Little Goldie is a relatively new website set up by lovely local Stoke Newington mama Sonali. I've just been to her pop up shop in London Fields (at Fount Place, on until Sunday) and I think her stand out pieces are her beautifully curated selection of wooden toys. There are some fun, imaginative and timeless ideas for your little ones for Christmas on her website (yes get organised and don't leave it until the last minute!). She has a real passion for nostalgia and a lot of her pieces have an heirloom feel, a real rejection of the plastic fantastic throw away culture of today. These toys will look beautiful in any stylish home, I love the colours and retro feel and the nesting blocks are my favourite gift idea.
She has a beautiful website with lots of shots of her little boys nursery which feature most of which she sells, I also like the gift guide section, really useful for finding ideas for new mums, newborn gifts or what to buy for a birthday by age.
Here are my top picks for Christmas from Little Goldie:
1. Handmade Wooden Play Kitchen £155. Handmade in London. It's so hard to find play kitchens that look stylish too, we love this unisex yellow one, worth the investment.
2. Wooden Fox £6.50. Hand crafted in Germany by Ostheimer. We also want the crocodile, whale and flamingo! Perfect for zoo play, start collecting...
3. Rainbow Stacking and Nesting Cups £16. Made by Grimm's, Spiel and Holz Design. For banging, stacking, sand play, nesting...
4. Wooden Handbag Teether. £17.50, suitable from birth. Made in NYC from sustainable Maple wood, tough enough for tiny teeth, naturally antibacterial and non-splintering. Suitable for budding fashionista babies. They also do donuts, sunglasses, croissants and pretzels!
5. Wooden Doctors Kit £31. This is such a great gift for the budding doctor or nurse. Comes with wooden stethoscope, dressing materials, lots of tools and a little notepad. Suitable for age 3+
6. Romanesque Building Set £78. Made by Grimm's, Spiel and Holz Design. 62 blocks included. So colourful and so much fun for all...
7. Apron Set with Mitt and Utensils £35. For budding chefs. The perfect gender neutral apron and how great would it look with the little yellow play kitchen :)
8. Rainbow Wooden Nesting Blocks £20. Made by Grimm's, Spiel and Holz Design. Suitable for 0+. They also have Earth, Fire and Water shapes as well, my top pick!