Dear Santa! Local gift guide for kids
Treat the little people and support Devon's amazing local indies while you're at it with these lovely stocking fillers and gifts for under the tree.
Kit out your little ‘un in something you won’t find on the high street with this Stormy Seas romper from Beach Baby Clothing, custom made in planet-friendly OEKO-TEX jersey cotton on the North Devon coast. Suits ages 0 – 6.
Stoke their love of stories and keep them off screens with this versatile audio player from Yoto which reads bedtime classics from a card they simply pop into the top. It can also help with learning the time and doubles as a night light.
It’s a puzzle
For budding builders everywhere, this 24-piece jigsaw from Bideford’s Sunshine & Snow will get them constructing with its colourful detail and chunky pieces, perfect for little hands. Ages 3+
Fly the flag for British with Sid & Tumble’s Green Mint Brushstroke three-piece set, handmade in Plymouth with every gorgeous detail thoughtfully designed by a Devon mum, right down to the bespoke buttons, poppers and patterned turn-ups, allowing the outfit to grow with your child.
Rub a dub tub
Make a splash with Troels bath time toys from Small Folk in Totnes. Made from natural 100% rubber and free of holes means there’s no possibility of yucky mould growing inside the toys, no matter how long they spend in the tub.
Powers of attraction
Build their imagination with this Tegu 14 Piece Magnetic Wooden Building Blocks from Good Things Gifts, made from no-nasties materials. The magnets inside are fully sealed in the wood so building is like magic!
Time to read
Need a stocking filler for a bookworm or something to help the reluctant reader? How about this timer that clips to their book from South Molton’s Daisy Park.
Hate the Christmas plastic-buying frenzy? This cute pull-along wagon from Good Things Gifts is made from no-nasties recycled plastic, ideal for toddlers.
Green for go
This BMX Freespirit Savage from The Trading Post in Kingsbridge would make a robust starter bike, perfect for introducing young adrenaline-seekers to the thrills and spills of the skate park.