Meri Meri accessories

Meri Meri

I may be a teensy bit in love with the latest collection from Meri Meri. It’s a range of jewellery – think acrylic necklaces with pops of neon featuring cameras, watermelons, unicorns, stars, sausage dogs, pineapples and words such as yay for £7 each, plus a selection of felt hair clips decorated with cherries, suns […]

10 Best: Monochrome Prints

B&W Bold & Noble

The collective love for all things monochrome shows no sign of abating and it’s particularly popular in the world of children’s interiors. I’ve rounded up ten of my favourite black and white prints, perfect for your little ones’ rooms (or grown-up spaces – I have at least one of these in my bedroom!)   Be Happy, […]

Christmas Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers


Stockings are probably my favourite thing about Christmas, which is why my mum still puts my pressies in a pillowcase, despite my advanced age. Here’s a round-up of amazing goodies for your little ones’ stockings, ranging from £1 to £10. Check out last year’s guide for even more ideas. Bicycle bell, £1, Tiger Stores. PinToy […]

Christmas Gift Guide: Kitty, two and a half


Second in our Christmas gift guides is Kitty, two and a half. You can see Finn’s list here. Lu: Kitty adores babies, dashing about and dressing up, so her choices reflect that. She also loves playing memory games with big brother Alfie and superheroes. Deuz mini tent, €56, Shak-Shuka. Sweetheart doll, £19, Little Citizens Boutique. Shusha Moon & Stars game, […]

Festive 10 Best: Decorations

The Forest & Co

This weekend is prime tree decorating time, so here are a few ideas. Check out last year’s selection for inspiration as well. Neon honeycomb bauble, £6.50, The Forest & Co. Kiko mini frames, £3.95 each, Nkuku. Rice DK Peacock feather ornament, £3, Sisters Guild. Glass multicolour baubles, £11.95 for four, Edited. Felt wreath, £25, Sandy […]

Corby Tindersticks height charts


Fed up with people saying, ‘Oooh, hasn’t he grown?’ Find out if it’s true with these bright and brilliant height charts. We’re always on the look out for cool charts that won’t make our walls look rubbish and the wonderfully quirky Corby Tindersticks have obliged with three fabulous designs – Giraffe, Ice Cream and Animal […]

Meet the new Lucky Boy Sunday dolls


Yes, Lucky Boy Sunday have welcomed three new characters into the fold. And rather fabulous they are too. Meet Uffie (pictured), Mause, and Bad Eye Lily, who seems to be sold out everywhere already. As with all of the Danish brand’s toys, they are made from the softest alpaca and epitomise LBS’s trademark quirky style and are sure to […]

Fredun Shapur puzzles


How stylish are these puzzles by Fredun Shapur? The South African illustrator designed a wealth of toys and games for Galt and others in the 60s and 70s and these puzzles have been reissued by Piq Poq and what I love about them is that they can be viewed from any side – great for […]

10 Best: Cot sheets


Both my children slept in Grobags and I always found that plain cot sheets looked rather boring in the room once you’d taken the baby out! Thanks, then, to these amazing designers, for their bright, beautiful printed sheets. For more nursery inspiration, check out our Baby Bed Linen round up. Numero 74 Sunflower Yellow cotton […]

Red Hand Gang hangers at Molly-Meg


If you’re spending lots of money on beautiful clothes for your children, then you’ll need equally good-looking hangers to display them. I say display because these Red Hand Gang hangers are far too fabulous to be hidden inside the wardrobe. The laser-cut designs come in four girl and two boy designs and will cost you […]

Inspiration: Alfie’s undersea science party

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Yes, that’s right – an undersea science party. The theme requests from Alfie are pretty specific these days! This one was basically fuelled by his inability to decide between his love of Octonauts and his obsession with science experiments. For the science bit, my first port of call was Science Boffins, a company that provides […]

10 Best: alternative Easter gifts

Rice DK

We love chocolate at BG (so do feel free to pop some in the post), but we don’t love the combination of kids and too much of it, so we’ve picked out 10 sugar-free Easter pressies for little ones. Rice DK ceramic plate, £9.95, Little Baby Company. Miss Etoile cookie cutter set, £8, AlexandAlexa. Sparrowkids […]

Super News: Molly Meg pop-up shop at Anthropologie King’s Road from 29th March to 27th April

Molly Meg pop up shop at Anthropologie King's Road

I’ve been fit to burst for a whole week with the news that fabulous online haven of design-led temptation, Molly-Meg, will have its very own pop-up shop in Anthropologie’s King’s Road store from 29th March – 27th April. Longtime BG readers will also know that Anthropologie has become my go-to destination for clothing for myself […]

April Eleven Super H lamp


Got a little superhero dedicated to saving the world from the forces of evil? Then they’ll probably need this obscenely cool wooden Super H lamp by French company April Eleven. It can stand on a shelf or be wall-mounted, depending on your space, and costs £55 from Molly-Meg.      

15 more hot sales

SALES 2014

In case you haven’t succumbed to temptation yet, here are 15 more places to spend, spend, spend (but with such big savings it doesn’t really count, does it?) Archie’s Boutique Contemporary childrenswear bargains including 50% off all Indikidual. Molly-Meg Up to 50% off – grab a Corby Tindersticks Rainbow Robot for just £5. Cox & […]