I shop on the hight street, but I’m a fan of Internet shopping and a greater fan of finding things that are more unique. That’s probably why I buy quite a bit of stuff for my three from Not on The High Street and the Great Little Trading Company. Now I’ve discovered Loubilou…
The Loubilou offering
The Loubilou ethos is about finding unique, quality-made children’s items (clothing, toys and gifts) whilst at the same time supporting small independent sellers from all around the world.
The lower-priced items
Carddies are a range of very cute colour and play sets, which fit neatly into a small box. They are great portable boredom-busters. Once the backdrop and characters have been coloured, children can set up their scene and have lots of creative, imaginative fun. Themes include: school, farm, cavemen, knights, ballet, sport and London. All sets are priced at £8.99 and are suitable from age three.
I think the hand-loomed cotton Rowan The Rabbit Fair Trade Toy is wonderful. It’s gender neutral, ethical (Fair trade certified as well as CE certified) and suitable from birth. I can really imagine this being cherished and handed down.
ME TOO SHIRT I don’t have any boys, but if I did, then this is the sort of stuff they’d be wearing. It’s 100% cotton and currently the bargain price of £7.00 (reduced from £24.99). Sizes available are 12-18 months through to 3-4 years.
The mid-priced item
Helter Skelter Height Chart – £54.00
I’ve decorated all the girls’ rooms with big motif stickers as they are a brilliant way to liven up the walls of a simply painted room. This Helter Skelter – which is one of a range of designs – certainly brightens a room. However, it is also functional as it’s a height measuring chart. No more random pencilled marks on the wall!
The splurge items
The Hibba Classic Pine Personalised Toy Box (£375) is just beautiful. British made, one was gifted to Prince George for his Christening. Each box can be personalised with your child’s name. What a wonderful keepsake.
SO:LO desk – This is an amazing, long-term investment item. The £601.24 price tag might seem a little eye-watering at first. However, when you see how this piece of furniture evolves with your child and how it can be used indefinitely, I think it’s justified. It transforms from a baby changing table to a child’s low table with bench and then to a child/tween and adult’s desk.
View the whole range here. If you enter the code P-SOCIAL at the checkout you will receive a 10% discount on any orders.