Sometimes shopping for small recipients with big imaginations can be a little tricky, but we have the most stylish solutions. The gifting mantra must be to give as you’d like to receive – be-gone garish colours and character-stamped clothing.
Avoiding the obvious and opting for a more thoughtful lasting gift is the only way to go. From the party dress you’d wear – if only it came in adult sizing – to the mini-me trainers and the books to inspire little minds, pave the way for a stylish future with one of these beautiful buys…
Ten Must-Have Gifts For Girls
Stella McCartney’s Kids collection seems to nail the balance between playful and cool with aplomb. We adore the pretty metallic spot motif featured on dresses and tops. Chloé caters to romantic girls with handkerchief hems and ruffle collar details while Dolce & Gabbana’s colourful floral headbands make for the perfect dressing-up accessory.
Ancient Greek’s Little Electra gold sandals will appeal to all those with a penchant for sparkle and are perfect for party dresses over the festive season. You can also educate on women who’ve changed the world with the Zaha Hadid edition of the Little People, Big Dreams book.
Ten Must-Have Gifts For Boys
Michaela Buerger’s limited edition capsule collection in collaboration with Ounass for National Day is an apt place to start. The UAE-inspired designs feature hand-drawn sketches and cute and cosy knitted patches on t-shirts and such like. It’s never too early for kids to show an appreciation of their roots and culture.
Continuing with the lesson in ethics, the sustainable cult trainer brand Veja now offer mini me version of their iconic kicks. Gucci’s logo emblazoned blazer is a must for preppy boys while Stella’s rocket backpack and Dolce’s starry shoes are perfect for mini superheroes.
- Words by Elaine Lloyd-Jones