ALFIE WILD'S CHRISTMAS GIFT LIST
We love supporting small. And we love shopping small. This Christmas we have done our best to find some festive favourites for our favourites from our favourites. And we had a chat to the fabulous lady behind one of our favourite online stores, Alfie Wild.
Clare talks to us about all things Christmas. Where she plans to get her festive shop on. And her top Christmas Gift picks from Alfie Wild.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT THE FESTIVE SEASON.
My favourite thing about Christmas is my absolute conviction that magic really does exist. Every year I feel the same thing and it isn’t waning with age. I love crafting with the boys, the baking, decorating everything that’s not able to run away from me and that gathering with friends and family takes on some extra sparkle at this time of year.
WHERE WILL YOU BE SHOPPING FOR PRESENTS THIS YEAR.
My sister and her family live in London so to avoid the dreaded shipping times I like to order from Cissy Wears and Scandi Mini for my nieces.
In Australia for kids I shop at Alfie Wild - too easy : ) as well as My Messy Room, Design Stuff and finding special makers on Instagram. Plus I always make something for each of the kids.
WHAT ARE YOUR TOP FIVE 'PLEASE-BUY-ME-THIS' GIFT HINTS TO YOUR PARTNER.
ONE. A vase from Vbean ( I am too slow at every auction! )
TWO. The patchwork Clare Vivier clutch I’ve been lusting after.
THREE. A straightening iron ( I am SO hair lazy).
FOUR. Byredo Bal D’frique scent.
FIVE. In my wildest dreams I would love Lotus rings in the boys birthstones from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen.
AND WHAT ARE YOUR TOP GIFT PICKS FROM ALFIE WILD FOR...
BIG LITTLE BABES
For the Toddlers and Bigger Kids
A beautiful handmade wooden toy by Fanny and Alexander.
Way To Play Road Track System. Play anywhere non toxic rubber tracks are the best fun these holidays. Take it to the beach, the bush, play inside- play anywhere. I have one tucked away from my five-year-old and he is going to love it.
Dress-ups are always fun. Crowns, wizards and feather headpieces and well capes and wings. So good for the creative child.
Dinner sets from Love Mae make fabulous gifts. Made in Australia from bamboo with amazing prints these are great for big and little kids.
All the fun little bits for Stockings.
Sonny Angel Christmas series are the ultimate stocking stuffers
Sunglasses by We Are Sons and Daughters make great stuffers for kids this summer
Animal Pendants from A Mini Penny are something special to tuck inside.
GET YOUR STALK ON.
GET YOUR SHOP ON.
FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS CAROL.
I love them all and get pretty cheesy listening to Bing Crosby, Mariah Carey and Ella Fitzgerald. It's Beginning To look A Lot Like Christmas and All I Want for Christmas Is You are probably my favourites
FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS TRADITION.
Baking a gingerbread house and everyone decorating. We tend to make a bit of a village so there is enough.
WORST GIFT YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN.
An oven mitt.
AND THE BEST GIFT.
A trip to new York.
SANTA PHOTO. FUN OR FAIL.
Fun! its not christmas without it and while the big boys are still happy to go along with it we wont miss one.