All too often we bring you wonderful high street goodies but we also love every little independent business out there. So today is all about them. Those gorgeous little shops and makers who bring us the most beautiful array of gorgeous goodies for your little ones.
It was so hard to just choose a few to include here and we know you are all great at finding those lovely independents so as always please do share. Make sure you check out The Littles List for more or our favourites and if you are after some lovely ideas for gifts, your home or just for yourself then head over to Rock My Style where we are sharing our favourite independents for grown ups.
Becky recently purchased these utterly adorable shoes for Tayo from Love Roo. Oh my gosh, the cuteness. And can we just talk about the bonnets. Too much.
Molly is seriously in to her accessories and adores her bags (takes after her mummy!) so these beautiful satchels from Honey and Toast are very much on our wish list.
If you follow our lovely Laura on Instagram you will know her daughter Bertie is one seriously stylish little girl. Always dressed in the most beautiful, timeless styles. Laura gets a lot of her clothes from Mama Owl who create beautiful Merino Wool and organic clothes.
Now the weather is picking up I’ve started thinking about the girls spring wardrobes and I have a big crush on the beautiful Bohemian styling of Apolina Kids.
You will probably have spotted Obiora gracing these pages before as their beautiful name garlands can be spotted in many a nursery tour. A beautiful gift for a new arrival or just to adorn your own little ones walls.
If you want a cute personalised plaque then Fox & Weave are our go to. Lolly has the ‘My Dad is better than Batman’ plaque for Hectors room. Lorna also purchased these sweet bunnies for her brood last year and I am very tempted to do the same.
Who remembers having a proper old school desk in their room as kids? I certainly do and I loved nothing more than lifting that wooden lid and storing all my pens and pencils inside. If you are longing for a spot of that yesteryear then take a look at Blue Ticking who has the most wonderful range of vintage children’s furniture.
Whilst perusing prints for the girls rooms a few of these from Rory and The Bean may have slipped in to my basket. Beautiful typography and bold graphic designs make for some seriously covetable artwork.
I had to include the lovely Phirefly Family, not least because it is designed by one of our readers Philippa. The cutest prints and quotes can adorn your littles ones walls and keep an eye out as she has a range of clothing coming soon with some of the most amazing prints I have seen.
I’m guessing most parents out there think about sleep most of the time. Whether it is your little ones or your own! Regardless of this I can think of nowhere I would rather snuggle up than in the beautiful Coco & Wolf liberty print bedding so it’s a good job their collection includes gorgeous bedding and quilts for the babies and beautiful linens for us bigger ones too.
I may have a slight obsession with Pyjamas and often invest in a few too many pairs for the girls. The beautiful eco designs by Sleepy Doe are seriously cute and if you want a bolder more graphical print then have a peek at The Bright Company.
Archies Boutique is one of my go to’s for unique presents and gifts. They have so many cute toys for little ones. Most of the team have purchased the fabulous Plui rain cloud for themselves or friends recently so we can highly recommend this and the cardboard vehicles appeal to my creative side. They make excellent party gifts for all the pre-school parties we constantly seem to have now.
I spotted these gorgeous wooden toys from Happy Little Folks on Instagram and instantly fell in love. The Little Forest friends have been a big hit as gifts and I adore the simple wooden styling that will be treasured for years to come.
I am a huge fan of Maileg toys and the girls always get a little mouse or bunny for most birthdays. They are just too cute. The best selection I have found is at Bijou Lifestyle and have to stop myself buying them all!
I fell in love with the beautiful Aboe Designs a while back and have regularly purchased her adorable wooden colour in necklaces for the girls. They come in the sweetest designs and your little one can let loose with their creativity. They are beautiful quality and an amazing price at just £3 each. They make the perfect little gift when coupled with some lovely crayons.
So there you have a few of our favourite independent brands for kids. I could have kept going and going so please do share your favourites. After all we all love to know about nice new places for a spot of shopping!