t already, you can also check out my Christmas gift ideas for babies.

1.  ‘Favourite place’ play house by Lucky Boy Sunday from Molly-Meg.

2.  Wooden toy boats to build by Papafoxtrot.

3.  Bu Blanket peek-a-boo sheet by Fine Little Day.

4.  Nigel shark lunch bag by Beatrix NYC from Peanut & Pip.

5.  Machi London wooden town set by Kiko Kids (soon to be available)

6.  Hand made steel cars, tanks and trucks by Floris Hovers from Buisjes & Beugels.

7.  The Game of Sculpture book by Herve Tullet from Amazon

8.  Arctic stamp set with 6 stamps by Ink + Wit.

9.  Moulin Roty explorer case from Little Fashion Gallery.

10.  Handmade wooden dinosaur set from Romp Store.

11.  Little Experiences aliens & superheros mask kit from Liberty London.

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