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June 30, 2013

Wee Birdy Shopping Guide: Festival and Camping Essentials

Festival and Camping Essentials via WeeBirdy.comWith Glasto kicking off the northern hemisphere festival season this weekend, I’ve put together a shopping guide to help you navigate all possible outdoor camping scenarios – from the ultimate rinse-free hand wash (that actually feels nice, smells heavenly and is kind to your skin) to the most chic beanie to ward against night-time chill (it has a netted veil, natch).

It’s funny – as I was editing my selections and double-crossing my list of essentials, it all felt strangely familiar. And that’s when I realised that packing for a grubby, muddy outdoor music festival isn’t too dissimilar to packing for a trip to the park with a two-year-old in tow. May your port-a-loos be unclogged, your exit strategy bottle-neck free, and may you get more than a wink of sleep. Have fun!

1. Anorak Kissing Robins sleeping bag, reduced to £45, from Anorak.
2. Anorak Binoculars picnic blanket, reduced to £25.20 from Anorak.
3. Hunter Selfridges yellow wellies, £120 from Selfridges.
4. Lazy Oaf blobby square rucksack, £55 from Lazy Oak.
5. Women’s popping pills print leggings, AU$70 from Uptightso’s Etsy shop.
6. Bernstock Speirs white candy cashmere veil beanie, £95 from Liberty.
7. Lazy Oaf pineapple slob T-shirt, £38 from Lazy Oaf.
8. Jen Booth yellow leather locket, AU$78 from Follow Store.
9. Batiste dry shampoo triple set, £7.50 from Cult Beauty.
10. Ultrasun SPF 50 Face, £24 from Cult Beauty.
11. Blafre green flower thermal flask, £24 from Scandi Cool.
12. Peter Jensen rabbit ear backpack, reduced to AU$124.39 from ASOS.
13. Karen Walker Blue Moon fluoro yellow sunglasses, £137.50 from The Goodhood Store.

Festival and Camping Essentials via WeeBirdy.com1. Falcon enamel mug, £4 from Labour and Wait.
2. Korres pomegranate cleansing wipes, £7 from Cult Beauty.
3. Ray-Ban original Wayfarer sunglasses, AU$210.24 from ASOS.
4. MOTO full length dungaree, £55 from Topshop.
5. BDG fisherman bucket hat, $19 from Urban Outfitters.
6. Backpack No.5 in seafoam green canvas with leather, AU$219.54 from Buluchu’s Etsy shop.
7. Duluth for Pedlars sleeping bag pack, £140 from Pedlars.
8. Lazy Oaf Eyeballs cap, AU$35.04 from ASOS.
9. Mini multi tool, £4.50 from Labour and Wait.
10. Fred Perry oversized parka, AU$324.12 from ASOS. (For a cheaper alternative, check out ASOS reclaimed vintage desert night parka, AU$122.64 from ASOS.)
11. Aesop resurrection rinse-free hand wash, £7 from Cult Beauty.

Disclaimer: Some affiliate links are used in this post, for which I receive a small fee per sale. Never fear – it doesn’t affect my decisions or selections. I wouldn’t feature any crap on Wee Birdy.


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November 26, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 9

Etsy Christmas Gift Guide via WeeBirdy.com

Got a tricky person who seems to have it all ? Never know what to get them for Christmas? Bet they don’t have any of these little beauties from Etsy!

1. Bird house lamp, US$49 from Les Papillions de Nuit

2. Gold vermeil ‘Forget Me Knot’ ring, US$90 from White Fly.

3. A pair of diamond hanging planters, £50 from Raw Dezign.

4. Hand-stamped gold-filled monogramed necklace, US$34 from Tomi’s Treasures.

5. Magnolia and flower illustration no. 6688, US$25 from Kari Herer.

6. HOLIDAY SALE 14k Gold Twig Ring, US$212.50 from Colby June Jewellery.

Don’t miss out on that perfect Christmas present! Click here for my entire series of posts for my 2012 Etsy Christmas Gift Guide.

Do you get overwhelmed on Etsy or do you have your favourites? What’s the best thing you’ve ever bought on Etsy? Tell me in the comments below! Go on.


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November 26, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 8

Etsy Christmas Gift Guide via WeeBirdy.com

I don’t wish to alarm you, but it’s now less than a month ’til Christmas Day. Stuck for ideas? Here are some awesome handmade presents to get you started:

1. Christopher Raeburn limited edition Giclee print, £25 from Lesley Barnes.

2. Simple macrame plant hanger with pom poms, AU$20 from Kitiya Palaskas.

3. Design your own custom bracelet, US$24 from Orange is the Sun.

4. Herds pillow in deep red, US$38 from Skinny LaMinx.

5. Mouse Party teacup and saucer, US$26 from Yvonne Ellen.

Don’t miss out on that perfect Christmas present! Click here for my entire series of posts for my 2012 Etsy Christmas Gift Guide.

Seen anything you’d like for yourself? Why not forward this post to your nearest and dearest as a bit of a hint? 


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November 26, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 7

Christmas Etsy Gift Guide via WeeBirdy.com

I love the idea of giving something handmade for Christmas. Chances are, giftee won’t have anything like it, and you can sometimes get things personalised just for them. Win, win!

1. Nose ring holder pre-order, US$35 from Tuesday Bassen Illustration.

2. Handmade women mittens, US$45 from Rainbow Mittens.

3. Geometric brass circle necklace, US$30 from Son of a Sailor.

4. Khaki waxed canvas mini backpack, US$69 from Otto Bags.

5. Herb drying rack, US$39 from Less and More.

6. Porcelain and tan leather hanging planter, US445 from Farrah Sit.

Don’t miss out on that perfect Christmas present! Click here for my entire series of posts for the Wee Birdy 2012 Etsy Christmas Gift Guide.

Do you think you’re going to order something from Etsy right now? Tell me about it in the comments below!


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November 25, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 6

Etsy Christmas Gift Guide via WeeBirdy.com

I always get asked how to go about finding all the cool stuff on Etsy. Here’s a good starting point – just remember to order now for Christmas as some of these presents are custom-made!

1. Hand-embroidered initial necklace, US$38 from Merriwether Council.

2. Wood pencil holder, US$59 from Less and More.

3. 12 Colour Block Magnets, US$24 from Cuppa Color.

4. Custom-made name plate, EUR43 from Ninainvorm.

5. Red women’s leather sandal, US$130 from Einats Shoes.

6. Writing paper set, EUR$8.50 from Ninainvorm.

Don’t miss out on that perfect Christmas present! Click here for my entire series of posts for my 2012 Etsy Christmas Gift Guide.

How are you going with your Christmas shopping? Do you usually buy presents from Etsy?


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November 25, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 5

Etsy Christmas Gift Guide 2012 via WeeBirdy.com

Etsy is the place to head if you’re stumped for Christmas presents. But it’s easy to feel overwhelmed if you’re not sure where to look. You just need know where to find the best stuff – like these superb picks right here:

1. Sofia: Paper bouquet, US$54 from Frances and Francis.

2. Colour block clutch in beige mustard and peach, EUR23 from Pamplemouss.

3. Biscuit sized trinket box, US$27 from Hazel Nicholls.

4. Espresso – porcelain (glacier colour), AU$19 from Urban Cartel.

5. Polar Bear Factory miniature ceramic sculpture, US$25 from Pearson Maron.

6. Fox medal, US$50 from Handy Maiden.

Don’t miss out on that perfect Christmas present! Click here for my entire series of posts for my 2012 Etsy Christmas Gift Guide.

Which present is your favourite?
Let me know in the comments below!


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