Gifts for Kids

Super Sweet Gifts for Kids Guaranteed to Delight

A Quick Look at 4 Sweet Gifts for Kids.

Whether you’re shopping for a new baby or for older kids that are toddling, walking and talking the indie shops featured in the Piccadilly Lane community have a wonderful array of super sweet gifts for kids. Designs that are fun, bright and perfect for a younger audience.

In today’s post we’re taking a very quick look at 4 quick gift ideas that offer something new and exciting for little ones. Presents that will brighten their bedroom, add inspiration to their playrooms and help them dream big and have fun.

Tiger Print. £15.00 from Rocket68 Cards.

This ‘Tiger Print’ animal illustration mixes a cool character kids will love with a retro style that adults won’t mind hanging in their homes. Choose from 4 cute animals: Tiger, Lion, Tortoise and Bear to make sure your little one has their favourite animal pal. Each A3-sized art print can also be personalised on request. Simply contact founder & Illustrator Jill White via the Rocket68 website for more information.

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Lockable Bear Journal. £7.98 from Peel and Sardine.

A super sweet illustrated journal for children to fill with their thoughts, dreams and wishes. It’s handy lock and key ensures that all their secrets stay safe and secure from the potentially prying eyes of their siblings! The collection also has Fairy Princess and Floral designs for non-bear fans. A cool mini gift for creative-minded kids.

Lockable Bear Journal 460 x 350

Multi-Coloured LED Star Light. £49.50 from Hello Pearl.

Any little one can feel like a superstar with this fabulous multi-coloured star light. A quick and easy way to add the wow factor to a child’s bedroom or playroom, which they’ll love showing off to their friends. Whether they want to be the next singing sensation or an adventurous astronaut this is a gift idea that will have them reaching for the stars in everything that they do.


Inspirational Art Print. £23.95 from Always Sparkle.

With its bright pink background and inspirational words little girls (big and small) will love the ‘Dreams’ typographic print from Always Sparkle. One of a series of ‘Paper Smiles Prints’, which also includes both neutral and male-themed inspirational artwork. This is a unique gift idea that can encourage little ones to read and inspire as they grow.

Inspirational Art Print


Posted by Charlotte 8:00 18/11/15
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New Nursery Prints Fit for a Royal will Make You Smile

Discover the Perfect Nursery Prints for Your Prince or Princess.

If you’ve got a new baby on the way or are looking for a special gift idea for a family member or friend about to deliver their own prince or princess today’s gift pick of nursery prints is for you.

When shopping for a newborn baby gift, christening or baptism present it can be easy to stick to the basics, gifts like baby grows and soft toys.

There is however an alternative.

As well as kitting out the kid, new parents also have to kit out a nursery and this is where you can create one less job for soon to be incredibly tired parents. For an easy way to make a new nursery look fab is with bright and beautiful nursery prints.

With this in mind we turned to our good friends Always Sparkle, purveyors of the very bright and bold prints we had in mind. We asked them to share their top nursery prints. The result was stylish typographic prints that make an affordable gift idea. A fun way to brighten up any nursery, children’s bedroom or playroom.


PS_Superhero Nursery Prints

PS_Sunshine Nursery Prints from Always Sparkle

Always Sparkle’s chief designer Alexa Stretton specialises in mixing typography, colour and pattern with heartfelt sentiments. The gift ideas shown in today’s post are a small selection of Alexa’s nursery prints. Designs are bright and appealing for little eyes and offer wise, wonderful sentiments for the adults. A perfect mix for the whole family.

Each design is printed on a 280gsm heavy weight paper stock with a smooth matt finish. The use of an archival quality paper stock means the print will not fade over time. A long lasting keepsake gift that will continue to look amazing as your child grows up. You could even save in a time capsule as a bright memento of their childhood bedroom.

The artworks featured in today’s gift guide include both mounted prints and framed artwork. With prices starting from as little as £20 there’s plenty of options for all budgets.

Inspirational designs for a princess, superhero and little rays of sunshine everywhere.

Dream_neautral Nursery Prints from Always Sparkle

Toys_blue Nursery Prints from Always Sparkle

Close Your Eyes Nursery Prints from Always Sparkle

You can see Always Sparkle’s shop showcase here in the Piccadilly Lane directory.

Alternatively head straight over to the Always Sparkle website to see and purchase from the collection.

Posted by Charlotte 10:00 22/04/15
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9 of The Best Back to School Essentials

Don’t Let School Start Without These Back to School Essentials.

It’s the time educational thoughts and new school terms take a firmer hold on our days, and so today we’ve been scouring Piccadilly Lane for bright, brilliant and inspirational gifts. Exploring our community of independent designers and shops we’ve collected a top ten of ‘back to school’ essentials.


1. Forget Me Not Magnetic Noticeboard from Sorella, £59.00

It doesn’t matter whether you’re facing a first term at primary school, sixth form or university, there will always be plenty off things to remember. PE kits, exam dates and course deadlines can easily be kept in mind with this simple, yet stylish Forget Me Not Magnetic Noticeboard from Sorella.

Oscar Wilde Mug by Cole of London
2. Oscar Wilde Mug by Cole of London, £10.00

Start the learning early each morning with a Cole of London mug. Decorated with inspiring quotes and interesting facts from the great and the good of history, science and literature. We love this Oscar Wilde Mug for “thinking while drinking”.


3. Page One Notebook from Karenza Paperie, £7.00

A stylish notebook if a must-have and we love these Page One Notebooks from Karenza Paperie. High quality notebooks in cool grey and your choice of contrasting bright colour.


4. Patterned Pencil Set by Caroline Gardner, £8.85

Once you’ve got the notebook sorted it’s on to other stationery essentials. The Caroline Gardner collection has a wonderful array of exercise books, sticky notes and pens, but we just love this Patterned Pencil Set with funky Caroline Gardner prints.


5. Embroidered Felt Pencil Case by SewLomax, £16.00

The perfect storage for all your school supplies can be found in the SewLomax shop. Their new collection of bags and accessories has three fantastic pencil case designs for kids of all ages. We adore this Embroidered Felt Pencil Case with funky stitched design and contrasting fuschia zip.

Music Glasses Case by Which Glasses Are Which

6. Music Glasses Case by Which Glasses Are Which?, £9.95

Nowhere is a glasses case more essential than in a backpack crammed with books, stationery, PE kits and lunch. With bespoke designs for music, reading and driving, Glasses Cases by Which Glasses are Which? are a great way to stay organised and keep glasses safe during the hectic school term.


childrens-puppy-birthday-card by Studio Seed

7. Children’s Greeting Cards by Studio Seed, £2.50

Although we can’t predict the future, we’re pretty sure that a school term will bring countless kids birthday parties. Stay ahead of the game by stockpiling a few fun greeting cards from Studio Seed’s Carnival Children’s Range.


8. Imagination Art Print by Coulson Macleod, £15.00

Now we probably shouldn’t be saying that knowledge isn’t important but we do love the power of imagination! For kids more suited to the creative life than the academic we love this Coulson Macloed ‘Imagination’ print.


9. My Favourite Things Keepsake Tin by Peel and Sardine, £16.99

Our last ‘back to school’ pick is this delightful My Favourite Things Keepsake Tin from Peel and Sardine. The sturdy construction, big size and bright illustration makes it a perfect place to store school day treasures. Great for the safe storage of all your school day memories from first drawings and exercise books to certificates and photos.

Now you’ve seen our list, we want to hear from you. What are your school day essentials? Leave us a comment below!

Posted by Charlotte 16:30 31/08/13
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Baby Gift Ideas New Mums Will Adore

Make New Mums Smile With the Adorable Baby Gift Ideas.

With anticipation growing for the arrival of a royal baby, we’ve been looking towards the Piccadilly Lane community and our favourite indies for baby gift ideas. Whether you’re searching for the perfect presents to celebrate a new arrival, commemorate a christening or be the knock out gift at a baby shower, we have a few ideas that you will love.


Start a Baby Memories Keepsake Tin

These keepsake tins are a best-seller from Peel and Sardine. Their large size and bright, beautiful illustration make them the perfect place to store treasured mementoes from a new baby’s first years. The neutral design of this keepsake tin is ideal if you don’t know the sex of the baby, but tins are also available in ‘Gorgeous Girl’ and ‘Beautiful Boy’ designs.

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If you want to create a truly spectacular gift, why not fill a Peel and Sardine Keepsake Tin with a few hand-picked mini gifts? A great option if you’re pooling resources with family or colleagues.


Choose Mini Gifts for the Little One

Mini gifts like baby booties are an adorable must-have for any new baby. We love this stylish pair of Samantha Holmes Alpaca Baby Booties. Super soft for delicate little feet and toes.

Samantha Holmes Alpaca Baby Booties from Sorella


Don’t Forget Mum!

With all the attention on the new baby it’s all too easy to forget the new mum; make sure your baby shower or christening gift doesn’t make this mistake! After all the hard work and sleepless nights we love the JustBe Botanicals ‘Botanical Blends’ as a food & drink gift new mums will adore. The botanical infusions come in a variety of blends; JustBe Tranquil, JustBe Radiant and JustBe Energised; a collection perfectly suited to relax or revive new mums as required.

JustBe-Botanical Blends


Get Something Personal

Now you’ve got ideas buzzing for a great new baby gift, you need to find an equally impressive greetings card. We LOVE this personalised greeting card from Megan Claire, which you can customise with important information about the arrival of the new baby. This eye-catching typographic card is available for baby boys, baby girls and twins.

Megan Claire Personalised Baby Boy Card


Don’t Underestimate the Card!

Alternatively, this bright, intricate, collage-style ‘Baby Girl’ greetings card from Dilys Treacle Treasures is ideal if you don’t have any facts or figures to hand. A Baby Boy version of this greetings card in cool blues is also available.

Baby Girl Greetings Card by Dilys Treacle Treasures


Posted by Charlotte 17:31 9/07/13
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