Thursday, 17 November 2011

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I've started my search for fun little presents for Izzy and Sam's Christmas Stockings and have come across some gorgeous things on the internet which I thought I would share. Can you believe that all of the lovely things below are £5 or under!!

My top picks so far are..

Pretty Compact Mirror from Jenny Arnott Textiles (£2.75). Perfect for a little (or big!) girl

I was also really tempted by her beautiful butterfly badges too at £5

I love this Personalised Rockets Storage Bag from Becca Bugs (£5.00) Its so nice to find something lovely for boys and you can even have a name embroidered on the fabric label!

This Personalised Door Plaque from Handmade Gift shop (£4.50) is so pretty. They do gorgeous ones for boys too.

I love this Gardening Set from Creative Cotton Bags (£4.99). Such a great idea. You just need to add a packet of seeds and off you go.

I also love this Baking Set again from Creative Cotton Bags (£4.99). Such a pretty bag and a great idea for budding Nigellas!!

We love making things in this house so a Make Your Own Cupcake Trinket Box from Find Me A Gift (£2.99) would go down very well. We also like Trinkets!!

These Dinosaur Crayons from Colour Me Fun (£3.50) will be in Sam's stocking this year! They are already on their way. Such a great idea and such a cute little bag to keep them in! I also bought Izzy some Love Heart ones.

I was very tempted by these Name Crayons too also from Colour Me Fun £4.00
I am completely in awe of the beautiful things in the next shop and was so pleased to find an Embroidered Lion Bookmark from Fiona T (£4.50) that I could add to my list. Amazing free hand embroidery. Gorgeous!

These little First Sewing Kits for Children by Oakapple & Rose (£4.50) are fab! Perfect for learning and practicing your stitches. I started sewing on Binca fabric like this but only today realised that was what it was called!

These Bag Charms/Keyrings are so beautiful from Oh Sew Lovely (£5.00). I love the colours. Check out the Oh Sew Lovely facebook page for lots more gorgeous things. Wish I had made these as they are so pretty!

This Spiral Pets Paper Craft Kit from Find Me A Gift (£1.99) is great too. I used to make things like this all the time when I was little. Wonder if my children will have the patience to spend hours making things like I did?

We also like making jewellery so this Rainbow Bead Jewellery Making Kit from Find Me A Gift (£4.99) would be a perfect little present. Love those strawberry beads!

I found this cute little Boys Vehicle Apron at Posy Sews (£5.00). Perfect for keeping little boys clean and tidy (well I can dream!).

I also discovered another new shop today which had some great little present ideas. I like this Princess and the Frog Magnetic Tic Tac Toe Set from Tickseed (£2.50). Perfect for in the car.

I'm a big fan of the Flowerpress also from Tickseed (£4.50). I have pressed a flower from Izzy every year on Mothers Day so far and Izzy loves looking back at them now and remembering the flowers she gave me.

This Childs Personalised Bracelet from Jewellery by Tracy Stevenson (£3.75) is really pretty and I know lots of little girls who would be very happy to get one!

Sew Scrumptious boys purse (£4.00)
Thought I would blow my own trumpet and put a couple of my little boys purses in too! I only have 5 left now as they have been really popular this year. They are all lined with gingham or spotty fabric and I'll even throw in some chocolate coins too. Just email me if interested!

These little Miniature Wooden Matchbox Sets from Tickseed are so cute and only 60p!!! No I can't believe it either!!

All girls like pretty Hair Clips and these are super cute from Maybe Daisy (£3.00). Love all the different colours. Really great for slightly older girls (and grown ups!) too.

and finally the sweetest little Finger Puppets from With Hugs and Kisses (£2.49 each). So sweet!

Phew! Well thats it. I just need to work out who I have to buy for and what I need to order now. The lovely people at Find Me A Gift have also very kindly offered a 10% discount to anyone ordering from them in November. Check out their Christmas gifts. You just need to use the following code CHRISTMASGIFTS10 
Happy Shopping!!


  1. I miss buying little bits for my childrens stocking, theres some great bits there.

  2. Wow. All brilliant ideas....if I send you my list will you find presents for all I buy for? You're obviously very good at searching the net :-)
    A x

  3. Thanks so much for the great ideas! I'll def. be getting some stocking fillers from here!!

  4. Utterly brilliant ideas there Lu! Wow wow wow!!!! I love Christmas. It's all about the little bits - that's the real fun bit! Great inspiration :0)

  5. Thanks so much for including my mirror and badge in your wonderful list! Isn't it nice buying (and receiving!) all sorts of little bits like these, I think lots of little gifts are sometimes much better than one big one! You've found some great things, happy shopping! xx

  6. So many lovely things! I adore those name crayons though. I think I need some of them for me :)



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