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BIRTHDAY PARTIES
The Kid Who -- for great gift giving!
The Kid Who is a freshly launched online store with a great collection of the coolest contemporary children's products. Simply everything is want-able in this shop, for kids and for their parents alike. I love how fresh and fun the products are. Besides the superb collection of gifts, the collection of wrapping paper, gift-tags and cards ...
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BABY
Kindred -- cool concept, perfect outcome!
A while ago I received an email from Simone and Heike from Kindred, two girls from NY who had come up with a darling idea for a new business: creating one-of-a-kind pieces for babies, re-using vintage clothing or pieces worn by your own family. I was so drawn by the idea of re-using my husband's ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Tube Toys!
So cool and so innovative and so eco-friendly! These clever Tube Toys are a series of vehicles to assemble (car, tractor, fire engine, train) where the packaging (the tube) becomes the toy.  Using the packaging considerably reduces the amount of material you throw away after buying it and the extra cost that traditional packaging involves. ...
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BABY
Teething Toys from NiHaMa
I saw these adorable crochet teething toys on the LMNOP blog the other day, and instantly ordered a few for baby gifts (if you're a friend of mine and you've just had a new baby, please don't be surprised when one of these arrives on your doorstep!). Aren't they so sweet? I just love the ...
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TOYS & GAMES
Cute Stamp Sets from Little Scout
I'm loving these fun stamp sets from Little Scout. We have the Seascape stamp set and my boys went crazy stamping out sea and beach scenes this past weekend. Each set comes with a set of five rubber stamps on a maple block and they come in a cute, handmade birch box so it makes ...
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BOOKS
Sew Fun
I love the colors and illustrations of these little Piquages sewing cards by French designer Marc Vidal. I found them at a local Los Angeles shop and quickly snatched up a few packs for birthday gifts. I remember sewing similar ones with my mother when I was a little girl. They would be adorable hanging ...
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BABY
The cutest penguin!
The moment I took this little guy out of his box I was smitten. He's so sweet! It's just incredible how much character a knitted soft toy can have. And made from 100% alpaca, he's super soft too. I'm sure Ava will love him as much as I do -- this little guy will be ...
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BOOKS
Do-it-yourself nativity scene
How cool is this DIY cardboard nativity set? What a fun craft project to do with the kids... and a really sweet way to explain the story of Christmas and the nativity. The kit comes with 20 punch-out figures on thick cardboard sheets, plus all the golden haloes, crowns and pre-cut stars. You and your ...
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Orchard game by Haba
The Orchard game by Haba has become our family's favourite board game for two major reasons. For one, it's a team game with no losers -- you work as a team to pick the orchard's fruit before the raven wins the game... so it's the team against the raven; everyone wins or loses together (which ...
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BIRTHDAY PARTIES
A Cops 'n Robbers Party
I asked Elias what type of birthday party he wanted.  Like a shot he came back with 'Pirates'.  "Oh No!  Really?", I replied.  Not that I have any particular objection to Pirates but we must have been to ten pirates parties in the last year -- there was absolutely no scope for originality!  So I ...
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KIDS ROOMS
Little Scout -- Just For Boys!
Mums with boys take note -- Little Scout is a newly launched UK website with products chosen especially for BOYS! From the dinosaur backpack (which I got for my son, Quin) to the robot night light ...I love that each product has been thoughtfully considered with active little boys in mind-- you really get the ...
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BABY
Beautiful bunting for babies
The last time I visited Emilie in Paris I noticed the most beautiful bunting in her daughters' room. Both of her girls had their names in bunting hanging over their beds, and it was such a great way of personalising their room.  And, I fell in love with all the lovely fabrics and details. Emilie ...
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BABY
Babyccino selection at Smallable
Like Mo said earlier, dragging the kids out to do holiday shopping is unbearable! And how are you supposed to buy gifts for your kids in front of your kids? Thank goodness for great webshops like Smallable -- which has SUCH a lovely and wide selection of beautiful children's gifts, toys and accessories.  Whether it's ...
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BABY
The toy box at Cox & Cox
I know I haven't known you long but I'm so sure you will empathise with the fear and dread I have of lugging my 2-year-old boy and 11-month-old girl around the shops to do Christmas shopping. So this year I'm doing as much as possible online and one of my favourite places to do this ...
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BABY
Small Square Design -- lovely letterpress paperwork
I love letterpress prints.  I love the mix between old techniques and contemporary design, and the results are always so chic and stylish! Small Square Design caters exactly to my taste with their beautiful collection of cards, gift tags, prints and notebooks.  Their designs are wonderfully simple and sweet, and are perfect for all sorts of occasions!  ...
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CELEBRATIONS
Muji Christmas
I just popped into Muji this week, and I have to say just how great all their Christmas items are! I was so impressed with all the cute little wooden toys, holiday decorations, gift-wrapping items, cards, stamps, etc. I filled an entire cart full of little gifts (including the items pictured), and I bought one ...
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BIRTHDAY PARTIES
Birthday gifts for a "No Gifts Please" party
When I was a kid, birthday parties were thrown at home and consisted of three elements: 1) Food:  Cake (and one that generally looked like this) 2) Décor: party hats, a few stray balloons, a lone streamer taped to a wall somewhere. 3) Entertainment: pin the tail on the donkey, duck-duck-goose and an overall scene ...
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BABY
The Emperor's New Clothes
Although they're pricey, I just can't help loving these beautiful Wovenplay dolls.  It seems everything Wovenplay makes outdoes the next.  Simply beautiful. You can find Wovenplay and many, many other great designers at The Emperor's New Clothes -- a stunning online boutique of beautiful children's products, some that you'll recognize and some that are sure ...
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SERVICES
Gift Elephant
I have always had a good memory and it's still pretty reliable, but I must admit that now that I have to remember all the essential information for 3½ people (my husband can take care of at least half of his stuff), things can get a bit foggy. While I still have not messed up ...
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STATIONERY
Simply silhouettes
I've always loved the timeless quality of silhouettes, and when I came across Simply Silhouettes , I couldn't wait for an occasion to get some done.   With U.S. Mother's Day just around the corner, I ordered up a double print of my two girls for myself (Happy Mom's Day to Me!) and copies for my ...
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FOR MUMS
Charmed, I'm sure
After the birth of my first daughter, I received a great Heather Moore charm from my parents for Christmas.   It is a simple round silver medallion with my daughter's name stamped on it in a great, handmade-looking typeface. Her birth date is on back, and it is is accompanied by a little dangling pearl for ...
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Best of both worlds
At this time of year, I spend, spend, spend on presents and sometimes have a guilty conscience, as a little part of me feels that I am being a bit wasteful. But it is really hard to find beautiful presents that also make you feel like you are supporting a good cause, and there is ...
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