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Twelve Xmas Wishes

Lords a Leaping, take note. Here’s the Christmas Lust List:

  • Bouquets from The Wild Flower Company: part of the British Flower Collective, these posies of seasonal blooms and grasses add panache to a rustic kitchen or a channel your inner Eliza Doolittle to add romantic w whim to an urban apartment. Order them for fortnightly, monthly or one off delivery (check out their Pregnancy packages also!)   
  • Helicopter Flying Lessons from Regal Helicopters: begin your pilot training of just take a pleasure flight over England’s green plesantness…Take the controls and indulge some serious childhood fantasies!
  • The Pacapod Toy Pod: for little ones who like to be self sufficient, this cute rucksack is comfortable for them to carry and just the right size for the essentials (or as one of our Mums said ‘it’s like portion control: Dolly can come, trainset needs to stay at home!’) We’d suggest stuffing them seasonally with Lindt Bears or a set of personalised Thank You notecards from Tinyprints.  
  • The Victoria Beckham nail polish duo from Nails Inc: In Victoria’s world her perfect talons are luxe bone ‘Bamboo White’ or vibrant ‘Judo Red’. Made with stretch to fit technology (‘non gloopiness’ to you and me) and available in a limited edition venetian glass bottle.                                                           
  • A Man-Lair from Tetra Shed: whoever said sheds weren’t sexy haven’t seen this customisable pod which can be turned into anything from a home office to amazing playhouse to a spare room – or even stacked together to create an entire home! Coverable extras include zinc or copper finishes, underfloor heating and built in speakers – design your dream with their 3D visualiser.   
  • Holiday PJs from The Gap: keep starry eyed kids cosy on Xmas morn with these lovely festive flannels…  
  • Disney Frozen Princess Ice and Inline skates: got the dress? Now you need the super nifty ice skates, which easily transform into inlines when the terrain melts or, you know, all the other kids are doing it…
  • The Carved Angel Xmas Pudding: made to the traditional Victorial recipe and wrapped in a snowy white cloth, this pudding is sumptuously rich but vegetarian friendly. Try it with Crabbie’s Green Ginger wine for a winter warmer.   
  • Magic Sakura Tree: there’s still something thrilling about this classic toy-cum-science experiment: adding the water and watching in realtime as the cute pink blossom starts to grow. Then Instagram the hell out of it…  
  • Tea Party Biscuits from Little Ella James: a timeless classic for little ladies who lunch. And then snack.  Great for teaching counting and stacking, tea party ettiquette and sharing.  
  • A Night in the 210th Suite at MyHotels: 210th is an elegant adult range and they have partnered with boutique MyHotels to create a sophisticated and sexy suite – complete with 25 erotic ‘assignments’ in little envelopes for you and your partner to complete, bath bubbles and massage oils from their collection and your own personal ‘box of tricks’.
  • R2D2 Woodburning Stove: cleverly constructed from an old gas bottle, this sees takes upcycling into a new dimension. Powerful enough to heat a room or summerhouse, R2 is made to order and makes an unusual – and very cool – focal point. Call 07955479449 for enquiries and orders.  

 

Take the hassle out of Xmas Shopping

Just to preface, we’re not offering to do your shopping for you, but if you do find yourself trekking up and down the High St (or to the North Pole and back) with little ones in tow, the following might make the whole experience a bit more joyful…

  • Snowjoggers: we love these cute, sporty little booties and whilst Slick Mummies mostly only wear trainers to the gym, we think these have just the right balance of style and comfort. Get them in festive silver or snowflake pattern and put a spring in your step.                                     
  • Pacapod Changing Bag: we nearly fainted when we saw these gorgeous and super practical changing bags, with separate ‘pods’ for botties and for bottles. Step out in style knowing that everything is neatly packed and never have to rummage around for wet wipes whilst negotiating a department store changing table ever again. So clever, so sleek… Go for the Snow Queen look with the Sequoia bag in Linen or the uber-opulent Firenze bag in Putty.                           
  • Molskine Notebook: in this modern day and age, we still love scribbling a good list. Grab one of these large page Moleskine pads in festive red and jot down who had made it onto Santa’s ‘good’ and ‘naughty’ lists this year…   
  • Seasalt Stripe Mittens: warm, colourful and leave one’s fingers free for wiping noses, swiping credit cards and dialing a Taxi home…                                                            
  • The Quinny Yezz Stroller: super lightweight and deliciously colourful, this stroller is easy to fold and can be carried over the shoulder if your offspring decides to walk (or rummage the rails!).  We adore the Green Curve colourway – for a bit of ‘xmas tree chic’ …  
  • Lavolio tinned sweets: decadent candy for adults, in a handbag friendly ‘sticky proof’  and super-girlie tin,perfect  for a little sugar fix along the way. We love the Arabian Nights selection, with roses, violets, lemons and almonds coated in a sugar shell.  

The Best baby blankets

As Winter draws in and there’s a chill in the air, wrap the little ones up warm with our pick of the chicest, softest, snuggliest blankies out there:

  • The iCandy Cableknit: we love this striking orange and grey colour combo and there’s a button to fasten it to the stroller…

A pocketful of dreams

Who needs Santa when you can win stuff, buy stuff cheaper and generally feel seasonally smug. Here’s our pick of the best comps and offers…