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Festive classics for all ages


 Whether it’s their first Christmas or their 10th, a beautiful seasonal book makes a gift you can bring out year after year. Snuggling up with a festive read is one of our favourite things to do on these darker wintry days, and on that magical Christmas Eve, the perfect book can lull over-excited children off to sleep to dream of snowmen, Santa and reindeers (though we’re not guaranteeing it’ll keep them asleep past 5am). But they’re also a great way to count down to the special day and provide an understanding of what it’s all about. LP even created a Christmas book advent calendar, wrapping and numbering 24 wintry tales for her kids to open up before bedtime each December night.

There are baby books for the tinies (although we often find older kids returning to the touchy-feely books), fun, imaginative reads for toddlers and pre-schoolers, and enchanting classics for those aged between 4-7. Though A Christmas Carol might be one for them to grow into, it’s such a fabulous edition we had to include it, and Quentin Blake’s illustrations will certainly draw them in. Start growing your very own Christmas book library for a seasonal nostalgic glow for years to come.

See Bookshelf: 2-3 Year Olds here

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The last of our Christmas gift guides! And there's something extra special about Christmas when there's a baby in the family, even if they don't know quite what's going on (and, let's face it, you're so tired, neither do you...). Here's our gorgeous selection of gifts, featuring small and unique Brands We Love so you can support the independents as much as we do.

Festive gift inspo for the little lords in your life. Whatever they're into, we think we've found something to bring a smile to their face this Christmas morning. Focusing on classic, quality gifts that will inspire curiosity and encourage creativity, these should keep them busy beyond Boxing Day.

Festive gift inspo for the little ladies

We love to review toys for Busy Bird - but sometimes the best review is just watching a child open the toy and play with it, that way you get their honest reaction. And this is just what happened when we were asked to be part of an 'unboxing' for recently. Let's just say Wet Head is no fun when it's Mummy's head getting wet...