15th November 2019

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If you’d rather be snuggled hola up at home with a cup of tea and your little ones rather than braving the crowds after lockdown ends- we’ve got you! Our little elves at Mush have scoured Instagram to bring you our favourite independent brands you need for your baby’s first Christmas (and some for the women in your life too!) From little trinkets (for all your stocking stuffing needs), to cozy outfits, to personalised keepsakes to last a lifetime, we’ve got you covered for your baby and others. Read on…

Toys & gifts

[showhide type=”post” more_text=”Show more…” less_text=”Show less…”] Chewie Cat This holiday season, treat your little ones to a personalised teething ring as the perfect little stocking filler! Chewie Cat specialises in designing and manufacturing personalised teethings rings for babies and fiddle necklaces for stylish mums.

Find out more about them here: https://chewiecat.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/chewiecat.uk/ Lou and Belle Looking for a tiny bit of magic (or maybe a lot…) this Christmas? Lou and Belle is a leading independent baby and children’s gifting boutique. Offering a range of beautiful gifts from around the world from linen bound journals, to heirloom dolls, to sustainable wooden toys and much more. Lou and Belle offer a luxury baby gift box service to help you mark the arrival of little ones from a far. Find out more about them here: https://louandbelle.com/ https://www.instagram.com/louandbellebaby/ Philly & Friends Philly & Friends is an award-winning children’s lifestyle brand. They aim to add the much-needed drop of colour in the sea of children’s products. They create beautifully illustrated books, wall art, affirmation cards and toys designed to instill self love and confidence in our little ones. They are passionate about raising wholesome kids through the power of representation. Find out more about them here: https://www.phillyandfriends.com https://www.instagram.com/phillynfriends/ BOKUNO Discover the whimsical collection of these timeless pieces. Passionate about creativity and sustainability, BOKUNO crafts diverse heirloom dolls which embrace inclusivity along with home décor and unique accessories to brighten your day. Each piece is cut to order and made by hand using carefully selected linen and cotton. Find out more about them here: https://bokunoshop.etsy.com https://www.instagram.com/bokunoshop/ Pippy & Co On the hunt for a sustainable gift for your little one? You’re in luck! Pippy & Co. is a small mum run business, their mission is to bring you the very best in sustainable, beautifully designed children’s toys from around the world, built to stand the test of time. Every toy is approved by their very own toy tester, Travis, aka Pippy so you can guarantee your little one will cherish each toy as much as we do. Find out more about them here: www.pippyandco.com https://www.instagram.com/pippyandco/ Gigi & Toops Enter the charming world of Gigi & Toops. Their focus is to bring you the most beautiful edit of high quality, Scandi inspired products with a touch of aesthetically pleasing style and eclectic flair. Find out more about them here: https://www.gigiandtoops.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/gigiandtoops/ Bean & Fox We love that Bean and Fox are all about helping parents make more sustainable choices when buying for their little ones, without compromising on style. Their carefully curated collection of toys, essentials and gifts for baby’s first years will not only fit seamlessly into the modern home, but every item is fair trade, sustainably sourced and, wherever possible, made from organic and natural materials. Find out more about them here: www.beanandfox.com https://www.instagram.com/beanandfox/ Hellion Toys Prepare for a Christmas out of this world! Brought to life by the magic of Dr Hellion, her distinctive collection of unique wooden toys are sent into the world to inspire open-ended, imaginative play and learning. Lovingly made, with wilful avoidance of gender stereotypes, her colourful creations are designed to be cherished by generations and are plastic-free, solvent-free, VOCs-free, BPA-free and vegan-friendly. Find out more about them here: https://helliontoys.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/helliontoys/ Rudi and Bear Our little elves want you and your little ones to meet ‘Ned the Robot’! A friend for life, each Ned is handmade and hand painted with heaps of love and a sprinkle of seaside magic. Made by Rudi and Bear, a small family run business based in Bude, Cornwall. All of their toys are vegan, plastic free and are CE Tested by an independent lab. Find out more about them here: www.rudiandbear.co.uk https://www.instagram.com/rudiandbear/ Dilly Blue Are they trees? Buildings? People? Trolls? We still don’t know. As mysterious as the ancient forests of Siberia and majestic as a freshly-coiffed unicorn, the Diferion defy explanation… They await adventure! You can find more hand-made toys designed to be educational and fun for little humans and planet friendly for the earth, at Dilly Blue. Find out more about them here: https://dillyblue.com/ https://www.instagram.com/dilly_blue/ Little Stories Transforming Ordinary Spaces Into Magical Places’ with Little Stories this Christmas (and every other day of the year). Little Stories is an eco-friendly online store, specialising in plastic free, handmade wooden toys and nursery décor. Little Stories toys are classic and traditional but with a modern aesthetic, beautifully unique and designed to unlock the imagination and encourage learning through the power of play. Find out more about them here: https://www.little-stories.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/little_stories_uk/ Eva & Rose Make your little one’s day that extra bit special with this gorgeous selection of toys from Eva & Rose. Lovingly curated by a mum of four, you will find a selection of handmade, natural and organic materials which have been used to craft products that are designed to last. Find out more about them here: https://evaandroseboutique.com https://www.instagram.com/eva.and.rose/ [/showhide]

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Small But Mighty Clothing Small But Mighty Clothing is a handmade collection of beautiful children’s wear designed and made to last, with environmental impacts in mind. Handcrafted in Bedfordshire using the highest quality materials and carefully selected fabrics, their aim is to make well designed, affordable, clothing that is sustainable and made to last for generations. They have proudly designed their recyclable packaging so not to compromise on quality and ensures the packaging is as beautiful as what’s carefully hand wrapped inside. Find out more about them here: https://smallbutmightyclothing.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/smallbutmightyclothing/ Rocco & The Fox Rocco & The Fox is a baby and toddler clothing brand offering beautiful, contemporary clothing and accessories. Lovingly run by mother-of-one, Cheryl, Rocco & The Fox has had an impressive first 3 months in business, boasting celebrity clientele, and over a million views on TikTok. Specialising in high-quality gender-neutral clothing, in sizes newborn to 4-5 years, Rocco & The Fox is sure to have something you’ll fall deeply in love with. Find out more about them here: https://roccoandthefox.com/ https://www.instagram.com/roccoandthefox/ ZIPPYUP Cozy up with your little one in their new favourite babygrow! With head to toe zips, ZIPPYUP makes dressing and changing your baby so much easier. You are really spoiled for choice with a wide selection of prints, designs and fabrics to suit all your babies needs. Find out more about them here: https://www.zippyup.com/ https://www.instagram.com/zippy.up/ Bloomoos Bloomoos is lovingly handmade in Cornwall, each item is crafted and designed to the customers taste giving them the freedom to create their own perfect look. From liberty fabrics to upcycled vintage curtains, no piece is the same. Simply beautiful outfits creating the perfect traditional look. Find out more about them here: https://www.instagram.com/bloomoos/ Melo+Marl Melo+Marl offer luxury linen for littles, and now women. Linen is an eco friendly fabric that gets softer with age and wear. Their garments are timeless in design and they offer pieces that can be day or nightwear. Their hand illustrations are designed in London, and they hope to spark imagination, allow children to create their own narrative and to be enchanted with their playful images that celebrate nature. Find out more about them here: www.meloandmarl.com https://www.instagram.com/meloandmarl/ [/showhide]

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Create Gift Love Celebrate your little one’s first Christmas with these personalised engraved wooden photo baubles made by Create Gift Love. Create Gift Love is a small independent business based in the New Forest, UK, designing and making personalised keepsake gifts to celebrate life’s special moments, big and small, including keyrings, coasters, Christmas decorations and photo displays. All their gifts are handmade in their workshop from sustainably sourced materials and they donate 1% of all revenue to local charities. Find out more about them here: https://www.creategiftlove.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/creategiftlove/ Blue Brontide Blue Brontide is an award winning children’s gift site founded on the belief that children’s items should not only be beautiful but built to last, made for keeps & designed to be passed down the family gathering memories & character along the way.  Find amongst their pages, beautiful heirlooms toys,  tableware and more, which are all ethically made and in sustainable materials because the very best things are made under the very best circumstances. Find out more about them here: https://bluebrontide.com https://www.instagram.com/bluebrontide/ Lotta’s House Lotta’s House, stitching a little love into each piece, handmade freehand embroidered decorations, created by Charlotte, for your home. Find out more about them here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LottasHouseStores https://www.instagram.com/lottashouse/ One Mama One Shed One Mama One Shed creates quality bespoke handstamped cutlery and engraved enamelware. With sustainability at the forefront of their ethos, you can purchase gifts designed to last a lifetime at OMOS. Vintage cutlery is given a new lease of life with handstamping whilst the enamelware is versatile, durable, timeless and engraved to suit you. Find out more about them here: https://onemamaoneshed.com/ https://www.instagram.com/onemamaoneshed/ [/showhide]

For all the women in your life

Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for your mum, sister or best friend (or even to add to your cheeky Christmas list) … these brands have it all! [showhide type=”post3″ more_text=”Show more…” less_text=”Show less…”] The Stringer Edit The Stringer Edit is a unique gift company that uses bold prints and colour combinations. They aim to provide you with fun alternative designs…. perfect for a gift or to treat yourself! All their beautiful designs are brought to life in their Leicester-based studio and can be personalised to suit your mood or attitude, be it sassy, classy or a little bad assy. Find out more about them here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/thestringeredit/ https://www.instagram.com/thestringeredit/ Fire Nest Candles May all your lights shine so brightly everywhere with these gorgeous candles from Fire Nest Candles! A local and small business in the heart of Bedford, they create candles that are not only better for the environment but also for your health. Every little perfection about their candles have been thought out and presented, they are a vegan, cruelty free and eco friendly brand with a large range of handmade candles, wax melts and much more. Find out more about them here: www.firenestcandles.com https://www.instagram.com/firenestcandles/ Joanna Ferguson Making unique, on-trend and beautiful things with the purpose of bringing a cheek-aching smile to others is what Joanna Ferguson does best! So if you are looking for high-quality, hand-crafted and ‘on-trend’ look or just love unique and bold statement jewellery, you have found the perfect shop! Find out more about them here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/byJoannaFerguson Bump & Milk Founded by a mum of two, Bump&Milk is a fashion brand dedicated to mothers. They aim to provide a sustainable solution for fashionable motherhood. Their clothes are designed to be used and loved through pregnancy, breastfeeding, and beyond. Hoping to inspire women to dress in a way which makes them feel special and beautiful even when their body goes through the revolution of giving birth and nurturing the new life. Find out more about them here: https://www.bumpandmilk.com/store https://www.instagram.com/bumpandmilk/ Cocoa Delicious Curl up with a warm mug of deliciously indulgent Cocoa Delicious this winter season. They are the first UK business founded to be dedicated to the genius gourmet hot chocolate on a spoon. You can find flavours ranging from ‘Chocolate Mint Drunken Santa Hot Chocolate’ to a more child friendly ‘Orange Tree Hot Chocolate’! Find out more about them here: www.cocoadelicious.co.uk Lucy and Jane Lucy and Jane jewellery is Mum-run by two childhood best friends.  They sell sterling silver and personalised jewellery including gorgeous quirky pieces such as these Santa earrings. We know that these are surely going to be a big hit at Christmas dinner! Find out more about them here: https://www.lucyandjane.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/lucyandjane_uk/ Shrimp’s House Shrimp’s House stocks unique range of products for the home and the self. They work with independent makers to create exclusive, limited edition collaborations, all whilst championing environmental and sustainable practices. Find out more about them here: https://shrimpshouse.com https://www.instagram.com/shrimpshouse Poppie Snow Poppie Snow is a small, independent home & gift store selling quirky, unique and stylish products from British and international brands. Present across their entire collection is that little bit of fun that is sprinkled throughout everything they do! Find out more about them here: https://www.poppiesnow.com/ https://www.instagram.com/poppiesnow/ Fable Fable celebrates tales from the British Countryside, their current collection Tales From Oak Wood draws inspiration from nostalgic childhood memories. Their enamel jewellery is delicately hand-painted so each piece is unique! Find out more about them here: https://fableuk.com/ https://www.instagram.com/fableengland/ [/showhide]
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