Christmas Gift Guide

December 11, 2013

33 gorgeous designer presents for under $50 (£30)

33 Designer Presents for Under $50 via Wee Birdy

Being on a budget for Christmas presents doesn’t mean you have to steer clear of luxe names like Comme des Garcons, Vivienne Westwood, Lanvin, Mulberry and Dior. There are lots of little luxuries around that make special presents for people you want to treat, starting at £11. Here’s my round-up of the good stuff for under 50 bucks. Amazing!

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs set of five skinny rubber bangles, AU$36.55 from Shopbop.
2. Nars lip gloss in Wonder, £17.50 from Liberty.
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Mareika tulip-printed iPhone 5 cover, $42.76 from Net-a-Porter.
4. Marc by Marc Jacobs Heathrow trompe l’oeil neoprene tablet case, $33.13 from Shopbop.
5. House of Harlow 1960 sunburst button earrings, $39.98 from Shopbop.
6. Kate Spade New York small square stud earrings, $43.41 from Shopbop.
7. Marc by Marc Jacobs cutout daisy stud earrings, $47.98 from Shopbop.
8. Vivienne Westwood Sigg bottle no.3, €25 from Vivienne Westwood.
9. Orla Kiely flower stripe hand towel, $24.95 from Lark.
10. Aesop protective lip balm SPF30, AU$19 from Aesop.
11. Vivienne Westwood Peace Not War handkerchief, €25 from Vivienne Westwood.
12. Paul Smith multi-striped socks, £17 from Selfridges.
13. Ted Baker Geoboy repeat pocket square, £25 from Selfridges.
14. Karen Walker narrow enamel bangle, $35 from Karen Walker.
15. Kate Spade New York Penny for Your Thoughts journal, $27.42 from Shopbop.
16. Jonathan Adler Utopia cat mug, $29.70 from Shopbop.
17. Shu Uemura Takashi Murakami collection lip & cheek tint colour, £20 from Selfridges.
18. Paul & Joe hair and body mist, £12 from Selfridges.
19. Smythson gilded wafer pencil, £20 from Smythson.
20. Lancome Hypnôse ultra dazzling eyeshadow limited Christmas edition, £21 from Selfridges.
21. Smythson Bond Street Blue kings correspondence cards, £11 from Smythson.
22. Vivienne Westwood black Orb tights, €20 from Vivienne Westwood.
23. Paul & Joe Body powder, £25 from Selfridges.
24. Maison Martin Margiela ostrich feather pen, $49.66 from Net-a-Porter.
25. Dior Duo Manucure Bijoux gold nail lacquer base & crystal pearls, £30 from Selfridges.
26. Dior Diorific Vernis nail polish, £20 from Selfridges.
27. Liberty London pink speckle print frill knickers, £20 from Liberty.
28. Aspinal London post box key ring, £25 from Selfridges.
29. Mulberry A6 notebook, £20 from Mulberry.
30. Lanvin set of two rubber luggage tags, $49.66 from Net-a-porter.
31. Bobbi Brown Everyday pretty lip & eye palette, £24 from Selfridges.
32. Comme Des Garcons fragrance Series 8 eau de toilette in Grapefruit Energy C, £25 from Liberty.
33. Stella smooth bikini briefs, US$14 from Stella McCartney.

Prefer handmade? I’ve got that sorted, too. Head straight to my Christmas present guides on Etsy for the best of the bunch.

Disclosure: Some, but not all, of these links are with affiliate programs, which helps to support Wee Birdy. Please note that affiliate links do not influence my edit of lovely things. I don’t put crap on Wee Birdy, yo.


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November 23, 2013

My Etsy Picks for Christmas: Presents for Teen Boys

Teen boys can be a bit tricky when it comes to presents. It’s hard to find something that ticks all the right cool, fun and original boxes. Hopefully my round-up of the best Etsy buys will help, including a skinny knit tie, creepy/cool chalkboard skull and a little something for Big Bang Theory fans.

Click through on the image to see the full list.

Now is the time to order all your presents from Etsy if you want them in time for Christmas, so hop to it!

Head over here for all of my Etsy Christmas present guides. Do you have an awesome present idea for teen boys?

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November 19, 2013

My Etsy Picks for Christmas: Presents for Teen Girls

Hmmm, this could very well be my own wishlist, so perhaps I’m projecting my inner-teen just a tad. But I really do love all of things I’ve cherry-picked in this wee collection of original presents for teenage girls. From the bargain confetti nail polish to the candy-print leggings, there’s a whole lot of handmade gorgeousness to love. Click through on the image to see the full list.

Now is the time to order all your presents from Etsy if you want them in time for Christmas, so hop to it!

Head over here for all of my Etsy Christmas present guides. What do you think?

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November 18, 2013

My Etsy Picks for Christmas: Presents for Babies


There is so much handmade loveliness for little ones on Etsy right now. Check out my full list of Christmas presents for babies by clicking on the image above. Happy shopping! Tell  me which presents caught your eye.

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November 18, 2013

Xmas presents to order now from Etsy: Rose gold

I’m back – and just in time too! Suddenly it’s November 18 and Christmas is scarily just around the corner. This time of the year always snowballs for me, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like they can’t keep up.

I feel I need to apologise for being kinda quiet on Wee Birdy this year. We had a few unexpected hurdles and life with my wee toddler man has taken precedence. I’ve also been editing the Craft section for Tuts+, and just a few weeks ago we up and sold our wee flat! And we’ve just bought a house … in the bush!

We move in just before Christmas, and in the meantime I’m a tad frantic with renovation plans and packing and moving.

But I couldn’t miss my favourite part of the Wee Birdy calendar – my annual Christmas present guides. I’ve been cherry-picking my favourite buys for the past few months, and I was super-chuffed when the lovely Etsy folks came a-knocking, asking me to put together my favourite Etsy picks for the brand new Wee Birdy Etsy page.

I can’t wait to share all favourite Etsy discoveries with you over the next week in my annual Christmas present guide.

For starters, I’ve chosen rose-gold as one of this year’s hottest trends for my present guide. Just click on the image above to check out all of my picks on Etsy. Let me know what you think!

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts. X

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December 17, 2012

Christmas Gift Guide 2012: Amazing presents for kids

Christmas Gift Guide 2012: Kids Presents via WeeBirdy.com

Stuck for original and charming present ideas for the little ones? I’ve scoured the globe for the most amazing gifts for kids, starting at $10.

1. The Magic Tree House, AU$179 from Lark.

2. Tsumiki house, EUR91 from The Space Penguin.

3. Antique rose ballet bounce skirt by Collette Dinnigan For The Australian Ballet,  AU$39 Target.

4. Kiko machi wood+magnet town, EUR32 from The Space Penguin.

5. Little Roar Head by Flatout Frankie, AU$35 from Hello Polly.

6. Rain Littlephant art print by Camilla Lundsten, AU$36 from Hello Polly.

7. Nathalie Lete Friends magnet set, £22 from Niddle Noddle.

Christmas Gift Guide 2012: Kids Presents via WeeBirdy.com

8. Coq en Pate giraffe shoulder bag, AU$33.95 from My Messy Room.

9. Rock Your Baby ‘Masked Crusader’ blue t-shirt with detachable cape, AU$35 from My Messy Room.

10. Flensted Elephant Party mobile, AU$30 from Great Dane Furniture.

11. Maze the ark ducky hook, AU$31 from Funkis.

12. Nathalie Lete Sailor Tin bucket by Nathalie Lete, £8 from Niddle Noddle.

13. Kids Company Dodgy Panda knitted hooded scarf, £45 from Liberty.

14. Plastic Clonette Doll with Rabbit in dark blue, AU$10 from Lark.

Christmas Gift Guide: Kids Presents via WeeBirdy.com

15. Theatre “ESPAÑOL” (to assemble), EUR22 from Teatritos.

16. Rock Your Baby ‘Eat My Dust’ board shorts, AU$39.95 from My Messy Room.

17. OMM Design Tiger Plate, AU$12.95 from My Messy Room.

18. Bear jacquard knit green jumper by Tootsa MacGinty, £31 from Burp Boutique.

19. Djeco magician pencil trick book, £13 from Liberty.

20. Blink Design colours wall art , AU$60 from My Messy Room.

Christmas Gift Guide 2012: Presents for Kids via WeeBirdy.com

21. The Game of Sculpture, £7.95 from Culture Label.

22. Kiko ashiato cat print toy beach sandals, EUR17.60 from The Space Penguin.

23. Harry Potter Marauder’s Map, £36.95 from Harrods.

24. A Menotti and Y Labat’s How Many Jellybeans?, AU$24.95 from My Messy Room.

25. Lion face cushion, AU$29.95 from Lark.

26. Kiko gatcha gatcha dispenser, EUR39 from The Space Penguin.

Christmas Gift Guide: Kids Presents via WeeBirdy.com

27. Best Bead Kit In The World, £11.60 from Cox and Cox.

28. Animal crayons, £5.20 from Cox and Cox.

29. Vintage caravan, AU$29.95 from Lark.

30. Milk n Soda Sailboat Bow Tie in Sky, AU$19.95 from My Messy Room.

31. Harry Potter Hermione’s Time Turner, £51.95 from Harrods.

32. Chalkboard Cowboy, £29.50 from Daisy Mooo.

33. Blafre Giraffe Steel Drink Bottle, AU$24.95 from My Messy Room.

Want more lovely present inspiration? Click here for all my Christmas 2012 Gift Guides.

Prefer to buy all handmade? Click here for my Etsy 2012 Christmas Gift Guides.

And don’t miss my Top 20 Christmas Crackers and my Top 20 Christmas Stockings!


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