Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Gift Guide - For the Kids

This is my first Christmas gift guide, and I will be bringing more of these to Cubed as we march on towards Christmas (not long to go now...)
For the littlies in your life - check out these wonderful sellers. Not only are they all amazing products, but all are Australian made and independently produced - and most are handmade. Let's try and keep some of our well-earned cash on our fair shores this Christmas!

For the Little Chicks...

This is Pink Wombat from WA's Two Little Banshees. It's a wonderful store with some adorable soft toys - echidnas, koalas and wombats - not to mention some truly beautiful dolls that any little girl would love to find under the Christmas tree!

Siiri, based in Sydney, makes a range of very cute, very fun accessories, including the Maritime Skull Hairclip shown above. She stocks a lot of felted hairclips, featuring skulls, strawberries and flowers, as well as a range of accessories for those of us out of our tweens. Her stuff always makes me smile!

Based in Launceston, Tasmania, is the wonderful Shazza's Knits. While Christmas is summer in the Antipodes, her adorable Toddler's Flapper Hat is so adorable - too hard to resist! (Or perhaps a perfect gift for any Northern Hemisphere kids you may be needing to buy for?)

Yes, it's another beanie, but who can possibly resist the idea of dressing your little one as a Delicious Cupcake? Melbourne's Sheeps' Clothing stock some great head wear for littlies (and not so littlies) and are well worth checking out.

So I could go on forever, but it's time to check out what's around for little boys...

First to my attention was Sydney's aramaa, whose I Love Ma t-shirt too cool for pre-school. She uses a lot of Japanese fabrics in her work and I. Just. Love. It. All.

misspopsi is another Sydney-based store that stocks some really great play outfits/jim jams for even the most rambunctious angel. This pair of Blue Swirls caught my eye, (as did her girl's PJs).

And what little bloke doesn't love Robots? I've already said how much I love Jellibat's creations, and this funky robot is just one more reason why!

Happy shopping, and as I mentioned, please feel free to bring me suggestions as to which independent Australian crafters and artisans are doing fabulous things.