Archive for the ‘Gifts for Girls’ Category

Gorgeous New Products From Santoro

November 13, 2012

We are just loving all the new products from Santoro and it seems our customers like them too!!  We started off with a small sample of Santoro Gorjuss and Santoro Eclectic gifts, but they’ve been so popular over the last few months, that we have increased our selection. 

Just in are these cute Santoro Gorjuss Ruby Nest of Tins and these Santoro Gorjuss I Found My Family In A Book Accessory Case.  There are other  designs available in both of these products and loads of other Santoro goodies online at Hampton Blue.

Santoro Gorjuss Ruby Nest of 4 Tins, £12.99

Santoro Gorjuss Ruby Nest of 4 Tins, £12.99


Santoro Gorjuss I Found My Family In A Book Accessory Case, £7.99

Santoro Gorjuss I Found My Family In A Book Accessory Case, £7.99


Alternative Easter Gifts

April 13, 2011

Lanke Kade Hedgehog Jigsaw, £5.50

If you are looking for something different to give to kids this Easter, instead of the usual Easter eggs, then look no further.  This educational counting  jigsaw from Lanka Kade is perfect.
It is a  fair trade product made from rubber wood and is designed in the UK and handmade by small craft enterprises in
Sri Lanka.  We also stock a whale, fish and snail jigsaw.
Check out our Gifts for Kids category for more great ideas.

A secret Valentine..?

February 9, 2011

Bobbypin Thrift Compact Mirror

When I was a child – I can’t remember exactly how old I was, but let’s say 11 or 12 – I got a Valentine’s Card. I remember being thrilled at the moment I realised what it was, but then feeling a bit stupid. I didn’t think for a minute it was from an actual admirer; I thought it more likely it had been sent by my dad or one of my cousins.

My self-esteem issues aside, do you buy Valentine’s Gifts or send Valentine’s cards to people you’re not, you know, interested in romantically?  Even though I’m much older now, I’m still not sure whether it’s a sweet thing to do or kind of annoying. What do you think?

Sparkly stocking fillers

December 15, 2010

It’s great to get a big Christmas gift, something you’ve been wanting all year, but it’s equally fun to have lots of little things to open. Here are a few of our favourites.

This gorgeous Lisbeth Dahl silver purse is embellished with stripes of silver sequins and glass beads on the front and glass beads on the back. It has a zip fastening and is lined with silver fabric and would be equally appreciated by tweens, teens or (alleged) grown-ups.

This embroidered butterfly heart mirror is one of those things that are so handy to have in your handbag, but which you probably never remember to buy for yourself.

This beautiful clear glass tealight holder with a metal handle with silver and clear bead detail is ideal for indoor or outdoor use. Perfect for adding a bit of atmosphere to Christmas evenings.

Last minute gifts for kids

December 13, 2010

No matter how organised a shopper you are, there will almost always be someone you’ve forgotten. Adults generally understand, but kids? Not so much. So make sure you have a few extras in, just in case.

I’m always going on about this tube of pencils, but I just love them. I would have been delighted to have been given them as a gift when I was a child.

Similarly, I can’t imagine any child not loving this Moulin Roty Amedee Duck, which is not only suitable from birth, but also comes in a gift bag – no wrapping required. Even better.

Beautiful Swarovski crystal bangle

November 24, 2010

If you’re looking for something special for a little girl this Christmas, how about this beautiful sterling silver child’s bangle with Swarovski dusky pink crystals and white glass beads?

Handcrafted in Northern Ireland by Jolka Designs, I could see it being treasured forever.

It comes in a gift bag and is not suitable for children under 3 years old.

Cute compact mirror

November 17, 2010

One of the things on my list to carry if and when I finally grow up is a compact mirror. (Also on the list? Tissues and an umbrella.) I love this Wagtail compact mirror from Disaster Designs.

There’s a cute bird design on the front of the mirror with an inscription that reads ‘Things are looking up’. It comes in a decorative card envelope with a sticker that reads ‘Lovely little compact mirror just for you’. A perfect stocking filler.

Happy Hedgehog Gifts

November 10, 2010

Everyone loves hedgehogs, don’t they? And children will love these hedgehog gifts, I’m sure.

This Lanka Kade educational wooden counting jigsaw is recommended for children of 18 months and above. Lanka Kade products are handmade by small craft enterprises in Sri Lanka and approved by BAFTS (British Association of Fair Trade Shops) since 2001 as a fair trade supplier.

This Moulin Roty Emile Hedgehog Marionette is a lovely, soft plush toy suitable from birth. (If hedgehogs aren’t your thing, check out the other Moulin Roty puppets, like the lovely mouse and cow.)

I do love this Woodland pencil set. So cute. It contains 36 assorted coloured pencils and costs just £3.50 so would make a great party bag gift as well as a Christmas present.

Cute chicken bwak-bwak-bwakpack*

October 27, 2010

Often I buy gifts for other people that I really want for myself. It saddens me, but I know that I am too grown-up for this fabulous chicken backpack so I’ll have to buy it for someone else.

It comes complete with a pink and red fleece blanket inside to snuggle up in. Such a unique and cool gift for kids. What if I just wore it around the house… no?

* Sorry…

Snap up these stocking fillers

October 18, 2010

I still haven’t started my Christmas shopping even though – thanks to my son’s Christmas countdown calendar – I know it’s only 67 days away. I figured I’d ease myself into it, by starting with a few small stocking fillers.

These new Tap A Shape boxes are great for gifts and perfect for party bags. A cute colourful tin with painted wooden pieces that can be made into pirate or fairy themed shapes. Like a jigsaw with added imagination.

My younger son will love this elephant shaker toy. You pull the trunk and it shakes and makes a noise. It can be hung up or attached to a pram, but I imagine he’ll just carry it with him. You can also get a ladybird (you pull the tail).

I love Bobbypin, even though I’m way (way) out of the target market. This purse from Disaster Designs features the inscription ‘bobbypin is totally groovy!’. And it is.

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Let us know in the comments.