My favourite things for....kids presents!
Welcome to the first of the monthly "10 things I love" blog! This monthly blog is just about sharing with you all the little things I love & please let me know if there's a theme you would like covered!
I'm always asked about where I find some of the children's gifts I find so I thought that would be a great place to start!
My favourite thing to do is find products for kids that are handmade or are sold by a small business. I just think it is so important to support local business and mum's & dad's making a success of their own little businesses.
I love that every single time I buy something from a small business, I could be helping the owners to put new shoes on their kids' feet, pay for a ballet lesson or sport registration fees, buy Christmas presents for their kids & so much more.
I hope that it's gives them the same warm & fuzzy feeling I get everytime someone books a photoshoot with me!
So...here's my top 10 favourite things for kids' presents!
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As you're probably aware I have a small farm that I run as well as my photography business. I absolutely love that there is somewhere I can find books and toys that my farming friends kids will love. It's also fantastic that the George the Farmer books are educational, so if your kids aren't on a farm they can help to teach about farm life and where their food comes from!
Anthologie is owned by my talented friend Cassie who has come up with the best little invention for mums (ahhh...I mean kids heehee!). Have you seen the "Draw A" series? Everyone mum or dad that wants some quiet time when you're having a coffee needs on of these on hand! They are so good for entertaining the kids while you get to have a chat with your friends at the coffee shop. Check them out here!
I'm seriously in love with these little skirts! I recently sent one off to a friends child for Christmas and she loved it! They are handmade with the gorgeous fabrics and trims, definitely worth checking their facebook page.
So with every gift you need to send a cute card right? I love love love what Kylie does! All her cards are her very own designs and are just gorgeous! You need to see the "Deer little twins" card...so cute!
This is our local craft shop in Eugowra that stocks a whole range of baby & kids gifts that are all handmade by very clever locals. I've spent a fortune in this little shop haha! You can check out their facebook page here.
So many of my friends' kids have one of these farm boards. Have you seen them yet? They are amazing and built so well by some talented people in Dubbo, NSW. One of these will entertain your kids for hours...& last for years!
Every birthday party needs a cake too! Katie from Applemire Cakery makes THE. BEST. CAKES. I love following her on facecbook to see the amazing creations she comes up with for all sorts of occasions, but the kids ones are my faves!
If you haven't seen Rebecca Johnson's books yet, you need to get on it! There's a little girl I know that's going to be getting a "Juliet Nearly A Vet" kit for Christmas this year...shhhh don't tell her!
Rachel is a local mum in Gooloogong who handmakes and sells hairclips, pram clips and baby accessories...and they're are so cute! If you've got little girls, you need to see these funky little clips and hair ties!
10. Nurture the Nest
I love this online store run by a mum in Perth. They have the funkiest little handmade outfits and also sell new & secondhand brand name clothing too, such a great idea! (and I love online shopping so it's a win for me haha!)
Have fun checking out all my fave places to go for kids presents!
Stay tuned for next month's blog of my top 10 things!
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