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Christmas Gift Guide-

It’s that special time of the year where mum’s & dad start working that little bit harder and start pulling their hair out for ideas on what to buy people for the big C!

So I thought this year I would choose & share with you some of the products I have popped in my basket to give you a little help.and maybe some fresh ideas. This year I have decided to try & be more sustainable & not go mad with buying gifts for Savannah or family that they will only use once and then throw out and the amount that we buy!

So, here are my best buys for 2019.

Merci Maman is one of my favourite jewellery brands they sell beautiful pieces that you can have personalised for that added touch. I have a necklace with their names and dates and also one from when I was having a tough time last year. I love wearing them and knowing that they have a special place in my heart.

What's not to love about Sara Miller products. If you do not know the brand, you can thank me later for the introduction. Handbags, jewellery, stationary, beauty products, you name it they have it, but in the most beautiful designs. I particularly love then beauty Christmas crackers

I have actually just ordered a See Ya suitcase in mint for Savannah. I have been looking at them for a while and needed a good excuse to buy her one.I have decided that I’m going to give it to her on Christmas Eve with little presents in such as new pyjamas, toothbrush and some slippers. I may even do it as we send her elf of back to Santa and make it a tradition each year using the suitcase even until she is a big girl.

This is the best thing I was treated to for Savannah'ss first birthday by the hubby, come rain or shine she’s played with it. She makes up recipes, designs cakes, makes perfume, mud pies and even slime (which she’s never allowed!) The kitchen is endless fun and so worth the money. In the summer it’s outside and in the winter we clean it up and bring it into the playroom so she has it as a play kitchen. We have had ours for nearly 4 years now and it’s still looks practically new!

I love this so much, I love natural wooden toys and love London so this model of the world famous Tower Birdge is the perfect keepsake, not just for Christmas but Birthday, new baby gifts etc. The puzzle fits together without glue and is made of 100% responsibly sourced wood, it is the perfect gift for anyone looking for their next challenge and is great fun for both children (ages 7 and up) and adults alike.

Luna & Curious is a new brand I have recently discovered and I cannot get enough. I find it hard to not just put everything in my basket and closing my eyes as a press the pay now button! They have such gorgeous books, toys, clothes, homeware, bits for children, bits for adults. It is a one stop shop! I love this wooden Christmas angel, how cute!

Oh...who doesn't love Etta Loves, who doesn't love science! Juno has the Etta Loves muslins, and I am tempted to get her the fold playmat for Christmas. The designs help develop little ones eye sight and are perfect for stimulation during tummy time. Etta Loves are my go to for new baby products and gifts for friends who are expecting. They really fo calm little ones and keep them stimulated.

If you are looking for 'bright' ideas, something a little unique and different, Bag and Bones is the one. I LOVE neon lights and they have so many phases to chose from. They are not the cheapest but if you have someone special you are stuck for gifts for have a look at what Bag and Bones have to offer. They have recently done a collab with Zoella and Coppafeel, which is a great charity as well as the Peter Jones Foundation. There is something to cover most budgets above £30 so worth having a browse.

Claude and Co's 'Remembering these moments' journals are so lovely and an amazing keepsake. Their linen journals document precious memories from Pregnancy to Five years. A place to store all those precious little things that equal the big things. You can stick in photos, tickets as well as writing to your baby. Those baby times don't last forever so keeping the memories to look back on is such a gorgeous idea.

One idea that I absolutely love is organising a photo shop. Be it for a family, couple, partner or even a family pet. Rather than buying 5 people socks and pants and pieces they won’t remember they ever received. Pop all the money together and organise a shoot that will be a memory forever or book a photoshoot of the children and give the prints in frames to the grandparents at Christmas, every grandparent loves a nice photo of their grandchildren to show off to all their friends. My favourite photographer is Kay Young, she has taken phots of me and Sav and when I was pregnant with Juno.

Well... Christmas is coming, I hope this gift guide has been helpful in bringing fresh ideas. Happy Shopping.

The Savvy Mummy xxx

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