New Baby Gifts

We get lots of people coming in to the shop looking for a present for a new baby. Most of the time they would like to buy an item of clothing but would like a little something to go with it for the baby to play with.

We have created some ideas based on what customers have put together in the shop and what we think looks fun together!

Kite Pirate Octopus Top£13 Pebble Octopus Rattle £8.80

Kite Pirate Octopus Top £13 Pebble Octopus Rattle £8.80

Frugi Dino T-Shirt £16 Pebble T-Rex Rattle £7.50

Frugi Animal Band Top £18 Pebble Monkey Rattle £8.80

Frugi Ellie Babygrow £20 Pebble Elephant Buddy £8.80

Kite Cupcake T-Shirt £13 Pebble Bird Rattle £6.50

Kite Sleeping Bag £28 Pebble Elephant Buddy £8.80

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Phister & Philina Spin Overall £26 Pebble Frog Rattle £8.80

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Advent Calendars

A traditional Scandinavian advent calendar has small wrapped presents which have been personally wrapped by the Christmas Nisse (aka mother!) ready for the 1st of December. For each day there is a present to open leading up to the 24th December. (In Scandinavia we celebrate Christmas on the 24th).

Presents can be bought that mean something to the child/children such as something they are collecting or it could be as simple as Christmas chocolate and sweets. Another idea is to break apart a set and wrap pieces up for each day. The year before last we purchased a Lego Advent Calendar and used the pieces from this. Last year we bought a set of moshi monsters so the kids opened one each week day and then Christmas Chocolates at the weekend.

This is a lovely Christmas tradition that the kids look forward to each year. The excitement of opening a little present each day is magical. There are many different versions of the advent calendar that can be purchased. Our favourite is the Maileg Pixie Calendar, which has pockets and rings for each day in December for you to attach presents for each day to. A new version is created each year by Maileg. These Pixie’s are an investment, something to keep in the family for many years. Even when the kids are older they are a beautiful decorative item to bring out at Christmas time. These are the 2013 versions:

calendar girl calnedar boy

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Maileg baby rattles

We are in love with these new rattles from Maileg! A pirate themed set with pirate ship and a fairytale set in a castle. There’s a pirate, captain and mermaid and a soft pirate ship. A prince, princess and dragon and soft castle.

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For our Maileg bunnies and mice there is this cute red wooden pram.

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As for these adorable baby mice in matchboxes, say no more! Oh and their dummies are little heart buttons 🙂

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June 15, 2013. Product Highlights, Raspberry Red. Leave a comment.

Summer spots & stripes!

It feels like Summers finally here and we have lots of fun summery children’s clothes with spots and stripes in the Raspberry Red shop! All of the outfits pictured, like most of the stock in the shop are made from really comfortable soft organic jersey cotton. Perfect for running around and playing in on a warm summers day. The softness can’t be felt on the website but we have had lots of people in the shop commenting on how lovely and soft the clothes are!
For little boys
BB577
Kitekids beach t-shirt Kitekids stripy shorts
 
For little girls
BG073
Kitebaby nautical spot tunic & Kitebaby striped cropped wide legging
For older boys
KB203
Kitekids button neck stripy sweatshirt
KB195
Kitekids stripy t-shirt
For older girls
KG281
Kitekids nautical dress
KG277 1
Kitekids drop waist stripy dress

 

Our shop is located at Holme Grange Craft Village just outside Wokingham in Berkshire (RG40 3AW) in the UK.
It is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Holme Grange is a delightful village with 20 independent businesses ranging from shops selling jewellery, crafts, kitchenware, home interiors, Italian delicacies and creative activities such as pottery painting, garment printing, painting courses and pasta classes and services such as Acupuncture and Bathroom design. There is also a lovely cafe with indoor and outdoor courtyard seating and free parking. It’s a great day out for adults and children! 

 

June 5, 2013. Product Highlights, Raspberry Red. Leave a comment.

Bunnies!

Each season Danish brand Phister & Philina design beautiful fabrics using wonderfully colourful colour combinations, with a different theme for each season. This summer it is bunnies!

Petit baby dress

Place Baby top

Place baby top

Phister & Philina

Petit Mini dress

August 3, 2012. Tags: , , , , . Product Highlights. Leave a comment.

Girls birthday party gift idea

I love the fact that my daughters get invited to lots of birthday parties, but with 30 in the class and with many of them inviting the whole class, it can be both costly and time consuming buying all the birthday gifts. Albeit a nice problem, it’s one that so many parents face!

One of my customers at an event I was at had a great idea for a girls birthday party gift idea, to put together in matching colours some of the beautiful flower hairclips, freshwater pearl & bead bracelets and hair ties from Danish brand Aquin, which I sell. To give you an idea of how pretty they look here are some examples:

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Hair accessories

My daughters both have really thick hair, so finding girls hair accessories that stay in their hair has always been a challenging task! They both have long hair with fringes growing out so need clips to keep the hair out of their faces. I have always tried to buy clips that look pretty and match with their outfits 🙂  However we have lost so many hair clips and spent so much money on them over the years, and consequently have a mass of odd clips in our hairclip box! I also think a bigger clip such as a flower finishes a pretty outfit for a party, so we have lots of those too!

Two years ago I bought in Denmark some gorgeous plastic flower hairclips which actually stay in their hair and look really pretty. I have hardly let them wear them as I have been so scared of them losing them! On very special occasions they have come out of the drawer. So imagine my delight when when I was offered the chance to stock these flower hairclips on my Raspberry Red website! I started selling them before Christmas and had to reorder as I sold out with so many people buying them as stocking fillers. The hairclips are from a Danish company called Aquin. They also make hairbands that look like old fashioned telephone cord! They come in lots of bright fun colours. I am a now stocking these too. My daughters with thick (but fine – they have lots of it though) hair have been wearing them and they do stay in your hair. You need to twist them around a few times, like you would a normal hair band. They make a really pretty fan effect in the hair too! To complete an outfit Raspberry Red is also stocking the Aquin freshwater pearl and bead childrens bracelets.

February 24, 2012. Product Highlights. Leave a comment.