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18.11.19

Gift Guides 2019 – Stocking Fillers for the whole family

Stocking Fillers

Hello new week. With sunshine and a beautiful crisp morning! I am ready continue my gift guides and today it is all about stocking fillers for the whole family!

Which is quite a multi-functional guide actually. And somehow the word ‘stocking filler’ implements small gifts, advent calendar gifts, a little treat for somebody special, or indeed when shopping around for stocking fillers.

I grew up in Germany and Christmas Stockings were not a thing. But we would celebrate Nikolaus on the 6th of December. A tradition where children clean their shoes on the night of the 5th and put them in front of the door. The next morning we would find a small gift or some chocolates inside the shoes. Therefore, if you are a Nikolaus person, this guide is good for you.

At the end of the post you can find a list of all Gift Guides that will be published for this year and I will update the links once they go live.

Ho Ho Ho and some lovely festive weeks until Christmas from me to you!

Please find now my Gift Guide for Stocking Fillers for the whole family:

 

1. Socks can be a boring present. But not these and their brothers and sisters. Cool socks* are a thing!

2. Wooden toy camera*. Adorable and simply beautiful.

3. Beautiful hand made and hand painted wooden figurines* for endless play!

4. So fun! Apple teething ring*. Hand made, ecological and biodegradable. And it can be can be used for teething, as a bath toy or a decorative object.

5. A must-have for environmental conscious friends. These reusable straws* can be used with hot or cold drinks. The set contains 6 straws and a straw cleaning brush.

6. 100% pure Rosehip Seed Oil* that is both cold-pressed and organic.

7. Great little box of shapes* that is easy to bring along when out and about or on a holiday.

8. Cute mouse in a baby moses basket. Too adorable.

9. Cute cross stitch kit* with everything to get started right away.

10. These fun animal wash clothes* will make bath time endlessly fun. So cute!

11. The healthy Kinder Surprise in a Christmas Format! The PLAYin CHOC ToyChoc Box contains 2 x 10g individually wrapped, deliciously creamy, organic dairy free chocolates and a delightful Christmas card toy to assemble

12. These crayons* are double-sided. On one-side you can find block colours and on the other a multi-coloured pattern. Giving your little ones twice as many options!

 

Happy gifting and stay tuned for more gift ideas over the following days…

 

Gift Guides 2019 overview:

* Stocking Fillers

* Mum & Dad aka grown ups

* Christmas Decor

* Baby

* Kids

* Family Games

* Books

* Teens

 

 

 

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11.11.19

Christmas 2019: The best personalised gifts for the whole family!

The best personalised Christmas gifts for the whole family!

Good Morning!
We are starting the week with a blue sky and it is just what I need. Because one child is home with a very sore throat and I feel a little under the weather too. So bring on the sunshine and we will be back on our feet in no time.

And we are also starting this week with Christmas things. Or better: The very first gift guide of the season.
Normally I am not that early but this one has a very good reason. It is all about personalised items and to make sure that these arrive on time, I am sharing some ideas early.

Personalised gifts are so ON at the moment. And it is very clear why – everyone loves a nice gift, and by adding a personal message, a memory, or make it their own with a name or special date, it just adds so much value and love to it.

I put a lot of time to find some lovely personalised Christmas gifts for you and I hope you enjoy my selection. And there is something for the whole family:

 

personalised christmas baubles

Personalised Zodiac Keepsake Christmas Bauble

A beautiful hand-painted ceramic bauble*, personalised with the name of your choice on one side and their zodiac constellation on the other. A lovely family Christmas heirloom gift! Also perfect for a baby’s first Christmas bauble!
Extra: There is a cool black dots bauble* with gold lettering as well. Have a look!

 

Personalised Santa Sack

Personalised Santa Sack

Make your Christmas Eve tradition personal with a custom Christmas bag* ready to be filled with treats for your little one (or Christmas morning as a stocking alternative!)
The bag is the perfect fit for a few little gifts for the kids and can be used year after year. Loving the minimal design and simple aesthetic.

 

personalised toddler purse

Personalised toddler purse

A handmade small leather bag* for the mini fashionista in your life. This leather bag is the perfect gift for the special little girl in your life. And you can add her name for an extra personal touch.

 

personalised baby teether

Teething toys with your child’s name

The perfect baby gift – these cute teething toys* are made from BPA free silicone beads, natural unfinished wood, and lots of love. And they will definitely be the keepsake of baby’s first year!

 

stamp your own cookie kit personalised cookie stamper

Stamp your own cookie kit

This cookie decorating kit* allows you to stamp any message into a biscuit, cookie or icing, and can be used over and over again. It is perfect for all sorts of occasions, from birthdays to Mother’s day, Christmas, Easter, baby showers to weddings. And therefore either the perfect gift for bakers and/or people who love to bake. Or to prepare personal and edible gifts!

 

personalised wooden christmas box

Personalised Christmas Box

This bespoke and sophisticated Christmas Eve Box*, is made from natural pine wood and fully customisable!
Individually designed, this box will create a lasting Christmas Eve tradition year after year.
Your personalisation will be engraved onto the top of the box. On top, you can also add a personal message that will be engraved to the bottom of the box or inside of the lid.
This really pushes a sustainable Christmas too!

 

colourful keychain personalised

Colourful name keyring

Absolutely lovely engraved and hand-painted name keychains*. Perfect stocking filler or teacher gift. You can select the tassel colour as well.

 

Personalized Christmas Ornament Name

Personalised Christmas bauble

These custom snow globe tree baubles* are so perfect to gift to the people you love. Hand-crafted to fit your custom wording! And you will get a glass ornament with a sisal tree, white snow confetti, hanging twine, and a bow. Gift boxes are available if you would like to send this directly to the lucky receiver.

 

Custom Cross Stitch Family Portrait

Custom Cross Stitch Family Portrait

These beautiful hand stitched pieces* make wonderful gifts for Christmas as well as basically any other occasion.
You can capture your family in these beautiful hand stitched hoops, even add the pets. And then you either gift it to your beloved husband or wife or your parents / grandparents. Instead of a framed photo!

 

custom wooden seed box

Garden Seed Box

These floral garden seed boxes* are the perfect gift for any passionate gardener!
These are hand-crafted, and each box displays a name of your choice within a seasonal floral design. Each seed box contains four wooden dividers ‘Veg’, ‘Herbs’, ‘Flowers’ and one left blank for you to personalise yourself at home.

 

Personalised Leather tidy tray

Personalised Leather tidy tray

Cool tidy tray* made from vegetable tanned leather. And this is such a versatile product – the perfect accessory for the contents of your pockets, everyday jewellery, office accessories or keys.
You can personalise it with initials, a name or a date and make it unique to you.

 

custom Wooden letter nursery decor

Wooden letter with felt balls

This Alphabet letter* will make a stunning addition to the nursery, playroom or any room in the house! You can choose the letter and the felt ball colours. And then you can either hand it on the wall or put it on a shelf.

I hope you got inspired by these personalised christmas gifts! Ho Ho Ho!

 

And pssst, it is not too late to get this year’s Advent Calendars in the house before December 1!

 

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01.11.19

26 happy things for your November!

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Did you do Halloween yesterday? We did and the kids nearly exploded of pure excitement beforehand… and we are not even really done yet. Tonight is Halloween Disco at school!

And then I quickly realised last weekend that the Christmas craze started. School fair, gift guides, advent calendars that need to be filled (on Monday I will share my 2019 calendar edit – mark your agenda!) and everything else that comes with the festive season. These last 2 months will just fly by… I feel it already.

So, let’s make the most out of it and start with the November round up of my favourite reads, finds, interiors, and other inspiring stuff:

 

Bloomingville Mini

Bloomingville Mini

Bloomingville Mini
Scandinavian home accessories. Great new collection* from one of my favourite brands and they do lots of lovely Christmas accessories too!

Cute hoops* for the nursery – embroidered lion or lioness?

 

bookhou flora blanket
OMG! This blanket*. I love blankets and to cuddle up on my sofa with them…

Are you looking for a really great gift? I recommend this Etsy shop*. For children, adults, best friends, teachers… anyone that deserves a great gift!

 

knitted doll blanket
A big awww, for that little rainbow blanket* for your child’s favourite doll! … and there are some adorable doll clothes, more blankets as well as the sweetest knitted doll bonnets too.

Beautiful hoop earrings* with my favourite stone – turquoise!

 

scandinavian kitchen
This house has so many quirky details – I love it!

Perfect tableware for your Christmas diner*!

 

ferm living apple basket
Cool apple storage basket* in two sizes. Such an eye catcher!

Rainbows are here to stay. Boho chic decor!

 

scandinavian living room cabinet
Another cool home!

A look at four family budgets. Interesting article!

 

you are loved doormat
How about a really cool doormat*? It is the first thing you as well as others see when entering your beloved home!

Do you want to know more about skincare? Or better – everything? This is your article!

 

wool-felt-mobile
Absolutely beautiful wool felt mobile* in various colour schemes.

The psychological price of entrepreneurship. I am sure you can relate if you are part of the ship!

 

arty home london
Arty Party? I definitely want to join and get a house tour

Do you still see your friends?

 

personalised wooden toys
What a great gift idea – personalised wooden toys*! Choose between cars, trains, unicorns, dinos, dogs, and more…

New baby essentials.

 

adventure play rug
Adventure play rug*! So fun, useful, and sweet.

Why Pinterest’s algorithm is so very successful.

 

bunny ears bonnet
Hop like a bunny with these cute bonnets*!

Will Amazon take over everything? (I was just reading a book about it as well and it is really a bit scary… will share my fave business books soon with you!)

 

SCandinavian home
I guess this apartment is all about that window!

‘And then I had to get induced and get a C-section, which was not what I wanted. But you can’t plan it. It was a great exercise in improvising and adjusting and becoming more adaptable.’
Read more from Ali Wong in this great interview.

 

Have a fantastic weekend everyone. Lots of love, some sunshine, tea, and colourful leaves! Thank you for being here, Peggy

 

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27.09.19

32 fun things for your October!

32 fun things for your October!

TGIF!

Yes, some weeks need Friday to come a bit more quick than others. And this week definitely needed to go by quickly.

And since I love to compile these Friday lists as much as you love to read them – Friday comes with bells and whistles. 32 fantastic, fun, new, and awesome things for you and your family.

Please enjoy them:

 

alimrose dolls
Perfect first doll!

Loving this pink whale*.

dolls-house with light and accessories
Christmas present sorted: The perfect dolls house* that comes with furniture and dolls (most don’t and you spend a fortune kitting it out!) AS WELL AS – light and a door bell. Yes, this miniature house is a dream.

Childless cities?

 

kids room tent diy
So much kids room inspo!

Do you have a big career goal?

 

esska shoes kids
Such cute Mary Janes shoes.

Just in case you missed it – You Tube Kids is out!

 

twirl dress
Perfect autumn twirl dress*.

Sneaker Boom!

 

bear backpack
Cutest backpacks* galore!

Do you like rainbows?

 

london family home kitchen
So many things I love about this family home – especially the kitchen! House goals!

The cutest things for baby.

 

Natalie-Papier-home
And you should totally peek into Natalie Papier’s home – nobody can match vintage, colour, design, and cool like this lady!

Food styling tips & tricks.

 

Half time – 16 more… all gorgeous:

lets go to italy book

acrobat family book
Two new books in our home:
My kids love Italy and remind us regularly to visit soon again, so the Let’s go to Italy! book is a hit here.

The pop up Acrobat Family is gorgeous and so full of surprises and details!

 

reebok maternity line
The new maternity range from Reebok has been designed to adapt to your growing body, so you can keep working out throughout your pregnancy.

Talking about it… The ideal woman!

 

kids konoc
Beautiful leather accessories for small & big.

Nudie Rudie! Will definitely make you smile every time you walk into your bathroom…

 

embroidered family portrait
Christmas gift alert!!! Beautiful Family hoop art*. Your family captured in a unique, whimsical embroidery in an illustrative style. Such a lovely and personal gift. It would please everyone…

Wow, what a house. Every corner is special.

 

franklin emily kids furniture
Design furniture for children from Franklin+Emily. Sleek, stylish, and fun!

Such beautiful blankets.

 

little goodall rainbow butterfly coat
It’s been a while that I checked into this shop, and wow, what a gorgeous and fun coat*.

Do you remember these Wish Pixies ?

 

wooden toys stars moon balance
Cute wooden balance toy* with stars, rainbows, clouds, and more…

More gorgeous wooden toys.

 

Off we go into another weekend! Have a super one…

 

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25.09.19

Softheads – decorative wall sculptures for your home

.Softheads - decorative wall sculptures

When we were in Nantes this August I discovered these cool decorative wall sculptures in a shop and quickly scribbled down the name.

Back at home I had a look online and discovered the whole universe of Softheads. Because these original objects are so fun! And they are all hand-made and locally produced in Barcelona, Spain.

The idea is to create objects that put a pacifistic and humorous spin on the once fashionable practice of displaying hunting trophies. These pieces will decorate any space and giving it an original and elegant touch. In addition to the new seasonal collections and models, Softheads offers custom-built projects and interesting collaborations with other brands, designers and artists.

 

Softheads - decorative wall sculptures
The artist Sergio Roger is the founder and creative director of Softheads.

He lived in Berlin for several years and graduated in Fine Arts at the UdK and his works are exhibited and shown internationally. In 2011 he launched Softheads, because he wanted to bring art closer to a wider audience.

 

Softheads - decorative wall sculptures

Softheads - decorative wall sculptures
Cristina Olivé joined soon after the launch. And together they make a lot of interiors and homes a tiny lot bit more fun!

I think these sculptures makes great gifts, not only for animal lovers…

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