Christmas – it, literally, is just around the corner. The most magical time of year. I absolutely love Melbourne during Christmas. All the streets and shops are adorned with bright lights and colourful decorations, with carols playing. Children are full of excitement and writing their letters to Santa. While the parents rush around frantically shopping and ticking off lists.
I am so excited to be celebrating Aria’s first Christmas. Taking her to have a photo with Santa (she will most likely cry!!) and visiting the iconic Myer Christmas Windows. Planning her Christmas Day outfit. Then comes the wishlist…..
Being the social media insta lover that I am, I have met not only many beautiful Mums and bubs but discovered many amazing small businesses. This year lets support small business! Here I will share with you mine and Aria’s faves.
I stumbled across this little store on Etsy. How gorgeous are these 1,2,3,4,5,6 or LOVE blocks. They are bright, colourful and patterned. There are a few styles to choose from and they come in various tones, perfect for little boys to.
1, 2, 3,4,5,6 Blocks $29+shipping
Direct link https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/finnstree
2. Dove and Dovelet
Teething jewellery, yes please! And oh so stylish layered up. A little gift for the mummas too. These are high up on my wishlist. I am currently dealing with a teething bub who loves to chew on my hands! Our faves the “Neon Ziggy Bangle” and the “mini kids geo bangle”. All made with BPA free silicone beads of the highest quality and a wooden bead as a feature.
Direct link http://www.doveanddovelet.com/ and Instagram Doveanddovelet
The home of many amazing designers and the latest styles and trends for your little ones. I tend to do a lot of ‘window shopping’ on this site just to look at the pretty designer stuff and add it to the growing wish list in my head. They’re currently offering 30% the entire store with every purchase going into the draw to win a shared $1000 prize, perfect destination for a bit of Christmas shopping. Please check my Instagram post for full details. So I have two picks on either side of the price range. Loving this Grey Crying Cross tie up Shirred Dress by Sunday the Label and how gorgeous are these Fendi Bubble Shorts? With 30% off brings them down to a fabulous price.
Sunday the Label - Grey crying cross tie up shirred dress
Currently $31.46 + shipping
Fendi - Bubble Shorts
Currently $120.40 + free shipping
Direct link http://www.microfashion.com.au/ and on Instagram @microfashionau
4. Little Scout Co
I simply love these moccs. Made of great quality leather and well presented in a little drawstring bag. Handmade in Victoria by the gorgeous Simone. I even accidently put one pair of Aria’s in the washing machine and they came out in perfect condition (oopps)!! As Aria already has Silver, Radiant Orchard and Ivory (currently on the way) I am adding this Dove Grey colour to the wishlist. I also love how there is an option to add a bow for only an extra $5
Dove Grey Moccs $37 +shipping
Direct link http://www.littlescoutco.com/ and on Instagram littlescoutco
5. Little Lola Boutique
A perfect little find this was. A place I will always turn to when I am on the hunt for that perfect little gift. You must check it out! I am so in love with the “Le Toy Van” range. I know Aria is a bit too young, but seriously how adorable is the Honeybake Oven and Hob Set or the Choccocino Machine. So divine!! For all my followers Little Lola Boutique is currently offering 10% off your first order till the end of the year. The order MUST be over $70 excluding postage. It applies to all items in store except for personalised range. The discount code is “micro” Happy Shopping
Honeybake Oven and Hob Set
Direct link http://littlelolaboutique.com.au/ and Instagram littlelolaboutique
6. The Tiny Tot Shop
We love a big bow! Our favourite store for all of Aria’s headwraps and topknots. Made with soft fabric that ties easily into the most perfect size bow or whichever style you fancy. We always love restock and seeing which new styles are released. Make sure you keep an eye out too for the “Christmas Collection” (very excited!). Aria’s current fave the “Annabelle” watercolour cotton headwrap. It’s a beautiful mix of summery colours that is sure to be a staple over this season.
“Annabelle” $14 +shipping
Direct link http://www.thetinytotshop.bigcartel.com/ and Instagram thetinytotshop
7. Kiss Chasey Kidswear
After something with a bit of edge and a little bit different? A tee with a statement for both boys and girls. Then you have to check out Kiss Chasey Kidswear! Aria’s current fave “Who Run The World”. It is a must have on a wishlist for every little lady’s wardrobe. Transform your tee and roll the sleeves up for a slightly different look. Style with a tutu or a hip pair of shorts, what about some leather? We can’t wait to see how you style yours!
Who Run The World Kids Tee $24.95 +shipping
Direct link https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/KissChaseyKidswear
and Instagram @kisschaseykidswear
8. Lil Lushious
I am in love with absolutely everything Lil Lushious has, I want them all haha!! Bright colours, pom poms and frills are the perfect combination. The rompers and bloomers are too cute for words. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these for Aria. Not only do Lil Lushious have an online store but you can frequently find them at the Craft Markets all over Melbourne. We are hoping to get to one soon!! As I mentioned it is too hard to pick one so our faves Mockingbird Lush Bums in Aqua and Gold Polka Dot Christmas Romper.
Mockingbird Lush Bums in Aqua
Gold Polka Dot Christmas Romper
Direct link http://lillushious.com/ and Instagram lillushious
And that is a wrap! Aria and I have loved sharing our wishlist to you all. We hope it has given you some great ideas for those stocking fillers or hard to find unique gifts. Make sure you take advantage of the 30% off at Microfashion and 10% off at Lola Boutique as mentioned above and on my Instagram account. We want to give a big thankyou to all the stores on this post. Make sure you all support small business this Christmas!!
Also stay tuned as we will be having a competition to say thankyou to all our followers. All details to be announced soon!!!
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and HAPPY SHOPPING
Love Danielle and Aria