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est. 2007

Category Archive: Babies and Kids

Wee Find: Dot Musee and Flower Crayons

Top of my Christmas present recommendations is this genius set of Dot Musee Crayons from the amazing online design store, Mycuppatea. Made in Japan, each crayon represents a different painting by Claude Monet: 1. Sunset in Venice (1908) 2. Iris Bed in Monet’s Garden (1900) 3. Waterlily Pond – Green Harmony (1899) 4. Water Lilies […]

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40 Best Christmas Presents for Little Girls

There is so much great stuff around for girls (aged three to 13) right now. I know I’ve gone for a rather predictable pink theme, but I’ve also included books with feisty female characters, fun and creative games and toys, as well as beautiful and inspirational new pieces for a little girl’s room that won’t […]

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40 Space & Planets Christmas Presents for Kids of All Ages

Do you have a young person you’re buying for this Christmas who is perhaps more than a little interested in space? I do. He lives in my house and he’s almost four-years-old. And just about anything related to the moon, stars, planets and rockets catches his eye. I’ve had a few questions about present ideas […]

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Top 30 Presents Under $30

A stylish present doesn’t have to cost the earth, especially if it’s black and white. The two-tone look emerged as one of this year’s biggest trends in design and decor, and it goes with just about any colour palette. The best thing? It often looks more expensive than it actually is, which isn’t a bad […]

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40 Best Christmas Presents for Kids

I just pulled a pile of catalogues out of the letter box today. Now, usually, that is a good thing (I pay geeky attention to the Bunnings catalogue in particular), but right now, I’m seeing the same old toys and stuff for kids splashed across the pages of the big chain stores, advertising big discounts […]

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34 Drop-Dead Gorgeous Presents Under $20

Christmas can be costly, but you can find all sorts of affordable and unique wee gems from some of my favourite shops online. I’ve done the shopping for you, and found 34 drop-dead gorgeous presents for under $20 (Aussie dollars), from hand-stamped copper necklaces and designer Scandi babygros to handmade aftershave balm and beautiful art […]

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