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  1. Christmas Gift Guide: Design-Led Gifts for Kids

    Cotton On Kids room collection, via We Are Scout.

    Have you been seeing in black and white? Children’s bedrooms have taken a turn for the monochrome look, in one of the biggest trends we’ve seen for interiors this year.

    It may not be a look for everyone, but there is a certain minimalist and timeless appeal to a black and white bedroom, and it’s a design-savvy style that will grow with your child.

    Black and white Scandi-style kids' room, from Inside Out magazine December 2014. Styling by Jessica Hanson. Photography by Craig Wall. Via Poppytalk.

    Black and white Scandi-style kids’ room, from Inside Out magazine December 2014. Styling by Jessica Hanson. Photography by Craig Wall. Via Poppytalk.

    I was inspired by this trend for today’s Christmas gift guide of 30 gorgeous design-led gifts for kids. Beautifully minimalist and monochrome, each present has been carefully curated for its design cred and timeless appeal. These gifts are for keeps and will inspire and thrill both parents and kids – from babies to tweens.

    Ready to go shopping? Grab a coffee, sit back and go shopping with our interactive guide – just click on the links below to go straight to buy! You can’t go wrong.

    Top: Cotton On’s KIDS’ new bedroom collection.


    Want more Christmas present ideas? ‘Course you do! You might like to check out our round-up of 30 more bright and beautiful present ideas for children.

    Shopping for tweens or teens? Don’t miss 30 best gifts for tween and teen girls; and 30 best presents for tween and teen boys.

    We’re publishing a new Christmas Gift Guide every day this week, so have a look at the other top presents we’ve found, and keep an eye out for more fresh and lovely gift ideas coming your way.


    • Evelyn

      I think the monochrome look probably ties in with the idea of simplicity. People want more space, people want an organised house, so minimalism (or at least culling the amount we have) is taking a huge leap forward, and this look seems to be getting close to that concept.
      P.S – Just found your blog last week. Love it. Waving hello from down the road in sunny Canberra 🙂

      • wearescout

        I think you’re on the money, Evelyn! I’m all for simplicity, but then again, I do love the colourful mishmash of stuff in my son’s room. But I think we all need less stuff. I’m culling a lot of my crap in the new year! And hello to you in Canberra – so happy you found our little nook on the interwebs! Enjoy and please let us know what we can do better. X