Rachel Bisiker from KidsArcade has already started thinking about the count down to Christmas? In her house, with a 5 & 8 year old it’s the main topic of conversation! Christmas brings a wonderful excuse to go shopping and where better to start than here… with the Country Child Christmas Wish List as recommended by Rachel. Here’s some great gift ideas to make it easy for any family member to get it right this Christmas! Happy Shopping!
Wonder Walker Hape Toys £89.00
Encourage new walkers on their feet by introducing them to the Wonder Walker from Hape Toys. A great way to learn balancing skills with other activities to be enjoyed.
Rachel says: “I love wooden toys they are simply built to last – this walker is an all time classic” Available from www.amazon.co.uk
Chunki chilli Puppet £20
A beautiful large hand puppet would make a gorgeous gift for your little one. This Penguin is part of a family of 13 other puppets all hand-knitted in organic cotton. A gift that will boost your child’s imagination. Rachel says: “I love the modern design and it is machine washable!” Available from www.notonthehighst.com
White Co Classic Ride on car, £95
Chequered flags at the ready! Boys (and girls alike) will adore this handsome ride on car from French toymakers Vilac. A classic cream car made of metal with great detailing.
Rachel Says: “Lets face it we all like a good looking toy in the house and this would certainly come up trumps in the style awards.” Available from www.thewhitecompany.co.uk
The Teenager who came to tea – Book. Price: £9.99 Hardback
If you’re struggling to find something for a tricky teenager, look no further than this excellent book, ‘The Teenager Who Came To Tea: A Parody’. Based on the classic children’s story, ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea,’ is sure to be a winner . It’s a hilarious book filled with anecdotes we can all relate to and makes for a comical Christmas gift. Rachel says: “I love the contemporary references” Available from www.gettingpersonal.co.uk
Olivier Baby Velvet bloomers, £28 0-2yrs
Who can resist a pair of timeless bloomers on babies..And these are no exception from royal favourite, Olivier Baby & Kids. The practical elasticated waistband at the back makes them easy to pull on and off. The velvet adds a touch of luxury. A must at this time of year! Rachel says: “I love the mustard colour, a modern twist on a traditional favourite.” Available from www.olivierbabyandkids.com
RR Heart Trim Hooded Cape, £109.00 from 3-10yrs
This classic hooded cape with heart trim is fully lined, and a must have addition to any girl’s wardrobe. A fairytale piece that would be sure to inspire adventure in any girl this Christmas.
Rachel says “I love the fine tailoring and hand embroidery.” Available from www.rachelriley.co.uk
Molly & The Wolf Flamingo Art unframed print, £30.
This limited edition Flamingo art print by artist Dan Walters would pack a punch both in colour and style to a girl’s bedroom. Print measures 40x30cm.
Rachel says “I love the modern unfussy design.” Available from www.mollyandthewolf.com
Smallable Urbanears £38.22
These trendy headphones from this fantastic french concept store are sure to be a hit with any older girl who loves her music. Stylish and cool they come in lots of gorgeous colours incl. burgundy and pale green. Rachel says “I love the simplistic design.” Available from en.smallable.com
Selfish Mother sweatshirt, £45
To coincide with the opening of theFMLY store in Bruton, Somerset this December, from the team behind the brilliant Selfish Mother we think this Mother Christmas sweatshirt is a fashion must have. The super-soft easy-to-wear red sweatshirt in a ‘boyfriend’ fit, is a modern take on the classic Christmas jumper and means you’ll have no problem keeping and looking cool over the yuletide period. Rachel says “I Love that a whopping 50% of each sale goes to Save the Children.” Available from www.theFMLYstore.com
Ecoffee Cup, £11.95
Got a conscience? How about a reusable Ecoffee Cup? This eco-friendly company recently launched a limited edition William Morris collection. An original, yet practical gift which would be ideal for anyone on the move or even out walking the dog! Rachel says “I love the use of bright colours mixed with the traditional designs.” Available from www.ecoff.ee
Joules checkley scarf in bright teal £29.95
Wrap yourself up this Christmas you deserve it! Its scarf season after all. A must have accessory, but theres no need to compromise on style here when seeking comfort. Available in bright teal or charcoal. Rachel says “I love that its oversized for extra cosiness.” Available from www.joules.com
Graham & Green light up Globe, £79.95
In an elegant turquoise and metallic copper colour-way, this luxury globe makes not only an attractive ornament but is also a lamp giving off a warm glow. A both elegant and useful present for the men of all ages. Rachel says “I love that you can now pop into the new G&G store in Bath and see for yourself.” Available from www.grahamandgreen.co.uk
Classic car show biscuit tin £42.50
The ultimate biscuit gift for motor lovers, featuring some of our favourite classic cars. These beautiful biscuits are the tastiest things on four wheels – the perfect present for the driver in your life. Rachel says “I love the detailing and beautiful presentation.” Available from www.biscuiteers.com
Hill & Ellis Bike Bag £199
Hill & Ellis make handsome bike bags for the commuting cyclist. If the man in your life cycles to the local station or office then this is the perfect gift. All the bags are handmade in leather in the UK and are designed to look as good on the arm as they do on the bike without compromising on style. Rachel says: “I love that they come with waterproof jackets for protection against the great British weather!” Available from www.hillandellis.com
Have a great time this Christmas and enjoy all your wonderful new presents!