The moment you’ve all been waiting for. The Mumfidential Handpicked Christmas Gift Guide 2017. We’ve had such fun putting it together and hope you find the inspiration you need from this fantastic selection of companies!
What better to find in your stocking than a tube of designer toothpaste? With delicious ‘grapefruit and mint’, ‘fennel and mint’ and ‘classic mint’ to choose from Taylor’s 32 toothpastes are not only great stocking fillers – they’re also a toothpaste revolution.
Free of any SLS, artificial flavours, sweeteners, colourants, preservatives or abrasives, petrochemicals or parabens, vegan friendly and not tested on animals this is the toothpaste of the future.
Taylor’s 32 has generously offered a 25% discount to Mumfidential readers, with free delivery on orders of over £20. Time to get brushing!
Get yours now using the code TAYLORS25 at checkout. The offer expires on 10th Jan 2018.
For the men in your life
LOVE BRAND & Co
LOVE BRAND & Co is a luxury British resort wear brand on a mission to save endangered species. Their iconoc swim shorts, designed in-house by founder, Oliver Tomalin, are crafted from soft and fast-drying fabric with a silver tusk on the drawstring.
The collection features a rainbow of plain colours, stripes and limited edition prints lovingly hand-sketched by Tomalin and inspired by his latest travels abroad and on-going love of wildlife. You can even get matching trunks for fathers (from £110) and sons (from £50).
Sadly, no discount available here but you can take comfort in the fact the company donates 5 per cent of its revenue to its chosen charities: Elephant Family, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Tusk Trust.
For the cool kids
Check out this cool dude! For achingly stylish retro kid’s clothes look no further than St.Berts.
You’ll find their t-shirts, hoodies and trousers will take you straight back to riding your Raleigh chopper to your friend’s house (unless of course you weren’t born in their Eighties…).
We particularly like their poppy red Star Sweatshirt combined with the Classic Sweatpants in dress blue (as pictured) but they even do hoodies for mums and dads. Not sure we’ve got what it takes to carry it off anymore but maybe you do?
St Berts has generously offered a 20% discount on the above-mentioned items (in all colour ways) to our Mumfidential readers. All you have to do is use the code STBERTS20 at the checkout online. Offer ends 20th December 2017.
For writers and diarists
Mark and Fold
If you’re as stationary obsessed as we are, you probably know about Mark + Fold already. Their notebooks and diaries are the ultimate in paper style: minimal, modern and born of a love for good paper and an obsession with materials and making.
The paper they use is made in Scotland and the Lake District and is unusually smooth yet thick enough that ink won’t bleed through. And their books open effortlessly flat –this was one of their founding motivations; once you’ve experienced it, you will never want to use another pad.
We will be giving (and hopefully receiving!) their diaries this year and their notebooks are thing of beauty (too good to write in, really). They also sell stylish erasers, pencils, pen pots and cards – great stocking fillers.
For hygge homeware
For tasteful and stylish furniture and home accessories, we always head straight to Only Home.
On their website you can find everything you need for your house – lights, cushions, tables, chairs – plus furniture for children’s bedrooms and playrooms, and pet beds and toys. And it’s all so much more original and bespoke-looking than the furniture you find on the high street.
We think their Kokoon Trivet lamps would make a great Christmas present. Their simple Scandinavian design will fit perfectly in any style of room, and they’re available in two colours. There’s so much else to choose from, though – definitely check out their website.
Until the end of December, Only Home is offering 10% off to Mumfidential readers. Just use the code MUMFIDENTIAL10 when buying anything in their collection.
For little scamps (and skiers)
This is the must-have brand for all little adventurers. We LOVE Muddy Puddles.
Their robust yet attractive outdoor clothing ensures your explorers remain dry and snug in all weather. Having dressed our own children in their Scampsuits, we think every British toddler should have one: the breathable fabric and a removable fleece means they can be worn in bad weather all year round. We’re just sad that they’re not available in 30yrs+!
They also make outdoor clothing and ski gear for children aged 0 to 12 years. A 15% discount and free delivery is available for our readers across the range (not including items already on sale or discounted, and £40 minimum spend).
Just use the code MUMQZ56U at checkout until 31 January 2018. See their website for the full range.
For sisters, cousins and aunts
We’re not surprised to hear that Kate Moss shops at Their Nibs.
This vintage-look British brand’s pyjamas are beautifully crafted in bespoke prints – think unicorns, soldiers, cowboys and dinosaurs – using 100% cotton with little flourishes such as contrasting coloured cuffs and necklines.
The Their Nibs products range from gorgeous pyjamas to luxurious soaps and candles and pretty cottage quilts.
Select ‘Send as Gift’ for glorious gift wrapping.
Claim your generous 20% discount on children’s pyjamas and cosmetic bags by using the discount code is MUMS20 until 20th December 2017. See Their Nibs for the full range.
For home makers
Whether it’s your brother who needs a bit of guidance with his new bachelor pad; a design-conscious teenage niece who wants a trendier bedroom or a busy friend who can’t seem to find the time to put the finishing touches to her family home, we’ve found you the perfect present.
Online interior design company, Olivine Life, has launched a gift voucher offering easy and affordable access to the expertise of two leading interior designers, Victoria Gray and Taline Findlater.
There are three Olivine Life Gift Vouchers to choose from (starting at £150) and the entire process can be completed within two weeks. Once the recipient is ready to redeem their festive voucher, they simply fill out a questionnaire and send it to the Olivine Life team. This is then followed by a quick chat over the phone or on video, to discuss design concepts. Then finally a proposed design scheme with an easy ‘click & shop’ list is sent out via email.
For more information see their website.
For mummy (or daddy)
An Idaho Jones bag is the ultimate gift for a mum-to-be or new mum. Or even a second- or third-time mum. These bags have been designed to make parents’ lives easier whilst still looking super stylish and not costing the earth.
There are two options to choose between. The first one is a baby changing backpack, Gallivant, that comes with several well-organised pockets, stroller straps and a changing mat and has lots of room for baby as well as parent essentials. It is spacious without being bulky and comes in really handy especially whilst travelling.
The second option is Chertsey, a breast pump backpack – the first of its kind in the UK – with a concealed and insulated pocket for expressed milk and the pump. It also has plenty of space for other items. It’s perfect for mums who pump at work as it looks professional. It is also great for exclusively pumping mums as they can carry their baby changing items along with their pump. Both options are comfortable to carry, really high quality and look like expensive pieces.
From outer appearances, no-one would guess they’ve been designed to transport baby paraphernalia!
Offer valid until Christmas Eve.
For budding artists
Paint your own PJs – what a great idea!
Pixie Dixie is a brand known for its high quality pyjamas but now children can design their own, which is bound to make going to bed more appealing.
Included in the ‘paint-your-own’ package is one set of soft white PJs, four colours of your choice (there are 9 to choose from), paintbrush, design ideas and instructions – all for £29.99.
As a Mumfidential reader you can enjoy a 15% discount across the range, which includes dreamy rabbit, soldier, and crown PJs and matching robes and the cutest babygros, until the 31st December 2017.
Just use the code CART15 when checking out online.
For so many more great gift ideas
Every parent needs to know about The Directory. It’s a comprehensive list of “tried and tested” companies that have been recommended by parents (with children at Thomas’s London Day Schools) – all of which are offering a special discount or incentive to Mumfidential readers this Christmas.
Included in the line up are animal and family portrait artists, fabulous cushions, photo storybooks and sparkling jewellery, plus artisan shampoos, beachwear, toys and travel companies. You don’t really need to go anywhere else for your Christmas shopping and you can find useful services on there too such as caterers and home finders.
See The Directory for more information.