Our kids’ gifts hotlist for summer
by Helen Baron
Mermaids, superheroes, lions in military garb – Spanish brand Lauvely has a cool collection of beautiful, hand-knitted toys. From monochrome to brightly coloured, there’s plenty of ‘friends’ to choose from.
From €70; lauvely.com
Hight street stores have been upping their kidswear game lately. Seems to us that Mango has glimpsed the Bobo Choses lookbook, with a SS16 kids’ collection centred on homespun, vintage-inspired designs, washed-out tones and playful prints.
We’re coveting this sweet swimsuit featuring a lush tropical print (and what looks like a wild budgie). The site offers plenty in the way of swimwear for boys and girls but this little number is perfect for tomboys with a taste for adventure.
Netherlands-based children’s footwear brand Donsje makes supple sandals that are fantastically easy to slip on (and secured in place by way of a simple Velcro patch). They come in several stylish shades of supersoft leather.
IN THE CLUB
Molly and the Wolf
Molly and the Wolf just launched a new craft club, whereby mamas subscribe for their littles to receive a new craft kit in the post every month. You can choose your kit (or be surprised) from the comfort of home.
From £14.95 for a one-month subscription; mollyandthewolf.com
Sirch’s ‘Sibis’ range of ‘no-frills’ children’s toys are stripped-back, sturdy pieces of minimalist heaven that reinvent classic items (including the walker trolley, ride-on car and mini wheelbarrow).
Rocking horse styled by Odd Sock Odd Shoe, £94; oskoe.com
Little Hotdog Watson
Sun hats, flat caps, neck-protector-flap hats… lots of hats. Wild to look at, UVA and UVB protective – and made from mosquito-repelling fabric, we’re digging this particular model’s monochrome graphic pandas. Ideal for the coming holidays.
A sweet reinvention of traditional christening jewellery, this lightweight bracelet is crafted from soft Liberty-print cotton and finished with a sterling silver or 18k gold-plated charm of your choice. A lovely gift or momento of the day. £29;